How do I start beta testing Scrivener 3 for Windows? Also, I noticed that the blog still says that the release date for Scrivener 3 for Windows is August 31, 2019 and it’s almost August 31, 2020. Do we have a new actual release date where the deadline will actually be met?
You go to the pinned thread in this forum, find the download links, download it, install it, and start using it.
I recommend doing the Tutorial and skimming the manual, then opening a new project to play with, before you open one of your live projects.
L&L will no longer be providing release dates, estimated release dates, or any sort of timelines thanks to excessive backlash from frustrated consumers who can’t read qualifiers.
And if it hasn’t been mentioned enough, keep backups of your old projects in the old Scrivener format, just in case Scrivener 3 doesn’t work for you. It should, since it’s a release candidate, but there are still bugs. You can’t go back to the old format once you upgrade in a purely windows environment. (You can, if you have Scrivener 3 for mac, but I haven’t personally tried to downgrade a project.)