So I’ve been using Scrivener 3 for a few weeks on my MacBook Pro, but I’m switching over to a Windows machine soon so I decided to download and check out the Windows 22.214.171.124 Beta. It looks pretty great so far! My main complaint, however, is how much more visually busy the Windows version is compared to the Mac client.
While the Mac client is maximized, Scrivener 3.0 is incredibly immersive and clean looking, even without entering full-screen composition mode. It’s been easy to lose myself in my work, and I adore the program. On Windows (10), however, I have a big white title bar at the top of the screen with the file path to my project (which seems like unnecessary information), and below that is the File/Edit/View options bar. Below that we finally get to the buttons I use often in Scrivener, It might sound like a minor thing, but after using the Mac version for a few weeks, the extra text and disparate colors at the top of the screen has been pretty distracting. I would honestly pay an extra $50 for the program if it could look as clean on Windows as it does on Mac.