I’ve been using Scrivener for some months now, and I thought I’d share what I’d like to see in Scrivener, things that’d help me when I use it:
a quicker way to apply styles, like the Style button and/or drawer in Apple Pages. This would save me a lot of time that I now spend in hunting down the style I want, copy and then paste it.
a way to “apply” templates, like in Apple iDVD. Has it never happened to you that what you thought was a short story actually turned out to be a novella or novel, with different labels, etc.? Right now I have to create a new file and c&p all the pieces from the old file with the first template to the new file with the new template, which doesn’t seem ideal to me.
live search everywhere (e.g. imported webpages and pdfs), not only for text documents. I love the fact that you can have all your documentation inside of Scrivener, but it would be nice if you had live search in it as well. Right now you only get the indication that your word is there in your document, but not where exactly, which is a pity.
possibility to add your own highlight colors. I use highlighting a lot, and since I associate a different meaning to each color, five colors isn’t quite enough for me.