NaNoWriMo 2011 - Special NaNo Template and Trial

Hi all,

In case you had missed it, we are once again sponsoring National Novel Writing Month. Once more we have special offers available for new users, including a 50% discount for winners. Our official thread on the NaNoWriMo forums can be found here: … hreads/565

There is a separate dedicated Scrivener thread on the NaNo Technology forums here: … hreads/640

And several other threads in which users are asking about Scrivener compared to other apps, which I am too biased to answer, can also be found on the NaNo Tech forums:

Many thanks to the kind souls who have been recommending us over there!

If you just want to go directly to our trial page, which also contains the NaNo templates for existing users, here it is:

As always, it’s great to be able to sponsor NaNoWriMo again. Many of our first users came from the beta we posted on those very forums back in 2005, so it’s good to be able to give something back.

Good luck with your 50,000 words if you’re participating in the insanity this year. I’m hoping to take part myself!

All the best,

having trouble keeping up with all the betas, which expire too quickly. Truly would be easier if you would just notify of updates and allow us to continue using it without being forced to re-download and re-install. Any ideas on that?

Stay tuned, things won’t be like this for too much longer. To specifically answer your question on this beta: this is a bit of a tradition. Once a year we put together a special edition version of the program which has a slightly extended trial and a variation on the novel template for those participating in the month-long NaNoWriMo event. The trial gives you enough time to learn the software in October and start planning with it, do all of the writing in November, and then a bit in December to figure out how to export it all if you don’t intend to keep it. So that is what this beta is. There is no need to upgrade to it unless you want to.

As for why they expire: your wish is really why they expire in the first place :slight_smile: Most people wouldn’t keep themselves up to date, and that means more support time handling the same old bugs getting reported over and over with out of date versions. Expirations keep everyone roughly on the same version. It’s not unusual in a large free public beta cycle like this to see expirations.

Quick question. Will there be a NaNo trial version for Linux or should we download the Windows version and use virtualbox or some other virtual server?