Newcomer with a simple question

Hello all. I’ve long admired Scrivener from afar, but alas it was only for “those Mac people.” Only this weekend did I realize there’s a Win version. So I have just purchased and am looking forward to making use of this great tool for my fiction writing.

My simple question: I downloaded the demo and then entered the serial number after the purchase. But I’ve also seen references to a beta version. Which is the latest? Can I use the beta version if that is newer and shinier?

Thanks!

You can use either. Be warned that the beta version–while quite stable–may crash or do other strange things. So back up early and often, and compile a version of your project in between backups, just to make sure you don’t lose anything.