Scapple for Mac OS X Now Available!

Hello all,

We are very pleased to announce that Scapple for OS X is now available for purchase for $14.99. A 30-day free trial is also available.

Scapple is Literature & Latte’s new, easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them. It isn’t exactly mind-mapping software–it’s more like a freeform text editor that allows you to make notes anywhere on the page and to connect them using straight dotted lines or arrows. If you’ve ever scribbled down ideas all over a piece of paper and drawn lines between related thoughts, then you already know what Scapple does.

Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the canvas and then typing; making connections between ideas is as painless as dragging and dropping one note onto another. Notes can be dragged from Scapple into Scrivener, too.

Scapple’s product page can be found here:

Scapple is also available for purchase from the Mac App Store.

Please note that Scapple is only available for OS X at this time. We hope that it will be possible to port it to other platforms–such as Windows and iOS–in the future, but it depends on how well it does. (Besides which, our iOS development resources are all currently focused on Scrivener, and our Windows resources on getting Scrivener for Windows up to speed with the Mac version.)

Happy scappling!

All the best,

Congratulations. It’s wonderful. Thanks so much.


Excellent app Keith, and so nice to wave goodbye to that beta notice. Well done!

Congratulations, Keith. Although I haven’t found much use for it yet, nevertheless I have always had whatever version was current installed on both my machines. I have just purchased … although I guess I qualify for an educational discount, on the one hand that status is only for a couple of months more and on the other, you deserve the reward for all your hard work, so I bought the full licence.


Wow. Keith this looks like just what I’ve been looking for (without me knowing I was looking for it until seeing it) to jot down my “next big thing”! Excellent. This is exactly how I jot things down on paper so can’t wait to buy a copy when I’m back on my laptop and not writing in forums at 3am on my iPad due to insomnia.

Top stuff!

All the best,


You can draw faces with it, too. ;-)) If I had a brain to map, I’d buy it…no messin’

Hi, want to install Scapple on another computer. I can’t find the receipt with my licence key on it. How do I retrieve it, please? Thanks. Jenny

Hi Jenny,

You should be able to retrieve it here:

It not, drop us a line at scapple AT and we’ll look it up for you.

All the best,

Got it. Thanks, and congratulations again.

I don’t know how you do it… I have huge pieces of paper all over my wall… with circles and squares and colours and dots and lines and triangles and squiggles and never thought that I would be able to do this on a computer… 10 minutes with scapple… it is all possible… AND I can delete lines and squiggles easily …

Thank you thank you

Glad you like it!

Scrapple indeed looks like a great app! I’m a big fan of Scrivener and Scrapple seems like a nice tool as well.

The…mmm…interesting aspect for me is that in my region it has different connotations. In the Pennsylvania tri-state area it’s also a meat product made from spiced pork and cornmeal.

The upside is I’m a big fan of scrapple as well so I imagine using the prior will give me cravings for the latter. :slight_smile:

As always, thanks so much for the brilliant work!

Scrapple has those connotations, but that’s not the program’s name - you added an “r”. :slight_smile:

Glad you’re liking it!

All the best,

LOL. How the heck did I do that…wish fulfillment, perhaps. :slight_smile:

You’re not the first, don’t worry! :slight_smile:
All the best,

please, do not forget to bring scapple to windows …

Haven’t got a Mac, so am looking forward to this one arriving on Windows.

As a point of interest, anyone downloading this might also like to take a look at the book “Writing the Natural Way” by Gabriele Lusser Rico.

It is on here: … 0874779618

Her clustering technique is pretty much what Scapple does, so you may find it useful to read her book to get some ideas as to how this can be used.

Good catch! In fact the web site already cites Writing the Natural Way on the main page. :slight_smile:

I love Scapple and use it almost daily. I have to be honest though and say, I’m not a big fan of the icon. Next to Scrivener’s icon it looks like a step down. You know what would make an AWESOME icon for it though?? The coffee cup stain you used on the main page for Scapple. That would be an amazing icon IMHO.

Just my two cents. I realize it’s not worth very much. :slight_smile:

Just chiming in on some of the other comments that I would LOVE to have Scapple on Windows. I’m strictly a Windows user, and I’ve become completely addicted to Scrivener. The one piece that’s been missing for me is a free form way to collect and arrange and re-arrange ideas. I expect there’d be a big market even beyond Scrivener users for this.