Scrivener 2.7 Now Available (and Submitted to MAS)

Hello all,

Scrivener 2.7 is now available to users who bought from us direct (or from one of our resellers such as It was also submitted to the Mac App Store on Monday, but at this time is still waiting to go into review. We hope it will be available there in the next week or so. Scrivener 2.7 is a free update for all registered users of Scrivener 2, and we recommend that you update from whatever version of Scrivener you are using. Updates and fixes include:

  • El Capitan-ready: minor updates and fixes for 10.11 compatibility.
  • Icons and UI updated for a more modern look consistent with El Capitan and Yosemite.
  • File format updated for compatibility with future mobile versions. (Please note that you will not be able to open 2.7 projects in earlier versions of Scrivener.)
  • The tutorial project has been updated, and now includes a new “Quick Start” collection.
  • Scrivener now uses Courier Prime as its default screenplay font. For existing screenplay projects, you can change back to your old font via the Script Settings panel (in the Format > Scriptwriting menu).
  • Updated the built-in MultiMarkdown components to version 4.
  • Epub files now have the “of:file-as” and “opf:event” attributes added to the creator and date elements, so that they will pass Lulu B&N validation.
  • You can now insert .svg images files into MultiMarkdown by internally linking to an .svg image document.

You can find a full list of changes here:

To download Scrivener 2.7, follow the instructions below - please note that the instructions differ depending on whether you bought Scrivener directly from us or from the Mac App Store. If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at for further assistance.


To download Scrivener 2.7, either:

• Select “Check for Updates” from the “Scrivener” menu within Scrivener itself and follow the on-screen instructions;


• Go to … atform=mac and click on “Download for Mac” to download and re-install Scrivener. (Note that 2.7 requires OS X 10.6 or higher - 2.5 is the most recent supported version for older systems.)

If you have already seen the update notification and followed the on-screen instructions to update, you don’t need to do anything else.


Scrivener 2.7 has been submitted to the Mac App Store for review, so should appear on the Mac App Store within the next week or two, depending on the current review waiting times (which vary). So, please keep an eye out for the update in the “Updates” pane of the Mac App Store.

App Store users who do not wish to wait can just download and run Scrivener 2.7 from our site for the time being. As long as you have run Scrivener from the Mac App Store at least once, the version on our site should recognise you as a registered user. (You will need to remove Scrivener from your Applications directory before you can do this, and you may be prompted to enter your admin password to do so.) When the update becomes available on the Mac App Store, you can then just delete our regular version and re-download from the Mac App Store (or you can continue using our regular version, of course).

Thanks and all the best,