Where can I buy Scrivener for Mac Version 2.9

Hello :slight_smile:

Apologies if I’m posting this in the wrong place––I’m totally lost here :blush: !

I’d love to download Scrivener on my Mac. My Mac version is 10.11.6 and I’ve been told it cannot be upgraded further. Am I right then in thinking the Scrivener for Mac version I’d need to download is Scrivener 2.9?

Also, where could I buy this, please? Ideally I want to buy it from Literature and Latte because I can then use my discount code, except I can’t see it as a buying option on your site––only Scrivener 3 for Mac.

Please help! Many thanks in advance to anyone who is able to help––much appreciated :slight_smile:


Scrivener 3 licence works with Scrivener 2.9 :smiley:

Thank you so much for replying :slight_smile:

When I tried to download the free trial of 3, in order to see if it’ll work on my Mac, it said my Mac didn’t support that version! :cry: I wasn’t expecting it to, really, because next to 3 it says you’d need a 10.12 or above, and my Mac is 10.11.6

Maybe I should try to buy 3, and if it’s definitely not compatible, then I’ll get a message to say so? I’m worried I might pay for it only to find out it won’t run on my Mac, you see.

Yes, you must use Scrivener 2.9 — but that 2.x version has been edited so it can accept a Scrivener 3 licence. That means you keep using Scrivener 2.9 on your older 10.11 Mac (with a Scrivener 3 licence), and the added bonus is if you get a new Mac from Santa next year, then you can move to Scrivener 3 without having to upgrade a 2.x licence :slight_smile:

From the horse’s mouth:

literatureandlatte.com/blog … se-is-nigh

Okay, thank you so much for this. I’m a smidge confused now, so just want to be clear as to which I’m buying, please! I really appreciate your help. So, I buy the 3.0––(image attached), yes? And even though I tried to run a free trial of it and got this message (image attached), when I buy the app it’ll work on my Mac?

Apologies if I’ve misunderstood, and thank you tons!

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Oops I can’t see the other image, here it is again, and thank you so much for helping me out like this!
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Hi Sofia, yes you buy the licence for V3 BUT you do not install V3 — you install Scrivener 2.9 20th November 2017 from here:

literatureandlatte.com/scriv … S#release1

This version works with your Mac, and accepts the licence you will buy. Perhaps you can wait for someone from Literature and Latte to confirm, i am just another user, not a support person, but I think I am correct here. 8)

Are you sure that 2.9 can run on OS 10.11 ?

Answer, yes it does.


Fabulous stuff :slight_smile:

nontroppo, I can’t thank you enough! I didn’t realise the downloading versions and the licences were even separate things, which added to my confusion lol!

Thank you tons––much appreciated :slight_smile:

Oops, one last question please––possibly the daftest!

Which do i do first––buy the licence, or download the 2.9 version :blush: ?

Thank you!

Shouldn’t matter but buy the licence first IMO :smiley: Happy writing!

Thanks a million! Wishing you a truly wonderful 2018 :slight_smile: