While AIs have writing boring books all sewn up, we're counting on the humans to create the stories that transport us to new worlds, educate us about this one, and draw us more into the world around us. Yet much of writing doesn't involve putting words to paper, and that project management can trip up even the best writers. Scrivener 3 for Mac is designed to handle all the other tasks around writing, so you can focus on the words.

Scrivener 3 serves as a project management tool for writers built around a "ring binder" metaphor. You simply gather your research, notes, scraps of text, and other materials on different tabs and flick through them as you write, making it easy to check facts and keep your timeline and data consistent. You can easily import your work from Word and OpenOffice for easier organization, with Scrivenings mode to help you consolidate the different scraps and passages of your writing into a consistent document. For the forgetful, projects are auto-saved and backed up whenever you open or close a project, ensuring your work stays on your drive.

Also included are project management tools to help you stay on track. The outliner helps you put together the overall spine of your project, moving from point to point and ensuring a clear flow to your work. The corkboard makes it easy to pin, rearrange, and reconsider your work. And, of course, all of this is done in a full-featured and intuitive text editor. All of these features make Scrivener what TheWriteLife.com calls "one of the most used — and most copied! — writing programs on the market."

Whether you're working on the next great novel or just want to ensure your reports at work are the best you can write, Scrivener 3 for Mac gives you the tools to help. It's usually priced at $49, but right now, you can download it for $29.99, 38% off.

Prices subject to change.

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