Now comes the plug. First, let me say that I am not getting paid to plug this software. I just wanted to say how helpful it has been, and recommend it to any other writers who are reading this. I found an application called Scrivener, which has become an essential tool with my writing. It is from a company called Literature and Latte, and is available for both Mac and Windows. Scrivener has become my complete writing studio. It contains a virtual corkboard where I can hang virtual index cards. It has full-featured outlining, which helps me take control of my plot lines. I can take snapshots of my work so that I don't lose anything during revisions. It even provides an area where I can capture all of my research, all within my project. That is just a few of the features that it has. I only scratched the surface when I was writing Synchronicity, and I've been slowly using more features as I work on my new book.
If there is one thing that I wish Scrivener had it would be a version for the iPad, but they are apparently working on that.
So, there is my shameless plug for Scrivener. If you are a writer, and you're looking for a tool to help organize your chaos, definitely take a look at Scrivener. If you're not a writer, than you can just disregard this post.
Scrivener from Literature and Latte