In college, you get whatever job you can to make ends meet. Some jobs are objectively better than others, and I was pretty awful at picking them. I became an outbound salesperson, which gave me a healthy hatred for marketing products that I neither knew nor cared about.

That's not what this is.

Scrivener is a content generation tool built specifically for writers. It has helped me stay organized, make notes, and ready my manuscripts since I began getting serious about writing. When I used Microsoft Word, I spent more time formatting than writing. Scrivener takes care of the formatting for you, so that you can focus on what's important—getting those words on the page.

While it's great for prose writers, Scrivener also works for academic, legal, or business writing. If you write anything that's long enough, Scrivener will help you keep all of your research, notes, and work in one place. When you're finished, you can compile and export your entire document into a multitude of different formats (e.g., PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, etc.), allowing you to share your work with others quickly and easily.

The one major drawback of this program is that there's no mobile version available, so you have to use something else if you like to write on the go. The developers of Scrivener at Literature & Latte say that they play to release Scrivener for mobile platforms such as Android and iOS soon. I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing the Android version release. I couldn't care less about iOS.

Literature & Latte offers a special discount for students and faculty. You can buy this legitimately awesome, I'm-serious, I-hate-selling-shit-and-wouldn't-post-this-if-I-didn't-believe-it application and help support my work all at the same time by clicking the links below.

For Windows

Scrivener for Windows (Regular License)

Scrivener for Windows (Regular License)

Scrivener for Windows (Education License)

Scrivener for Windows (Education License)

For Mac OS

Scrivener for Mac (Regular License)

Scrivener for Mac (Regular License)

Scrivener for Mac (Education License)

Scrivener for Mac (Education License)