First Draft Pro vs Scrivener

Scrivener made story-centric tools a reality for writers around the world. First Draft Pro is a Scrivener alternative that takes story-centric writing, and puts collaboration at its heart.

A laptop computer

Less is more

First Draft Pro lets you focus on what matters: the words on the page.

A woman with her head in the clouds.

Write anywhere

Access your writing from anywhere, with all the benefits of the cloud.

Blocks creating a structured tower

Write together

First Draft Pro lets you collaborate in real-time. That’s not always possible with a desktop app.

Compare features

Writing preferences are very personal! Pick tools that suit your process 😊

Apps & Access
Web app
Native app
Google SSO
Add multiple collaborators
Synchronous co-authoring
Shared comments
Share with readers
Writing Tools
Scene shuffle
Wiki-style notes linking
File management
Markdown support
Track changes
Version history
Full version forthcoming
Focus Tools
Focus features
Goal tracking
Projects Supported
Non-fiction & academic
Script writing

Still unsure?

First Draft Pro is the best writing app for writers who want the pros of working online. It gives you the power of collaboration, making it really simple for you to bring others into your writing process mid-draft.

It’s easy to learn to use, and simple to set-up. Plus, your text can be extracted so that you are always in control.

First Draft Pro also gives you the added benefit of focus and productivity features.

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