Scrivener is a writing software application aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights—who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. Scrivener is a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one.
Cost: $45 (regular); $38.25 (educational discount) from Literature and Latte (price as of 11/07/18). However, there are discounted rates students, educators, and scholars. Scrivener also available for purchase elsewhere (e.g. Mac App Store).
Trial: 30 day trial of actual use. This means if you only use it two hours a week, you can have the trial for 15 weeks.
Both Mac and Window versions are available.
NOTE: Scrivener 3.0 is now available for macOS and is coming for Windows. If you have an older version of Scrivener, you can update to Scrivener 3.0 for $25. (11/07/18)
These librarians have expertise with Scrivener:
*BRIAN'S TIP: "Take an hour or two and go through the interactive tutorial which you'll have access to when you download the trial or purchase Scrivener. You'll quickly learn the fundamentals."
Unfortunately, Scrivener and Zotero don't work that well together. Here are some videos with suggestions as workarounds:
How to use Zotero with Scrivener (video, David Gee, May, 2018) - comments suggest works but technical