yWriter vs Scrivener: The Followup

Haven’t posted much lately on account of being super busy. I’m still hitting the writing goals, just haven’t made much time for this.

I still get the occasional hit on my post where I asked for opinions on yWriter vs Scrivener. So presumably other people have that same question. I thought I would answer my own question here for future readers.

I decided to go with Scrivener. While I liked some of the other side features better on yWriter, I decided I liked using the actual writing tool with Scrivener a lot more. And that is the main purpose of either tool. The extra bells and whistles may be different, the text editor aspect remains king for me.

My advice would be to take each tool and write a few thousand word short story with it to get the feel for how they work.

yWriter Pros:

Price (Free!)

Scrivener Pros:

Text Editor
Export to EPub

Ultimately I decided $40 was a small price to pay for the tool I liked better. If the money is an issue for you, yWriter will serve you just as well. Either of the apps are great tools for writing. Take your pick, you won’t be disappointed.

-Keep Writing