For a lot of PhD students, it is difficult to keep an overview of all the texts they are writing for their thesis or articles. You have many different versions of your text, comments, in-between versions, draft versions, documents with notes and remarks, summaries, references… In short: enough to get a lot of stress. And that is of course not what you want.
Luckily there is a solution, a kind of super word processing program that solves your problems. It is a program that I am already promoting for quite a while to my writing courses’ participants. It is called Scrivener. Not too long ago, I received enthusiastic responses via Facebook and Twitter from people who are using the program, so I thought to share it with you as well. I hope you will be as enthusiastic as we are: I think the program is of great value for a very decent amount of money (about $45,-).
What is Scrivener?
In short: it is a very handy word processor, with a lot of extra possibilities compared to for instance Word.
It comes in different versions,
Both versions have the same options and there are many. The easiest way to find out is to watch this video with all the possibilities. You have to take your time because this video is 35 minutes. But I can assure you it is worthwhile. If you want a shorter video, just search for Scrivener on YouTube, and you will find a lot of information.
(or click here for the video)
Also good to know: Scrivener can be combined with for instance Endnote. And thanks to YouTube, a video about that as well.
or click here for the video)