Yep! You read that title right! Because I won NaNoWriMo, I have a 50% discount code for either Scrivener or Scapple and Storyist for Mac! I already have Scrivener, am unable to comprehend Scapple, and don’t really have a need for Storyist because I’m quite happy with Scrivener, so I’m gifting the codes to two of you subscribers of mine! Here’s everything you need to know:
•Since Scrivener and Scapple are made by the same company, the code can only be used for one or the other.
•You can use the Scrivener or Scapple code for either the Mac or Windows version depending on your operating system.
•The Storyist code is only for Mac users.
•There is a free trial for all of the programs available at the links above.
•You have to be following me in order to enter.
•I will pick the winner at random next Friday, which is December 9th.
•To enter, like this post, and leave me a comment saying which app you’re interested in.
•More than one comment does NOT get you an extra chance at winning. I’m only putting each name into the random name picking thingy once.
For my visually impaired friends…
I spent forever trying to figure out if this stuff was accessible before I finally bought Scrivener, so I thought I’d help y’all out by simplifying things a little. You can thank me in the comments if I even have any blind people following me! 😉
•If you’re using VoiceOver on a Mac or IOS device, Scrivener works like a charm and doesn’t even require any crazy work-arounds!!!
•If you’re on the Windows side, Scrivener will send both JAWS and NVDA into hysterics! I can’t speak for any other screen readers because I haven’t tried them, but you can download the free trial if you wanna investigate and let me know what you find out.
•Scapple appears to be totally accessible on Mac, but unless you have enough vision to appreciate drag and drop functions and understand how things are visually presented on the page, it’s probably not gonna do you much good. I messed with it long enough to decide that it technically worked with VoiceOver, but that I really wasn’t interested in trying to wrap my brain around sightling stuff enough to make the purchase.
•Storyist also appears to be completely accessible on Mac, (I’m not sure about IOS), but again it was pretty confusing because of the layout. I definitely think you could learn how to use it and find it very helpful, but it’d take some time and probably a sightling to describe the layout and explain what text boxes are for. I already had Scrivener when I downloaded the trial, so I didn’t spend a whole lot of time on it.
•In short, Scrivener is the best of the bunch if you’re totally dependent on a screenreader and want some awesome writing software!
That’s all there is to it!!! Make sure you read the rules above, and watch for the winners to be announced on December 9th! Feel free to ask me questions below if you have any, and may the odds be ever in your favor!