I just recently found out about Scrivener. I am not a writer and was not searching for software to write a book, rather I am a doctoral student with mounds of research articles and was in need of a way to organize my research, my thoughts, and my writing for my dissertation proposal. Prior to Scrivener I would say I had a pretty good organization system, but it is nothing compared to how organized I feel now with Scrivener! I had folders in Dropbox containing the pertinent research articles, but I still had to open each folder, find the article, then open an excel sheet which had a quick summary of each article, then return back to MS Word and figure out where I had left off writing.
Here is a look at my computer screen before Scrivener, with multiple windows open:
Try it! It costs about $40, but it is the best $40 I’ve spent lately!
oh… I almost forgot… AND you can back it up to Dropbox and use it on multiple computers!!