Literature & Latte has released Scrivener 2.6 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, fixing all known compatibility issues and updating user interface elements to match Apple’s new operating system. The venerable word processor also adds an option to its Import/Export Preferences that determines whether Scrivener should use the bundled version of Java or one installed on the system for converting Word and OpenOffice documents. The update addresses a large list of bugs, fixing a problem that caused hangs and crashes when editing scaled comments, avoiding a crash that occurred if smart quotes or spelling correction were triggered in Scrivenings mode, and bashing a bug that prevented edits to project notes from being saved if they were made in the Composition mode inspector. However, previously available Twitter and Facebook sharing services will no longer be available when running Yosemite, as the sharing feature requires a 64-bit application. (This Literature & Latte blog post provides more details and notes that there are plans afoot to update Scrivener’s code base to 64-bit.) Unfortunately, the Mac App Store edition of Scrivener is still stuck at version 2.5 as of this writing. ($45 new, free update, 77.3 MB, release notes, 10.6+)
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