Integrate with Scrivener?


Hi guys, do any of you happen to have any tips or tricks for integrating Drafts 5 with Scrivener? I would love to be able to export text from Drafts into Scrivener as part of my workflow for a book I am trying to write. I think I used to be able to do this with the older Drafts - would love to do it with the new version. Thanks!


Scrivener has zero scripting ability, a decade after the developer first suggested he might add AppleScript support

There are x-scrivener-item:// urls but they only work on the Mac.

It seems that Drafts 4 allowed sending to Scrivener via an Open In… action which doesn’t exist in Drafts 5.


If you have Workflow (app) installed, a workaround for open in could be to call a Workflow workflow from a Drafts whose only action is to open in with the app set as Scrivener.


Yes, that works. I had just given up trying to get something in Workflow but I was using the share actions in Workflow not Open In… (didn’t actually realise it existed…).


I made a simple workflow in Workflow, and it did exactly what I needed. Thank you all!


Note that 1) you’ll have to have a project open in Scrivener before sharing and 2) that the text will end up in whichever project is open.

Where did the Open In action go?

thank you for the workflow action

Thanks for the pointing to open Scrivener folder.


Drafts 5 now has Open In too which is quite helpful in the interaction with Scrivener. See here.