I was truly smitten by Scrivener when Jennifer Crusie waxed lyrical about it on her blog, and even considered swapping to Mac to get my hands on it (seriously).
Scrivener allows you write in chapters, to outline, to keep all your research material – including pictures and collages – in one application, and has a nifty virtual cork board which enables you to visualise (and control) the structure of your novel.
Not convinced? The most excellent Michael Marshall Smith is also a fan. He’s been using the Mac version for years and said: “I genuinely think this is the biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
Still not sure? Download a trial version and have a play. If nothing else, it will be the perfect distraction from NaNoWriMo… Oh.