Write Anywhere


(aka what is this Scribbler thing anyway?)

Make fewer compromises

Scribbler is a single webapp that works anywhere you can access the web — Desktop computers, tablets, and even Smart Phones.

We're not jailers

Scribbler isn't just another silo — locking away your files and making it hard to get them out, or share them. Instead Scribber uses Dropbox to store your files, so they are always back on your home/office computer no matter where you use the app.

Don't have a Dropbox account? No problem, you can get one for free

Scribbler never forgets

Remember that important thing you wrote -you know the one you deleted last month and forgot about? Of course you don't… not until just now that is.

Scribbler has the ultimate undo: you can view and restore, any of the last 10,000 versions of each file in a project.

Experiment freely

Wonder what you novel would look like if the protagonist were a different gender? A different race? An alien?

Scribbler doesn't think of your project as a bunch of individual files, it treats them as one unit. At any time you can save a draft — everything in your project — tracked by date and time. Refer back, restore files, and have the freedom to experiment.

You're always write

Some people like to see what they are getting, and some want to focus on the words, not the formatting. Scribbler gives you the freedom to choose.

Scribbler lets you choose how you want to write: WYSIWYG HTML, Markdown, or you can write screenplays in Fountain.

Cite your source

It's more than just one word after the other. Its research and notes and character biographies and more. Scribbler makes it easy to store, see, and search all to bookmarks associated with a project.

Power Tools

The words we use are as important as the ideas we present. They need to have the right sound, the right nuance, and mean what we think they mean.

Scribbler's WordSmith feature lets you look up definitions, get synonyms and antonyms, find rhymes, and search for jut the right word. All to help make you a better writer.

Take note(s)

It's more than just one word after the other. Its research and notes and character biographies and more. Each scribbler project has its own mini-wiki where you can keep track of every idea and detail of your project.

One of us

Scribbler was designed and implemented by me, Jock Murphy, so I could have a better way to write. I understand the problems and needs of someone who just needs to get down to stringing words together. It is designed to be powerful, work with you, and get out of your way.

Try Scribbler

(aka that's great, but does it actually work?)

Easy! Just go to

Buy Scribbler

(aka so just how much is this going to cost me?)

While Scribbler is in its public beta, there is nothing you required to buy. Eventually there will be some features that will not be available in the free version… for example WordSmith — it costs us money to provide that feature.

We really don't want to slather the page with ads, and we are sure you don't want them there either. Instead we are asking that if you like Scribbler, if you find it useful, that you pay for it.

Comparison Chart
Scribbler free Scribbler Plus Scribbler Pro
Support Website only Website and e-mail Website, e-mail, and phone support
Karma1 Unaffected Enhanced Extra Enhanced
Features All base features All base features plus WordSmith All base features plus WordSmith
Influence Uncertain Periodic polls and surveys to influence development Periodic polls and surveys to influence development, and the ability to prioritize the work on one feature or bug
Price Free $25/year $100/year
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1: Actual effect on Karma may not be directly measurable.


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Frequently Asked Question

(aka the socratic learning section)

When will Scribbler be done?
Scribbler isn't being built on a traditional release schedule. Updates are pushed out to the server from time to time as they are ready, and the version number goes up. Sooner or later it will hit 1.0, but that doesn't mean it isn't usable tight now.
How much does it cost?
Scribbler can be used for free, but there are also paid subscriptions that start at $25 a year. See the Buy section for more.
Do you offer refunds?
No. Scribbler free contains almost all of the functionality of Scribbler Plus. As such you have every opportunity to make sure you know what you are getting, and if subscribing is right for you. Later when there are many more features that are only available to subscribers, we will consider offering a trial period.
Why not make it ad supported instead?
Because we really don't want to put ads on the app. Its not a good fit for this kind of application, and we don't want to put distracting things on the page.

Also, if you support us, if you pay for things that give you value, then we can dedicate ourselves to making this app the best it can be.
Will buying Scribbler really help my Karma?
Hard to say. We can't actually promise that it will, but if there is such a thing as Karma, then it may well. Buy purchasing Scribbler you are showing your support for us, and helping to ensure we can dedicate ourselves to working on Scribbler.

And that sounds like a good thing, right?
Why do you charge for WordSmith?
Because we rely on other sites and services to provide definitions, related words, rhymes, quotes, etc; and those sites and services are not free. Simple as that.
What is the Scratchpad for?
Do you keep a piece of paper next to your keyboard, or a notepad (the one with the coffee stains on it)? The Scratchpad is like that. I t is just a place to jot down note, ideas, or a reminder to call the vet. Anything you like.

About Lemur-Labs

(aka the about section)

Lemur-Labs is the creation of Jock Murphy, a software engineer, and general nice guy from Portland, OR. For more information, or for support, please Contact Us

In addition to the copyright notice below, Lemur-Labs is proud to acknowledge and promote the various third party libraries and resources, used to make this site:

Terms of Service

(aka the legalese)

(Note: this page is longer and filled with more legalese than we would like. We hope to one day make a better version of it, but until then you have our apologies)

By using the Lemur-Labs web site &mdash or Scribbler web application &mdash ("Service"), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service")

Lemur-Labs reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://lemur-labs/index.html#terms

If you want to try the app, there is a blue comma in the "Try" section, click on it and you will be taken to the app. It's a goog thing people don't read these things, isn't it? Note to self: remove this later.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. While Lemur-Labs prohibits such conduct and Content on the Service, you understand and agree that Lemur-Labs cannot be responsible for the Content posted on the Service and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.

Account Terms

  • You must be 13 years or older -- or have permission from your parents -- to use this Service.
  • You must be a human. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  • You must provide your legal name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Lemur-Labs cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  • You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account (even when Content is posted by others who have accounts under your account).
  • If you are using a free account you are not permitted to block ads.
  • You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  • You agree to change the name of your youngest pet if we request it.

Cancellation and Termination

  • To cancel you your account, you must Contact Us and request your account be cancelled (we will eventually have and automated mechanism for cancelled your account). /li>
  • All of your Content will be immediately deleted from the Service upon cancellation. This information can not be recovered once your account is cancelled.
  • Lemur-Labs, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other Lemur-Labs service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account. Lemur-Labs reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

Copyright and Content Ownership

  • Lemur-Labs claims no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the Service. Your profile and materials uploaded remain yours. However, by setting your stories or other content to be shared publicly, you agree to allow others to view and share your Content.
  • Lemur-Labs does not pre-screen Content, but Lemur-Labs and its designee have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service.
  • You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML, CSS, images, or other content that is covered by the Lemur-Labs copyright, except where we mayexplicitly grant that right, as allowed by law, or by Fair Use. Please make sure to research and understand Fair Use, before attempting to use our Content.

General Conditions

  • Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
  • Technical support is only provided to account holders and is only available via email.
  • You understand that Lemur-Labs uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
  • You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, Lemur-Labs, or any other Lemur-Labs service.
  • You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by Lemur-Labs.
  • We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and Accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
  • Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Lemur-Labs customer, employee, member, or officer will result in immediate account termination.
  • You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
  • You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMSs, or "spam" messages.
  • You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  • Lemur-Labs does not warrant that (a) the service will meet your specific requirements, (b) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (c) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (d) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (e) any errors in the Service will be corrected.
  • You expressly understand and agree that Lemur-Labs shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Lemur-Labs has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (a) the use or the inability to use the service; (b) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (c) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (d) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; (e) or any other matter relating to the service.
  • The failure of Lemur-Labs to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Lemur-Labs and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Lemur-Labs (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
  • Lemur-Labs promises to never execute the clause requiring you to change the name of your pet. We also suspect you never realized you were agreeing to that. Lemur-Labs encourages you to pay more attention to what is in Terms of Service agreements.
If you have any further questions or comments, please Contact Us

Privacy Policy

(aka the legalese —or— just what are you doing with my stuff?)

We here at Lemur-Labs don't like searching though complicated and hard to read Terms of Use and Privacy Policy pages. We don't like prospecting for nuggets of information hidden inside hard to read legalese. If we don't like reading it, we have no intention of writing it either -- at least until lawyers force us to. As such we are going to try and explain our privacy policy as clearly as possible:

We believe your privacy is very important. As such we try and share as little information as possible. We will not share your email address. The only times we will contact you will be either when you ask us to though the application, or if there is a support or account issue. Additionally we reserve the right to contact you if we have made an important change to the privacy policy or terms of service.

Our server logs information about visitors, which may include such information as IP addresses, the date and/or time visited, what website you may have come from, how long you were on our site, etc. We use this information how many people visit and use our site, how you may use our site, and other statistics.

The site does use browser cookies to track your session, and to remember your username for the next time you want to log in.

We use third-party services to allow you login, to send and receive email, and to provide other features we don't do directly. Additionally we use Google Analytics to help us figure out how people are using our site. At our discretion we may also choose run advertisements on the site. We cannot control these third-party service's actions, but we do not directly provide them with your username, email address(es), or other contact or personal information. Additionally we also try to work with companies that also value your privacy.

We also believe that you, as a user, should take an active role in safeguarding your security and privacy. Pick and use secure passwords. Do not share personal information (like your password).

Here are some additional resources for learning how to protect yourself, your information, and your privacy (because of the way the world works, we cannot explicitly endorse of vouch for everything on these sites, but we think they are pretty interesting and worth taking a look at):

If you have any further questions or comments, please Contact Us