LyX vs Scrivener : Which is Better?

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LyX

LyX is an open source document processor based on top of the LaTeX typesetting system. Developed by Matthias Ettrich

License: Open Source

Apps available for Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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Scrivener

Scrivener is a word-processing program and outliner designed for authors. Scrivener provides a management system for documents, notes and metadata. Developed by Literature & Latte

License: Commercial

Apps available for Mac OS X Windows iPhone iPad

LyX VS Scrivener Feature comparision

Feature LyX Scrivener
Desktop publishing
Equation editor
Latex Math
Support for LaTeX
Pdf-creation
Typing in TeX itself
Distraction free writing
Export to ePub
Export to PDF
Write in separate docs
Character database
Corkboard
Document compiler
Export to Word
Integrated Search
iPhone/iPod sync
Notetaking
Outline mode
Outliner
Quotas support
Scene Management
Scripting
Split files into sections
Visual Organization
Word counter
Writing tool
Character development
Google Drive integration
Novel planning
Timeline
Tracking of characters
File-organization
Lightweight
Portable
Project Organization
Cross Linking
Fullscreen support
File Tagging
Link files
Multiple export options
MarkDown support
Brainstorming
Sync with iCloud
Nested Notes
Night mode/Dark Theme
Export to LaTeX
Web-Based
Collaborative writing
Auto-saving
Customizable
Divides to infinite sub-divisions
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