For those who really, REALLY want to get away from Windows, without going to the Mac, I’ve been experimenting with a bunch of software titles that would allow me to use my Android tablet in addition to my PC. I can’t give up my PC because of my photography. And really, I don’t want to give up the PC.
Microsoft OneNote, which is a Note taking app, can be used fairly well as the organizing, planning and Outlining application, which would leave your favorite word processor available for the actual writing. OneNote isn’t quite as efficient as the tree structure found in SEW or Scrivener, but the ability to work across OS lines is very attractive.
I’m using MS Word as my WP. They work well together, and Microsoft OneDrive is packaged in the Office365 deal with a free copy of MS Office for the PC, Mac, and Android (one each, not one copy - your choice!). Plus, this will also allow you to use the online version for Chrome and Linux with OneDrive. So ALL the consumer operating systems are covered in some way.
The biggest problem is that this combination effectively keeps the single OS solutions like Scrivener and SEW from being effectively used. If you use OneNote for the things I listed, you could use Scrivener or SEW for your WP when on the PC, but I’ve found it’s just easier to use a good generic, multiplatform WP like MS Word or Libre Office Write rather than going through the trouble of importing and exporting text.
It’s kind of weird that the software that most effectively allows us to move away from Windows, is also produced by the company that produces Windows.
The stand-alone Windows versions of SEW, and Scrivener are superior in almost every way to the method described above, but they are a single OS solution. I’m not sure what this will mean for them in the future, most users want to blur those once rigid OS lines.