Thumbnails: increase the font to make text readable?


Scrivener thumbnails view allows me easily read a content of the note (see sample screen attached).

It is extremely useful: I can see not only the title, but also a content of a given note.

I’ve noticed is a similar feature in DT, but the font is extremely small.

Is it possible to increase font in thumbnails to make them readable?

If not, please treat it as a feature recommendation :slight_smile:




The thumbnails are just the default ones created by macOS’ Quick Look in case of text documents, therefore the only possibility is to increase the thumbnail size. Scrivener’s display doesn’t look like thumbnails at all, it’s probably a short summary of the document?

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That is not a thumbnail, that is “summary view” (sorry, I don’t have now Scrivener to look into right name). It is done specifically in Scrivener to see your summaries and help moving around scenes etc…

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Many thanks for explanation, and apologies for not being precise.

@palindrome21 team: please treat this as a suggestion for a future development.
Such a “summary view” is very helpful,


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I need this feature too. Evernote have a card view where we can see multiple notes with a glance.

View > as Icons + View > Show Details =

There are still something differences. When we want to review text notes for a week, it is comfortable to have a bird’s eye view to see the content of multiple notes, not just the title (especially for ZK notes, which requires a lot of notes to be created). In fact, the thumbnail function is not practical for text now, it takes up too much space but there is no effective information (for pictures, it is very useful). The following are Evernote’s Card view and Scrivener’s Cork Board.

evernote Books-to-read Medium

This is the highly praised corkboard view of Scrivener that I go on about in the thread Zettelkasten & Co

Overviewing several notes, eg “atomic” notes with short text, and creating notes from existing notes, is a central aspect of the discussions surrounding Zettelkasten and PKM apps.

It’s something DT is not supporting well. DT is great to collect and store stuff but lacks a few of those GUI related ideas to support outlining and synthesis. I also praised this feature several times and suggested that a preview of the content could help overviewing notes and thereby helping to create notes from notes.

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Aren’t there more users who need this feature?

What you’re seeing is the only subsequent responses or inquiries we’ve had.