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Scriptation, the #1 PDF annotation app for Film and Television production, is the only app that can intelligently transfer annotations between PDFs.

Whether you're a crew member on a big budget feature or a student working on your first production, Scriptation saves hours of time collating scripts and re-writing notes by hand.


If you’ve ever had 30 revision pages on a 40-page script, you know how time consuming and tedious it is to copy your notes to new script pages. Scriptation’s proprietary note transferring algorithm, Transcription, analyzes script changes and transfers every note to its corresponding location in the next draft in literally seconds.

"Scriptation is a game changer for me. When a new draft comes out, I open the app and select which earlier version I want to import my notes from, and in less than a second, every note I have made is now transferred to the latest draft. Every time I do that it feels like a magic trick." - Michael Spiller, Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the Modern Family episode "Halloween".

"The miracle of Scriptation is that any script notes you make can be transferred to their correct place in subsequent drafts. You don't have to waste time copying the same notes over and over. Everyone should have Scriptation!" - Alex Reid, Primetime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the Malcolm in the Middle episode "Bowling".


Use an array of features such as drawings, notes, free text, images, sound recordings, and so much more. Scriptation supports all common annotation types, and even includes a preset color picker that let’s you easily switch colors between highlights, underlines, and strikethroughs.


With document previews, you can quickly scan through and bookmark script pages, making dog-eared scripts a thing of the past. And our search function allows you to find any text or annotation instantly.


Email, text, or airdrop your annotations to members of your production team. You can choose to send individual pages or full drafts of the script with your notes on them. And, if you must, a printing option is also available.


Create folders with our robust document management system. Add scripts and production documents from the native mail app, or third party apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Gmail, and move them seamlessly into folders on Scriptation.


Connect your Dropbox account to the Scriptation App and import files into custom folders on Scriptation.

What's New

Version 2.42

Thanks for using Scriptation! We're rolling out a few minor improvements before our next major release. Enjoy!

• NEW! Annotations will no longer be transferred when the source document contains zero annotations. We're doing this to prevent users from accidentally transferring notes the wrong way.
• IMPROVED! Note transfer accuracy for ink annotations.
• IMPROVED! Compression algorithm for image annotations. This should help with file size issues going forward. A major improvement to file sizes is coming soon.
• OTHER STUFF! Several bug fixes and improvements.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

58 Ratings

58 Ratings

App Keeps Crashing


Update: App just crashed and deleted a solid hours worth of note-taking. Please address immediately. Should not happen and should be backed up some way. Maybe a cloud-based backup. Whatever it is, cannot have this happen.

Absolutely love the app. Think this is going to turn into a must have for the film industry. However, the app keeps crashing and freezes the screen on my iPad. The only way around this is to turn off the iPad completely and reboot. Needs to be addressed and fixed immediately. Love the features, especially in allowing for white text over a black background. Easier to look at for longer.

Developer Response

We agree that this should not be happening, and have implemented several measures to ensure annotations are saved -- even in the event of a crash. Please email support(at)scriptation(dot)com so we can troubleshoot. We are more than happy to help.

Great app, solid update


Layers! Insert pages! Such a great update. As a director and associate director, I h3ave used this on network and cable multicam sitcom, short narratives, as well as to make notes on development drafts. Great app that consistently works and if you’re looking to ditch paper as much as possible (Especially if you’re on a show that has constant revisions) this is a great way to do it.

Response developer, great updates. Price for app is reasonable, and I would suggest developer add a tip jar in app.

Great app!!


If you work in film or television this app will change your life. It’s so amazing. It transfers all my notes on my scripts and one-liners. I have now gone completely paperless. It’s so easy to use. I can search easily in this app and find any annotation I need in a matter of seconds. I’ve had this app for about a month and so far it works as advertised. One thing I wish I could do is assign names to the different colored text highlights.


Scriptation LLC
67.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Scriptation LLC


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