Take your shot listing to the next level with Shot Lister for MacOS! Shot Lister is already the only professional shot list & scheduling application. Now on your desktop you can easily create very large shots lists and sync to your mobile device.

Shot Lister revolutionizes the art of shot listing from pre-production to the minute by minute decisions on set. It's designed by experienced filmmakers to deliver the only solution that can build, organize, schedule and share shot lists and shooting schedules digitally.

Shooting a film never goes to plan, now instead of scribbling over your printed out spreadsheet, you can get back on track with a flick of a finger.

Shot Lister comes with TWO options:

SHOT LISTER which is more than capable of handling most indie productions & includes the ability to add hundreds of scenes and thousands of shots, customizable categories & multi-cam support. This is a one time purchase of $39.99 US & all updates are free.

SHOT LISTER PRO is for more complex productions that require specific features. Shot Lister Pro is an optional in-app purchase with an annual subscription of $13.99 US, see below for details.

See full list of features for both below & for helpful how-to videos visit

Shot Lister is designed to look great on MacOS, iOS and Apple Watch!

Easily organize & store hundreds of scenes & thousands of shots. We support scene letter revisions, 1/8 page counts, "i" and "o" exclusion, and cast breakdown tracking. All to fit a variety of professional workflows. 

The only software available to easily create a shooting schedule on a shot by shot & minute by minute basis. Rearrange scenes in Stripboard view, and easily check what is yet to be shot or scheduled.

Experience the truly ground breaking “Live” production mode to see exactly how you are doing to the minute, and re-organize the day in a matter of seconds. Let Shot Lister show you exactly how many minutes ahead or behind you are.

Unique to MacOS, you can now turn your display into a screen that anyone can look at on set to get up to the date information about the plan. How far ahead or behind you are, and when you expect to be on the next scene are all displayed easily. 

Every project and director is different, customize and order every category throughout the app to your own needs. Re-name the user category for any specific use, like tracking props or wardrobe. Customize the lens and gear list to fit your package.

Assign shots to different cameras & group them together to be shot simultaneously. Supports up to 26 cameras.

Export beautifully formatted PDFs or the entire Shot Lister project file (SHL) via Dropbox or email.

An annual subscription of $13.99 US/Yr purchased inside the app, gives you access to the following features. The subscription automatically renews annually, is charged to your Apple ID & can be cancelled up to 24hrs before the renewal date in your Apple ID settings. The subscription works on all Shot Lister Platforms.

Sync your project file with other Shot Lister users. Keep the entire crew up to date live. Also manage crew member privileges as "view only" or "view and edit" to share authorship with collaborators.

Import Final Draft or Fountain scripts into Shot Lister & let it instantly build a project, generating all the scene meta data & cast list to save time. Convert Celtx to Fountain to import.

Add Storyboards to every shot and display full screen in the Storyboard Theatre. View your plan, see which boards are left to be shot in Shooting or Scene order.

In the time it takes to tap a finger, circle the best takes & export the data in SHL or PDF.

What's New

Version 1.8

General performance improvements and bug fixes including:
- crash after 10.13 update
- occasional white text in Shoot Day mode (edited)
- Crew sync improvements to large file sharing

Ratings and Reviews

Very buggy

Boddhisatva Nicko

Leaving a one star review in the hopes I can get a response from developer, as their support email within the app as of May 10, 2017 returned "Illegal host/domain name found”.

A couple of years ago I used the iPad version, after preparing shot lists in Numbers and importing into Shot Lister. Worked fine, including the Pro storyboards. Really regretting spending money on Mac version and Pro features this time.

- Crew Sync (Pro feature) doesn’t sync changes.
Working on MacBook Pro, story board images didn’t synchronise, with my iMac - which both have same version of Shot Lister. Basically, I’m left with have one image on MacBook and another on iMac, with different text. Tried using DropBox and iCloud to synchronise. I think this is because I added an storyboard image and then changed it. Only old image synchronises.
- Worked on iPad version of file stored on DropBox and added shots there. File has synchronised and changes not visible on MacBook Pro.

- Unable to add new shots
Because I lost so much time trying to resolve this, I had to adandon Shot Lister from workflow and used .PDF with images and text. Thought I’d give Shot Lister a try this morning as when it works it is useful, but now I’m unable to add a new shot to a scene. Faced with exporting .csv, creating new file, importing .csv and re-adding the storyboard images.

Developer Response

Sorry to hear you're having issues. Shot Lister uses the Mail app so please make sure you have that set up. In the meantime please use anytime to get in touch. We can get your syncing working - first step is extending your PRO subscription from the device you bought it on to your second device. You can also use our FAQ on how to do this. Note: Some users assume that if they just sign into Crew Sync on their second device, that they have extended PRO to it. This is not the case, all you've done is sign into Crew Sync so now you can open and view Project files sent from your first device. You will not be able to Publish to Crew Server and sync changes unless your Pro subscription has been correctly extended to your second device first. You can check settings to see if Pro shows an expiry date on your second device - if it doesn't and says you need to buy Pro, you need to go back to step one and extend your Pro subscription to your second device.

Does not work


The app does not work. Tried to import a script after paying an additional cost to do so and the program did not work. I didn’t even get an error message, just zero response.

I am disappointed as I was relying on it for a shoot in the near future. I will be contacting apple for a refund immediately. As this is an expensive app that does not work.

Developer Response

Yes, we discovered a bug in 1.4 that prevented script importing for some users. But the good news is the fix is out. Please update to 1.5.


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