The makers of Final Draft – the #1-selling screenwriting software in the world – now bring you the Final Draft Writer™ app for iPad and iPhone.

Final Draft Writer lets you write, edit and read Final Draft scripts on your iPad or iPhone. Create new scripts or edit existing ones with easy-to-use features such as Tab and Enter navigation, ScriptNotes™, SmartType™, and more.

Easily move your Final Draft 10 scripts from desktop to iPad or iPhone and back again via iCloud, Dropbox, or email. Your scripts will appear perfectly paginated and formatted to industry standards every time.


• Go paperless and carry all your scripts with you everywhere you go
• Send or share your Final Draft FDX file between multiple platforms and always be on the same page with Dropbox or iCloud
• Character Highlighting allows you to keep track of your characters for table reads or character development
• Add, color-code, label, and edit ScriptNotes or General Notes
• Perfectly paginates to US Letter and standard European (A4) page sizes
• Send feedback directly through the app
• Easily change script elements with classic Tab and Enter functionality or through the Elements bar (iPad) or Menu (iPhone)
• SmartType™ remembers your character names, scene headings and more
• Shows Active or Collated Revisions with Colored Pages
• Multi-page Title Pages are supported for TV production scripts
• Search your entire script for characters, locations, or other script elements
• Saves the last page you're working on to get back to work quickly
• Scripts written in 14 different languages appear exactly as they do in the desktop application
• iPhone Page View shows 100% accurate Final Draft pagination, formatting, and line breaking
• Bluetooth keyboard support
• Professionally formatted TV, Film, and Stageplay templates to help get you started
• Automatic More's and Continued's
• Includes production features like Scene Numbering, Omit Scenes, Colored and Locked Pages
• Quickly switch from one revision set to another
• Export scripts to PDF via Dropbox, iCloud, or email
• Track key information with Cast Reports, Scene Reports, Location Reports, and more
• iPhone Scene Navigator allows you to easily jump to different scenes in your script
• Access all of the tools you need while maintaining context in your script in the iPhone Tools Menu
• Header and Footer editor


“Where has this been all my career?!? I put it through its paces doing a rewrite on the go-go-go. Does a great job. This is a real step forward! What more do you need on the road? (Maybe a chauffeur?)”

David Seidler – Writer / Academy Award® winner
The King's Speech, By Dawn's Early Light, Tucker: The Man and His Dream...

What's New

Version 3.0.4

• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

494 Ratings

494 Ratings

Maybe Change Overall Format

JP Hurley

So, I’m a writer, and I’ve recently gotten into screenwriting, and although I’m getting the hang of it, I would love to be able to read samples from other authors on the app, maybe even linking to websites with famous movie manuscripts, but that would just be something to add. I’m actually surprised with how happy I was getting this app. The format when writing is the best I’ve seen, contrasting with cheaper options. However, I do believe that the layout of the app, overall, could be changed. It really feels like an older app that needs an update and it’s kind of “boxy” instead of flowing, if that makes any sense. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t hard to navigate, but it’s a little annoying, seeing as it was $10. For example, when you open the app “Bear”, it seems open and gives you more of a welcoming vibe that you really don’t get from this app. Besides that, I’m completely happy with it, and it is worth the money.

Developer Response

Hi JP - Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our product and provide feedback. Your suggestions regarding our interface have been sent along to our engineering team for consideration. To your note on templates, while not available within the Writer app, we do have an extensive library of templates available on our website:

Very good solution for iPad users


Early reviews had me concerned but I have mostly enjoyed my use of the recent version of Final Draft Writer. Many of the problems discussed most likely come from the awkwardness of the transition of the iPad from a tablet to more of a notebook style computer. I would not want to exclusively use Final Draft on an iOS devise as it can be cumbersome even on an iPad Pro, but it works well for me as a secondary option. Over time, as users forsake pricier/outdated Airbooks and MacBooks, this product will need to improve to incorporate some of the excellent features of the desktop version, such as a scene view, notes, etc. Then, of course, it will most likely cost more as well.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback. We're listening! The app is intentionally a condensed version of the desktop, but we'd love to hear more of your suggestions to improve Writer. You can share your thoughts any time within the app by tapping the gear on the top, left corner, then tap "I have a suggestion". Once you submit, the feedback goes straight to our engineers!



I am using the app and I am glad to have it on my iPad and I am hopeful that the issues will be cleared up in the future.
For instance
Opening a FDX file is not alway successful . The formatting is lost. Other times though it does it perfectly.
Page numbering is not automatic, though formatting your footer with page number is fine.
There is no help with spelling that I know of.
The interface for saving is fingers crossed.
There is no save as.
Inserting a word or editing in general is clunky and frustrating. The magnifying scene navigation takes precedent when trying to insert and the cursor jumps around.

All that being said, it’s good to have it, and I look forward to the improvements in the near future.

I must add that today I had a great 3 hour session on a script and I took a break to eat lunch. When I got back to it all that work was GONE.


Things are better. Usable, stable. Glad to have it!
What is the deal?

Developer Response

Hi- Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Some of this behavior is not typical. Please give us a call and we will help troubleshoot. Our tech support team is available M – F 8:30am – 5:30pm PT at 818-906-8930 or via live chat,


Cast & Crew Production Software, LLC
80.2 MB
Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Cast & Crew Production Software, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Writing Features $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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