Final Draft Writer
By Final Draft, Inc.
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The makers of Final Draft – the #1-selling screenwriting software in the world – now bring you the Final Draft Writer™ app for the iPad.
Final Draft Writer lets you write, edit and read Final Draft scripts on your iPad. 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 9 scripts from desktop to iPad and back again. Your scripts will appear perfectly paginated and formatted to industry standards every time.
*Professionally formatted TV, Film and Stageplay templates to help get you started
*Automatic More's and Continued's
*SmartType remembers your Character Names, Scene Headings, and more
*Quickly change elements with Tab and Enter quick-navigation
*Go paperless and carry all your scripts with you everywhere you go
*Character Highlighting allows you to keep track of your characters for table reads or character development
*Shows Active or Collated Revisions with Colored Pages
*Includes production features like Scene Numbering and Locked Pages
*Quickly switch from one revision set to another
*Add, categorize, and edit ScriptNotes™
*Add, categorize, and edit General Notes™
*Easily add text and paragraph styles to your script
*Track key information with Cast Reports, Scene Reports, Location Reports, and more
*Export to PDF
*Bluetooth keyboard compatibility
*Prints/pdf's Watermarks created in Final Draft 9
*Preserves new Final Draft 9 data such as Cast List, Character Arc Beats, and more!
“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 in Version 1.5
Full Dropbox Integration!
Sync your script between your iPad and your computer!
Import files from within Final Draft Writer
Keep your script version current without ever having to rename
Use Dropbox as an automatic backup
Great intuitive Design, still not worth the money
The program is very intuitive and very easy to write with. I really want to love it. My biggest problem is that The program crashes regularly when I use it for longer than an hour. Or rather, it freezes, and ceases to respond, then crashes. If I wait a minute, or minimize the program, then a few minutes later it reboots automatically, but it does so at the expense of whatever prose I was writing. Occasionally, maybe one out of five times, the autosave catches whatever it was that i was working on. This happens at least 4-5 times a week, maybe more. As of recently, this morning, when I select renumber scenes, it crashes every single time.
Obviously this is unacceptable for a reportedly professional program. If I can't use your writing program to write without worrying about losing my work from a sudden freeze or crash, it's not worth five bucks, much less fifty! What benefit then, exactly, do we get from this program? I suppose we can mention the fact that it is called Final Draft to all our hipster friends. But then again, that's really not worth the price tag either.
Please service these issues. I want to love this app.
Outstanding App (review by Ira)
If you write screenplays and use an iPad, you have to get this app, and if you combine this with the Logitech Keyboard Folio, you have a powerful writing tool.
Back to Final Draft Writer, I am no computer wiz, but the app is simple to use. Further, when I had a question (a bug in the system that was promptly fixed), the support staff was punctual, helpful, and so nice.
Finally, it easy syncs with Dropbox, so you can work from Final Draft Writer or Final Draft 8 or 9 from your PC without having to wonder which draft is the latest.
In short, this is an app that any serious screenwriter needs to get.
Dropbox support doesn't work
The latest update's Dropbox support now does not work - the prompt says there's only a limited set of access tokens while the app is in development mode. Hopefully this will get fixed asap.
Also, the app is buggy - it freezes and crashes, oftentimes when you're editing the doc (when the prompt is not at the end of the doc), resulting in lost work.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 02, 2014
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 15.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Final Draft, Inc.
- © 2013 Final Draft, Inc. All rights reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.