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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 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 9 scripts from desktop to iPad or iPhone and back again via email or Dropbox. Your scripts will appear perfectly paginated and formatted to industry standards every time.


- Send or share your Final Draft FDX file between multiple platforms and always be on the same page with Dropbox sync
- 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
- Character Highlighting allows you to keep track of your characters for table reads or character development
- Shows Active or Collated Revisions with Colored Pages
- Multi-page Title Pages are supported for TV production scripts
- Go paperless and carry all your scripts with you everywhere you go
- Perfectly paginates to US Letter and standard European (A4) page sizes
- 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
- iOS dictation support
- Send feedback directly through the app
- Add, color-code, label, and edit ScriptNotes or General Notes
- 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
- Full syncing Dropbox integration
- Export scripts to PDF via email or Dropbox
- Easily add text and paragraph styles to your script
- 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 in Version 2.1

Support for iOS 9
Optimization for iPhone 6 and 6+
Support for Split Screen and newer iPads


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Customer Reviews

Useful elegant intuitive

An ideal mobile solution for quickly sketching scenes or capturing dialogue before transfer to the desktop version of Final Draft. One-click setup with a Dropbox account couldn't be easier, but, you can also email yourself backups, even 'Select All' of your script (or just a portion of text), then copy and paste your selection into Evernote.

One star reviews here are insincere. Each new (free) update purges all prior reviews. Competitors then repopulate this app's 'Reviews' section with bizarre single stars. If you appreciate the app and notice it has been updated, please consider refreshing your positive review to protect our investment in this unique useful program. Writer is of course optimized for the iPhone 6/ looks gorgeous, feels intuitive, and like most professional iOS apps is extremely stable. There simply is no competition.

Highly recommend Writer for sketching and editing on the fly. You'll love it.

Slow typing on iPad.

There's a serious lag with the keyboard on the app now. Started recently with the app on my iPad.

Doesn't save to iCloud Drive

Hmmm... Apple iCloud support.
DropBox support is good for sharing among colleagues in a pinch, but when I'm working, iCloud is my preferred means of sharing, especially between my own devices.

For such an expensive product, this should come with that support. I'll change my review if the app updates its standards.

Final Draft Writer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $29.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 31.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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