“Staggeringly useful.” - Dan Etheridge, producer of Veronica Mars and Carrie Diaries

Weekend Read makes reading screenplays on the iPhone delightful, giving users an optimized view that takes best advantage of your retina screen. You'll never squint-and-pinch to read a script again.

Whether you're starting with a PDF or a native file like Final Draft or Fountain, Weekend Read makes it look great, with a choice of fonts, sizes and Dark Mode for night reading.

Created by screenwriter John August and the team behind the award-winning Highland, Weekend Read has Hollywood talking.

"With Weekend Read, John August and his crafty elves have taken something that was the worst thing, namely reading scripts on a mobile device, and turned it into the best thing. I find it more pleasant to read a script in Weekend Read on my 4-inch iPhone screen than to read a PDF in proper screenplay format on my iPad. I even prefer it to reading full-sized paper scripts."
- Rian Johnson, writer-director
(Brick, Looper, The Brothers Bloom)

"Weekend Read started as an app I didn't know I needed, and quickly became an app I can't live without. Weekend Read keeps you on top of your reading pile, not buried under it. It's seriously amazing."
- Rawson Thurber, writer-director
(Dodgeball, We're The Millers)

"This is the perfect solution I've been fantasizing about - it makes reading scripts (or anything) on the iPhone not just tolerable, not just painless, but actually a pleasure!"
- David Wain, writer/director/EP
(Childrens Hospital, Role Models)

Weekend Read also supports text and Markdown files, making it a perfect offline reference for notes.


• Optimized for reading on the iPhone
• Four fonts and five sizes to choose from
• Easily import files from Mail, Dropbox, and the web
• Page Jumper lets you zip through long documents
• For Your Consideration: Featured Writers and Shows
• Dark Mode for night reading

What's New

Version 1.7.2

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Great concept


PDFs are a plague in a cell phone world. When will they die? We use screens of different sizes not pages printed in a certain format.

Wish this app came out ages ago

Doesn’t work


I had zero problems with this app. Until I paid for it. Now it keeps shutting down every time I try opening a file.

Non-functional and dangerous to use for work - app is no longer supported


This app is no longer supported. Paid for premium but app isn’t functional - reached out weeks ago to developers with no response and no refund. All PDFs are missing large chunks of the script but you can’t tell it’s missing unless you switch back to the plain PDF view (with no features - just like you could view for free in any PDF viewer). Numerical digits are also missing in any description or dialogue. This unfortunately makes the app not only usable but will cause problems for you if you try to use it in an audition, a live reading, or in any work context since entire parts of the script are missing and you can’t even tell. I’ve tested it numerous scripts from a variety of sources and had this problem with all of them. It’s frustrating that there’s no way to get a refund but at least I can warn others. It’s a shame because it’s a great idea for an app and would be worth the price if it actually worked.


Quote-Unquote Films, Inc.
34.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Quote-Unquote Apps
In-App Purchases
  1. Weekend Read Unlocked $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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