WriterDuet is the new standard for screenwriting. It combines the power of cloud-based word processing with the necessity for industry-standard, secure, and intuitive screenwriting software.
• Real-time collaboration between users and devices
• Smart line types and one-touch icons
• Export from any point history
• Offline mode
• Filter by line type or with custom tags
• Scene & Location, Character Reports
• Automatic Statistics
• Revision Drafts and Auto-Snapshots
"WriterDuet is the most intuitive, most user-friendly scriptwriting software I’ve ever used.”
– Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
“WriterDuet helped me escape Final Draft. Being web-based gives me the flexibility to write anywhere on any system. And I never have to worry about crashes and lost hours of work ever again. ... I recommend it to every other screenwriter I meet.”
– Christopher Ford (SpiderMan: Homecoming, Robot & Frank)
“The app saves my whole thought process for me. On top of that, these guys are iterating the app so fast, they're running circles around the industry leader. WriterDuet definitely feels like the future.”
– Andy Bobrow (Community, Malcolm in the Middle, Last Man On Earth)
"WriterDuet combines instinct and user-friendliness for a unique and exhilarating way for writers to collaborate, whether in real-time or in non-synchronized work. It has features that are vital for teamwork in scriptwriting. It's a meticulously-created gem, and a must-have for collaborations"
- Jim Uhls (Fight Club)
“Do yourself a favor and use WriterDuet.”
– Alisha Brophy & Scott Miles (Nicholl Fellowship 2014 winners, White Girl Problems)
- Swipe-in menu on the right to see scenes and other script info
- Various bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Really bad coding
The one pro here is that the UX and UI are almost perfectly adapted to the desktop version - or, to be more clear, they would be if they worked properly.
Way too many issues with coding. 90% of the times I tap on something to start writing, the top toolbar shifts up above the top of my screen so I can’t select dialog, character, etc. I have to close and reopen the app repeatedly to get it to let me write more than a line at a time. Half the time the cursor isn’t visible so you don’t know where your new text will show up. Also about half the time, I open a script and it’s not all there. And sometimes I start typing and the new letters overlap existing letters and I can’t read what I’m writing. Frankly I’m surprised Apple allowed such a poorly-working app into the app store. I keep checking for a fix but there never is one. Fingers crossed one comes soon...
Edit: I realize that the app makers are not a charity and they’re looking for revenue. And being a free member, I almost feel like I shouldn’t be complaining. But I’m not in a position to add another subscription right now and I sure wouldn’t pay for an app that barely works. I hope it doesn’t work better for paid users than unpaid. But I’m sure more people would subscribe if the app worked properly and users didn’t need to constantly restart the app and/or their phones in the futile hope it will make the app work.
I'm a Fan
This app is pretty new so maybe Im just an early adopter... but after a week of working with the desktop version I was sold.
Upgraded to Pro for one year, plan to go lifetime if it becomes my go to app for writing over fdx which at this point i think it will.
This is google docs for screenwriters, but its a lot more than that. The UI is clean. The format key commands (which mirror fdx) integrate into the on-line script is really intuitive. The digital page itself feels more pulpy to me than final draft somehow, not sure why but I feel more like I am typing onto a real page. So i like the base level interface. But then on top of that its got a bunch of helpful features...
Organization. I no longer have to worry about whos working with what version, did I email my collaborator the right file, or accidentally open an earlier saved version of a script that now has some changes in it but is missing others...
Communication. Multiple modes for secure messaging, sharing notes, integrating external links for references or research, it all works.
Collaboration. I like how it presents any changes made by my collaborator to me in red then lets them fade to black so they integrate into the whole. Thats just one example of how it helps make the collaboration process smoother.
Class. From the tone if the developer's emails to the look of the UI, it feels like you're dealing with talented professionals.
Well done and please keep up the good work!
Simply the Best
I'm a lifetime pro member and have been for about a year and I still can't believe the depth and quality of this software even after more than a year of using the desktop version. Everything just makes sense and the feature set is richer and more consistent and dependable than FD or MovieMagic, which I used to think got a bad rap simply for not being called Final Draft. But this blows that out of the water too, both the desktop of MM, and the Final Draft desktop software and now their app as well (which they charge you separately for!).
But it makes no difference anymore, to me this is the only game in town. The support is second to none (once thought I lost something and they were on it immediately), and the probably the best thing I can say is that when you need the software and more complex features, it's all there, and when you don't need them, the software gets out of the way so you can simply write.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.