Final Draft Writer at App Store analyse

App power index: 1361 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
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Developer: Cast & Crew Production Software, LLC
Price: 0 free
Current version: 2.2.9, last update: 4 days ago
First release : 28 Aug 2012
App size: 53.65 Mb
4.8 ( 5488 ratings )
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Estimation application downloads and cost

> 29.94k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 12.25k
Estimation App Cost

21 Sep 22 Sep 20 Sep
53 + 947 115 -62
ver. 2.2.8
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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 10 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 youre 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 Mores and Continueds
- 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 Kings Speech, By Dawns Early Light, Tucker: The Man and His Dream...
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 27.99 CAD
China 128 CNY
France 21.99 EUR
Germany 21.99 EUR
Italy 21.99 EUR
Netherlands 21.99 EUR
Portugal 21.99 EUR
Spain 21.99 EUR
Poland 21.99 EUR
UK 19.99 GBP
India 999.99 INR
Japan 999.99 JPY
Poland 94.99 PLN
Russia 999.99 RUB
Turkey 69.99 TRY
USA 19.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 21.99 USD
Ukraine 19.99 USD
Available for devices
iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74,

Latest version Final Draft Writer: 2.2.9

- Improved typing speed
- Improved iPod Touch support
- iOS 11 Support
- Dropbox reliability improvements

Reviews are one of the ways we find out what our users like and what theyd like us to improve. Please let us know how you like the app by leaving us a review or give us your feedback directly:

Apps Changes History:
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 0
  • 3 days ago: New App Version 2.2.8 ☛ 2.2.9
  • New App Version 19.99 -> 9.99
  • 2 months ago: New App Version 2.2.7 ☛ 2.2.8
  • 3 months ago: New App Version 2.2.6 ☛ 2.2.7
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 19.99
  • New App Version 19.99 -> 9.99
  • 5 months ago: New App Version 2.2.4 ☛ 2.2.6
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 19.99
  • New App Version 19.99 -> 9.99

Ugly interface, slow réaction when typing and it doesnt provide other languages.


Final Draft ist grundsätzlich hoffnungslos überteuert. Es stecken auch diverse Bugs im Programm (Desktopversion) - hier ist das okay. Aber trotzdem: es läuft. Und wer Drehbücher schreibt und schon mal eins verkauft hat, besitzt zu 60% auch FD... Und die IOS-Version funktioniert gut

Revision Mode funktioniert nicht!

Ich versuche seit STUNDEN den Revision Mode zum laufen zu kriegen. Das Programm lässt sich nicht dazu bewegen den Text bunt zu machen. Das ist ein TEXT Editor und keine ROCKET-SCIENCE... Wie schwer kann es sein ein Feature so zu programmieren, dass es funktioniert? WHAT THE F...? Das ist nicht das einzige Problem dieses "Programms": Das auswählen von Text ist auch der PURE Horror. Ein bisschen zu weit nach unten gescrollt und ZACK ist man 3 Seiten weiter. Es gibt KEINE Möglichkeit weissen Text auf grauen Hintergrund zu schreiben. Man kann noch nicht mal durch Fingergesten vom Blatt wegzoomen.... Und auch sonst auf keine andere Weise. Ich habs jetzt lang genug versucht... Ich steig auf Storyist um oder auf eine KREIDETAFEL!

Wheres iCloud integration?

So this iPhone app has an iCloud integration. But the Mac app doesnt?? Its ridiculous. The iCloud folder doesnt even show up on the web and Macs iCloud Drive.

Always underwhelming

This app has always been overpriced for both iOS and the desktop. Constant bugs, formatting errors. The best is when it tells you that a 3rd party app has messed up the xml formatting of a document that has only ever been used in final draft. They code finger pointing directly into the error messages. If this software is the industry standard, the industry can do better.

Great... if you want to lose your work

Having used Final Draft for the past 17 years and been an avid fan, I am deeply disappointed in the app. I decided yesterday to attempt writing an entire screenplay on the app for the first time, utilizing the nifty new iCloud capabilities. I was pleased for the first five pages; it worked without issue. Now, at page ten, after switching scripts momentarily to copy something, all of my text has been randomly jumbled and rearranged. Random letters and half-words have been shifted to completely different pages and inserted into the middle of character names or sluglines. Whole lines have disappeared. Luckily I happened to copy the entire script before I switched out, but even when I try to create a new document or replace the existing script with the copied text, the entire app crashes and overheats the phone. On the odd occasion it doesnt crash, the file accepts the pasted text, claims to be "saving", and then shows me a completely blank document. There is no way to force/manually sync, so youre constantly wondering whether the document is actually uploading or not. In my case... not. Im just supposed to accept that the five pages I wrote are lost? No dice, Final Draft. Give us the option to pull down and refresh to make sure were saving. I cant recommend this product because nothing could possibly be worse for a writer than being on a roll and pounding out ten pages, convinced youve nailed it and worded it perfectly -- probably the best work youve ever done -- only to have it disappear. For the record, I am using a mint condition iPhone 6S Plus, fully updated, with no other apps running in the background. The problem cannot be me. Its either the app itself or the iCloud integration, but either way... my text should be shuffling around. I use plenty of text apps that preserve a document until a proper sync can be achieved. Great idea, poor execution. Get it together if you want to stay a leader in this industry. I have free apps that perform better.

The Perfect Scriptwriting Tool

Or at least the best one on the market. I was unwilling to shell out the money for the Mac version and decided to try the iPad version for under $15. Worth every penny. Now writing swiftly in standard script format. Exports to PDF for printing, uses iCloud. Couldnt be happier.

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