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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: 3.0.4, last update: 3 months ago
First release : 28 Aug 2012
App size: 76.48 Mb
4.6 ( 3536 ratings )
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> 29.94k
Monthly downloads
~ $ 12.25k
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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 iCloud, Dropbox, or email. Your scripts will appear perfectly paginated and formatted to industry standards every time.


• Go paperless and carry all your scripts with you everywhere you go
• Send or share your Final Draft FDX file between multiple platforms and always be on the same page with Dropbox or iCloud
• Character Highlighting allows you to keep track of your characters for table reads or character development
• Add, color-code, label, and edit ScriptNotes or General Notes
• Perfectly paginates to US Letter and standard European (A4) page sizes
• Send feedback directly through the app
• 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
• Shows Active or Collated Revisions with Colored Pages
• Multi-page Title Pages are supported for TV production scripts
• 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
• 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
• Export scripts to PDF via Dropbox, iCloud, or email
• 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 13.99 CAD
China 68 CNY
France 10.99 EUR
Germany 10.99 EUR
Italy 10.99 EUR
Netherlands 10.99 EUR
Portugal 10.99 EUR
Spain 10.99 EUR
Poland 21.99 EUR
UK 9.99 GBP
India 799 INR
Japan 999.99 JPY
Poland 47.99 PLN
Russia 749 RUB
Turkey 44.99 TRY
USA 9.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 10.99 USD
Ukraine 9.99 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, iPhone8, iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX,

Latest version Final Draft Writer: 3.0.4

• Bug fixes

Apps Changes History:
  • 3 months ago: New App Version 3.0.3 ☛ 3.0.4
  • 4 months ago: New App Version 3.0.2 ☛ 3.0.3
  • 5 months ago: New App Version 3.0.1 ☛ 3.0.2
  • 6 months ago: New App Version 2.3.0 ☛ 3.0.1
  • New App Version 19.99 -> 0
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 19.99
  • New App Version 19.99 -> 9.99
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 19.99
  • New App Version 19.99 -> 9.99
  • New App Version 9.99 -> 19.99

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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