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Final Draft 9 Now AvailableSeveral screenwriting software alternatives have arrived on the market in recent years to challenge Final Draft as the industry standard – or simply to improve upon its shortcomings. Despite its position as the top-selling screenwriting software, Final Draft seems to be playing catch up in certain areas. Now that Final Draft Writer for iPad has been available for quite some time, Final Draft 9 for Mac and Windows has arrived with a new look and new features. Many of these new features are welcome additions to Final Draft, but some new features will look familiar to screenwriters who have sought out alternatives to accomplish certain screenwriting tasks. With this new release, you can now save over 30% off the list price on Final Draft 9 at The Writers Store until Jan. 31. More »

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Convert Screenplay PDF to Final Draft with HighlandDo you have an old screenplay that you really want to rewrite in the latest version of Final Draft, but you only have a PDF copy buried in a folder on your hard drive? Or have you ever been rewriting one of your screenplays on Final Draft when your hard drive dies and you discover the only other copy of your script is a PDF you emailed a friend to read? All you can think about is the time and misery of retyping that PDF back into Final Draft. Unless you have Highland, which will convert that screenplay PDF into a Final Draft document, saving you time. And misery. More »

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final-draft-writer-ipadIf you write your screenplays in Final Draft (like me) but didn’t have an iPad when Final Draft Writer originally debuted at the sale price of $30 (like me), but now you have an iPad and wish you could’ve gotten Final Draft Writer for the cheaper price (like me) so you’ve waited for a sale (like me), you’re in luck. Until May 15th, Final Draft Writer is available for $30, 40% off the regular price of $50. Need a little more info about the app? Check out our recap below from when the app originally debuted. More »

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Fonts are sexy. Okay, maybe not, but they are a major element of print and web design. Heck, you’re looking at one right now. Fonts impact how we perceive information. I bet Koo is pouring over hundreds of fonts at this very moment trying to pick the right ones for the website redesign (I vote for Mistral). For screenwriters, however, we’re essentially stuck with one and only one font: Courier. More specifically, for those of us using Final Draft, we’re stuck with Courier Final Draft. Courier is boring. It’s bland. It’s standard. Until recently, there was nothing you or I could do about it. Thanks to John August, Alan Dague-Greene and Ryan Nelson of Quote-Unquote Apps, however, now we have Courier Prime, a better Courier font designed specifically for screenplays. Even better, it’s free. More »

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Writers tend to be procrastinators. Maybe we kid ourselves into believing that we’re waiting for inspiration to strike. In reality, we’re usually finding new ways to avoid the fear of the blank page. Well, if you have been waiting for the right opportunity to buy Final Draft 8, arguably the industry standard for screenwriting software, your procrastination has just paid off. Final Draft 8 is on sale for $149 at The Writers Store today only, Saturday, December 8, as one of its 12 Days of December Deals. More »

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Back in September, you may recall we told you about The Writers Store’s sale on Final Draft 8 (arguably the standard when it comes to professional screenwriting software) where you could save over 30% off the sticker price. Well, good news to all you procrastinators out there (and if you’re a writer, you’re probably a procrastinator). The Writers Store has extended its Final Draft sale until Nov. 30, offering its Final Draft Platinum Package for $169 (a 32% savings off the Final Draft sticker price). Plus, NFS has an exclusive coupon to get you an additional 10% off most anything else purchased at The Writers Store. More »

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We’ve posted about these discounts before, but since both deals expire shortly, it’s worth mentioning one last time. Final Draft is selling its long-awaited Writer app for iPad at the App Store for $29.99 until Sept. 30, a 40% savings off the list price of $49.99. If you’re not a Final Draft user or you need to upgrade to Final Draft 8, The Writers Store is selling its Final Draft 8 Platinum Edition Package for $169 (32% off Final Draft 8 sticker price) and Final Draft 8 upgrades for $59 (40% discount). The Writers Store discounts also end Sept. 30, so if you’re looking to making the switch or upgrade to Final Draft 8, or add Final Draft Writer to your mobile arsenal, time is of the essence. Check out the video below for an overview of the new Final Draft Writer. More »

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Coinciding with the long-awaited Final Draft Writer app for iPad finally making its debut at a discounted price until the end of September, The Writers Store is offering its Final Draft 8 Platinum Edition Package (Final Draft 8 plus a collection of screenwriting extras) for $169 — that’s a 32% savings off the Final Draft 8 sticker price alone. For current Final Draft users looking to upgrade, The Writers Store is offering Final Draft 8 upgrades for $59, a 40% savings. The discounts at The Writers Store end on Sept. 30, so don’t miss out if you’ve been considering the switch to Final Draft or upgrading to Final Draft 8. More »

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For those of you anxiously waiting for the Final Draft Writer app for your iPad scheduled to be released Sept. 4, wait no longer. Final Draft has announced that its long-awaited Writer iPad app is now available for $29.99 until Sept. 30, at which point (in theory) the price shoots up to $49.99 (Koo, you were right). To see a quick peek at what Writer has to offer, check out the video below: More »

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For those of you out there using Final Draft 8 who have looked elsewhere to find mobile screenwriting solutions for your iPad, you will have to look no further on September 4. Final Draft has announced the company is (finally) releasing its long-awaited Final Draft Writer App for iPad on September 4 via the iTunes App Store (sorry, Android users, you’re still outta luck). Here are a few of the features of Final Draft Writer according to the company newsletter: More »

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In the industry, Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter dominate among screenwriting software applications. Full disclosure: I write my scripts on Final Draft. Why? Because when I started to write scripts, you had three choices for software: Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, or Microsoft Word. Plus, as a production assistant, I was given a copy of Final Draft to type up script revisions for a writer married to his typewriter, so I had an easy entry point with the industry standard. Today, for filmmakers not willing to shell out between $190 and $250 for professional screenwriting software, here are five options ranging from free to $49.95. More »

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Back in February, John August announced a new Mac app called Highland, a conversion utility allowing screenwriters to move between FDX, PDF and Fountain files. After a few months of private beta testing with his app co-developers Nima Yousefi (code) and Ryan Nelson (graphics), August has announced a public beta of Highland, which takes Highland beyond screenplay conversion and into screenplay editing. More »

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Hot on the heels of Fountain, a screenwriting tool that could become a standard, John August has announced “Highland,” a Mac app that takes the headaches out of screenwriting file types. Though it’s still in beta, Highland could become the go-to app for converting between Fountain, Final Draft, and PDF. I’ll let John explain in this walk-through video: More »

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Writing a script on the go has been hit-or-miss. Final Draft still does not have a dedicated screenwriting application on any mobile device (though a reader exists). If you’ve been looking for an easy way to write a script on your phone or tablet and quickly take it to your desktop – and vice versa – then John August and Stu Maschwitz may have created just what you’re looking for with the introduction of Fountain: More »

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First of all, industry standard screenwriting software Final Draft is $70 off until Sept 30. But thanks to @navesink on Twitter, I found out about a new screenwriting program that brings some appealing changes to the table. Movie Draft SE is available through the Mac App Store for just $30 (“for a limited time,” though I don’t know how limited of a time we’re talking) with some very promising features. It’s also available for Windows and Linux. Chiefly I’m interested in the modularity of the scenes and the navigation sidebar, as demonstrated in this video: More »

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Screenwriter and blogger extraordinaire John August has released a very handy app for screenwriters (and script readers) called FDX Reader. In my limited experience I’ve found that the iPad is the perfect form factor for reading scripts in PDF format, but to date it hasn’t been able to read industry-standard Final Draft files. FDX reader solves that, and apparently works great with my file-synching utility of choice, Dropbox. Here’s a video of the app in action: More »