It's time once again for another Final Draft 9 sale. If you are looking to upgrade to Final Draft 9 or purchase the full version, you can save 20% on upgrades, 30% on the academic version, and 32% on the full version if you buy from The Writers Store. But the sale ends today, May 31, 2014, so you don't have much time if you want to take advantage of this sale. If you miss it, you'll just have to wait until Final Draft 9 is on sale again a few months later. Check out the details below and find links to take advantage of the current sale at The Writers Store.
If you're thinking, "Wasn't Final Draft 9 just on sale back in January?" you're right, it was! Every few months, Final Draft goes on sale, so hopefully we're all trained at this point never to pay full price if we're in the market to purchase Final Draft. Of course, several free and less expensive screenwriting apps now exist. I see these Final Draft sales mainly targeted at existing users who have yet to upgrade to the latest version. Final Draft continues to charge a premium for its product as the industry standard, and the software's strengths are essentially matching page counts across various platforms, providing trusted revision tools, and generating reports, tags and exports for production teams and their third-party budgeting and scheduling software.
Check out our earlier post on the release of Final Draft 9 back in January to see a full list of the additional features as well as a series of videos highlighting what's new in this version.
Through the end of the day today at The Writers Store, you can get an upgrade to Final Draft 9 for $79.99, purchase the academic version for $89.99, or pick up the full version for $169.99.
Oh, by the way, the Final Draft Writer app for iPad now lists for $19.99 with full Dropbox integration. Just in case you were curious.
Will you be taking advantage of this Final Draft 9 sale? Have you migrated away from Final Draft to another screenwriting app, or do you use another screenwriting app and don't see the advantage to switching to Final Draft? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.
Link: Final Draft 9 on sale at The Writers Store through May 31, 2014
And still an overpriced cumbersome POS no one wants or needs. FD is a dead do issue walking, they just don't realise it yet!
May 31, 2014 at 3:33PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM
I think they do!
May 31, 2014 at 4:28PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM
We use Word.
It is much easier to use and with the prepared formattings on the finger tips it is very comforable.
June 1, 2014 at 4:35AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM
It's still the industry standard last I heard.
June 1, 2014 at 11:28AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM
So are Avid and Maya... both fantastic, but have unbelievably old interfaces which don't make any sense these days. Technology advances fast, those who sit high on their thrones need to learn to adapt; being titled "standard" isn't enough.
June 2, 2014 at 11:59AM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM
What about Maya's interface gives it an "old interface that doesn't make any sense these days" - ?
...have you USED any competing applications?! lol. And don't say Cinema 4D if you want to be taken seriously ;-)
June 3, 2014 at 4:32PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM
It's $150 on Amazon with free shipping several days after the discount mentioned in this article.
June 6, 2014 at 12:00PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM