October 20, 2017

Download Storyboarder for Free and Visualize Your Story Now

Wonder Unit's free, open-source software allows artists of all types to create storyboards and animatics. And even improve the code.

Ever wanted to visualize your story through storyboards and animatics, but thought you needed to buy expensive software first? As Wonder Unit, maker of Storyboarder, says on its website, "Fuck those guys."

Storyboarder is free, open-source storyboarding software that lets you quickly draw storyboards and turn them into animatics. Can you draw a stick figure? Then you can use Storyboarder. The intuitive interface includes six drawing tools, shot duration, and sections for dialogue, action and notes. For more detailed drawings, you can click the Edit in Photoshop button, make all of your changes, and when you save in Photoshop, your storyboard will automatically update in Storyboarder.

Credit: Wonder Unit

Here are five more reasons you need to check out Storyboarder:

1. Import hand-drawn storyboards with your smartphone

Do you prefer to draw storyboards on paper? Storyboarder lets you print out blank storyboard worksheets with QR codes that you can use for traditional storyboard drawings, then lets you import those storyboards automatically by taking a picture with your smartphone.

Print out storyboard pages, draw storyboards, then import back into Storyboarder with your smartphone camera. Boom.Credit: Wonder Unit

2. Export storyboards to a variety of formats

Storyboarder allows you to export your storyboards to Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Avid, animated GIF and PDF contact sheets so you can share your work with all of your collaborators in their preferred format.

3. You don't even have to draw to create storyboards

Can't draw at all? Not even stick figures? (That's sad.) Storyboarder can generate shots for you using its Shot Generator tool. Simply enter some keywords or use their multiple drop-down menus to configure the shot you need.

4. Set a timer to get shit done

If you need to focus on getting storyboards done, set a timer with Sketch Sprint and get to work! At the end of time, Storyboarder will create an animated GIF of all of your hard work to show you your progress and make you feel good about yourself.

5. Edit the source code

Finally, if Storyboarder doesn't help you create storyboards exactly the way you like to work, you can make improvements to the open-source code and share with the rest of the community.

To learn more about Storyboarder or to download a free copy for yourself, head on over to its website    

Your Comment


Thank you, trying it out!
I found the most useful feature for me, something that is not possible with papers drawings - you can rearrange the shots in any order and print the shooting plan! :)

October 20, 2017 at 5:46PM

Alissa Alexina
Director | DP | Editor | Composer

looks awesome !

October 21, 2017 at 6:24AM

ron fya

Cinematography Database have a great in-depth tutorial on Storyboarder:

October 21, 2017 at 11:54AM, Edited October 21, 11:54AM

Georg Pelzer

Not for me. I usually have the scene in my mind. This is cool for others but not for me.

October 22, 2017 at 4:57PM

Henry Barnill
Director of Photography

Software does not work in Apple.
No contact details for the support co.
They did manage to harvest my email though.

October 26, 2017 at 7:07PM, Edited October 26, 7:07PM

David Steinhoff
Head of Development - Presence Global Entertainment

And the link to the downloading page: https://wonderunit.com/storyboarder/download/

October 29, 2017 at 6:27PM


The app is pretty crude at this stage. So basic that it lacks a few simple features like deleting a project. The descriptive section only allows you for a quick one liner. There's no option for customizing what you need for inputs and undo's are nowhere to be found. I really do hope a major update is made for the app.

You can also download it from tutuapp. First download Tutuapp from https://tutuapphelpervip.com/

November 17, 2017 at 11:50PM


July 6, 2018 at 3:56AM