updated 11:20 am EST, Tue February 14, 2012
Main functions limited to reading, annotating
Developer Final Draft has announced that the company's first iOS app, Final Draft Reader, should launch on February 16th. The iPad title is a companion to Final Draft 8, an industry-standard screenwriting application. Reader users can import FDX files via email, iTunes, or Dropbox.
The app is designed mainly for reading scripts though, not editing them; documents are paginated to US Letter and A4 sizes, and viewable in portrait or landscape. Bookmarking, search and page navigation options help jump to different sections, and the app carries over special formatting in production scripts, such as colored pages, scene numbering, and multi-page title pages. Output options include email and AirPrint.
The one editing function in the app revolves around ScriptNotes, which can be created, edited, and categorized on an iPad and carried over to Final Draft 8. Final Draft Reader will cost $20.