Final Draft screenplay software sees update to version 9
This week saw the launch of the latest version of industry-standard screenplay software Final Draft, with more than 30 new and improved features for screenwriters. The refreshed writing software retains all of the development tools users of previous versions have come to expect, and it contains a number of tweaks and additions aimed at improving performance and ease of use. The software is available for both PC and Mac, and owners of previous versions will have special upgrade pricing options at their disposal.
Project in development for over two years
Developer Final Draft has released Final Draft Writer, its first scriptwriting app for the iPad. The company has had another iPad app -- Final Draft Reader -- on sale for several months, but as its name implies the title can only display scripts, not edit them. Writer includes templates for projects like movies, plays, and sitcoms, and support for several of the features of the desktop Final Draft, such as SmartType auto-completion, character dialogue highlighting, generated reports, and quick switching between revisions.
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.