Tag - Final Draft
Now that Final Draft has come to the iPhone -- in form of Final Draft Writer 2.0 -- you could, in theory, write the next Hollywood blockbuster on your phone. You won't. Nobody will. What you could well do is make changes, and as any screenwriter would tell you, there are always changes to be made.
Woke up one morning -- dah da dah duh -- with an entire short play in my head. As you do. I would like to tell you that I picked up my iPad, opened Drafts 4 and wrote the whole thing in one go, because that is what I should have done. Instead, as much of a fan of Drafts on iOS as I am, I tried writing it in Final Draft instead.
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.
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.
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.