The professional solution for script writers
- Lets you concentrate on writing
- Automatically formats scripts to industry standards
- Integrated with Scrivener
- May be unstable at times
- No big changes in this version
When it comes to scriptwriting, there are few programs more professional than Final Draft.
Final Draft is a highly accomplished scriptwriting tool specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodes, and stage plays.
By removing the need to focus on formatting, the software allows you to focus on the writing. Despite its power, it is a very easy-to-use package too.
There is no need to learn about script formatting rules because Final Draft automatically formats your script to industry standards.
In the most recent version, Final Draft has been integrated with the writing project management tool Scrivener, which easily allows you to manage your time while writing. Apart from that, there are no dramatic changes with the previous version which some faithful fans will find disappointing.
One other thing to look out for is that Final Draft does have a history of being buggy when Apple launches a new OS. With Lion around the corner, don't be surprised if Final Draft struggles to adapt to it at first.
Final Draft 8 may offer nothing revolutionary different from previous versions but it still remains the industry standard when it comes to scriptwriting.