What's New

- "Open Backup Folder” button added in the Preferences dialog
- Fixed a crash when going full screen with Text Documents
- Fixed dictation on Retina displays

App Description

Write movie and TV scripts, stage plays, and new media with Final Draft – the entertainment industry-standard application that combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting.

“Final Draft makes it possible to simply imagine the movie in script form.” - Tom Hanks — Writer / Director / Producer / Academy Award®-winner

There is no need to learn about script formatting rules – Final Draft automatically formats your script to industry standards as you write.

Works seamlessly with the new Final Draft Writer app for iPad (sold separately).


* Scene View - Outline your script and reorder scenes using a simple drag-and-drop interface.
* Navigator – View, sort and filter the important details of your scenes, Scriptnotes and Characters.
* Index Cards - Easily outline your story and restructure your script one scene at a time.
* ScriptNotes – Make general or element specific color-coded notes that won’t affect your script’s pagination.
* Templates – Over 100 classic and current television shows, screenplay, stageplay, and graphic novel templates are available with the option to customize your own.
* Pagination - Final Draft paginates your script perfectly to industry standards universally for OSX, PC or iPad.
* Watermarking in Printing and PDF Options - You can print your watermarked script to any printer with standardized paper size or save directly to PDF in flawless script format.
* Panels System - Split your screen in half so you can view scene outlines while simultaneously writing your script.
* Final Draft Courier Font - We have created the ideal screenwriting font that is easy to read while meeting industry requirements.
* Writing Management - Check content you've written to help you manage your writing goals.
* Format Assistant - After you're finished with your first draft, run Format Assistant to make sure there are no formatting errors.
* Retina and Full Screen Support - Benefit from the convenience of distraction-free writing in full screen mode, as well as retina display compatibility.
* Mac OSX Dictation Support - Mac’s built-in OSX dictation feature works with Final Draft allowing for hands-free writing that’s as fast as your ideas.

“I’d ... like to acknowledge the debt I owe to the Final Draft software, without which I’d still be using Wite-Out® on the shooting script for A Few Good Men.”
Aaron Sorkin — Writer / Producer / Emmy® winner / Tony®-winner / Academy Award®-winner - The Social Network, Charlie Wilson's War, The West Wing (TV)


* Title Page - Create and easily include a professional Title Page with your script.
* Revision Mode - Revise your script as often as you'd like. Save different revisions for production purposes.
* Page Locking - Omit scenes, lock pages and A-pages, and set revision colors. You can take your script all the way from concept to final production.
* Colored Production Pages for Revisions - Colored border allows for writing ease, with solid color production pages in PDF for distribution.
* Character Highlighting – Use to highlight specific characters’ lines for table reads or when writing to track characters’ dialogue.
* Customizable Reporting - Final Draft offers you seven different reports for production including Scene, Character, and Location reports. Print or email reports separately from your script.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 17, 2014 Initial release
  • August 15, 2014 New version 9.0.4
  • September 14, 2015 New version 9.0.7
  • September 21, 2015 New version 9.0.8
  • October 26, 2015 Price decrease: $199.99 -> $169.99
  • November 03, 2015 Price increase: $169.99 -> $199.99
  • December 07, 2015 Price decrease: $199.99 -> $169.99
  • December 21, 2015 Price increase: $169.99 -> $199.99
  • January 04, 2016 Price decrease: $199.99 -> $179.99
  • January 19, 2016 Price increase: $179.99 -> $199.99
  • February 03, 2016 Price decrease: $199.99 -> $189.99
  • February 16, 2016 Price increase: $189.99 -> $199.99
  • February 24, 2016 Price decrease: $199.99 -> $169.99
  • March 08, 2016 Price increase: $169.99 -> $199.99
  • March 15, 2016 Price decrease: $199.99 -> $179.99

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