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10 Best FREE Screenwriting Software Options For Writers in 2020.

If you're on a tight budget or a newbie writer, here are 10 completely free screenwriting software choices for you.

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June 19, 2020 177 comments
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What are the best free screenwriting software options in 2020?

This isn’t a list of “free” screenwriting software, halfway through which you realize most of them actually require payment.

It isn’t a list of “paid and free” screenwriting software either.

Below you’ll find 10 completely 100 percent FREE screenwriting software options for the modern screenwriter, but here’s some…

Screenwriting software you won’t find on the list.

Any program that requires you to open your wallet. Is there a free version of Final Draft? No. What about Movie Magic Screenwriter? No. Hence, they’re not on the list.

Any program that we can’t personally vouch for. In order to make the list, each program has been used and tested by our team.

Any program that’s no longer available. Adobe Story and Amazon Storywriter, for example, are now sadly defunct and so haven’t made the list.

Any program that might or might not be free. Is Celtx free? According to this page on their website, it is. And on this one, it isn’t. That’s enough confusion for us to leave it off the list.

So what free screenwriting software has made it onto our list? Check out these 10 absolutely free scriptwriting software gems below and get writing.

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Top 10 best free screenwriting software on the market today. 

1. Fade In. 

free screenwriting softwareThis is one of the best screenwriting software programs out there. Is Fade In free? Yes, there’s a demo version of the paid version and the functionality is exactly the same.

As they say on the site, “The free downloadable demo offers the same functionality as the full version, although it will pop up an occasional purchase reminder after 10 pages, and includes a watermark on print/PDF output.”

Some of its best features are real-time collaboration, and the fact you’re not restricted just to using scenes and index cards to organize your script. You can also color-code it and mark significant plot points, characters and other elements as you like, giving you a personalized, clear overview of the story.

Available for Mac, Windows and Linux users and the only drawback with the free version we can see is that your script will include a watermark once you print it out or convert to a PDF.

Check out Fade In >>

2. WriterDuet. 

free screenwriting softwareAnother great free screenwriting software option is WriterDuet which allows real-time collaborative work in which you and your writing partner will immediately see all edits made. And you can both filter any changes made by who made them, the date and line.

WriterDuet backs up your work locally when offline, and automatically syncs it once you reconnect. Its compatibility with other screenwriting software is equally impressive, allowing you to import and export Final Draft, Fountain, Celtx, PDF and Word files.

While the free version won’t watermark your script when you print or export it, bear in mind this software is online only. As such, you’re only able to upload three scripts with one account, but all are without page limits, time limits or export/import quotas.

To work with more than three screenplays and access the more feature-rich version, you have to pay, but you can get 10 percent off by adding this code at checkout: SCRIPTREADERPRO.

Check out Writer Duet >> 

3. Trelby. 

free screenwriting softwareIs Trelby free? Yes! It’s a great open-source screenplay software that’s downloaded and recommended by many aspiring screenwriters. No locked features, no watermarks, no script limits. And if you know how to code you can even modify the software yourself to suit your needs.

Using Trelby is fast and simple and it’s able to import Final Draft, Celtx, Fountain and Fade In Pro. Likewise, it can export to PDF, Final Draft and Fountain, as well as HTML and RTF. Not only that, but the software generates the exact same output, meaning it behaves identically across all platforms.

The main drawback with Trelby is that it’s currently only available for Microsoft Windows and Linux, although a Mac version is said to be on the way… And is it still being supported and updated? Hard to tell but does the job.

Check out Trelby >>

free screenwriting software4. Kit Scenarist. 

What makes Kit Scenarist one of the best free screenwriting software options out there is the fact that it’s not just a word processor. The program is also a one-stop research, planning and statistical hub.

Kit Scenarist enables you to collect all your research for a script in one place—characters, locations, descriptions, photos, etc.— alongside the actual script itself. Plus, track statistics such as how many dialogue lines each character has.

If you’re a fan of visualizing your story on index cards Save the Cat-style, the program also contains a card module that allows you to see your story laid out on a board.

The word processor itself is pretty standard and does a good job of formatting a script to industry standards and you’re even able to configure the program’s algorithm to suit your writing needs. Kit Scenarist is available for Mac, Windows and Linux users and is able to import/export to Final Draft.

Check out Kit Scenarist >>

5. Causality. 

free screenwriting softwareThis free screenwriting app is different from most on this list in that it works by laying out the beats of your screenplay visually, rather than in a conventional movie script format.

In other words, Causality is a new kind of screenwriting app that helps you develop the story on a macro level, rather than get caught up “in the weeds” of each scene on a micro-level.

It doesn’t matter how complex the story is, Causality will be able to give you an overview of the events using its Story Sequencing Engine to analyze your story’s events. It can even unearth plot problems you may not have considered and suggest more logical sequences.

As far as drawbacks go, the actual writing is limited within this free version of Causality. You have to unlock the paid version for unlimited writing, and a few other features, such as exporting and printing.

Check out Causality >>

6. Highland 2. 

free script writing softwareThis is a Mac-only free scriptwriting software program developed by professional screenwriter, John August. Its tagline is “More Power. Less Distraction,” and that’s exactly what it’s like to write using this program.

Beautifully designed and feature abundant, the software handles formatting automatically, so you can focus on writing, rather than worrying about menu commands.

Highland 2 is able to indent characters, parentheticals and dialogue as you type, organize your screenplay by acts and sequences instead of sluglines, and much more. A new feature that’s been added recently is Revision Mode in which you can track all your changes in different colors.

This free screenwriting software is also adept at moving files between Final Draft, Fountain, and PDF formats. The only two downsides are that it’s only available for Mac OS, and PDFs you create will be watermarked.

Check out Highland 2 >>

7. Arc Studio Pro. 

free screenwriting softwareArc Studio Pro has a clear and distraction-free interface that lets you focus on your story while making formatting to industry-standard a piece of cake.

Improved collaboration features and smooth feedback management are also made to keep your workflow straightforward and efficient while it keeps track of all your edits so that nothing gets lost. On top of that, an intuitive drag-and-drop and color-coding system lets you organize or rearrange your story in no time.

The app is available on desktop for Windows and Mac but also has a web version. Their basic free plan includes two scripts for free without any limit on the number of pages. They have however made the full Premium version completely free since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

Check out Arc Studio Pro >>

8. Prewrite. 

free screenwriting softwarePrewrite is another visual outlining tool rather than traditional free screenwriting software to write your script on. It comes with an emphasis on perfecting story structure.

Compared to other programs, it’s uniquely positioned as the first step in the writing process, with multiple layouts to view and analyze your work before exporting out to Final Draft (or any programs that opens .fdx) to finish the job.)

Bring your scenes and characters to life with inspiring commercial-free images from Unsplash and The Movie Database, all searchable right from within the app.

The Story Stats view breaks down INT. vs. EXT., location time of day, overall tone, and which scenes specific characters appear in together. If you’ve already started from the blank page, you can import an existing script to analyze and refine its structure.

Check out Prewrite >>

9. DramaQueen. 

free screenwriting softwareDramaQueen is a free screenwriting software  program that’s compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems. It’s also very compatible with Final Draft, so if you want to import, export and format using that platform, DramaQueen is a good choice.

The software has a range of handy features including structuring a story into “steps,” auto-formatting, an ideas panel and drag-and-drop navigator. The ideas panel is particularly useful, allowing you to collect and edit all of your research and ideas in one place.

DramaQueen is completely free of charge with no limits on the number of scripts you can upload or length of usage.

Check out Drama Queen >>

10. DubScript. 

This is a mobile-based free scriptwriting software reader which enables you to hear your script read out loud.

DubScript can import from scripts written in Final Draft and Fountain, export to PDF and Final Draft and keep your screenplays on your own device or in the cloud on storage systems such as Dropbox and Google Drive.

Overall, the functionality is pretty basic—writers can add dual-dialogue, auto-complete, spell-check, undo/redo, find/replace, etc.—but it’s still a pretty decent free screenwriting option.

Two downsides are that PDF exports come with a watermark and the program is only available for Windows operating systems and Google Chromebooks.

Check out DubScript >>

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Top 10 best free screenwriting software: conclusion. 

What is the best software for screenwriting? What screenwriting software do professionals use?

We generally advise writers to follow in the footsteps of professional screenwriters and purchase one of these five best screenwriting software programs. If they’re taking it seriously, that is.

However, for the less serious writers out there, the free software market has made some big gains in recent years.

There are some great free screenwriting software programs out there that are virtually identical to their paid counterparts, such as Fade In and WriterDuet.

Overall, give a few free programs a test drive and go for the one that feels best for your writing needs. There is no right or wrong answer here.

Finally, one last point…

Can you write a script on Microsoft Word?

Technically, yes. But we really don’t recommend it. Even if you’re not taking screenwriting super seriously or can’t afford a paid program, there’s no need to struggle along in Word.

Check out our best free screenwriting software above and let them do the heavy lifting of formatting for you.

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment below with any free screenwriting software or screenwriting apps you think we’ve missed out. What’s the best free screenwriting software out there in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below.

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177 Comments
  1. Debasmita sethi says:

    Good

  2. L. Argo says:

    I’m a beginner screenwriter and I use Trelby. So far it has been really helpful. The only thing it lacks that I wish it had is the ability to put words into italics, bold print, or underline them. Otherwise, it is a great resource. Also, I wanted to say thank you so much for writing this blog! I’ve got a lot of great insight out of this.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks a lot for your feedback!

  3. Edurne Teso Piñero says:

    Thank you so much! Really useful!!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for reaching out, Edurne!

  4. Dennis Teya Nyagwachi says:

    I’ve been writing a scripts for a production companies in the USA, I’ve just realized how Final draft has been helpful to me and how successful I’ve been and how I’ll be. I’d like to recommend it as the best script writing software I’ve ever used though it’s expensive to purchase as it’s setback, but it worth it. Touche

  5. Avi Sandhu says:

    Extremely helpful article, thank you!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks a lot, Avi!

  6. Judi Cardillo says:

    Are any of these geared more for TV/sitcom writing than for movies? Thanks much!

  7. oscar julian lopez rincon says:

    so, good. guys, amazing, software for that writing, guions

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the shout out, Oscar!

  8. Merdy Vel says:

    Why is IndieSkript.com not on this list?

  9. Ayush Gupta says:

    We are writing script for YouTube videos

  10. Aaron says:

    I don’t have a comment

  11. anonymous says:

    anyone heard of studio binder?

  12. Anonymous says:

    KITScenarist, a Russian software is what I’ve been using, so far. It’s really good, except that it can’t handle simultaneous dialogue. Otherwise, I would not be looking to improve.

  13. Antoine says:

    Appreciate the recommendations. Will try them out!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Antoine!

  14. Rachael Beauchamp says:

    As Jesse says in Before Sunrise, “Anything that’s any good cost a little money”.
    I understand that not everyone can afford the best software, being poor myself, but sometimes you have to sacrifice and get the best if you are going to succeed, what’s the old adage, it cost money to make money. A football team doesn’t win the super bowl with third rate players, a NASCAR team doesn’t when the Daytona 500 with cheap cars. I remember years ago when I first building webpages, I downloaded a free web editor, my websites sucked, then I spent all my money on Macromedia Dreamweaver and it changed my world. I read an interview with Taylor Sheridan, it talked how he and his wife were broke, they maxed out their last credit card on Final Draft, and he when on to write 4 award winning Screenplays. Weather or not Final Draft is actually the best may be conjecture, but at the moment Hollywood seems to think so, so I’m going to go with the tool that provides me the best chance of success.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Very true, great comment, Rachael 🙂

    2. Charlie says:

      I’ve been writing scripts since 09, 12 completed so far. I stumbled onto your site last week and have been reading, (non-stop) and learning so much. You guys are offering a great tool for beginners. I really appreciate you.

      1. Script Reader Pro says:

        Thanks so much, Charlie – keep at it!

  15. Lee says:

    I am very happy using Fade-In as a second attempt at using screenwriting software. My first attempt was to use Celtx which was a nightmare with problems too varied to explain here. I ruined my laptop a couple months ago and had Fade in on it along with a script draft. I bought another laptop (an awful expense) and contacted Fade In support. I was given instant support by their downloading the program to include updates having only to use my code key. I paid for it once and get free updates. One time payment only. Using it is quite simple and takes very little time getting familiar with the keys for Scene Heading, Action, Character, Transition etc. I have printed four pages as a test script to see the results to ensure the results are correctly formatted and I was very happy to see the format was spot-on for all formatted processes, for which my test script had all that would be required under normal writing circumstances. If your budget will allow, I recommend Fade In. It is relatively short money compared to Final Draft et al and I think quite competitive. Cheers

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for reaching out, Lee – FadeIn is great so you made a good choice there. 🙂

  16. William Whiteford says:

    THANKS for your great list!
    Fairly satisfied with WriterDuet. For now, at least.
    Regards.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yup, WriterDuet is a great piece of kit. Thanks, William!

  17. Dini Isnaeni says:

    Thank you so much, its so precious for me. I’ll try and learn more. God bless you all. Aamiin.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks a lot, Dini!

  18. Dean Weathers says:

    hello i’m looking for a dependable screenwriting software program that doesn’t cost an arm or a leg and doesn’t hold propriety rights when i want to remove the content and install in a PDF or file manager. i don’t need all the tricks of the trade tips, I know how to format a screenplay.

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  19. Vee VS says:

    Amazon Storywritter is being decommissioned June 30, 2019. Would be worthwhile to revisit the top 10 list.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, we’ll be updating the post shortly.

  20. Cale Winslow says:

    Amazon Storywriter is discontinuing their software starting June 30th, 2019.
    Such a bummer because I like the simple format.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, yes, we’ve added that to the post.

  21. DD says:

    I am looking for a free offline scriptwriter program. I am currently using the Celtx suite but am really annoyed by the online-only format. I need the freedom of writing offline. Any options? I am using a MAC, btw, thanks.
    Also, this is a very useful site.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks – have you seen these free screenwriting options?

  22. Victor says:

    I’m using Word and finding it hard to writer. Will look into these, thank you.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Victor. Any of these are better options than Word.

  23. Brigitte Furtado says:

    Thnanks for putting the time to put this list together. Saved me searching!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for reaching out, Brigitte!

  24. Jennifer says:

    Causality is not free, you have to pay $279 to save your document, so it’s not really worth it as a “free” program.

    1. Oliver says:

      I can only agree with that. Causality is only a “DEMO Version”. Even if they call it the “Free Version”. You cannot save more than 10 pages, after that you have to pay! Pure fooling around and in my opinion has nothing to do with this list.

  25. Omar says:

    Dubscript?

  26. C. Rutherford says:

    Has anyone on here used WriterDuet free version? Recommended?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes! It’s a great alternative if you’re strapped for cash.

  27. Charlie Hawes says:

    Nice list. I am using Final Draft for now but may switch when it next loses my script again!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yup, it can be buggy…

  28. Natasha says:

    Curious. Does anyone know what ultimately happened to Sophocles screenwriting software? In my humble opinion, it was actually superior to Final Draft–I used it in grad school and everyone was none the wiser.

  29. James Milner says:

    Well, the No. 2 pick is the best free screenwriting software I’ve found, hands down.

  30. Neil Byrd says:

    Not heard of most of these – – thanks for the heads up!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Neil!

  31. Bernie says:

    I’m realⅼy loving this site since I found it. Feels like my screenwriting is improving everyday.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Glad to hear it, Bernie!

  32. Darth V says:

    In year 2019 there are lot of movies are going to be released. Obviously, there are Avengers part 2, new Star Wars Episode nine and many others. These are movies that every person wants to see, but sometimes you can miss it.That’s where apps come in handy you can watch a movies for free. Btw, looking for the best app to watch free movies on your Android phone? Then your should check Showbox Application. This is the most famous app today that has a big library of shows and movies. This app is also available for Windows users. But your need to download it first to enjoy free shows.

  33. Henrietta says:

    DubScript has kept a low public profile since its release. Any updates on this software?

  34. Mary says:

    Celtx charges you after a month

  35. Farhad says:

    Any free screenwriting software that doesn’t use the cloud? Please tell me as I dont want to lose my work again.

  36. MARION DEAN WANGUI KIBAKI says:

    thank you for the information, will purchase and use for training of authentic filmmakers…….

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Marion!

  37. Rosa Cohen says:

    I’ve used Writer Duet paid version and free version and both are great. Just my 2 cents…

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes, WriterDuet’s great. Thanks for the comment, Rosa.

  38. Jay Denismore says:

    If your a serios writer you’d better pay for script software. These are useless!!

  39. Ivan K says:

    Do you have any recommendations of software for animation? I’d want to find out some additional information on that if you have it.

  40. Bryant From NJ says:

    1. Trelby 2. WriterDuet 3. Fade In.

  41. James Freeman says:

    Is it best to take free screenwriting software? What’s the difference between these and paid versions? I am a new writer apologies if this is a silly question. Peace.

  42. Jessica says:

    I’m new to screenwriting, can anyone tell me how to use the software? Any of the software, or what would you recommend for beginners? I don’t know how to navigate the Celtx site to get started.

  43. Ricky says:

    I met a filmmaker at a festival who highly recommended Script Studio… have you used this software? How does it compare to Final Draft and Writer Duet?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      No we haven’t used it, thanks for the heads up.

  44. Gary says:

    May want to take a look at Digipitch

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks Gary.

  45. Sonny says:

    What about Celtx?? How can it not be on this list??

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      It’s no longer free, unfortunately.

  46. Tebeck says:

    Hello, I am an amateur script writer with already many stories. But I have never seen a professional script nor do I even know what is meant by script writing software. Can anybody help me? I really love to make a career in script writing.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hi Tebeck – you can download and read pro scripts here and here’s a post on the best screenwriting software available.

  47. Marilla Hanson says:

    Love these, thanks for sharing!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Marilla!

  48. Reuben Greenfield says:

    Hi! I just wanted to ask if any of these software have ever have any issues with hackers?

  49. Kaspar E says:

    When will you all learn its not the software that matters its the STORY!

  50. Vincent J. says:

    I used Final Draft for several years and liked it, then lost my apartment and my desktop, leaving me with a Chromebook laptop — and to my dismay, FD was incompatible with Chromebook. WriterDuet came to my rescue, so much so that I bought the paid (full, lifetime) version of WD, which runs beautifully and has several extras lacking in the basic free version. I’ve completed two feature romantic comedy screenplays with WD and am working on a third. Its scripts supposedly can be converted to FD, but I’ve yet to try that option.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes, you can import and export to Final Draft in WriterDuet.

  51. Kristen Blakely says:

    I am surprised there’s so many free screenwriting software out there.

  52. Bernadine Hart says:

    It’s really the best time to be a screenwriter with sites like yours. Thank you so much for this vaulable resources!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Bernadine!

  53. Ben says:

    Anyone try scriptworthy?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Hi Ben, not tried it – hopefully someone can let us know.

  54. Petal says:

    Can someone say which one is completely free. i cannot afford a software right now.

  55. Monica says:

    I paid for a Final Draft years ago and used it successfully for a while but then they wanted more money or they wouldn’t update my software to use on my new computer! They actually locked me out of my own software that I paid for! I thought that was really bad on their part. Like I mean I understand charging more for a new version but if I already bought it and was happy with it, I should be able to keep using that as long as I want.
    I decided to boycott Final draft. I don’t write full time so it wasn’t worth it to me to keep paying their new fees.
    I have used “fountanize” in chrome. It’s very basic and I miss the extras that Final draft had but I don’t want to give them my money anymore. I am going to try writer duet that several people mentioned on this site. Thank you for the tips!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes Writer Duet’s pretty great – good luck with the switch.

  56. Jan Aguilos says:

    Are all these options good when converting the script to PDF?

  57. Jeanna says:

    Adobe is no longer available to new users and existing users will need to have all their data downloaded and off the site by Jan 2019 as they are no longer offering the software….. just an fyi

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the heads up, Jeanna!

  58. Ria O'Donnell says:

    Novel Suite works really well too. Although it’s designed predominantly for authors, the concepts are the same, and there is loads of functionality for screenwriters.
    http://www.novelsuite.com

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks Ria, we’ll check it out!

  59. James says:

    There’s a new resource out there, a desktop application put out by the guys at Hollywood Camera Work, called Causality. It’s based more on the plotting out of your storyline – but it also lets you slowly write your script in nuggets of scriptlets as you develop your story. These nuggets are tied to your storyboard, which you can move around and rearrange at will – while still keeping your story logic intact. It’s not your expected scriptwriting software, and you’ll get frustrated if you think of it that way… but it is free and it’s a fresh new approach to the story development/scriptwriting process that’s at least worth the look. It’s free with a paid upgrade – I’ve only ever used the free version, and full-disclosure: I’ve never actually finished a project with it.

  60. Theodosia says:

    WriterDuet has been acting up lately for me. Sad, because I actually like that site.

  61. Tone Love says:

    So basically, James D, what you are saying is that your 15 scripts COMBINED aren’t worth the cost of $80 (Fade In’s current price), yet you would love your scripts to generate millions of dollars one day. Think about your logic for a second…

  62. Tone Love says:

    Adobe Story will reach end-of-life in January 2019 and even the desktop version will cease to function. It was a really nice piece of software too, what a shame!

  63. James D. says:

    Until I can justify the cost fo Final Draft or Fade In, I’ve been looking into free options. I used to subscribe to Celtx, but I’m not a writer and couldn’t justify the price for something that I only used occasionally.
    I’m finding that the free versions of both Celtx and Writer Duet are limited to only 3 scripts. (Already have at least 15 scripts in Celtx from when I had a subscription)
    Are any of the other alternatives open to unlimited scripts?

  64. Ryan says:

    Can anyone tell me if I can copy and paste from the Celtx free version? Also, is there a way I can send somethings that I’ve written on Celtx? Also any idea’s of a way to get a cheap version of final draft? Thank you

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      A “cheap version of Final Draft” would be pirated which we don’t condone. I don’t use Celtx, but have you tried to copy and paste and it doesn’t work?

  65. Tommy2shoes says:

    I really like CeltX but the pro version is insanely expensive.
    Same with Adobe Story.
    also, this whole online stuff is a nightmare. I want to be offline when i write to avoid distraction and if my internet goes down i can’t do a single thing.
    I miss the good old days when you bought something and owned it instead of fucking renting everything.

  66. Guna says:

    Very useful site. Thanks SRP.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks Guna!

  67. jacobts says:

    I am very happy with Trelby

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, we’ll look into that one too.

  68. AMD says:

    Does the SRP team have any thoughts on the software Scrivener? Final Draft has a sale going on through tomorrow/today, so I may cave in and buy it. I started dabbling with a trial of Scrivener though and was curious if anyone has experiences.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      I would grab a copy of Final Draft while it’s on sale. Scrivener isn’t a screenwriting focused software.

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    1. Script Reader Pro says:

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  71. Chris says:

    Hi,

    I am a new scriptwriter and am wondering if ANY of these SW products can easily convert a Word document into a script format? If not, what is the least painful way to do this?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Unfortunately there isn’t a program yet that can easily convert from Word to a screenwriting format at the touch of a button.

  72. Hershel says:

    Keep working ,great job!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks Hershel!

  73. Yasmin Brown says:

    I want to know how to get free copy of Final Draft if anyone can tell me.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You can’t – not legally anyway.

  74. Bernard Connors says:

    Thanks will check these out!!

  75. Bashra says:

    It is such an awesome blog about the Screenwriting Software. Thanks for providing such an awesome information.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Bashra!

  76. Major Barie says:

    Awesome Information, thanks SRP!!!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Glad you found it helpful 🙂

  77. Darryl says:

    There are many such software out there but I much prefer to stick with the pro software rather than free screenwriting programs if you want to be a professional writer. Just my opinion.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      That’s fair enough. 😉

  78. Raymond Neff says:

    Celtx is AWFUL man! Avoid.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      What problems have you run into with it?

  79. Sally says:

    I like this because Final Draft’s monopoly on screenwriting software market has just been going on too long.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Craig Mazin would agree with you 😉

  80. Birdy says:

    Thanks for the heads up. This is useful to us poor writers haha.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Glad we could help.

    2. Script Reader Pro says:
  81. Terry says:

    Last script I wrote I bought Dramatica, which was a bear & I gave up on it. I formatted using books & other scripts. I’ve been asked to write for a project that already has a producer, but I’ve been out so long that I need advice on what software to use. This is a movie with possibility of going mini-series. Any suggestions?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      WriterDuet for a free option and Final Draft, Movie Magic or Fade In for paid.

  82. Mel D says:

    I’ve only just starting learning about screenwriting and will get one of these free options first. Thanks Script Writer Pro!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      No problem, Mel!

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks Mel!

  83. Phyllis says:

    Great list – thanks Script.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Phyllis.

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks Phyllis.

  84. Ken says:

    What’s Fade In like?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      It’s a great program, Ken. And much cheaper than either Final Draft or Movie Magic.

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      A great budget alternative to Final Draft.

  85. Ida says:

    If you haven’t got much money I’d buy Fade In rather than get these. It’s only $79.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      That’s a good choice, Ida.

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      Good advice.

  86. Andy says:

    Never heard of those last ones.

  87. Robbie says:

    Great , thanks for this.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Robbie!

  88. Amy says:

    Anyone know if Adobe is still free. Looks like you have to pay to me.

  89. Pricilla says:

    Final Draft may not be perfect but it’s the best screenwriting program out there at the moment. Don’t waste your time with these freebie alternatives.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      That’s a fair comment. We just wanted to give writers the choice 🙂

    2. Preston says:

      That’s subjective. After trying both, I think Writerduet is definitely better. Even the free version can do almost all, if not all, of what Final Draft can do, and there’s a lot it can do that Final Draft can’t.

  90. Asli says:

    Adobe Story is not free anymore. And they don’t let me download my files unless I pay. Without any notification…

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the heads up, Asli, I’ll look into it.

  91. A. Lewis says:

    My name is Arthur Lewis I’m from Western Cape and I’m a new screenwriter. Thank you so much for this site, it’s helping me improve as a writer.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome Arthur. Good luck with the writing.

  92. Fran says:

    Thankѕ a
    lot. 🙂

  93. Cherie 87 says:

    WriterDuet is the best.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Yes, it’s pretty decent.

    2. Gary Kevin Ware says:

      Writer Duet was good, except when I converted it to PDF and printed it, it messed up several of my pages, because there were long blocks of text. I didn’t have the same problem with Fade In but every page printed would have (printed with the demonstration version of Fade In).

  94. Albert G says:

    Hi there, does anyone know if Movie Magic is better than Final Draft?

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Final Draft is easier to use in our opinion and is more widely used in the industry.

    2. Script Reader Pro says:

      We prefer Final Draft but it’s all relative.

  95. James says:

    Does any one know what Amazon screenwriter is like?

    1. Preston says:

      Amazon Storywriter is very bare-bones. It’s simple and gives you what you need to get your script on paper, but it lacks any kind of moderately advanced features that make most screenwriting software so nice to use.

  96. Jacob says:

    Celtx is NOT free. 15 days of use, and you’re locked out until you subscribe- it’s pricey as well.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      According to their website “Basic Screenwriting” is still free? https://www.celtx.com/pricing.html

    2. George says:

      If you select a package then go to the next step you can return to the free version.

  97. Roger says:

    I like Celtx.

    1. Karanvir Singh says:

      can anybody provide me link of celtx for pc

  98. Pete says:

    Adobe Story is not bad.

  99. Sarah says:

    Celtx sux.

    1. Maria says:

      May I ask why? Just curious 🙂

  100. John Wallace says:

    Tried using fire-camp – what a waste of time. After logging in the only option available was create a story but when you try to find the Outline function you are asked to sign in and once you sign in you are back to create story with no tutorial.

  101. Olivier Durand says:

    Before writing a line of dialogue, you have to outline your story! FIRECAMP is a simple, visual and collaborative web tool to outline, write and develop stories. You can add collaborators to your story and see changes in real time.
    We are providing a free version of our tool for screenwriters, because we know it’s not always easy to start as a screenwriter.

    1. SRP says:

      Sounds interesting. Drop me a line.

    2. Vincent says:

      I use Chromebook. Do you have a screnwriting version that’s compatible?

      1. Script Reader Pro says:

        Sorry Vincent. Don’t know much about Google Chromebooks.

      2. Steven says:

        I would like to introduce my own opensource product inScipt English version which supports Fountain syntax, PDF preview and PDF download. You can access it by various browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE etc) on several platforms(Windows, macOS, Chromebook, etc). No fee, no trial and no registration needed for this online service. inScript is not only free but also opensource. Further more, you can even run it locally through docker.
        More features of inScript:
        – Dark mode
        – Full screen mode
        – 3 different font sizes for writing
        – Auto save in browser’s local storage
        Hope it helps.

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