Best Screenwriting Software

    Screenwriting software is a word processor designed specifically writing film and television scripts. While similar to document creation, screenwriting software includes auto-formatted page layout functionality which provides the correct format for a television or film script. Additionally, screenwriting software provides features that streamline the process of scriptwriting, with tools such as scene ordering, character notes, story outlining, and production notes.

    Screenwriting software is most commonly used by scriptwriters, film producers, showrunners, and any creative department that is involved with the production of a script. Screenwriting software can be integrated with video editing software to streamline the entire video production process.

    To qualify for inclusion in the Screenwriting category, a product must:

    Provide auto-formatting for standard screenplay formats
    Include additional screenwriting functionalities such as scene ordering, character notes, and team collaboration
    Offer a paid subscription model or a proprietary option downloaded directly on to a computer

    Top 6 Screenwriting Software

    • Final Draft
    • Celtx
    • StudioBinder
    • WriterDuet
    • Scrivener
    • Movie Magic Screenwriter

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    (32)4.4 out of 5

    Organizing your story has never been easier with the Final Draft 9 Navigator. No longer just a Scene Navigator, the new Navigator also displays ScriptNotes and Characters arcs.

    (37)4.1 out of 5
    Entry Level Price:FREE Up to 3 projects

    For over twenty years, Celtx has been changing the way people think about creating content. Our all-in-one online solution for writing, planning, and managing media production is the first of its kind and has enjoyed enormous global adoption. Celtx sets the benchmark for collaborative production workflows for professional teams who work in film & television, marketing agencies & in-house teams, and video game production. Science and art are not mutually exclusive. Our team blends engine

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    Provides customizable solutions for photo and video production companies to better manage their productions, all in one place.

    (24)4.5 out of 5

    With a simple, attractive, customizable design, WriterDuet is fun and easy to use from day one.

    (58)4.6 out of 5

    Project Manager & Word Processor In One! Stop Organizing. Start Writing

    (11)4.2 out of 5

    Movie Magic Screenwrite 6 is a screenwriting software that formats movies, television, novels, stage plays and even comic book scripts, making it the only program for all types of creative writing.

    (4)4.0 out of 5

    A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program. Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. Trelby is free software, that you can contribute to.

    (3)3.0 out of 5

    Tools built for writing screenplays and made them work for almost every kind of document you write. From novels to blog posts and school reports, Highland's clean design and innovative tools help you focus on words, not formatting.

    (2)4.0 out of 5

    Dramatica Pro is a creative writing and story creation software.

    (2)4.0 out of 5

    Fade In is a professional screenwriting software.

    (2)4.3 out of 5

    MasterWriter offers a suite of writing tools.

    (1)4.0 out of 5

    KIT Scenarist is a program for creating screenplays which oriented at international standards in the field of film production. The program is a full-featured studio for creating stories from the birth of the idea and before the transfer of the script to production.

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    Movie Outline was created by a produced writer to take the complexity out of the screenwriting process. Its design is based on the principle of step-outlining which allows you to plan your cinematic structure, develop characters and format your screenplay scene by scene, providing all the tools all you need to develop your idea into a professional screenplay.

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    Page 2 Stage is screenwriting software designed expressly for people writing screenplays, scripts, and plays. It provides numerous features needed by screenwriters not found in standard word processors.

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    Script Studio (formerly Movie Outline) is a cross-platform, award-winning creative writing application that was created to take the complexity out of the screenwriting process. Its intuitive design is based on the principle of step-outlining which allows you to plan your cinematic structure, develop characters and format your screenplay to the industry standard guidelines scene by scene, providing all the tools a writer needs in a single cross-platform package.

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    Arc Studio Pro is screenwriting with mindful collaboration, worry-free editing and creative experimentation.

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    Causality is a new kind of writing app where you develop your story visually, giving you an incredible overview of even very complex stories. Causality looks simple, but the engineering is anything but. Inside, a sophisticated Story Sequencing Engine™ analyzes all the events in your story, finds your plot problems, and comes up with the most logical sequence.

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    Maveny helps film industry professionals and production companies to get feedback on loglines, synopses or scripts before production.

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    Prewrite is a browser-based app for turning story ideas into screenplays, scene-by-scene -- visually with timelines, cards and inspiring images. It tracks story beats, characters, emotional context, plot threads, and provides advanced insights into story structure. Prewrite also provides importing and exporting features that work with Final Draft and PDF file formats.

    Save the Cat! Story Structure Software unlocks the fundamentals and mechanics of your story with the best-selling Save the Cat!® Story-Structure Methodology. With our digital writer’s board and virtual index cards, you can develop your plot points, plan character transformations, and identify the purpose of each scene in your story. It’s never been easier to organize and write your novel or screenplay.

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    Slugline is a screenwriting application for Mac.

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    The first unified platform for creative television makers. Propel through the content production chain and enjoy making television together, faster! A unified online collaborative platform for TV and Radio creation. Write scripts with automatic formatting, create rundowns, organise content, plan and schedule your TV & Radio shows. Be in sync with all devices, always, in the studio or on location. Include timings, director's notes, rich media and other data in your script. Work all togethe

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