Of all the fascinating applications that can be found in nature, I am especially in love with Final Draft. It is an application dedicated to writing and developing screen scripts and has withstood the test of time, going through 11 iterations to reach this latest version, the pinnacle of warez screen writing.
Although most of us are happy with Word or Google Docs, the screenwriters have become accustomed to the key combinations and unique styles of Final Draft but were satisfied with software that was, to be fair, very behind the state of the art. Now, the latest version is beginning to offer many competitive features that include collaboration tools and powerful formatting tricks.
The most important change is the decidedly proprietary collaboration system. Final Draft creates a chat room where you and your collaborators can sit and work together in one document and the changes are visible in all copies of the text. You can also use the room to exchange ideas using the Beat Board view, essentially a corkboard that facilitates the presentation of ideas, scenes or characters.
The system now also includes voice-to-text capabilities so you can dictate your next script simply by talking to your computer. It also adds tagging so you can break down the scripts in terms of accessories, animals, actors, budgets and schedules. You can also add images to scripts, a feature aimed at graphic novel writers and game creators.
There is also a Night mode for when you are thinking deeply and that third Burgundian cup of Burgundy as
I used Final Draft for a year, I wrote a script with a friend of the university, and I did not notice much difference of UX / UI between Final Draft 10 and 11 However, the collaboration features are excellent and a great improvement over previous versions. Being able to add photos and other multimedia elements is the icing on the cake, so to speak.
The final draft now points to a more general audience and, although there are add-ons to write scripts in Word and Google Docs, many writers rely on the software. A $ 249 is a bit expensive, but while you're working on your next big script with a robot that falls in love with a washing machine, it's probably a tax write-off. That said, do not hold back on that advice.