The response to Weekend Read has been terrific, and we’ve already learned a lot.
With two iPhone apps, you can go from a printed screenplay to one customized for your phone in Weekend Read.
Craig and John get in your head to talk procrastination, pageorexia and generalized anxiety. They also move beyond the psychopathology to discuss all the changes in the industry, from cable mergers to lawsuits to disruptive technologies. You’re not as paranoid as you think you are.
We have a new app. It’s called Weekend Read. It’s for reading scripts on your iPhone, and it’s free on the App Store right now.
John and Craig tackle the greatest controversy in screenwriting: how many spaces to put after the period. From there, it’s follow-up on the Final Draft episode, including some behind-the-scene details.
On their website, Final Draft claims to be the preferred format for WGA registration. But that doesn’t gibe with the WGA’s own site.
The makers of Final Draft pay us a visit to clear up John and Craig’s misconceptions of, well, everything. It’s double the umbrage for your money.
Proposed changes in Fountain 1.1 focus on letting users force Lyric, Character and Action elements.
The editors of Macworld named Highland, our plain-text screenwriting app, one of the best products of 2013.
Scriptnotes now has an app for iOS and Android. It’s free for both platforms.
Writer/director/actor/comedian Mike Birbiglia joins John and Craig to talk about writing for yourself, and how his one-man shows have translated into his films Sleepwalk With Me and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. We talk movies and television, stand-up and screenplays, and the upside of failure.
Editorial is one of the slickest text editors for the iPad, and thanks to some clever Python scripting, it can now show previews of Fountain scripts.
At the end of a line in Highland, if you hit shift-return rather than just return, you’ll make the entire line uppercase. It’s useful for character names, scene headings and transitions.
For the past 18 months, I’ve been doing all my new writing in Fountain rather than a heavyweight screenwriting app. I love it. I made a screencast to explain why it’s better.
Screenwriters often find themselves with PDF of a screenplay when they actually need a Final Draft (.fdx) file that they can edit. Here are three ways to convert from PDF to fdx, ranging from painful to sublime.
An upcoming project at Quote-Unquote Apps involves heavy use of Dropbox, so we’ve been experimenting with their developer API. Today, we added “Save to Dropbox” for all the scripts in the Library.
Highland, our screenwriting app for Mac, revved up to version 1.5 today. It’s in the Mac App Store right now.
John and Craig debate the perils and possibilities of bringing iPads into movie theaters. Is Disney’s Little Mermaid iPad app a way to breathe new life into a classic, or a slippery slope towards cinematic ruin? It’s a conversation with plenty of umbrage — but from an unexpected source.
Highland, our multi-purpose screenwriting app, has a free update in the Mac App Store. It’s available now. Version 1.0.3 fixes several bugs, including one involving dual dialogue that made a mess on the page. Something new: When bringing in a PDF or Final Draft file, Highland now appends (converted) to the title until you save […]
Matthew McCowan built a handy little script/app for building shotlists from screenplays written in Fountain.
As someone who sells apps, I’d love near-real-time sales reports, link tracking, and better management of promo codes. But what I want most is for Apple to get rid of the charts.
Highland 1.0.2 adds a handy shift-return feature and support for lyrics, in addition to many bug fixes and performance tweaks.
Craig leads the discussion on how to survive a notes meeting. As screenwriters, our instinct is to defend, deny and debate — but these are almost always the wrong choice. By reframing the discussion about the movie rather than the script, you can often end up at a better place.
We’ve had a great response to Highland, our plain-text screenwriting app, with lots of five star ratings that make us blush. We’re working on new features, but first we’re squashing some bugs. Here’s what’s new in 1.01: When you save (or autosave), Highland remembers where your cursor was. Because that’s How It Should Be. Highland […]
Craig and John discuss the big Veronica Mars/Kickstarter news in one of the more contentious podcasts to date. If you like umbrage, this is the show for you.