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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
Highland, our long-in-beta screenplay editor, is finally available in the Mac App Store today. It’s regularly priced at $19.99, but through the end of the month, it’s half-off at $9.99.
Fountain’s section and synopsis syntax work great for creating outlines.
Final Draft has released a new version of Final Draft Reader, adding support for iPhones to their heretofore iPad-only app.
A reader named Gerry wrote in to share his screenwriting workflow using Fountain, which includes Scrivener, iA Writer, Dropbox and Highland.
Stu Maschwitz explains how blogging led him to fall out of love with as-you-type formatting and embrace plain text.
Ben Godar uses Highland to read screenplays on his Kindle by converting PDFs.
My favorite new feature of Highland is Quick Look previews, which even let you preview Final Draft (.fdx) files.
Nima Yousefi has released an optimized code base for Fountain that’s ten times faster.