David Smith has compiled a list of recommendations for making the App Store experience better, including a better way to handle refunds.
Highland, our award-winning screenwriting app for the Mac, has a major update today. It’s available in the Mac App Store.
Charles Forman, whose company OMGPOP developed Draw Something, is writing a screenplay in Fountain, and developing new tools along the way.
John and Craig talk with WGA President Chris Keyser about the tentative deal reached between writers and the studios, and why it’s more groundbreaking than it might appear at first glance.
Highland 1.6 features all the improvements to PDF-melting from Weekend Read, including better support for PDFs created with Fade In and Celtx.
Weekend Read 1.0.2 greatly improves PDF reading and adds a lot of new content. The app is free in the App Store.
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.