Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling application specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics, and stageplays. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules - Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write.
Outline your script ideas and reorder scenes in this high level overview
With the scene view you can look at your script from a 5,000 foot view and select, drag and drop one or more scenes to reorganize your ideas as you outline. Insert new scenes easily, and hide or show information important to you such as the scene's action, title and summary. Scene view also displays a scene's color so you can quickly identify one scene from another. Print your scene view or just view it alongside the script. With double-click you can sync the script to instantly go to any scene you've selected in scene view.
Manage and view the important details of your scene in this sortable floating palette
Manage the pace and flow of your story and keep track of up to 9 categories of information related to your scenes. The scene navigator is a sortable, customizable floating palette that displays details about your script such as a scene's title, color, page number, length and location, and best of all it syncs with the script with a single-click. As your script progresses, you can pick and choose the columns of information that are relevant for that phase of writing.
Add scene titles and colors to track your story lines, characters and so on
Track data specific to each scene in this floating palette such as the scene's story beats that will eventually make up the action, characters and dialog of the scene. Add and edit your scene's title such as ‘Villain introduced', and add color to the scene to help you track elements like storylines, character arcs, and material you need to get back to later. Like the navigator, the SPI will display the details of whatever scene you're working on in your script so that you have your summary notes handy as you need them.
Easily outline your story and restructure your script by dragging and dropping multiple scenes at a time
This improved feature has double-sided cards that display the script's scene on one side and the summary on the other. The summary view allows you to enter ideas directly into the index card such as your basic outline, notes, sequence or act markers, comments, locations, blocking... anything you need to build and organize your story. You can also color your index cards to help organize themes, character arcs, A and B stories, etc. Select and rearrange multiple cards at once if you need to reorder your scenes or print your index cards directly on 3 x 5 or 4 x 6 cards for use in the 'traditional' way if you want to visualize and organize scenes outside of the application. Double-clicking on a card in split panel view will automatically sync the scene selected with your script.