Writer
Writer
2.1

4.8

Writer free download for Mac

Writer

2.1
13 May 2016

Fountain screenwriting tool.

Overview

Writer is an easy screenwriting application based on the fountain language, which is similar to markdown but optimized for screenwriting by automatically recognizing such things as scene headers or dialogue.

What's new in Writer

Version 2.1:
  • Outline: you can now summon an outline sidebar to quickly jump to sections or scenes
  • New Icon!
  • Bugfix: Formatting inside formatting (z.B.: **bold with _underline_ inside**) wasn't correctly exported to pdf

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3 Writer Reviews

Rate this app:

M-Caravaggio
20 July 2016

Most helpful

Excellent free screenwriting app. We found this via the fountain site - http://fountain.io - after trying a few other alternatives such as Final Draft and Fade in and found we actually preferred this for it's simplicity, interface design and native usage of '.fountain' files as opposed to the proprietary formats of the others.

Having .fountain as the native file is very helpful as we are collaborating between Mac and Linux Mint users.

The interface is very clean and 'Mac like' unlike some of the popular ones mentioned above and despite having less features/ options as those at this point it is very nice to use and gets the job done.

Thanks Hendrik, good work.

* Feedback:

- Would be good to see the 'outline' panel expandable horizontally with drag so more of the scene heading texts is visible.
- Maybe needs a 'prefs' window set-up to allow for a few more options to be set-up, such a setting the font?
- Could do with ability to add a page header / footer.
Like (1)
Version 2.1
Grug
21 April 2018
Nice Free app to write screenplays in fountain.
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Version 2.1
kentstor
26 February 2018
A great, simple tool for scriptwriting however it isn't 100% free of bugs. For instance, I am having some occasional page separation issues when exporting to PDF that are inexplicable (or at least to me they are). Will upgrade rating to 5 stars if someone could explain to me what is going on there.
Like
Version 2.1
M-Caravaggio
20 July 2016
Excellent free screenwriting app. We found this via the fountain site - http://fountain.io - after trying a few other alternatives such as Final Draft and Fade in and found we actually preferred this for it's simplicity, interface design and native usage of '.fountain' files as opposed to the proprietary formats of the others.

Having .fountain as the native file is very helpful as we are collaborating between Mac and Linux Mint users.

The interface is very clean and 'Mac like' unlike some of the popular ones mentioned above and despite having less features/ options as those at this point it is very nice to use and gets the job done.

Thanks Hendrik, good work.

* Feedback:

- Would be good to see the 'outline' panel expandable horizontally with drag so more of the scene heading texts is visible.
- Maybe needs a 'prefs' window set-up to allow for a few more options to be set-up, such a setting the font?
- Could do with ability to add a page header / footer.
Like (1)
Version 2.1
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
Developer Website: 
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