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Final Draft for Mac

Industry-leading screenwriting software.

$199.99
In English
Version 13.0.0
2.7
Based on 25 user rates

Final Draft overview

Final Draft allows you to 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 stage plays. 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.

What’s new in version 13.0.0

  • Writing Stats
  • Typewriter
  • Midnight Mode
  • Emoji
  • Navigator 2.0
  • Enhanced Outline Editor
  • Custom Color PDFs
  • Structure Lines
  • Custom Beat Views

Final Draft for Mac

$199.99
In English
Version 13.0.0
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2.7

(50 Reviews of Final Draft)

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anonymous-mink
anonymous-mink
Feb 28 2019
11.0.1
3.0
Feb 28 2019
3.0
Version: 11.0.1
More appropriately, compare Final Draft to Screenwriter, which is the app I use. Its features rise to a professional level, unlike the more modest apps listed in the "Similar Software" window.
Snaporaz
Snaporaz
Feb 27 2019
10.0.8
0.0
Feb 27 2019
0.0
Version: 10.0.8
i am currently using FD v. 11.0.1. i am a long time final draft user and the versions got worse and worse. unneeded features clutter the app, it is buggier than ever, updates are rare. i am giving up and finally switching to highland 2, which even in the freeware version is more convenient to work with, than FD.
frank-007
frank-007
Mar 7 2018
10.0.6
5.0
Mar 7 2018
5.0
Version: 10.0.6
The newest version works fine for me. The app has finally been debugged and optimised. The tools they provide are useful. I wish there were more possibilities of export/import with other writing app such as Scrivener or even MS Word (it exports only in RTF) I purchased this app through stack social which gave me a discount otherwise I wouldn't have paid so much for it.
Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
Oct 31 2016
10.0.0
2.0
Oct 31 2016
2.0
Version: 10.0.0
Tried it and seriously all could think of was getting back to Fade In - at less than one third the price. Hey, it is formatting software at the end of the day - it is not the keys to the golden state of screenwriting nirvana. It is just not worth the obscene price. It reminded me so much of combining Scrivener with Scapple. It certainly offer nothing more that I can see.
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Oct 17 2016
10.0.0
0.5
Oct 17 2016
0.5
Version: 10.0.0
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. This app needs a total rewrite and a MASSIVE price reduction. JUST. NOT. WORTH. IT.
Drtyrell969
Drtyrell969
Mar 30 2022
12.0.0
5.0
Mar 30 2022
5.0
Version: 12.0.0
PauloFut
PauloFut
Jul 19 2020
5.0
Jul 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-mink
anonymous-mink
Feb 28 2019
3.0
Feb 28 2019
3.0
Version: null
frank-007
frank-007
Mar 7 2018
5.0
Mar 7 2018
5.0
Version: null
Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
Oct 31 2016
2.0
Oct 31 2016
2.0
Version: null
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Oct 17 2016
0.5
Oct 17 2016
0.5
Version: null
RougeCheese12
RougeCheese12
Jun 3 2015
0.5
Jun 3 2015
0.5
Version: null
nikolalek
nikolalek
May 22 2015
0.5
May 22 2015
0.5
Version: null
Turquoise
Turquoise
Jan 8 2015
1.0
Jan 8 2015
1.0
Version: null
Nicolasd
Nicolasd
Aug 16 2014
4.0
Aug 16 2014
4.0
Version: null
Forn
Forn
Aug 15 2014
0.5
Aug 15 2014
0.5
Version: null
saltvalley
saltvalley
Apr 7 2014
0.5
Apr 7 2014
0.5
Version: null
UniqueNickName
UniqueNickName
Jan 10 2014
0.5
Jan 10 2014
0.5
Version: null
JamesBond9408
JamesBond9408
Mar 13 2013
4.0
Mar 13 2013
4.0
Version: null
aunda
aunda
Aug 8 2012
4.0
Aug 8 2012
4.0
Version: null
J-Khulasphoc
J-Khulasphoc
Oct 24 2011
3.5
Oct 24 2011
3.5
Version: null
Babyfett
Babyfett
Dec 22 2009
3.0
Dec 22 2009
3.0
Version: null
anonymous-fowl-4093
anonymous-fowl-4093
May 6 2009
3.0
May 6 2009
3.0
Version: null
StrictlyBagel
StrictlyBagel
Apr 30 2009
2.0
Apr 30 2009
2.0
Version: null
Ferruccio-Busoni
Ferruccio-Busoni
Nov 10 2006
4.0
Nov 10 2006
4.0
Version: null
Stevehops
Stevehops
Nov 9 2006
3.5
Nov 9 2006
3.5
Version: null
dmu
dmu
May 10 2006
4.5
May 10 2006
4.5
Version: null
John-F-
John-F-
Feb 19 2006
2.5
Feb 19 2006
2.5
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 24 2005
2.0
Oct 24 2005
2.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2005
2.8
Sep 30 2005
2.8
Version: null