Final Draft
Final Draft
11.0.2

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Final Draft free download for Mac

Final Draft

11.0.2
28 March 2019

Industry-leading screenwriting software.

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 Final Draft

Version 11.0.2:
New Navigator Features:
  • View an inclusivity analysis of your script
  • You can now input character traits and attributes
  • Export to csv
  • Character arc beats and non-speaking characters have moved to the scenes navigator
Also:
  • Improved Tags Report
  • Revisions improvements
  • Combine Files
  • Defect fixes

50 Final Draft Reviews

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gryphonent
30 April 2009

Most helpful

Purchased Final Draft 4, 5, 6, and 7... all buggy as hell with no support at all after purchase. Bugs remain unfixed and the developer does just not care for customers on the Mac platform. I will not pay another $80 to this company. Proposed colored index cards in version 4 years ago, now they implemented the idea. Have migrated to Montage and Scrivener... better companies, better support, better product!
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Version 8.0
Playwright
28 February 2019
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.
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Version 11.0.1
Snaporaz
27 February 2019
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.
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Version 10.0.8
frank-007
07 March 2018
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.
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Version 10.0.6
Lord-Lightning
31 October 2016
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.
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Version 10.0.0
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Lev
Lev
20 January 2017
Agreed, and it gets even sillier. They just put their price up to $250, which makes it not so much obscene as embarrassing. It can't be said often enough: you don't need this thing to write screenplays. Use Fade In. Use Highland. Use Slugline. The universal industry file format is now PDF. Spend the money you save on dinner for your sweetie.
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mrsidoric
17 October 2016
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. This app needs a total rewrite and a MASSIVE price reduction. JUST. NOT. WORTH. IT.
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Version 10.0.0
Turquoise
08 January 2015
Every inconvenience mentionned below plus the exhorbitant price.
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Version 9.0.5
Nicolasd
16 August 2014
It does feel like it's way behind in development. Apple releases a major OS version annually now, and FD can only manage that every 2+ years. Readers of reviews here should keep in mind that it's fairly easy to move to a different screenwriting program if you're sitting by yourself in your room. Once you have to work with others producing real projects on a real schedule, it's not so practical. Celx is an exercise in masochism. FadeIn is a nice, modern Mac app with lots of frequent updates and a very responsive developer... but it's still not as frictionless for me as FD. If you want to get into screenwriting, FadeIn would be my recommendation. And for 95% of the people reading this, any app will do. Just go and write. By the time you really need FD, you will probably be able to expense it because you're a professional paid screenwriter.
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Version 9.0.4
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Raddle
Raddle
20 September 2015
What he said. Excellent review.
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Forn
15 August 2014
Industrie Leader - a running gag. As a professional I can say that a book can be written in any program as long as it show the standard more or less.
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Version 9.0.4
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Lev
Lev
25 October 2015
As a professional, you could also have mentioned that Final Draft isn't for writing books. It's for writing screenplays. (Personally I prefer cuneiform but those damn Industry Standards won't have it.)
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Playwright
Playwright
28 February 2019
Try MovieMagic Screenwriter. I've been using it for years. No complaints. It has a full range of professional-industry standard features.
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DarwinM7533
14 August 2014
Not a single of the major bugs fixed with this update. But they did put swear words into the dictionary... Don't know what the FD people are thinking. They have UI and functionality issues, but they apparently can't be bothered with basic user accessibility. Go to johnaugust.com and listen to two ScriptNotes podcasts, one a review of FD9 and the other with the bosses of Final Draft. After listening to the discussion with the bosses of FD, you'll understand why they are still stuck in the 20th century. A dinosaur product with dinosaur strategic thinking behind it. http://johnaugust.com/2014/scriptnotes-ep-129-the-one-with-the-guys-from-final-draft-transcript http://johnaugust.com/2014/scriptnotes-ep-126-punching-the-salty-ocean-transcript John August is a highly respected Hollywood screenwriter, and ScriptNotes is a collaboration with another successful screenwriter, Craig Mazen.
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Version 9.0.4
gravitime
07 April 2014
WHAT? Is this a joke?
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Version 9.0.3
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
08 April 2014
As my dear old Irish great great great grandfather said about Final Draft - which he used to help Shakespeare format a stage play, "Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear! Are they still flogging that?"
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