Final Draft Writer App Recensioni

Buona, ma bug!

Allora, costosissima, buona, ma bugga come chissà cosa, al momento vale 0, perchè ogni volta che vado a capo dopo una transizione, lapp si chiude. Da migliorare perchè ora non vale nulla, ora non si può neanche usare! Miglioratela.

Crash and Burn on iPhone 7 Plus

Could be a great workflow between mobile and desktop. Buggy but slow on iPhone 7 Plus. Maybe needs an upgrade.

Too many bugs, not competitive

With so many other options out there, a company that has been around this long has no excuse not to be doing it better. Update: I just finished 4 days of back and forth with Final Draft customer service, and after walking me through everything I already explained was happening, they are trying to blame Dropbox and telling me to use manual push to share my files on the app (this defeating any sort of syncing feature this app claims to have.) They also seem to have failed utterly in understanding the bug that keeps you from being able to upgrade the app in the first place. All in all, save your money and buy an app that does what it claims. OP: I recently purchased the full FD10 for OSX and this app. I was drawn to how easy it looked to edit on the go and was looking for a replacement for Adobe Story now that it’s being phased out. In the first 2 hours of writing, the software crashed 4x’s. Even with autosave on I lost almost 10 pages of work. The iOS app doesn’t recognize any folders in a Dropbox business account, only my personal folders, so the Dropbox integration is useless across teams that pay for that feature. There’s no syncing in the iOS app with scripts in the OSX app, they just rely on people using Dropbox or iCloud to do all the lifting for them. Speaking of no syncing, you have to host a server session that resets your entire script layout to collaborate with other editors who ALSO have to have a version or trial of their own to work with you AND the iOS app doesn’t allow collaboration AT ALL. (Googledocs is free... jessayin.) And probably the stupidest glitch of all- you can’t buy the upgrade to edit scripts. It’s a greyed out button that just banners in and out whenever you try to purchase the in-app upgrade. I’m asking for my money back and sorry I even wasted two days putting material into this platform.

Address bug please?

Overall I love this app. If you’re a novice like me it’s a great app that helps you learn by practice the correct way to format a script. If you’re a pro this will just speed things along. There is a bug that cause the keyboard to appear over where my cursor was left leaving me blind to what I’m typing. If eventually fixes itself but would love to not have to hassle with that every page.


Ok look... I know things like this cost money to make... but you shouldn’t put it on the AppStore as “free” if you can’t do a single thing without paying for it

Not Free

So I can’t actually write anything without paying for it? Ad pops up every time I try... not worth the hassle.

Importing is very limited

I purchased this app switching from my other program because they didn’t have a mobile app. I was very disappointed to see I can’t open TXT files or even paste text from those TXT files. I copied the files to my pages and also to my notes and I thought I could copy and paste from there, but no such luck. I’m sure its great for opening FD files or starting organically, but trying to import/open from anything else, it’s useless.

Like’n the mobility.

Some of the options run slow on my phone. Sometimes that messes with my work flow. But it is AMAZING to be able to write on the go. It has changed everything!

Every action requires payment - even typing.

Can’t figure out if this app is the one I’m looking for as every menu option pops up the full screen prompt to unlock the full thing. Even typing on the page triggers this. Completely misleading, completely unusable. Can’t type a single letter.

App Review

I use this app everyday on my iPad. I love Final draft. It’s allows me to take my work where ever I go.

Excellent writing tool

I have been using this app for a couple of months and I love how intuitive and clean the interface is. Granted I am just getting started writing screenplays but wanted to share my thoughts for novices like myself.

Please bring back old App

Now I can’t purchase the app and distribute it through VPP to users. Yes I can send this free one out to users but I can’t buy the in app purchases through VPP. Please bring back the old way of an app with an up front price of $9.99.


Let's me write right when inspiration Sparks.

Works Great

Love this app, I’ve had it for years and all of my projects have survived iPad changes, updates, and years of sitting in my project list, untouched. Recommended!

Unusable without $9.99 purchase

Complete waste. Can create a document, but cannot actually add text or modify in any way without purchase.

It’s kinda good but you have to pay for almost everything.

I wouldn’t suggest this, you might as well use your notes app on your phone. You have to pay for all the features and simple things like a scene heading.

Destroyed my file after 1 crash, including backups

I’m on an iPhone X and this thing is laggy. Every press takes time to register. Putting aside the lag I just had a crash that not only jumbled all text in my script, but also corrupted all the backups! I have to start over and make sense of The gibberish this app has made of my work. I’ll be asking for my money back. Yeah - it’s not free. It’s $10 to type anything.

Great app

This app would get 5 stars if they’d make it possible to text message your working script.

Doesn’t scroll to where I’m writing (iPhoneX)

It’s incredibly annoying to see the script jump back up the page, blocking the area that I’m editing. Once I start typing the canvas scrolls to the right spot. And so forth. Can’t believe this is an active bug that isn’t addressed being ‘critical’. I’m on the latest iOS using an iPhoneX. And even worse, I wanted to get technical support for this issue but the registration page isn’t working! When I fill out the form the actual register button doesn’t do a thing. Someone’s asleep at this company.

Great App

UPDATE/ the developers have fixed this issue. Thanks! // The keyboard covers the bottom of the page on iPhoneX and cannot scroll upwards to see the covered text. Hope there’s a fix soon.

Make it better. You have worthy competition breathing on your neck.

For example, is it too hard to remember last location where a pdf was exported?

So far I like it.

If it had a collaboration feature, it’d be perfect.


You can’t do anything unless you pay $9.99. This isn’t free. Avoid this switch and bait crap.

The best screenwriting app!

Wonderful app. It has many of the great feature in the desktop version, and with the use of iCloud, I can write my script just about anywhere.

Downgraded paid app?

Did FD seriously downgrade this paid writing app into merely a free reader? They already had a separate free reader app. Now this no longer does what I paid for, which is bait-and-switch fraud.

This App has become almost useless

After two years of having this app, as a writer, Ive watched every successive update further destroy what was once a straightforward, easy to use App that simplified the professional screenwriting process turn into a bug infested, clunky, unreliable mess. As I sit writing now, Ive spent the last two hours watching every few words I write force the App to freeze, and attempt to save the work, while I watch a struggling blue line erratically act at the top of my page. I wait until it figures out whats going on and write a bit more before it freezes again. It has gone from being a good standard to being almost pure garbage that cant be trusted. Ive lost parts of scripts, the App randomly refreshes itself, and the freezing and the struggling, distracting blue line all keep getting worse. Really sad how many really good Apps, including the ones with plenty of resources and money, can never seem to keep their integrity or quality. Currently looking at other screenwriting options, months of this constant struggle and downgrading is unacceptable

Bug fixes FTW

After having worked with the dev team, the problems I was experiencing are no longer a problem. Great response time, wonderful people to work with, great way to edit on the go. Thanks for the time and attention. Good team, great app.


When an idea comes to mind, it’s extremely convenient to open up the app and work on the script wherever, whenever.

Must more language support

Please support Arabic language


Editing my initial review because after months I hate it even more. This app is simply awful. I would rather try to type a screen play on windows 95 text editor.

It’s OK

You can do small tweaks on your iPad on set... But any heavy lifting needs to be done in the main program on your computer. Cutting scenes and trying to move them makes the app crash... Wouldn’t waste your money unless you just want to use this as a reader.

I want my $10 back

Absolutely horrible. Will not allow anything to be moved from DropBox or iCloud. Absolute garbage.

5 stars

My DP’s recommendation. So far, so good

It’s okay but title page has a major glitch

I need a title page a few months ago and when I revisited my project it had a title page that was 59 pages long. Why not just keep it simple and make the one title page like I originally had it. Cut the crap and give me something simple.

Maybe Change Overall Format

So, I’m a writer, and I’ve recently gotten into screenwriting, and although I’m getting the hang of it, I would love to be able to read samples from other authors on the app, maybe even linking to websites with famous movie manuscripts, but that would just be something to add. I’m actually surprised with how happy I was getting this app. The format when writing is the best I’ve seen, contrasting with cheaper options. However, I do believe that the layout of the app, overall, could be changed. It really feels like an older app that needs an update and it’s kind of “boxy” instead of flowing, if that makes any sense. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t hard to navigate, but it’s a little annoying, seeing as it was $10. For example, when you open the app “Bear”, it seems open and gives you more of a welcoming vibe that you really don’t get from this app. Besides that, I’m completely happy with it, and it is worth the money.

Turkish fonts?

Unable to use some Turkish fonts. Are you planning to add them to the app anytime soon?

Very good

The app is working pretty well so far. However, I’m in the process of revising a script, and it’s not allowing me to color-code the pages. Can someone please help?

Simply the best.

I’ve enjoyed final draft ever since I bought out of the first office— there garage in Westwood. Thanks!

Very good

I see it supports General Notes, awesome. But I’d like it to support ScriptNotes as well. Nice piece of software guys.

Convenience, yes. Performance, no.

I'm a Final Draft user since it was first released. It’s a great program. However, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Final Draft Writer. I'm using an Air 2 / iOS 11.2.2 and I find FDW 3.02 to be sluggish and awkward in its performance. Just deleting text feels like a chore. FDW can't select text clearly and cleanly without repeated application and delay. It’s frustrating. I'm working on a script now using both my MacBook and iPad. Long story short, FDW is no joy. Prior versions seemed to perform better.

Just doesn’t work on iPad

After dropping $10 (which is a bit high-frequency an app), I was expecting it to work. I could not load any of the file or create new ones. Well.. idk what to say. I am going to call Monday to see what’s going on. Then ask for my refund.

Can’t open fdx files SAVED ON THE IPAD

I can open FDX files that are saved on the iCloud, but not saved on iPad. Files I could open a few months earlier, fine, but now I can’t. Please fix this.

Great App

Does the job properly and is a generally good app. A bit of lag sometimes, though.

Gets better over time

Wish it was full functional like desktop but has gotten better. With iPad split works really good for editing, etc.,


I bought it, it works alright, it seems too complicated to switch to something else. The iCloud settings just do whatever they want, including just randomly removing files from your device completely and storing them in the cloud. Also, never ever highlight anything, you’ll start on page one, then it will jump to page 50 in .3 seconds and you’ll end up throwing your device against the wall. It would be a good program if it just even had the functionality of Apple notes, but I have something like 500 pages invested in it and.. eh..

Great site

I love this site I would be able to work without it, there are some small glitches with placement of your commands to move around when trying to fix typo’s but you could work around it, hopefully it will get fixed soon, other wise then that this is the leader in writing for anything, I would be lost without it !!

iPad app: Good in final edits

This iPad app is great for final edits, or on the run, for making minor changes as the ideas come. This is not a good early or middle development tool, but simply a companion to the desktop program. That said, I haven’t worked on the desktop in awhile, as I am at the end of this project. Nothing like pulling out a tablet in a flash and changing a line of dialogue


I am using the app and I am glad to have it on my iPad and I am hopeful that the issues will be cleared up in the future. For instance Opening a FDX file is not alway successful . The formatting is lost. Other times though it does it perfectly. Page numbering is not automatic, though formatting your footer with page number is fine. There is no help with spelling that I know of. The interface for saving is fingers crossed. There is no save as. Inserting a word or editing in general is clunky and frustrating. The magnifying scene navigation takes precedent when trying to insert and the cursor jumps around. All that being said, it’s good to have it, and I look forward to the improvements in the near future. I must add that today I had a great 3 hour session on a script and I took a break to eat lunch. When I got back to it all that work was GONE. Geez. Update Things are better. Usable, stable. Glad to have it! What is the deal?

New Update...

I just installed the new update and now I can’t open up a project file I have synced in Dropbox. I was just using it fine on the older version. I’d really appreciate any quick assistance with this. Thanks! — Darnell

Solid if used properly

I have been using this app since Beta testing. The app just gets better and better. I use Dropbox for sink between multiple iOS devices and a Macbook 12 inch and a MacBook 11 inch. It is very important to sink before modifying any file and to make backups every time you close your work! You should only work on a single device at a time or you will have sink issues. Works like a charm! Cheap for the work it does.

Great for the most part!

Love this system for writing! Only issue I have is when I need to move the cursor the screen tries to run away instead of allowing me to select a location. The other issue that is kind of bugging me is that, while it memorizes scenes and character names and the like which is great, it doesn’t allow you to remove them if you made a mistake. That mistake stays memorized in it system. So for the most part this is a GREAT writing system, with a few bug fixes I would say amazing!

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