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.


This was a serviceable app once one learns all its quirks and substandard UI. But the 5.0 update inexplicably turned all 7 of my screenplays into an italicized mess, which is absolutely unacceptable.

Mostly great. One big bug.

I’ve been using this app for almost a year (since getting an iPad Pro) and overall it works great. Occasionally I hit a bug while editing where it’s like the keyboard’s delete button gets stuck and it starts deleting. The only way to stop it is to quit the app and restart, but I’ve already lost whatever it deleted. Kinda frustrating. Hopefully you can fix this soon.

Incorrect auto-formatting

Within the first few minutes of using this app, it incorrectly started adding “CONT’D” to each line of a character’s dialog. This is not following the correct script convention, of course, and there seems to be no way to override it or even trick it into correcting itself. This buggy auto-formatting renders the entire app useless for me. Wish I could get my $10 back. Feel ripped off and very disappointed.

Convenient with Some Issues

Overall, I love the convenience of being able to directly edit my Final Draft files on-the-go. The frustrating part – along with the buggy delays/anomalies others have mentioned – is since my desktop version is still FD 9 (Windows 7 laptop out of necessity for work applications), whenever I edit an .FDX file in this app, it strips all of my color coding from the index card view. While this may not appear to be a big deal in comparison to all the other great FD functionalities, quick glance, color-coded flow is something I find very useful throughout story development. Thanks in advance for any help/feedback on this issue.

What Happened?!

I keep getting an error message when I try to access my .fdx files from Dropbox claiming that the file is incompatible.

DropBox issues

Using a script from DropBox gives me constant issues. It freezes for a minute or 2 when it auto saves to drop box, then it registers all the taps you made during the screen freeze and causes problems. This issue wouldn’t be so annoying, but the drop box updates every minute or so. This has been a constant source of frustration- but the only source. The app and the UI is fantastic, and if you don’t plan on using the Dropbox functionality then it should be a good purchase for you.


Can’t work with all this freezing up...worked fine with the new iPad until the last’s freezing every 10 ‘bout we go back to the old version so I can get some work done? I don’t have time for this.

Not pleased , but making beat with what I can get

Things are slow , actions I’m pressing on the app are not being done, having a hard hit on my workflow

Great resource

I often have contextual ideas or moments of dialog that spring into my mind while I’m out and about. Syncing the mobile app with iCloud allows me to access the same draft I’ve been working on at home on my iMac, allowing me to inject those spontaneous ideas into the script instantly and see how it fits in that world. The app functions beautifully! Well worth the buy.

Waste of time

As of late, my synching between Dropbox and Final Draft no longer works. I don't see a point inhaling a screenwriting app if I can't even download where I lasted off from Dropbox into the app.

Good, but...

I use the full product on my Mac and a PC. I’d love if you’d allow this to integrate with OneDrive and not just Dropbox and iCloud. Any thoughts on adding that capability?

In love with it!

I’ve had it less than 24 hours and I believe it changes everything for me. My scripts are truly in my pocket. I don’t imagine I’ll use it much to start from a blank page but for on-the-go editing it is a life and time saver. So happy that it’s functional, powerful and so far very bug-free.

It’s a little confusing

I’m having trouble importing my file to FD Mobile.


My only issue with this app is that your not able to transfer your account. I just got a new phone and it’s requesting I pay for the app again.

Long load time.

I have been using this to write screenplays for a long time and recently is takes more than ten minutes to load a screenplay. Im currently on my third one, the first two were written perfectly, but on this third one (on page 31) it takes more than ten minutes to load the screenplay. Ive checked the dropbox and its fine, i checked the fdx file and its fine too (not corrupt). Please help!


It is totally frustrating when you think that you’ll have full use of the app with only a few in app purchases. Yet, when you find out you can’t use the app unless you pay $9.99. Totally a waste of time and very useless.

Not what I expected

The second I clicked on this app my hopes were high, but when I went to type it told me I had to pay to use the writing feature. If it costs money to do anything on this app, please just advertise it that way. Very disappointed.

Fake free app. Can’t write a word !

The way your force people to buy your app is a pain ! I can’t event try the app on the free version ! Ads just pop up and I can’t type a single word ! Just set your app at the reel price and do not trick people to download it, with the free version !

Almost perfect

Love how amazingly affordable this app is. I just started using it and so far, only have a few issues. Mainly that the spacing isn’t changeable.

What a STEAL!

I have been trying to save up for final draft on my macbook for some time now and thought the final draft app on my phone would have been EXTREMELY INFERIOR! Come to find out it contains nearly EVERYTHING i’d need and more. I don’t need final draft on my MacBook as of now. Now there is no rush. In fact, i kind of prefer writing scripts on my Iphone X. Can you imagine how convenient it would be to be able to have access to write, show and edit your scripts WHERE EVER YOU ARE? well for 10$ you don’t have to. #Steal @CoreyTheCharacter


Do you seriously have to buy the $9.99 package just to write?? Every time I try to write, it just shows the ad for the $9.99 package? If this is true, this app is a joke:

Horrible app

Tried but couldn’t even make it they the free version. Unable to even PASTE in that version. So why even bother.

Not worth price

Shocking that this is the industry standard. Incredibly buggy, crashes all the time, not good.

Can’t import fountain files from Dropbox.

Slugline is a better choice.

This thing is confusing

That’s it

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.

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