Final Draft

Version9(as of 4/2/2015)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:2.4  |  14 Votes

Main Features

  • Story development tools, such as Scene Navigator, ScriptNotes Navigator, and Characters navigator
  • Over 100 film, television, and theater templates
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Watermarking for PDF files or printed pages
  • Colored revised pages

Software Overview

Final Draft is a screenwriting application for Windows and OS X. The software is also available as Final Draft Writer for iPad and Final Draft Reader for iPhone and iPad.

The application can be used to compose a variety of documents, such as screenplays, stage plays, treatments, outlines, novels, manuscripts, graphic novels, and query letters. Final Draft provides Scene Navigator to manage the flow of your story and keep track of scene information, along with ScriptNotes Navigator, which allows you to organize your suggestions, ideas, and scene fragments that you've cut but don't want to delete permanently. The Characters Navigator helps you keep track of each character's story arc, even if they have no lines.

Final Draft comes with over 100 templates for television, film, and theater formats. A format assistant is available for checking your script for common formatting errors like extra spaces or missing dialogue. The application also enables you to protect your work through the use of watermarks that display in .PDF files and printed pages.

Final Draft is a popular screenwriting tool used by Hollywood TV and film writers. It has been used by popular screenwriters, such as Robert Zebecks, J.J. Abrams, Aaron Sorkin, Darren Aronofsky, and Matthew Weiner. The software is packed with features that allow you to focus on creating a compelling story rather than formatting your work. Final Draft is one of the best screenwriting applications available that will help you bring your stories to life.

Primary File Type

fdx icon.FDXFinal Draft Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.FDXFinal Draft Document
.FCFFinal Draft Converter File
.FDRFinal Draft Document
.FDSFinal Draft Secure Copy
.FDTFinal Draft 5-7 Template
.FDXTFinal Draft 8 Template
Updated 4/2/2015