Final Draft

"Final Draft has eclipsed all of its competitors because it is the best. It does everything you could possibly think of and then you can write and not think of it at all."

The Industry Standard

  • The number-one selling screenwriting software in the world
  • Over 100 templates that format and paginate screenplays, teleplays and stage plays
  • Scripts on Windows, Macintosh, or in the Final Draft Writer® app for iPad look exactly the same

The Choice of Professionals

  • Industry giants such as James Cameron, JJ Abrams, and Aaron Sorkin recommend using Final Draft to write your screenplay
  • The market leader and a preferred file format of the Writers Guild of America West Online Script Registration
  • The proud recipient of a 2013 Primetime Engineering Emmy® Award


From inspiration to Fade Out, Final Draft software helps you every step of the way.

The Panels System

Like most writers, you probably need to keep a lot of ideas at the front of your mind while you’re writing. With the Panels system,
you can split your screen into separate panels and view your script pages in one panel while you view another section of the script
or your Index Cards or Scene View in the other panel. A double-click on any scene will keep the panels in sync.



SmartType remembers and automatically fills in character names, scene headings, transitions, locations, and more. All you
need to do is type the first few letters and SmartType will instantly fill in the rest.


Replace Character Names Globally

Final Draft will globally change a character’s name in script elements like dialogue and action and will retain the proper casing
without having to do a "find and replace." It will also change the name in all metadata, such as SmartType lists and the Navigator.

Character Highlighting

Planning a table read of your screenplay? Character Highlighting will come in handy to easily distinguish all characters’ dialogue.
It is also a great feature for tracking a character’s dialogue to see if they are being too verbose or too shy.

Mac Character Highlighting

Dictionary and Thesaurus

Checking your work has never been easier – SmartType list words are automatically integrated in the spell-checker that
features almost more than 300 new words. Additionally, the thesaurus is in the context menu, so a right-click will give you
alternative words to help make your story as vivid as possible. They are available in English, UK English, Canadian English,
Spanish, French, German, and several other languages.

Tab and Enter

You can install and start using Final Draft in minutes due to the easy-to-use Tab and Enter functionality that formats the script’s
elements to industry standards. You can also use the Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) key to display the numbered
shortcut keys for the different script elements and choose to move quickly through your script that way.

Writing Management

Use the Statistics report to check how much content you’ve completed in a writing session to help you reach your writing goals.
You can also track things such how often Character A interacts with Character B.

Remember Workspace

If you are working with multiple drafts, it is important to make sure you are editing the correct one. With the Workspace
preference, you can have Final Draft open all the files you had open in your last session, in the correct order.

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