Final Draft for Mac9.0.8 Build 190

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A powerful word processing tool that was specifically designed for writing movie scripts, stage plays or television episodes in a snap

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Final Draft is one of the most popular OS X utilities designed to allow professional writers to make sure that their movie script and stage plays are as correct as possible and respect all the industry standards before delivering them to the production team.

Powerful script editor with advanced formatting features

Moreover, Final Draft features a powerful word processing engine combined with scripting formatting, which makes it suitable for professional use. Final Draft also comes with a panel system that enables you to easily keep your writing in sync with scene views and index cards.

In addition, the Final Draft application makes it much easier for you to rapidly and effortlessly jot down your ideas into separate panels, so you can access them at a later time.

Inbuilt screenplay review tools

Furthermore, Final Draft allows you to keep track of ideas and feedback for your current script, and it also includes a ScriptNotes feature that makes it easy for you to review your own scripts, or the ones written by others.

What is more, Final Draft includes some tools designed specifically for writing movie scripts, such as screenplay templates. These will help you start from a familiar point instead of starting from scratch, without any guidance.

Large collection of script templates

There also are multiple types of TV templates categorized according to their genre, show length and structure. With the help of Final Draft you will also be able to script musicals and theatrical comedies, by taking advantage of the bundled and vast script template collection.

On top of that, Final Draft includes a thesaurus and dictionary function that automatically notifies and corrects you when you make a mistake. It also comes with an inbuilt revision mode that helps you review and track all changes made to your draft, from its initial version to the final product.

Robust script pagination assistant

As an extra bonus, Final Draft bundles multiple pagination modes in conformity with industry standard and it also comes with a format assistant that scans your script for any error, allowing you to effortlessly and quickly make the necessary changes so that the final product does not feature any mistakes.

Final Draft will also enable you to outline your story the way you want to and to change your script's structure just by dragging and dropping the scenes within it.

Comprehensive and well-rounded script editor for the Mac

To sum it all up, Final Draft is a full-featured and complex screenplay creator and editor, designed from the get-go to offer you all the tools you need to make sure that you deliver professional and high quality scripts each time.

Final Draft was reviewed by Sergiu Gatlan
Last updated on September 16th, 2015
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