DubScript Screenplay Writer

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4.1
2.81K reviews
100K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Designed for writers of film, TV, and online scripted projects, DubScript is an industry-strength, open-standard screenplay editor with pro features.

Read Final Draft (.fdx) or Fountain script formats and edit in plain-text. Then output your auto-formatted screenplay to print, PDF, and .fdx. Also edit plain text Markdown markup files (ending in .md).

Plain-text in. Screenplay out.

Create a new script and write naturally in the free-flowing plain-text editor -- without the "screenplay software formatting stuff" getting in your way. Don't break your writing flow to manually format or indent characters, slug lines, parentheticals, or action. Write uninterrupted-- scenes start with INT. or EXT, capitalize CHARACTER names, double-space between dialog.

In other words, make your screenplay look "screenplayish". The editor (900+ fonts available) helps with auto-suggestions as you go.

Save direct to your device's storage- no online connection required. Or save to Drive and other cloud services.

Finished? With a single swipe, DubScript does the hard formatting for you! Indentation, page breaks, CONT'Ds, page numbering, margins, and text styling appear like magic!

Now you have a proper screenplay. But before you output a PDF or export to .fdx, add a quick title page. It's just as easy to add scene numbers, side-by-side dialogue, centered text, notes, and page breaks.

"Open" is good. Vendor "lock in" isn't.

DubScript supports Fountain markup, a popular, open standard for writing scripts in plain-text. This means your screenplay file is fully-compatible with any old plain-text editor. To exchange with other apps, just copy and paste. Or hit the Share button to forward yourself (or your agent) a quick off-device backup via an email or messaging app.

Learn more about Fountain markup at https://fountain.io -- including compatible Fountain apps for Mac, iOS, Linux, and Windows.

Features

✓ Easy plain-text format - copy/paste-able and compatible with other apps and text editors
✓ Read Final Draft (.FDX), Trelby, and Fountain. Output to PDF, .FDX, HTML, or printers
✓ Markdown text-format support (just open or save plain text files ending in ".md")
✓ Save files to your device, cloud storage, or share with others
✓ 900+ writing fonts for every writing mood and genre. PDF output is always industry standard 12 pt Courier Prime
✓ Built-in Wellness Exam scans for potential Fountain/format issues, screenplay "clams", red flags, etc
✓ Title page, dual-dialogue, and bold, underline, & italic
✓ Character & slugline auto-suggestion, undo/redo, find/replace, copy/paste, spell-check, auto-complete, keyboard shortcuts, scene numbering, notes, and more
✓ Auto-bold sluglines and transitions
✓ Click-click-click...ding! Typewriter sounds
✓ US Letter & A4 paper sizes
✓ Locally-saved recovery backups
✓ Hear your script spoken out loud
✓ Statistics, scene and character reports
✓ Dialogue browser
✓ Compare drafts
✓ Chromebook/foldables support
✓ Android 12 ready

Try upcoming versions

Feeling adventurous? The test releases have the newest features and bug fixes. Sign up for the beta program right here in the Play store.

Support

All features in DubScript are fully-enabled with unlimited scripts. Read mode is ad-free. Should you optionally wish to be a DubScript supporter, you can disable ads & a small "DubScript" message on printed output/PDF. This monthly or annual subscription can be canceled at any time for any reason.

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DubScript is not created, supported, affiliated, or endorsed by Final Draft, Inc., Fountain.io, or the developer or distributor of any other program. See Terms and Conditions for full disclaimers and terms of use.
Updated on
Apr 2, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

4.1
2.81K reviews
Bran Davis
January 27, 2022
Really dig the app, it's formated well and easy to work with. However, I keep experiencing an issue where it will randomly scroll up several pages all on its own while I'm typing or reading. I keep checking for an update but unfortunately none. It's become quite annoying but overall, this is the best screenwriting app on the Play Store.
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David Burkett
February 9, 2022
Being a novice writer, I've found this app to be VERY useful and easy to understand. VERY pleased! I wish you were able to send or save to another locale. The only REAL frustration is when switching from "read" to "write" mode, it sends you all the way back to the beginning.
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The Production Company
February 6, 2022
Thank you very much for your 5-star review!!!
Boxer X
August 27, 2020
Great app with a few minor headaches. Saving to PDF sometimes won't actually save anything, leaving me with a file that is 0kb (I have to save it multiple times just to get it to work), sometimes when writing or reading, it has a tendency to scroll upwards by itself, making me lose track of where I was, and I don't know where the "no ads" button is to remove the watermark on PDFs that DO save. Otherwise, it's pretty good.
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The Production Company
August 27, 2020
Hey thanks for the review! Look for the "Support DubScript" menu option. Not sure why some PDF saves are coming up 0k, but the actual generation of PDF is a system function. Maybe give the beta release a try, which is created with more recent tools and may address this (?)

What's new

* New Feature! Bold all sluglines & transitions (see Settings)
* Faster in-editor styling
* UI improvements
* Misc. bug fixes
* Built for Android 12/12L (still runs on 4.1.x+)
* Updated libraries & Kotlin
* Material You icon (Android 13)