DubScript Screenplay Writer

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4.1
3.5K reviews
500K+
Downloads
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/foldable support
✓ Android 14 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
Mar 15, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
3.06K reviews
Paige Bowers (onmypaige)
February 27, 2024
The ads are non-intrusive, which is great, and overall I really enjoy writing scripts in markdown because it makes formatting on a phone super easy. So far I've only used it to write a short, but I worry about longer scripts because there's no scene outline to easily jump through the script. You can add scene numbers, but it's not useful if you're viewing the script in Read mode.
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The Production Company
March 1, 2024
Glad to read you're using Markdown-- it's a little-known but powerful feature. Hopefully the Read screen is navigable not only with the (Write-screen synced) scroll control but also the page number locked to the top right corner for quick and accurate navigation. Thanks for the review!
En E. Day
July 29, 2023
It's ideal for jotting down initial thoughts or scenes on paper. There are good options for helping you write or format and the ads aren't terrible (or in your way). This is extremely useful app. I can be anywhere and open up to begin typing. I give it 3 stars because the pages (either in Read or Write mode) automatically scroll to the end - there's no stopping it. Extremely annoying when transcribing to a laptop program. Yes, I can download but I revise as I transfer my thoughts.
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Tickbeat
July 2, 2023
I've been using this app for months, and it's great! Auto formatting is on point, and it prints fine. Printing it out has a tiny transparent watermark in the top right corner, but you literally do not notice it at all if you weren't told it was there, and weren't looking close at it. Honestly, I don't know what the benefit of Final Draft is if I have to pay money for essentially the same thing, although I've never used Final Draft.
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What's new

- Markdown dark theme fix (recent Android versions)
- Prune deprecated and older unused code
- Library/Kotlin/build tool upgrades
- More helpful if local/cloud file becomes inaccessible
- Improved accessibility
- Other fixes & improvements