DubScript Screenplay Writer

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4.1
2.89K reviews
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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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4.1
2.89K reviews
Billy Peake
July 1, 2022
Great minimal app for script writing, but with some *rough* edges. Pros: - Snappy and responsive. - I like the markdown-like approach to writing. Cons: - Loses it's place when re-opening or on a screen rotation. Annoying. - No scene-based navigation makes it hard to navigate the script. Would have rather had a scene navigator over the health check feature. - The position slider is an eye-sore. Promising app, but needs polish. If my two main cons get addressed, would update to 5 stars.
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The Production Company
July 1, 2022
Thx! Suggestions- Go to Settings and select "Hide bottom control bar" to remove that position slider (the beta has new Material 3 styling, btw). Navigate fast per scene w the Section feature- Put "#" as the first character followed by some text to help see where you are any time and find stuff fast. See https://fountain.io/syntax#section-sections
Frances Diehl
July 21, 2022
I had early difficulty with this app. There's a bit of a learning curve. But now that I have some experience with it, it's fantastic. I have been teaching myself how to write scripts and didn't have a problem with characters or story telling. I was ignorant of format and structure. Prose has been my previous skill set. The app has wellness checks and it reads aloud, and these are invaluable tools. If you want to learn to write quality scripts, use this app.
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The Production Company
July 18, 2022
DubScript uses the standard Android storage access framework to create, load, and save files locally & via cloud app. To create a new file, use the "+" menu icon & pick a destination location/filename. Save with the (diskette) menu item. Load an existing file by choosing the "Open" (folder) icon then navigate to the file. Check the side drawer too!
Stone Davidson
June 29, 2022
The PDF function is not working on the app for me. Every time I go to convert a file into a PDF to view it. It shows nothing but blank pages. This has become a big problem for me in the last few weeks and it hasn't been fixed by any update. I've uninstalled the app three times to see if that would fix the issue. And it hasn't. I need help!!!!!!! Other than that I really love this app, that's why I need to get this function working.
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The Production Company
July 7, 2022
This is now being reported on a few (but not most) devices, possibly due to an update to the Android System WebView component. Check out the reported WebView bug at https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1334127 To try the fix, try updating to the WebView beta. Or join the discussion at https://www.dubscript.com/node/241#comment-401

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)