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DubScript Screenplay Writer for Android™

Get it on Google Play Or try the open testing version

"...great for beginning screenwriters... full-featured [and] good-looking..."
--New York Times

Designed specifically for writers of film, TV, and online shorts, DubScript is an industry-strength, open-standard screenplay editor.

DubScript reads Final Draft (.fdx) and plain text Fountain screenplays and outputs to PDF and Final Draft (.fdx).

Now works on Android-enabled Chromebooks!

The complete package

  • Open text format compatible with other apps and editors.
  • Keep files on your own device, cloud storage (Google Drive, Box, etc.), or share with others.
  • Read Final Draft (.FDX) and Fountain. Output to PDF, .FDX, HTML, or cloud printers
  • New! Over EIGHT HUNDRED fonts to suit every writing mood and genre. Print/PDF is industry standard 12 pt Courier Prime.
  • Add a title page, dual-dialogue, and bold, underline, & italic.
  • Characters/scene heading auto-suggestion, undo/redo, find/replace, copy/paste, spell-check, auto-complete, keyboard shortcuts, scene numbering, notes, and more.
  • Night "white on black" mode
  • US Letter + A4 paper
  • Local rescue backups
  • Compare drafts
  • Hear your script read out loud
  • Statistics, reports, scene and character reports
  • New! Chromebook multi-window & Android 8+ support

Click here for more details.

Big New Rollout, Rollin' Out!

Having completed beta testing, the "July 4th build" of DubScript, representing new exciting improvements from last year's production release, is now gradually making its way to the production track. In this new version, the code base was migrated from Java to Kotlin and reorganized, the UI was improved, many edge-case bugs were fixed, and there are brand-new features all over the place, including old style typewriter sounds when typing, Markdown formatting support (specifically the Commonmark flavor), a "Wellness Exam" (as if performed by a "script doctor", get it?) that will automatically scan your Fountain-formatted script text looking for potential formatting issues and other common "clams" and "red flags", along with suggestions for addressing them. There are 140 new writing fonts, bringing the total to over 940 fonts. And so many minor finesses and speed-ups here and there that are pretty subtle. Also the internal libraries from Google built into the app were updated to the very latest stable versions,

To try out the Markdown formatting support, just open (or create) a plain text file ending with ".md" (no quotes-- as in Be sure to read the Help & Info section for details.

New open testing version available!

Just released in the new open testing version:

✓Typewriter Sounds (Settings)
✓"Wellness Exam" automated scans for potential format issues, "clams", & red flags [beta]
✓Markdown (.md file) file format support [beta]
✓Speech now reads scene numbers out loud
✓UI improvements / new icons
✓Targets Android 4.1 -> 11
✓Internal code reorg
✓Java -> Kotlin migration
✓Smaller app
✓Library upgrades & misc. bug fixes