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DubScript Screenplay Writer for Android™


Get it on Google Play

"...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.

The evidence is in: Use TWO spaces after a period in monospace screenplay fonts such as Courier Prime!

There's a "common knowledge" floating around that one can deduce the approximate generation of a screenwriter based on whether they use one or two spaces after a period: Older writers who learned to type on manual typewriters usually add two spaces, and younger writers who learned on a word processors with proportional fonts use only one space and let the software manage the spacing width.

This week the Washington Post had an article discussing the classic, controversial 1-vs-2 spaces controversy. Suprisingly (at least to me), of 60 college students recruited for the study, 21 were "two-spacers". But there's more. From the article:

The researchers then clamped each student's head into place, and used an Eyelink 1000 to record where they looked as they silently read 20 paragraphs. The paragraphs were written in various styles: one-spaced, two-spaced, and strange combinations like two spaces after commas, but only one after periods. And vice versa, too.

And the verdict was: two spaces after the period is better.

Welcome 2018 with fonts, fonts, and more fonts!

As seen in RC36:

I can post these all day. But why post screen shots when you can try it yourself? There are over eight hundred downloadable writing fonts families and three new font sizes to choose from. All for the perfectly reasonable price of free. And you can play with them in the DubScript testing version, starting in six months right now. Just sign up for the beta program in the Play Store.

If you encounter any issues with this new experimental feature or with anything else in this version of DubScript please do post to the forum. Cheers and as always, happy writing!

R