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).
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.
The complete package
- 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 open testing versions have the newest features and bug fixes. Sign up for the beta program right here in the Play store.
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. Enjoy!
I love it a lot being a writer. Just wondering how to add characters.
Just type the character name
Just type the character name in all caps and they're added automatically for the next time you need to type their name...
I have desire become writer one day I also write articles.
I was directed here from a
I was directed here from a reply to the review I gave. My device is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, running 5.0.1. I have Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox installed. On my pc, I use final draft. When I try to import files, the only 2 options I have to look through are onedrive and Dropbox. However, opening either does not show the files in the directories. I only managed to open the file I stored on Google Drive after downloading to my device storage, uploading to Onedrive, then opening the file from the onedrive app, rather than through this app. And yes I did try to open it from device storage and Google Drive directly as well, but got an error message.
Hey this is very helpful,
Hey this is very helpful, thanks.
When you try to load a file, are you saying you see Onedrive and Dropbox but NOT Google Drive or even the local storage (sdcard for example)? Are the files named with the extension ".fdx" (standard for final draft)
Also, you mentioned getting an error from device storage and google drive... do you happen to know what the error message was? If you email yourself the file, are you able to click on it and open it that way?
The way it should work for a Final Draft file is that you can open it from anywhere-- Google Drive, local storage, Dropbox, etc. If you just want to view it, that's all you need to do (hopefully). If you want to EDIT it, you can convert it to a Fountain (plain text) file that will be saved locally on your external storage...
I should also ask what PC you are using (just to get as much info as possible) and if you are saving the files initially from the PC to Google Drive? You should just be able to drag and drop the .fdx file directly into google drive... is this how you get it to google drive initially?
Thanks for the help. I have a Galaxy Note 4 as well btw, though I am running CyanogenMod on it rather than stock Touchwiz, so it will be helpful to know the exact process, as well as the error messages, you've experienced...
This available for desktop computers?
I type much faster on my laptop. Is this downloadable for desktop/laptop?
Well, yes and no. I don't know if you've read, but Android apps are coming to Chromebooks, meaning DubScript should run on supported Chromebook laptops. The nice thing is these laptops are very cheap (some around $150)...
There is a pre-alpha in progress (there are some minor things to fix like a crash in Java 1.8) that should support window resizing and has Nougat (the new Android) features supported, A4 paper size, and, well, other neat things people have been asking for... so look for that hopefully soon. At that point, when the alpha is available for testing, I'll make the strings file available for translation if anyone else feels like contributing.
Sorry, I got distracted. The other thing I might suggest- for fast typing, is to get a bluetooth keyboard and/or mouse, which will allow you to type on a physical full-sized keyboard. This has the added advantage of giving you more screen room as your'e typing (since there's no software keyboard to take up half the screen)... Android works great with these keyboards. So that would be the $5-$30 solution. The Chromebook would get you a more portable traditional laptop experience. I even see a few of them on ebay for $55.00...
Can Dubscript only be used on android phones and tablets?
Can Dubscript only be used on android phones and tablets and not laptops (IE: Toshiba)????
Well, the previous answer used to be that if you wanted to use DubScript on a laptop, you'd need to use a similar Fountain-based programs. Of course, you can use ANY text editor-- Notepad on Windows, TextEdit on Macos...
But there are three recent developments that are kind of exciting regarding laptop usage:
1. The just-released RC9 beta testing version of DubScript allows you to copy/paste scripts from Google Docs-- normally there would be an issue with this, because Google Docs uses unusual space characters and inserts double spaces and other unusual things when you try to copy/paste. The testing version that was released has a function to 'clean up' these issues-- so that you can write your text right in Google Docs on any platform, then paste it into DubScript for instant viewing/exporting, etc.
2. The new beta also includes support for cloud saving. So you can use ANY text editor on your mac or PC to edit your file, then open it right into DubScript from, say Google Drive. One word of caution-- every cloud service has its own way of handling file "collisions" (such as if you edited the file on two different devices at the same time). Usually the last one to save "wins", copying on top of the previous one, although I believe Google Drive (as an example) keeps a 30-day history of all versions of a file. So that if you accidentally overwrite it, you can recover it. Along those lines, the RC9 version of DubScript ALSO keeps a history every time you save the file, so that if something goes wrong, you should (hopefully) be able to restore a previous version.
3. Finally, there is the exciting news that on many Chromebooks, Android apps can run!. So if you are lucky enough to have one of the newer chromebooks, you can run DubScript as a native Android app-- which can be resized or run full-screen like any other app. Full support should also be baked into RC9 (although has not been tested as I don't have such a chromebook), so give it a try and post if you have any issues!
As you can see, there are quite a few ways to write on your laptop. At a bare minimum, open up a blank text file on your computer, and start typing! When you're done, mail a copy to yourself or drop it in Google Drive, then open in DubScript, and there you are!
Open formats are pretty cool, eh?
I want to wrote 2 screenplays simultaneously but don't know how. I wanna try some features but am scared my existing screenplay m8ght get deleted.
If you're saving your current
If you're saving your current screenplay fine, you should be alright. But you can always hit the Share button to email yourself a copy before moving to the next script. You can also copy/paste it into an email for piece of mind. To create a new script, go to the "Write" screen and choose the "New Screenplay..." menu item. If your screen has enough room to display it, it will look like a plus ("+") icon. You should be able to open either script with the "Open Screenplay" button (from the "Read" section's menu).
Hope this info helps!
I Need Help in Emailing Script
A company wants to see the screenplay I wrote on dub script, they want me to email the script to them. How do I email the script? And they want to see a log line. First, I need to know how I can email them the script.
I Need Help in Emailing Script Has Been Answered
Thanks, everyone. I got it now. I found two ways to send my screenplay.
Glad you figured it out :)