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    Final Draft Alternatives

    Final Draft is described as 'Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Final Draft for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Scrivener. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Manuskript or KIT Scenarist. Other great apps like Final Draft are Hemingway Editor, Celtx, yWriter and Wavemaker.

    Final Draft is mainly a Novel Authoring Tool but alternatives to it may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Final Draft.
    This page was last updated Jan 7, 2022
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    1. Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.
      Most users think Scrivener is a great alternative to Final Draft.
    2. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.
      Manuskript vs Final Draft opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Manuskript is still a legitimate alternative to Final Draft, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Manuskript is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      Manuskript is not a scriptwriting program.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      jre Manuskript is more for "quite complex" novels. Not really for screenplays.
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      Manuskript is for writing novels.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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    3. KIT Scenarist is a free and open source application for creating screenplays on desktops and commercial on mobiles.
      KIT Scenarist vs Final Draft opinions
      Almost everyone thinks KIT Scenarist is a great alternative to Final Draft.
      thesuperdaine It is free and easy to use with very little setup!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international languages MUI support. Free tutorials, videos & wiki are available from the site. There is a very helpful community too.
      Celtx vs Final Draft opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Celtx is a great alternative to Final Draft.
      Free version for writers to get started.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    4. yWriter is a writing tool that uses "scenes" as a unit of text and allows you to associate that text with all manner of story elements (characters, locations, items) as well as place it and rearrange it within the context of chapters.
      yWriter vs Final Draft opinions
      This alternative is disputed. yWriter is still a legitimate alternative to Final Draft, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      yWriter is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      Not screenplay or script writing software
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Looking for a suite of tools for writing your book? This is not just a text editor it does so much more. Organise your story using timelines, planning boards and the snowflake tool, all integrated to make writing intuitive and fun.
    6. True Novelist provides a way for authors to write their novel online, organize their story, view statistics about their project and writing habits, set goals, keep track of related research, and more.

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      True Novelist is shutting down effective January 31st, 2022.

      True Novelist vs Final Draft opinions
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      True Novelist is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    7. Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software is a complete application for writing motion picture screenplays, including tools for outlining, organizing, and navigating, plus extensive screenplay formatting and robust tools for managing rewrites and revisions.
      Fade In vs Final Draft opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Fade In is a great alternative to Final Draft.
      Less expensive than Final Draft with all of the same features, fully compatible with the .fdx format, and full Linux support.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Supports every major format. Distraction free screenwriting.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Does everything Final Draft does and more for a much lower price, plus they don't charge for updates.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    8. Typely is precise. Existing tools for improving prose raise so many false alarms that their advice cannot be trusted. Instead, the writer must carefully consider whether to accept or reject each change.
      Typely vs Final Draft opinions
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      for novels, not for scriptwriting
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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