Open Source Final Draft Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Final Draft is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Final Draft and four of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Final Draft are KIT Scenarist (Freemium, Open Source), Trelby (Free, Open Source) and Page 2 Stage (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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      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 not a scriptwriting program.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      Manuskript is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      Manuskript is for writing novels.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    2. KIT Scenarist is a free and open source application for creating screenplays on desktops and commercial on mobiles. KIT Scenarist is a fully-featured studio for creating movie screenplays.
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      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 2 years ago


    3. Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. * Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and pagination, auto-completion, and spell checking.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.2, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Trelby vs Final Draft opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's faster and easier than Fianl Draft and has converting options to many formats.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    4. Page 2 Stage is screenwriting software designed expressly for people writing screenplays, scripts, and plays. It provides numerous features needed by screenwriters not found in standard word processors.



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