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A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1.  WYSIWYG SupportTrelby integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.

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  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • Alternatives23 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  77 Stars
  •  41 Forks
  •  7 Open Issues
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It's still the only free/open source desktop screenwriting program out there. Everything else is either web-based or costs money.

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It's faster and easier than Fianl Draft and has converting options to many formats.

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Trelby is simple and clean. It is showing its age, but it is still very useful. No Unicode. But it does import and export between Fountain and Final Draft (and others). There is a work-around for Linux Python issue, just go to Trelby's forum -- you can compile your own Trelby, or find a binary from someone who has already done it. Like Kit Scenarist, open source and useful.

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Even said that it was discontinued, it works great on Windows, but doesn't on Linux because of Python version used and some dependencies. However, it can be easily installed via Wine/PlayOnLinux. It doesn't have all the features that KIT Scenarist has, but it's reliable and straightforward. Also it exports to all popular formats, including Final Draft.

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