Writing Software

Writing Software

Professional writing software like Final Draft is not necessary when you’re just starting out. There are cheaper alternatives.

We used to recommend Celtx, but since going from free to a paid model and “browser only” interface, the reviews have been mixed.

A free, cloud based option is Amazon Storywriter. It seems like a stable, if bare bones solution.

Another freemium app is Writer Duet, with more features that unlock if  you pay a subscription fee. Both Amazon Storywriter and Writer Duet are based on Fountain, a plain text markup language for screenwriting. For more Fountain-based programs, visit here.

With any cloud software, it’s important to back up your work to your home PC. Don’t rely on web apps to save your files forever!

Here’s a list of some paid software.