Professional, industry standard script formatting every time.
Practical Scriptwriter has been supporting amateur and professional writers since 2005. Originally developed to assist writers submitting to the BBC, it now supports worldwide industry standard formats.
Our major versions (1,2,3) represent complete rewrites to take advantage of the latest technology. Version 3 is now available which includes our best in class text entry system and autoformatting to produce professional result every time.
Not just a tweaked word processor. Practical Scriptwriter is the first autoformatter, a type of writing app which allows the writer to write once and format for any desired medium automatically.
An easy to use note card system to use however you wish. Sketch out your plot or use it as a to-do list.
Free trial available
We've completely rewritten Practical Scriptwriter to take advantage of the latest technology. Now with fast start time, clean uncluttered script editor and overall speed improvements.
If you are looking for scriptwriting software why should you choose us.
Writing software is very personal, we encourage you to look past the flashy websites and comparison lists of features. The only way to see if a particular app is right for you is to try it.
The whole aim of Practical Scriptwriter is to show your story in an industry standard format and give you the best chance to succeed. We concentrate on the writer and making things as easy as possible to allow you to be free to create.
Version 3 is a complete rewrite and we have changed things from 2.9 including the file structure we use to save your scripts.
If you have scripts written using version 2.91 or earlier, you will need to export as fountain or plain text and then import to version 3.
That's a lot of experience which is invested back into our software. We have pioneered many features by taking a different look at the writing process.
For example, version 3 contains an exclusive rearranger which allows you to drag drop rearrange lines, scenes or multiple scenes instantly.
Our Tab key control is simple and quickly becomes sedond nature
Three complete rewrites and regular updates confirm our commitment to producing innovative writing software.