iOS Screenwriting Apps for Drama

The second in a series of posts exploring iOS apps for drama/theatre teachers and students. Today we look at a number of screenwriting applications for the iPad and iPhone. If your students like to write scripts for short films in drama class, then get them to try out one of these apps to help them on their way.


Scriptly: Scriptly is a free screenplay formatting app that takes full advantage of the iPad’s fluid interface, allowing the creative aspect of screenwriting to take center stage. Its elegant, uncluttered workspace utilizes familiar keystrokes so you’ll be up and running on a feature film, sitcom or one-hour script immediately.


Scripts Pro: Write that Hollywood blockbuster movie script anywhere with Scripts Pro. Designed for film and television screenwriters to provide industry standard screenplay formatting and powerful editing capabilities in a beautiful interface. Scripts Pro even imports, exports, and preserves your Final Draft 8, Celtx, and formatted Text files from most desktop script writing software.


ScriptWrite: ScriptWrite is screenwriting for the iPhone and iPad done the right way, an application for screenwriters by screenwriters. Write an entire screenplay or a quick scene on the go, all with one easy interface. The ScriptWrite Toolbar gives you everything you need, right where you need it, without cluttering your creative space. It’s perfect for seasoned screenwriters, or those new to the craft!


 Storyist: Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iOS that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.


Final Draft Writer: Final Draft Writer lets you write, edit and read Final Draft scripts on your iPad. Create new scripts or edit existing ones with easy-to-use features such as Tab and Enter navigation, ScriptNotes™, SmartType™, and more. Easily move your Final Draft 9 scripts from desktop to iPad and back again. Your scripts will appear perfectly paginated and formatted to industry standards every time.


Celtx Script: With Script you can write formatted scripts on your mobile device, collaborate with partners, and get free backups of all your writing.


Contour: Contour, the award-winning story development system that streamlines the process of turning your movie ideas from first glimmer to full outline, is now available for the iPad and iPhone. Wherever you go with your mobile device, your screenwriting ideas can now come with you!

Part three of iOS apps for drama coming soon.

1 Response

  1. George Washington says:

    Alternatively, you can also use Pages with a neat screenplay template that you can download for free. Go to

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