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Final Draft for Mac

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Key Details of Final Draft

  • Write movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays
  • Last updated on 08/04/20
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
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Editors' Review Staff Feb 26, 2014

Final Draft for Mac provides the means for professional script writers to create, edit, and format their work. This premium software is universally recognized by media companies and strikes a good balance between customizable options and ease of use. Some options to note are the predefined script elements, such as Scene Heading and Action, and the ability to color code and add notes to scenes.

Following an installation that requires an administrative password, Final Draft for Mac presents you with its interface, which is relatively clean, consisting of a toolbar, a navigator side window, and a main window for typing. The app features an alternative view where your script is broken down into separate index cards, each containing a scene. Each scene can have a title, summary, and a color code, which will not appear on the script, itself, but may provide valuable context while writing. Other features of note include script locking to prevent edits to specific parts, character tracking, revision support, title page creation, a names database, and a format assistant. Scripts can be saved in a proprietary format or exported as PDFs.

If you're an amateur or professional writer and want your script to be considered by an established media company, Final Draft for Mac can help. While it comes at a price, this writing software provides all the tools needed to plan out and keep track of your script, while remaining relatively easy to learn.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Final Draft for Mac 9.0.2.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.1.3


Release August 4, 2020
Date Added August 4, 2020
Version 11.1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks


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Developer's Description

Final Draft, the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays, combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules. Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write. Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style.