What is screenwriting software?

AKA screenplay software, scriptwriting software, screenwriting programs, screenplay programs or scriptwriting programs.

So, what is screenwriting software? Well, put quite simply it is software that will help you write a screenplay - or at least, that's what it should do.

Unfortunately there are products on the market that claim to help you write a screenplay when in fact all they do is format your text. They are essentially word processors that will format your text but won't actually help you in the writing process - you'll still be faced with 100 blank pages and you'll have to write your screenplay from start to finish in a linear fashion... But that's not how most peoples minds work. Well, that's not how my mind works at least.

If you are in the market for screenplay software, and I'm assuming you are if you're on this website, I'd highly recommend that you try out as many different screenwriting applications as you can because everyone's different and have different ways of working.

I wrote Movie Draft because there was nothing out there that fitted in with my way of working. If Movie Draft works for your way of writing, then great. :-)

Please try out the free Movie Draft demo for as long as you like and feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.

Good luck with your writing,


Video introduction

Get a quick overview of Movie Draft's key features by watching the following video:

View a 15 minute introduction to Movie Draft narrated by it's creator, Mark O'Neill