There's a new screenwriting program about to come out, and it's called Montage. Laurie Nyveen has written a nice review of it
on his blog. It's about half as expensive as Final Draft, and that is a point in its favour.
I'll take a look at it when the release comes out (it's still in Beta). My question, though, which I hope the program will answer, is: why do I need another screenwriting program? What could a screenwriting program do for me that would enable me to write better screenplays faster? Final Draft is pretty intuitive on Mac, and I think they've finally got the bugs out of Final Draft 7; Final Draft 6 has been perfectly good for years. What I need is a software tool that gives me an electric shock every time I start surfing instead of writing...
I HEAR you with the electric shock feature!
I'll talk to my brother. He's pretty inventive. I bet he can come up with something.
You don't. I think they managed pretty well with just typewriters.
I'm a big fan of tools. If they figure out how to incorporate a tool I didn't know I needed until I see it, then we've got something!
I remember way back in college when Photoshop introduced Layers, I couldn't imagine any reason to use layers, but now I couldn't imagine working without them.
Same goes for Final Draft's formatting tools. I'm always in favor of shaving a few second here and there, and I'm a fan of intuitive tools that might help me work more efficiently or discover some new technique.
electric shock zaps...very funny.
What about Screenwriter? Everyone is talking about Final Draft but how does it compare (I've got no complaints)?
Covered in previous posts. And my book has a whole appendix on it.
I did a breakdown of all the available applications on my blog:
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