View Full Version : Experience with any of these newer screenwriting apps?

06-02-2019, 08:21 PM
On behalf of spouse, I'm researching suggestions for Chromebook-compatible screenwriting software that has a user-friendly interface (meaning, for somebody who's not particularly computer savvy but who, back in the day, could work a non-digital $25K sound camera just fine...)

He just wants a basic template, nothing fancy. Pre-kid, he wrote several screenplays on a template that worked with Word 3.1, so he knows the form. Eventually he'll move to a desktop Mac, but right now his computer is the Chromebook.

So far this is what I've found:
YouMeScript (Chromebook extension, great privacy policy, free, probaby would meet his needs)
WriterDuet (free for the first three scripts, $89/year after)
Page to Stage - can't tell from the page whether it would work on a Chromebook
FadeIn - says it works on Linux so.. maybe?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!

08-11-2019, 10:08 PM
Writerduet is great. Love Fadein. No idea about the others.

08-15-2019, 06:22 AM
Thanks, Jake. We ended up downloading YouMeScript and so far it's working for him. He has previous experience with a clunkier template (eons ago, Win 3.1-based) so this is a vast improvement.

08-15-2019, 08:18 PM
I never knew about YouMeScript, works with Google Drive which I already have, opened right away, invited me to start typing.


08-18-2019, 02:47 AM
I'm glad it working out for you as well, dpaterso!