ScriptBuddy

A step-by-step script creator web app

ScriptBuddy is a web-based tool that lets users create scripts online for a variety of different mediums. View full description

PROS

  • Useful animated help documentation
  • Ability to preview your progress
  • Publish online for others to read in one click

CONS

  • Takes a little while to learn how to use

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ScriptBuddy is a web-based tool that lets users create scripts online for a variety of different mediums.

If you've ever wanted to write a script, just a little bit of research will make you realize the format isn't very similar to that of a novel. As a result, you'll probably need a special script writing program like Final Draft or templates in order to get your masterpiece into the correct format.

For those who want a free, web-based alternative, ScriptBuddy offers just that. ScriptBuddy runs entirely through your browser and lets you write out your television, play or movie ideas, then converts them into script format in a few simple steps. The program takes a little time to get the hang of, but once you do it's a fairly straightforward process (except perhaps for the actual writing part!).

ScriptBuddy works by having you create different scenes for your script. It then prompts you to create and describe characters in your script and will later allow you to add them directly into your script's template in a few quick clicks. Add dialog and ScriptBuddy will automatically indent for you. You can even add short screen descriptions and notes about the character in parentheses.

ScriptBuddy requires registration in order to use their program, but it is free and relatively painless to get through.

For a budding script writer who doesn't want to pay big bucks for a professional script writing tool, ScriptBuddy's a fantastic option.

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