Beat is an elegant screenwriting app with focus on story structure. It has as little distractions as possible to let you concentrate on writing. The app was created by a screenwriter for other screenwriters.
Beat lets you write in a flow. Just start typing and let Beat take care of the formatting.
The app is totally free and open source, and will remain so – most importantly because free creative software can enable new, aspiring artists from different backgrounds. There might a paid "pro" version later in the future to cover up the costs of the development, but the core app will always be free of charge.
- Great outlining tools, such as Timeline and Index Cards
- Uses Fountain files, which means you can open your screenplays in multiple other apps
- Night mode
- Automatic scene numbering
- Auto complete for scene headings and character names
- Final Draft import and export
- PDF export
- Revision/edit tracking
- Easy scene filtering
- Many additional tools, including gender analysis and productivity timer
- Plugin support
• Multiple fixes to pagination issues on some systems
Ratings and Reviews
nicely done and run
Quick to learn and the developers respond quickly to bug reports. Hard to beat that, hmm?
Plugins lift features into separate modules. You can have them... or not... as you chose. Best defense against bloatware and the bugs that come about with big updates.
Just what I was looking for
Based on the older (sadly removed from App Store) open source Writer app, this has just the right amount of features with a helpful focus on just writing. So much less bulky than others like Highland, and free!
Best Fountain Writing App Out
I love the simplicity yet power of this app. The timeline and notecard feature are some of the best in the industry. And best of all it's open source!
Thank you for spending your time making this and I can't wait for the iOS version.
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- Lauri-Matti Parppei
- 8.7 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Lauri-Matti Parppei