ScriptBuddy is the iOS app for anyone looking to get off-book quickly. Simply create or import a script from a document or web page, and ScriptBuddy will read your lines with you.
Create your own scripts from scratch, or import an existing script from a URL or a location on your device or cloud drive (iCloud, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc)
Have lines from your script read out loud to you with unique character voices as they scroll by on screen.
Select and customize character voices for each part
Select your character to hide lines for your role. You will be prompted to speak your own lines
Forgot a line? Press the prompt button to see and hear the next few words of your dialogue
Add/edit/delete/merge lines and characters as needed to set your script up just the way you like it
Script lines can include character dialogue, stage directions (narrative), bookmarks, musical cues, and comments
Rehearsing for a musical? Add music tracks from your iTunes library so you can sing along.
Configure bookmarks to easily jump to acts, scenes, musical numbers, or character lines
Configure script options to allow you to decide what is displayed and read out loud
- Added option to autoplay role lines silently, for continuous script playback
Ratings and Reviews
Best app for getting off book
I was recently in a very wordy musical where I was having a lot of trouble getting my lines down. I put a short scene into 5 or so different free script apps I found. Script Buddy was by far the best, and I put in my whole script. I was off book within two days! I especially like that you can put in audio files; I put in my practice tracks. The text to speech is a great feature! I gave each character a different voice, put in my headphones, and ran lines anywhere. My only gripe is putting in a script. If you don't have a PDF, you're typing the whole thing out. It was tedious, but worth it. Plus I think it helped me learn my lines in the process. I'm a theatre student and I've recommended this app to all of my friends and some of my professors! The other free options I've come across just don't even come close to the ease and function of Script Buddy. Thanks for a great app!!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you’re enjoying the app!
This app is great for running lines. It’s really easy to use and easy to edit your scripts if things change from your original script. Best part is that I was having issues getting my script to load properly and customer service emailed me back immediately and went back and forth with me until we discovered the problem (which was on my end). Highly recommend!
Best free option
I have multiple commercial auditions a week, and this is the best free option for me as I prepare. I wish there were more American voices available and they weren’t so robotic. Or an option that would play the entire script without your character so you don’t have to hit play each time and practice the entire scene. Other than that- no complaints.
Developer Response ,
Hey, thank you for the feedback! Actually, iOS has the ability to download additional enhanced voices which you can use in the app. You can read about it here: https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT202362 .
I will look to add an option to play continuously when a character is set for the next release. In the meantime, you can achieve this result by simply deselecting your selected character role.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.