ScriptBuddy 4+

Personal Rehearsal Partner

Wade Hunter

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 153 Ratings
    • $4.99



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

What’s New

Version 1.7.4

Support for iOS 16 and minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Z. Smooth ,

Best visually, but will go unused because I could not find a way to record my own voice for my lines

See above. That should be implemented or made more clear. I don’t want to listen to a robot when the characters in my scenes are not ones. Take a hint from the off book app. A lot less visually impressive, but it gets what I need done. This app could easily be the lead in the market.

Developer Response ,

Hello, and thanks for the feedback. I'll try to add the ability to record your own lines into the next release! Cheers :)

kalenbobalen ,

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!

VagabondRJL ,

Great way to learn lines. Great tool for playwrights.

This app has become an important part of my company’s process. So much so that we release both standard and ScriptBuddy versions of our shows to our cast. In addition, as a professional playwright, I find ScriptBuddy invaluable as a proofreader. Because it reads exactly what is written, it’s a fantastic way to hear typos and clunky lines that might be missed by proof readers.

The app reads in system voices. You cannot record your lines. The app is also affordable, likely due to just coding for system voices. For some, this might be a drawback. I just need the lines read in different voices. I don’t need to record, so it’s fine for me.

All in all I highly recommend this app for learning lines and as an audible proofing tool.

App Privacy

The developer, Wade Hunter, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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