“Staggeringly useful.” - Dan Etheridge, producer of Veronica Mars and Carrie Diaries
Weekend Read makes reading screenplays on the iPhone delightful, giving users an optimized view that takes best advantage of your retina screen. You'll never squint-and-pinch to read a script again.
Whether you're starting with a PDF or a native file like Final Draft or Fountain, Weekend Read makes it look great, with a choice of fonts, sizes and Dark Mode for night reading.
Created by screenwriter John August and the team behind the award-winning Highland, Weekend Read has Hollywood talking.
"With Weekend Read, John August and his crafty elves have taken something that was the worst thing, namely reading scripts on a mobile device, and turned it into the best thing. I find it more pleasant to read a script in Weekend Read on my 4-inch iPhone screen than to read a PDF in proper screenplay format on my iPad. I even prefer it to reading full-sized paper scripts."
- Rian Johnson, writer-director
(Brick, Looper, The Brothers Bloom)
"Weekend Read started as an app I didn't know I needed, and quickly became an app I can't live without. Weekend Read keeps you on top of your reading pile, not buried under it. It's seriously amazing."
- Rawson Thurber, writer-director
(Dodgeball, We're The Millers)
"This is the perfect solution I've been fantasizing about - it makes reading scripts (or anything) on the iPhone not just tolerable, not just painless, but actually a pleasure!"
- David Wain, writer/director/EP
(Childrens Hospital, Role Models)
Weekend Read also supports text and Markdown files, making it a perfect offline reference for notes.
• Optimized for reading on the iPhone
• Four fonts and five sizes to choose from
• Easily import files from Mail, Dropbox, and the web
• Page Jumper lets you zip through long documents
• For Your Consideration: Featured Writers and Shows
• Dark Mode for night reading
- Build fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I want to give this five stars, but I can’t get past the errors. I can read a perfectly formatted script on say simplyscripts or script slug but as soon as I load it into the app, it comes with several problems. First is dialogue jumps to the action line if continued to a new page. Word and numbers in parentheses often come up blank. Odd symbols appear in the middle of a sentence. And still probably what inconveniences me the most is when opening the app it loses track of the placement and starts you back at the title page. However, for a free app (which I would upgrade if not for these problems) I enjoy the convenience of having a script in an app. I’m sure these problems aren’t as easy to fix as they may sound and I truly appreciate what John does for writers. I’m sorry if my criticism is a little harsh, but I’d love for this app to be in top notch condition, but again…it’s free.
Issue with numbers
Great app. I love importing my scripts to read and review while on the road. The reformatting really helps when I’m on my phone and don’t want to scroll through tiny text in a pdf. My only problem is that sometimes numbers don’t show up in the reformatted version. Switching to read the original version displays the numbers, though. It’s just a little annoying switching between the 2 views.
This is a perfect app for small devices. I’ve used it on set during a film shoot for reference and as a quick way to read scripts or just PDF books. Strangely PDFs are still a standard i our small screen culture, but this app fills a good need.
Do wish there was external keyboard support for just tabbing through the pages / or scrolling the text without having to scroll on the screen. A paged flip feature would be nice (or have I missed that?)
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- Quote-Unquote Films, Inc.
- 25.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Quote-Unquote Apps
- In-App Purchases
- Weekend Read Unlocked $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.