“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
[fix] Remembers your place in a document even if you force-quit the app (or the app is force-quitted by the system while in the background)
Ratings and Reviews
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?)
Bugs That Count
Conceptually, this app is terrific. But I’m it’s execution, it fails on a few key elements—one of which being its refusal to remember which page you were on. You could be on, let’s say, page 50, and then switch to another application to look something up, and the minute you return to the app, it not only reverts you back to the first page, but it also takes another 15 seconds for it to load up again. In an app, you want it to be seamless. But this is not. I want it to work! But alas, it doesn’t.
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.
- Quote-Unquote Films, Inc.
- 35.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 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.