Finally, a simple, elegant screenwriting app. Slugline is a minimal, distraction-free environment for the most important part of screenwriting—the writing part.
Slugline works with plain text. It automatically turns your writing into a properly formatted screenplay, without you ever needing to press the Tab key or touch the mouse.
No buttons. No settings. Just writing.
“Slugline is exactly what I want in a screenwriting app: simple enough to let me focus on the words, smart enough to know where those words should go.”
– John August, writer of Big Fish and Frankenweenie
⋮ Simple, elegant interface
⋮ The first distraction-free screenwriting environment
⋮ Automatic formatting to Hollywood screenplay standards
⋮ Printed on paper or PDF, your screenplay is indistinguishable from one made with apps costing much more
⋮ Helpful structure templates, including the famous BS2 beat sheet from Save the Cat!®
⋮ Integrated outlining
⋮ Bold, Italic, and Underlined text
⋮ Notes, Scene Synopses, and Omitted text help keep you organized
⋮ Preview—What you see is what you get
⋮ Full-screen mode
⋮ Fully optimized for Retina displays
⋮ Includes Courier Prime, a beautiful typeface designed for screenplays
⋮ Slugline’s plain text files are compatible with any writing app, on any platform
• THE WRITING EXPERIENCE
Slugline is built for the hard part of screenwriting: the writing part. Slugline gives you the tools you need to craft your story, without your hands ever leaving the keys.
• THE POWER OF PLAIN
Slugline uses the free and open Fountain screenplay format, which is nothing more than plain text. You can work on your screenplay anywhere, using any writing app, including hundreds of mobile apps. When you open it in Slugline again, everything will be there, properly formatted.
• INTEGRATED OUTLINING
Start with an outline, then seamlessly transition to writing scenes. Or jot down a placeholder for your third-act twist while you’re still crafting your opening pages. Slugline allows you to be as structured as you like, even if that means not at all.
• BY FILMMAKERS, FOR FILMMAKERS
Slugline is the creation of filmmaker Stu Maschwitz and software designer Clinton Torres. Fountain is a collaboration between screenwriter John August and Stu Maschwitz. Together, we believe that screenwriting should be simple, smart, and open.
• WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Please help us shape Slugline! We have great ideas for future updates, and we bet you do too. Slug us a line at http://slugline.co/contact/ and let us know what you think!
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