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About the Slugline App


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Mac

Developer

Act Focused Media LLC
Twitter @ActFocused

Type

Productivity

Cost

$39.99

Version

5/13

Job Tags for Slugline

Screenwriters

Date Added

October 17, 2013

Developer's Description

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

FEATURES

⋮ 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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