Scrite makes screenwriting fun, engaging and productive. Its open-source and has close to 7000 people using it.
Prashanth started development of Scrite when Prime Minister Modi announced 21 days lockdown on 24th March 2020. Within three weeks, on 17th April 2020, a beta was made publicly available. Early adopters and beta testers provided a lot of feedback that helped shape the development of the app. Though the app continues to be in beta, it is usable and is being actively used by many professional and hobby screenwriters across the world.
Surya, a film maker by profession and UI designer by practice, joined the team in mid 2020 and has since been responsible for the visual design of Scrite.
Punit, a consultant in the film industry by profession who had his own ideas for building a platform for screenwriters, joined the team in late 2020 and has since been showcasing Scrite to key influencers in the country and is helping shape the course for Scrite to grow beyond just being an app, and into a platform.
Scrite is fully opensource and released under GPLv3. The complete source code of the app can be found on GitHub. Unlike FOSS software, Scrite is not free, even though it is fully open-source. We plan to feature paid-plans later this year. Early adopters, who install the app and sign up for an account before we feature paid-plans, will get a significant discount. We’re working out the final details of this and will keep you posted on the official announcement. That said, we want to reiterate that the ability to write professionally formatted screenplays will continue to remain free.