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Version 0.5.6 Released

Version 0.5.6 Beta is now out with a host of new features, bug fixes and performance improvements. In this page we list out some of the key changes. Click here to download this version right away. Change in Main Window UI On the main-window, we have replaced text on the tabs with icons to make […]

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‘Screenplayed’

Many writers are fans of Screenplayed – a social media channel that plays films and their screenplays in sync, revealing the beauty of writing, acting and direction. If you are a newbie, watch the video below to get a sense of what such videos look like. Many of our ~2000 users use Scrite for learning […]

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Interoperable Document Format

Back in April 2020, when the Scrite project started, we used a JSON plain-text format for loading and saving Scrite documents. Sometime around June 2020, we started using the binary JSON format for loading and saving Scrite documents, with backward compatibility to text based ones. Later in July 2020, right around the time we announced […]

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Comments & Review

We had an opportunity to show a demo of Scrite to a whole team of 12 writers at a production house in Bengaluru last week. They are currently using Celtx Studio for all their writing needs as of now. Obviously they saw the demo comparing and contrasting Scrite with Celtx Studio. There were many points […]

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Centered Title Page

Many writers complained that they did not like the fact that the title page was not centered. Our reasoning was that people will print and file their screenplays, so we have to leave more margin on the left. Users however wanted an option to center their title pages. With Scrite version 0.5.4 beta, we allow […]

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Custom Scene Numbers

Scene numbers play a very important role in a screenplay, especially when it goes into production. The product team (line producer, assistant director or any other person involved in production) makes use of scene numbers, sometimes by even customizing them, to better plan schedules, set designs, costumes and so on. Until Scrite version 0.5.2 beta, […]

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Index Cards

Writers room across the world has one prominent fixture, aside from large open tables, couches, coffee vending machine and so on. They feature a large board on which writers stick index cards neatly organized into acts. Writers like to organize their story into beats and organize them in a act-wise layout. If there is one […]

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Screen Time

Screenwriters understand that each page they write will translate to approximately 1 min on the screen. Until version 0.5.2, writers could look at the status bar, see the current page and page count to get a sense of screen time. Total number of pages would translate to total number of minutes of screen time. Current […]

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Marathi Support

One of the most requested features in Scrite is support for Marathi. With version 0.5.2, we are taking a stab at this. The built-in transliteration for Marathi works exactly the same as the built-in Hindi transliteration. The application comes bundled with Shusha font by default, but you can use any other font of your choice. […]

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Screenplay IDE

For software developers, an IDE provides several ways of working with code in a unified way. Perhaps we can think of a Scrite as an IDE for screenplay writers. After all screenplay is the source-code of a film! Scrite offers three distinct ways to work with a screenplay. Screenplay Editor: where the actual screenplay is […]