Help & Support

User Guides

  • Using Scrite
    The UI of Scrite has changed a lot since we first published this user guide. While much of the content is still relevant, the screenshots are out of date. We will be updating this page soon to match the current status of the app. Until then, please oblige errors on this page. Alternatively, you can […]

Video Tutorials

  • Tagging Structural Elements
    With Scrite 0.6 beta, you can now tag your index cards and mark structural elements in your screenplay. This is a very powerful feature for writers who wish to design their stories according to structures of their choice. Click here to read more about tagging index cards.
  • Capturing Relationships Between Characters
    Screenplays & stories are made up of characters. There are a few stories where we can notice only one or two characters, however most stories employ between 2 and 20 characters, although we could find cases where there are more than 20 also. A writer must ensure that relationships between characters are portrayed consistently across […]
  • Scrite Tutorial – Aug 2020 Edition
    Much has changed since the first beta of Scrite was released back in April 2020. The video below is a new tutorial on Scrite. It covers the features and functionality available as of Scrite 0.4.16 Beta. This video was prepared for presenting a demo of Scrite at a webinar on “Using Screenwriting Software” hosted by […]
  • Scrite Tutorial – April 2020 Edition
    Scrite is a free and open-source app for Windows and Mac Desktops (soon on Linux also) using which you can create screenplays. This video is a demo of the Scrite app. The voice over in this video is in English, we will have another video in Kannada as well. PS: Kindly pardon all the bloopers […]

Webinars and Zoom Episodes

We have had an opportunity to showcase Scrite to writers and directors from our film industry. With a few of them we have had an opportunity to host a Webinar or record a Zoom Episode. These episodes not only help understand Scrite, but also touches upon aspects of writing in general.

  • Episode with Adarsh Eshwarappa
    Director Adarsh Eshwarappa discusses his films #Shuddhi, #Bhinna, his love for non-linear structure in screenplays and his fascination with #Scrite in this episode. Get inspired and start writing your next #Blockbuster while you #StayHome and #StaySafe. Also download Shuddhi screenplay files in Scrite format:
  • Episode with Abhaya Simha
    Director Abhaya Simha is one of the earliest adopters of Scrite. His most recent film Paddayi, a adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, has won many awards. He has infact been someone who gave really useful and early feedback and guided the development of Scrite. In this video episode Prashanth sits down with Director Simha and composes […]

Click here to view all episodes.

Material For Software Developers

In this section you can find information for software developers who are interested to know more about the design and implementation of Scrite.

  • Tag Your Index Cards
    Writers are rigorous with regard to the structure of their story and screenplay. With index cards, users can now plot their stories on the structure canvas exactly the way they would on a physical white board. Coupled with act breaks, the structure canvas on Scrite provides a visually appealing way to see index cards of […]
  • ‘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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Qt & QML Insights – Presentation @ Qt Desktop Days 2020
    Prashanth Udupa (Creator of Scrite) presented a talk on the insights gathered while developing Scrite at Qt Desktop Days 2020 as a part of Akademy 2020 virtual tech conference. The following is a video capture of his talk. Scrite is developed using Qt. Whats very unique about the use of Qt in Scrite is that […]


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