Category Archives: Update

WriterDuet v3.0 Is Here!

WD3 is the most exciting update that we’ve ever had. So if you’re not excited, you should probably seek professional help. Move your account here.

We recommend WriterDuet Pro, which in version 3 will (professionally) help you…

  1. Write on the go with the mobile application. Gone are the days of you having to stop writing while on the toilet.
  2. Organize and filter your script with the tagger. If you have a script that will be produced, you can tag props and characters. If you don’t have a script that will be produced, you can tag content that is bad and is probably what’s preventing your script from being produced.
  3. See when notes are added with in-app notifications. No more missing when your producer (see, we believe in you!) comments, or scanning the entire script with no idea which notes are new.
  4. Save content for later with the Graveyard, a separate script space that you can open whenever you need it. Copy/cut content to it with a simple shortcut.

But forget you for a second… the biggest features in WD3 are actually meant to help us. This update features massive structural changes to how we represent data, and is the gateway to a future of endless possibilities.

With the new internal layout in WD3, we will have the tools we need to turn WriterDuet into a world of multi-viewable, filterable, merge- and unmerge-able glory. We’re starting with branchable Drafts that can be accessed from within a script in one click. With this new tech, our goal is to seamlessly capture & enhance your unique creative process.

We want to help you write better scripts. We believe the way to make that happen is to give you tools that let you write freely without ever thinking about all the magic going on in the background. And when you need that magic… poof. There’s everything you ever needed.

As a reminder, WD Lifetime includes all upgrades for as long as you are alive (we hope that’s a while). So now is the best time to upgrade to WriterDuet Pro Lifetime. It’s a steal.

You’re literally stealing from us. Hurry up or we’ll call the cops.

Sincerely,
The WD Team

Introducing WriterDuet 2.9!

Hello Writers,

The WriterDuet Team has had all eight hands and four paws on deck for the past months creating our newest release: WriterDuet 2.9! This upgrade has involved a number of major infrastructure changes that allow for much greater flexibility and efficiency in creating new features and customizations in the future. Building from these, we have implemented the following new features already:

Free users:
1) Dual Dialogue can now be multiple lines long and include all line types.
Use Command or Control plus the number for each Line Type (e.g. Cmd/Ctrl+3 is a new Character line) to create new lines in your script without leaving the left or right column that you are in! Hit Enter to return to a normal, full-width line.

2) Copy, Cut, Paste, and Text-Select Operations are smarter.
Check out this video for details.

PRO users:
1) Shared Folders in the Portfolio!

Folders in your portfolio now have sharing options, controllable with the plus sign in the top left corner. Once created, any script that is added to that folder will be automatically shared to each collaborator with the permissions that you set. If you don’t have permission to share the script, a share request will be sent to an administrator, who can accept or deny the share request.

2) Two New Templates: UK Stageplay and Stageplay Compact!
Along with the new Audio/Visual and Virtual Reality templates (available for purchase here), we have a new UK Stageplay template and Compact Stageplay template (designed to look like a published play) available to all Pro users! Both feature the “CHARACTER: Dialogue” format on a single line; give them a try!

These changes will be in effect the next time you open WriterDuet.
Thank you and enjoy!

Sincerely,
The WriterDuet Team

Announcing WriterDuet Premium!

WriterDuet Premium is the ultimate package for your fully integrated screenwriting experience. In addition to all of the amazing features of WriterDuet Pro–limitless collaboration, mobility and revision tracking supported by powerful security and analysis–Premium benefits include these awesome enhancements and plugins:


Premium Support
With a direct line to WriterDuet’s development team, your questions, thoughts and ideas will be heard and dealt with as quickly as possible.

AutoTranslate
Translate your script into any language in a matter of seconds,
and then edit each script separately to perfect it. View as separate scripts or side-by-side.

ReadThrough
Bring your script to life by sharing it with voice actors, or by listening instantly with text-to-speech performance from a full cast of computer voices.

MultiColumn
Compose audio and video in side-by-side chronology, write scenes in parallel, or even write in our Virtual Reality template!

Subscribe to Premium here for the full power of all things WD.

And then get back to writing 😉

Sincerely,
The WriterDuet Team

P.S. If you’re more interested in our standalone plugins, each is also available for separate purchase. Just click on their links to learn more.

WriterDuet update

There’s been a lot of development the past few weeks in preparation for something big. I’m careful to try to keep everything working right, but be on the lookout for any unusual behavior, and please e-mail me if you see anything wrong. Not that I expect it, but you never know.

This update includes new font options including two new Courier fonts, and several variable width fonts. Variable width is highly non-standard in US screenplays, but is used in other countries, and can be a nice alternative while writing your script if you’re sick of seeing Courier every day. To keep things consistent, at the moment all fonts will result in identical page counts on any device and PDF, but I do not guarantee that will always be the case. I’ll gauge feedback on that first.

There are a lot of subtle changes and minor bug fixes that came up during the big new development. You might not notice much difference in behavior, but scripts now load quite a bit faster, and more improvements to that may be on the way.

Anyway, this is just a heads-up post. Be sure to let me know if you encounter a bug, so I can squash it right away. And enjoy the improvements!