Fountain Apps

Applications & plugins that support the Fountain format.


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Slugline is a Mac screenwriting app that uses Fountain as its native format. Available on the Mac App Store.


Highland for OS X converts screenplays among FDX, PDF, and Fountain formats, and supports direct editing of Fountain files.


Logline is a structure-focused screenwriting app that uses Fountain as its native format. Available on the Mac App Store.

Fade In

Fade In is a full-featured, multi-platform screenwriting application that imports and exports Fountain documents.


DubScript is a screenplay editor for Android that supports FDX, Trelby, Celtx (HTML), and Fountain. Available on the Google Play store.


Afterwriting is a web-based Fountain tool that includes an editor, customizable PDF preview, Dropbox integration, and a .fdx to .fountain converter.


Screenplain by Martin Vilcans is a free web app that converts Fountain files to Final Draft FDX files and formatted HTML.


Trelby is a free, open-source, multi-platform screenwriting application that imports and exports many screenplay formats, including Fountain.


Storyist is a writing and story development tool for novelists and screenwriters. It imports and exports Fountain documents, and is available for both Mac and iOS.

Storyboard Fountain (beta)

Storyboard Fountain is a Mac app that allows you to draw storyboards and embed them into your Fountain screenplay. Currently in public beta.


Textastic is a code editor for iPad that can, if you're brave, be configured for Fountain syntax highlighting. Available on the App Store.

A free web app that allows you to write in Fountain and see a live preview of your screenplay.


Writer Duet is a collaborative, online screenwriting tool that imports and exports Fountain. Fountain is also supported by, also from Guy Goldstein.


Scrivener is a writing app with comprehensive screenwriting features. It imports and exports Fountain files, and can use Fountain for its powerful folder syncing feature. Available at Literature and Latte, or on the Mac App Store.


Scribbler, from Lemur Labs, is a web-based writing environment that syncs with Dropbox and supports Markdown and Fountain.

Sublime Text

Jonathan Poritsky created a Fountain syntax highlighting package for Sublime Text.

Marked 2

Marked 2 by Brett Terpstra is a Markdown preview app (OS X) that can also preview and print Fountain files.


Fountain Mode is an Emacs major mode that provides syntax highlighting, auto-indenting, and other useful features for working with Fountain files.

Write for Mac

Write for Mac is a Mac writing app currently in beta. It features Fountain previewing.


Geyser is a Mac app that creates a server for Fountain files, which can then be read securely on any device, using a web browser. Available on the Mac App Store.

Writing Kit

Writing Kit for iOS supports editing and previewing Fountain files. Available on the App Store.


Scrippets by John August and Nima Yousefi is a WordPress plugin that converts text entered in the Scrippet format to properly-styled HTML.


Fountain.js is a JavaScript based parser for Fountain. You can try it out here.


Textplay is a command-line ruby script that converts Fountain screenplays to HTML, Final Draft FDX, or PDF.

TextWrangler and BBEdit

fountain-clm is a Codeless Language Module for TextWrangler and BBEdit. It adds syntax highlighting and scene "folding" for .fountain documents.


fountain.vim is a Fountain syntax highlighting file for vim, and fountainwiki.vim provides light wikification of Fountain files.


A Fountain extension for MediaWiki. It parses screenplay text written in Fountain inside of <fountain></fountain> tags and styles it to look like a Screenplay.

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