Fountain Apps

Applications & plugins that support the Fountain format.


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  • Slugline

    Slugline is a screenwriting app that uses Fountain as its native format. Available for Mac and iOS.

  • Highland

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

  • Fade In

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

  • Scriptigo

    Based on Fountain, Scriptigo allows you to create, manage, and share your scripts for film, television, and theatre all in one place. Available on the iOS App Store.

  • Editorial

    Editorial is a powerful writing app for iPhone and iPad that supports Fountain. Available on the iTunes App Store.

  • Untitled

    Untitled is a screenplay outlining and note-taking tool based on Fountain. Available on the iTunes App Store.

  • Amazon Storywriter

    Amazon Storywriter is a free, cloud-based screenwriting tool that imports and exports Fountain, FDX, and PDF. It works in your browser, or as a Chrome app.

  • Logline

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

  • Writer

    Writer is a free Fountain writing app for Mac, available on the Mac App Store and GitHub.

  • Screenplain

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

  • DubScript

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

  • Fountain Loader

    Fountain Loader generates HTML previews of Fountain screenplays and also converts them into Final Draft FDX files. You can import Fountain files directly from your Google Drive account, or by dragging from your computer.

  • Trelby

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

  • Storyist

    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.

  • Afterwriting

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

  • Atom

    Atom is a free, multi-platform text editing app that can be configured for syntax highlighting and previewing of Fountain files.

  • Textastic

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

  • 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.


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

  • WriterDuet

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

  • Scrivener

    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.

  • Sublime Text

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

    Fountainhead builds on Poritsky’s work and adds more screenwriting features to Sublime Text.

  • Marked 2

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

  • Write for Mac

    Write for Mac is a Mac writing app that supports Markdown and Fountain. Available on the Mac App Store.

  • Emacs

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

  • SuperNotecard

    SuperNotecard is an online writing tool with virtual notecards. It imports and exports Fountain files.

  • Geyser

    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.

  • Scrippets

    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

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

  • Textplay

    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.

  • Vim

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

  • metalsmith-fountain

    Metalsmith-fountain is a plug-in for Metalsmith that renders fountain files as static webpages. On github and here.

  • Run Lines

    An Android app for rehearsing scripts that can import and export Fountain files. Available on the Google Play Store.

  • MediaWiki

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

  • FountainSharp

    An F# Fountain parsing library, available on github.

  • TheTakes

    TheTakes is an online production management tool that imports and exports Fountain screenplays.