Simply screenwriting.

Slugline is a simple, elegant Mac app for the most important part of screenwriting: the writing part.

There are plenty of apps for your final draft. How about one for your first 99?


No buttons, no settings. Just writing.

Slugline automatically formats your writing to precise industry standards. It's everything you need to create a submission-quality screenplay, and nothing you don't.


Obsessed with Appearances

The last thing you want when envisioning your movie is clutter on your screen. Slugline is the first truly beautiful screenwriting app. How’d we do it? Simple.

**Styling text** is as easy as writing a plain-text email.

We Know You Write by Writing

With Slugline, you do everything with text, from changing the format of a paragraph, to adding a new section to your integrated outline. Because if you’re clicking buttons and navigating menus, you're not writing.

More about screenwriting in plain text...


Outline As You Go

Start with a rough sketch of your story, then fill in the details — or just start writing, and decide later if you want to add navigation points.

Your nested outline is just for you, and disappears when you print. Unless you don't want it to.

# Sections and = Synopses are like notecards built in to your screenplay. Use them however you like—they won't appear in print unless you want them too.

It's Just Text

Slugline uses the Fountain screenplay format, which is nothing more than plain text. You can edit a Slugline document in any writing app, on any platform, without breaking anything.

How does that work?


“Slugline is exactly what I want in a screenwriting app: simple enough to let me focus on the words, smart enough to know where those words should go.”

– John August, writer of Big Fish and Frankenweenie


“Slugline is outrageously, life-changingly excellent.”

– Neil Cross, writer of Mama and Luther


“I adore Slugline.”

– Stephen Fry, Actor, Writer, British Person


“It’s like Final Draft without all the headaches. It’s magic.”

– Jonathan Poritsky, The Candler Blog


Simple, Inside and Out

No need to wade through complex production features when you're trying to break your story. Slugline is built for writing, and writing doesn't require any buttons.


Write More, Type Less

Slugline's Autocomplete sees what you did there.


Resurrect Your Darlings

Thinking of cutting a word, a line, or an entire scene? Instead of deleting it, omit it. When you Preview or Print, it disappears.


Customize Your Look

Style your screenplay to taste, while adhering to Hollywood standards. You can even use the lovely Courier Prime typeface, designed specifically for screenwriting.


Time for a Montage:

  • Used by Hollywood screenwriters on real projects
  • Includes several templates, such as the Blake Snyder Beat Sheet from Save the Cat!®
  • Accurate pagination
  • Full-screen mode
  • Spell-checking and dictionary
  • Find/replace
  • Autosave
  • Dual Dialogue that actually works
  • Optimized for Retina displays
  • Check out what’s new in our latest update!

The simplest way to write your movie.


Slugline is available on the Mac App Store for $39.99.
Or download a free, 14-day trial. (Requires macOS 10.11 or later)