The Simplest Way to Write a Movie

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


On Mac

The Mac App Store’s best-reviewed screenwriting app doesn't have any buttons, rulers, talking paper clips, or simulated cork boards. Slugline gets out of your way and lets you write. Formatting? Automatic. Outlining? Integrated right into your writing. Bells and whistles? Get back to work.

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On iPhone and iPad

Write and edit your screenplay on your iPhone. Turn your iPad into a distraction-free mobile writer’s room. Slugline for iOS is fully compatible with Mac, sharing files on iCloud and Dropbox. But it also works on its own, creating perfect Hollywood-standard PDF output. From your telephone.


Structure as you go.

Slugline's Outline navigator updates live, as you write. Start with a rough sketch of your story and then fill in the details, or just start writing, and decide later if you want to add navigation points. You choose what shows up, and how you use it. Navigation? Scaffolding? To-do list?

Your Outline is just for you, and disappears when you print — unless you don't want it to.


Rebuilt for iOS.

Slugline for iOS features the same automatic formatting and integrated outlining as the Mac version. It even exports perfect PDFs. It could well be the only screenwriting app you need, but of course it syncs with the Mac version, via iCloud and Dropbox.

I adore Slugline.
— Stephen Fry, Actor, Writer, British Person
Slugline is outrageously, life-changingly excellent.
— Neil Cross, writer of Mama and Luther
It’s like Final Draft without all the headaches. It’s magic.
— Jonathan Poritsky
Slugline on iOS is my new favorite thing.
— Scott Stewart, Writer/Director of Dark Skies, Dominion