by Joe White
May 25, 2011
FDX Reader ($7.99) is a recently released iPad app that allows users to read Final Draft files on the go. If you're not familiar with Final Draft, this incredibly popular piece of software allows users to write scripts and screenplays with ease. Because the app is incompatible with Pages, it was not previously possible for iPad owners to read Final Draft files (.fdx) on their tablet. Fortunately, Quote-Unquote Apps has come up with a solution. With FDX Reader, users can quite read .fdx files. But that's not all. While the app isn't an editor (meaning you can't alter Final Draft files - just read them), it does integrate with Dropbox perfectly and offer features such as portrait and landscape mode, quick jump and scene numbers. Here's a full list of features, as outlined in FDX Reader's release notes:
Currently, FDX Reader is available to download for $7.99. Obviously, don't download it if you do not already own Final Draft, because - as mentioned - this app isn't an editor, just a reader. However, if you're a Final Draft fan, this application is definitely something you'll want to check out. And for more information, take a look at FDX Reader's official website.
- Easy import from Mail, Dropbox or iTunes.
- Five font sizes.
- Portrait and landscape modes.
- Quick jump to any page.
- Scene numbers.
- Forced page breaks and act breaks.
- Library to keep track of how far you've read.