We have several clients who use Final Draft so I wanted to write a little post about a new reader application for iPad, FDX Reader, that our tech James told me about. FDX reader lets users read Final Draft screenplays (it does not read screenplays written in other programs) in their .fdx file format. This means no more opening a screenplay to ugly raw XML or going through the extra step of converting to PDF before moving to the iPad.
According to the specs on the designer’s site, FDX Reader works a lot like iBooks or the Kindle app. It keeps track of how many pages a reader has read, keeps scene numbers and lets readers go back and forth between any page.
FDX Reader for iPad is $7.99 at the app store and requires iOS 4.3 or later.