I hope this doesn't come across as blunt or harsh, as it's not meant to, but I get some emails from people saying things like "Movie Draft doesn't have the X feature of Final Draft" or "Final Draft has Y feature and I absolutely MUST have that feature before I can use Movie Draft!" - and so on.
This puzzles me somewhat.
Firstly, Movie Draft is NOT Final Draft. Period. It may share the word "draft", and I may have also provided the ability for you to open and save Final Draft files, but that's as a courtesy only. After all, Movie Draft can also open Microsoft Word documents, but people don't write in saying that the pie-chart feature in MS Word is missing in Movie Draft. Strangely enough.
Secondly, Movie Draft is brand-new software. It's at v1.0 and has been out for a couple of months at the time of writing. Final Draft is at v8 at time of writing and has been out for 10+ years or so. I do have many ideas and features that I want to implement into Movie Draft - not necessarily ones that Final Draft has - but that takes time.
Lastly, if people are wanting Movie Draft to be like Final Draft, why not just buy Final Draft?
Ultimately, Movie Draft is not a "cheap" version of Final Draft. Movie Draft is non-linear screenwriting software in its own right and works in a completely different way to Final Draft - on purpose. If you don't "get it" or haven't yet seen the 15 minute introduction video on my website then please do as it goes through some of the differences and benefits between using Movie Draft over a conventional word processor in a visual way.Keep writing.