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By Guy Goldstein
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About this project

WriterDuet.com is available for free

WriterDuet's online collaborative screenwriting program helps writing teams outline, chat, and write together in real-time. It's great for solo writers as well, with an intuitive interface and advanced features like revision tracking, dictation, grammar checking, full-screen editing, and much more. WriterDuet.com is available now, for free!

WriterDuet has been featured on Scriptnotes and No Film School.

We're building something new

We're making a desktop version of WriterDuet that works even when you're offline, and saves files directly to your hard drive. It syncs changes when you have an Internet connection, and is fully compatible with the web version. The initial release price will be $79, but get it now on Kickstarter for $50 (or less with our early bird specials)!

Get it now and you'll receive free upgrades for life!

We'll also develop special offline features on WriterDuet.com, which will allow you to access cached scripts when you don't have Internet access.

We want what you want

If you back this project for any amount, you can vote on additional features you'd like added to WriterDuet. E-mail Guy@WriterDuet.com to make nominations.

A few caveats

Not everything can work offline. You can't send updates to other writers, and some server-dependent features won't work (e.g. spell/grammar check) when you don't have an Internet connection. But we're going to do our best to make offline access very powerful, and the desktop app will be awesome!

The desktop app will work on Windows and Mac computers. Our web app is supported in many browsers on Mac, Windows, and Linux, as well as recent mobile devices. Website caching works on most modern browsers.

Thanks so much!

We appreciate your time, interest, and support. E-mail your questions or feedback to Guy@WriterDuet.com, and please share this with your friends!

Risks and challenges

To verify that a desktop application could be made the way we wanted, we've already built a prototype. So we know it can be done.

There are some features which will not work without an Internet connection because they are dependent on accessing servers (e.g. script synchronizing and spell/grammar checking). Other features currently rely on accessing servers, but we're going to investigate alternative methods of support (e.g. importing/exporting scripts and generating a PDF). At least one feature (dictation) depends on browser capabilities that aren't available in the desktop app.

We can't promise exactly which features will be available in the desktop app and what will work offline, but our goal is to make the best product we can. The desktop app is based on WriterDuet.com, with the additional offline capabilities.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Beta test the desktop version of WriterDuet and vote for bonus features that will be part of the web version as well.

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    Access your scripts on WriterDuet.com when you're offline, plus the previous reward. We'll use browser caching and offline storage so WriterDuet.com is accessible even when you don't have an Internet connection.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The $50 reward, plus a 30 minutes Skype call with Guy to discuss WriterDuet, screenwriting, or even the weather.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The $50 reward, plus Guy will read up to 10 pages of a script you write on WriterDuet and give you feedback.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The brand new WriterDuet desktop app, with offline script writing and the ability to save scripts directly to your hard drive! You'll also get the previous rewards: voting on bonus features and access to cached scripts on WriterDuet.com when you're offline.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    5 licenses for the WriterDuet desktop app and cached scripts on WriterDuet.com, plus 5x votes in our bonus feature poll. You also get a one hour Skype call with Guy.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    25 licenses for the WriterDuet desktop app and cached scripts on WriterDuet.com, plus 25x votes in our bonus feature poll. You also get 10 hours of premium support or customizations of WriterDuet by Guy.

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