A downloadable tool for macOS

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Beat — a simple and elegant screenwriting app for macOS

No distractions.
No nonsense.
Concentrate on writing

Beat was created by a screenwriter for screenwriters. It has a minimalist, distraction free UI and works lightning fast.

And best of all — Beat is totally free and open source!  Read more on the Beat website.


  • Distraction-free writing
  • Nice outlining  tools (incl. scene cards  and timeline)   make it easy to structure your story
  • Uses the plain-text Fountain   format    to save your screenplays
  • Dark mode for the children of the night
  • Easy scene numbering
  • Autocomplete previously entered elements   (such as scene headings and characters)
  • Export to PDF
  • Final Draft import & export
  • Screenplay analysis

The app is totally free and will remain so, most importantly because free creative software supports and enables new artists with different backgrounds.

Source code is released under GNU Public License, which means it will always remain open. And anyone can help with development!

You can pay something if you want. All possible profits will be used to pay for hosting costs and  an occassional cup of coffee.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Beat 1.1 r3 4 MB

Development log

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