AN ESSENTIAL APP FOR SCREENWRITERS
A long time ago, before I wrote my first screenplay, I was absolutely fascinated with index cards. That’s a pretty lame thing to say but my passion for screenwriting was in its infancy and I couldn’t get enough. I wanted to try every single technique.
So I went to my local mall and bought a brand new cork board and a couple stacks of colored index cards. Within a few days, I had laid out my entire screenplay. I had to use both sides of the cork board and ran out of pins so the final cards were held up with tape.
It was a story called Hidden and focused on a home invasion that led to a gigantic mafia war featuring three different factions. There were car chases, explosions and an ending that made absolutely no sense at all. I never finished that screenplay but the craft of screenwriting had taken hold.
For years, I kept that board in tact as a reminder of my first attempt at using index cards. It wasn’t until I got to college that I took the cards down in favor of class schedules and reminders.
It was the only screenplay I developed using index cards… Until I discovered Index Card for my iPad.
I was so excited as I planned my latest feature length screenplay. ( A screenplay I completed over the summer.) The Index Card iPad app is fantastic. If you’re a screenwriter, this App does exactly what you need it to do. More importantly, it stays out of your way while you create.
Within minutes, I knew my way around and I was off. There are tons of customization options that you would expect to find as well as some nice surprises. What I love is that Index Card didn’t set out to reinvent the wheel. It’s a simple app that provides limitless creative possibilities for screenwriters.
It’s now an essential app in my collection and has taken a spot on my front page. Right beside Pages for more detailed notes and Celtx.
I was constantly adding new cards and repositioning them as my screenplay evolved. Index Card makes managing your cards simple and effective. You can’t really ask for more.
My iPad is the center of my creative universe and Index Card is a fantastic app to have. It’s got full export capabilities and tons of useful features including Especially if you’re completely obsessed with screenwriting.