This Team Delivers. 5/5
Wknd Read is absolutely fabulous.
Love the distraction free interface. On IOS I engaged the Accessibility Speech so I can listen to the script while driving or cooking and between Script Notes Podcasts.
Keep up the outstanding work!
Great App! Needs A Couple Tweaks 4/5
I love it. Great experience all around. I can’t wait to see more features as you add them.
There are a couple display issues on text in pop-ups and modals.
Also the status pop-ups stay on the screen for too long. Check marks and such, the delay is just too much.
It’s pricey, but I like that it’s a one time payment. I’d pay $10 once before I’d do $1.99/mo. So good choice on pricing too!
Essential app but fix the numbers bug! 3/5
For several versions, numbers in scripts don’t show up for some reason. If a character is introduced as RANDY (50) it will often show up as RANDY ( ). This is a frequent interruption as that’s obviously important information! Please fix this one bug...
Issue with numbers 4/5
By Scott Duvall
Great app. I love importing my scripts to read and review while on the road. The reformatting really helps when I’m on my phone and don’t want to scroll through tiny text in a pdf. My only problem is that sometimes numbers don’t show up in the reformatted version. Switching to read the original version displays the numbers, though. It’s just a little annoying switching between the 2 views.
Bugs That Count 3/5
Conceptually, this app is terrific. But I’m it’s execution, it fails on a few key elements—one of which being its refusal to remember which page you were on. You could be on, let’s say, page 50, and then switch to another application to look something up, and the minute you return to the app, it not only reverts you back to the first page, but it also takes another 15 seconds for it to load up again. In an app, you want it to be seamless. But this is not. I want it to work! But alas, it doesn’t.
Great App 5/5
This is a perfect app for small devices. I’ve used it on set during a film shoot for reference and as a quick way to read scripts or just PDF books. Strangely PDFs are still a standard i our small screen culture, but this app fills a good need.
Do wish there was external keyboard support for just tabbing through the pages / or scrolling the text without having to scroll on the screen. A paged flip feature would be nice (or have I missed that?)
This was so great 2/5
Until the last update or so. I try to import from google drive and it doesn’t fully load the entire script. It also force closes in the middle of reading.
None of latest updates actually work 3/5
None of the latest updates work for my app and it keeps going back to page 1 in normal view every time I reopen the app or a script that I’m already several pages in to.
Doesn’t work 1/5
I had zero problems with this app. Until I paid for it. Now it keeps shutting down every time I try opening a file.
Great, with some bugs 4/5
Overall the best script-reading app ever. Moves fluid and simply through scripts, the best digital reading experience I've had. One small bug that bothers me; dialogue that runs over a page break will lose proper formatting on the second page. Also important is formatting for simultaneous dialogue. Would also love it to save the page in normal pdf view. Small improvements could make this truly remarkable.
My Favorite App 5/5
Sometimes I see an app and feel like it’s a miracle that it exists. That’s the way Weekend Read makes me feel. Thank you.
Unmatched quality and usefulness 5/5
I recommend Weekend Read to everyone. Great for actors and anyone reading scripts.
Great customer service 5/5
By Likes To Watch
I’m grateful that the app is still being maintained. Have used it for years and recently the full screen function got buggy (prolly due to iPhone X or something). I reached out via the website, someone replied, then fixed it in a few weeks, yay! Thank you!!
Updated for iOS 11! 5/5
My favorite screenplay reading app on both iPhone and iPad. I use it religiously, and actually take the time to convert hard-to-read formats to .fountain and import them into Weekend Read.
Don’t get me wrong — Weekend Read does a fantastic job of “melting” PDFs into a more flexible on-screen format, but some are just a wee bit too stubborn.
I also write in .fountain, so being able to pop open my stories on my iPhone or iPad is immeasurably useful.
For a brief period, there were some slight bugs with WR and iOS 11, but they seem to now be fixed (as of 10/31/2017).
Thanks for the update, guys!
Non-functional and dangerous to use for work - app is no longer supported 1/5
This app is no longer supported. Paid for premium but app isn’t functional - reached out weeks ago to developers with no response and no refund. All PDFs are missing large chunks of the script but you can’t tell it’s missing unless you switch back to the plain PDF view (with no features - just like you could view for free in any PDF viewer). Numerical digits are also missing in any description or dialogue. This unfortunately makes the app not only usable but will cause problems for you if you try to use it in an audition, a live reading, or in any work context since entire parts of the script are missing and you can’t even tell. I’ve tested it numerous scripts from a variety of sources and had this problem with all of them. It’s frustrating that there’s no way to get a refund but at least I can warn others. It’s a shame because it’s a great idea for an app and would be worth the price if it actually worked.
Terrible Support (even with Upgrade) 1/5
By J. Villarin
For months, I’ve been experiencing issues with folders in this app, and, for just as many months, I’ve gotten no substantial response from the devs after sending a detailed description of my issue. I’ve been forced to uninstall and reinstall the app multiple times to ‘fix’ the problems.
After contacting John August, one of the people behind the app, on Twitter, he referred me to the support people. I contacted them promptly and said they’d look into it.
I have not heard from them since. I’ve politely followed up since then, and, up to now, they have not answered.
Very disappointing - purchase at your own risk.
Great app but needs to be fixed! 3/5
Every time you receive a text notification and respond or switch to the iMessage app back to Weekend Read the script goes back to page one. It's incredibly annoying! I'd give 5 stars if it wasn't for this. An automatic scroll option would also be nice in the next update.
It's great 5/5
By craig z
I'm reading scripts way faster since downloading this. I can't even really explain why. But for whatever reason, with this app I'm getting through "the pile" faster and not feeling like I'm completely behind all the time. If reading scripts is a big part of your career/life then I really recommend it.
Crashes often. Decent when it works. 2/5
I used to use this app often, but it crashes too frequently. When it does crash, it is inoperable for a long while, even when I power cycle my phone.
It doesn't happen every time, but often enough for me to search for something better.
Otherwise fine, I suppose.
One star is too much for the free version 1/5
You can only have 4 files in your library , ONLY FOUR
I like the style and appearance but it was a huge pain in the neck to see that you cant have more than 4 files, dissapointing...
Best way to read 3/5
By Sekt Tay
This is now my favorite way to read screenplays, but needs a note function. I've tried taking notes on a separate notepad app by switching back and forth, but the script reverts to p1, which makes it unusable.
This app makes screenplays so easy to read and would be perfect if I could add notes as I'm reading directly on the script- and then later be able to export a list of notes with their corresponding page numbers.
Probably the script reading app 3/5
It's A very useful script(screenplays) reading app, it formats the screen to your device and syncs to different devices your position.
Two things missing to make it an almost perfect app are:
No search function in app, or in iOS in general. So when you have many scripts it can be daunting finding a script specially that you can't rearrange them as well by date or name or format, etc.
And, the other thing missing is to open or make it easy to open the last script read. It can be frustrating when you have to put the app down and come back to not remember or find the last script you were reading.
Add Mark-up Please 4/5
Great app. Please add Mark-up for support of the Apple Pencil. Would save me a whole lot of paper! Please, 5 stars when it gets updated.
Typical pdf reader 2/5
The only unique tool it has in the character highlighting, but you have to pay $10 to use it, which is entirely too much when there are a million free off readers out there that actually have a ton more functionality than this. It's also crazy that the only way you can sync items in the cloud is after paying the $10 premium cost. So all in all its just an overpriced average off reader that locks basic functionality behind a costly paywall.
Great, great idea with a couple of flaws. 2/5
This app is a great idea.
However, I've noticed that the app will drop the first line of dialogue randomly when viewing in the more "readable" Reader mode. I had to switch between the PDF and the Reader modes to figure out why the first line of dialogue on one page didn't jibe with the last line on the previous page.
When switching between the Reader mode and the PDF mode, the app will always take you back to the first page of the PDF or some random section of the script in the Reader mode. It would be helpful if, when switching between the two, the app would drop you into the page you were on in whichever mode you were switching from.
I like how the app does away with superfluous information not pertaining to the actual reading of the script but it would also be super helpful if it did include the asterisks which indicate revisions. When I get a full revision, I'll usually skim through the stuff that hasn't been revised and key in on the stuff that's changed.
Overall a great idea of an app that will only improve with time and revisions. I've suggested it to everyone I know that works in this business.
The best! 5/5
By Col. Sklar
Love this app! Beautiful interface. Easy to use. Dark Mode for night reads! It's perfect.
Great reader, with some issues!! 3/5
By SgnatnG gnat baths
The optimized viewing has a great feel to it. But it doesn't properly load all PDFs. Quite a few will have problems (many typos, missing text)
Otherwise it's a great reader. Five stars if it's fixed.
Bookmarks and Press/hold to make notes? 4/5
A total godsend. This is now my preferred way to read scripts.
One kind of big issue is that the app keeps resetting my scripts to page one when I return to the app. I use Apple notes to make notes on scripts (which makes for a lot of app switching on iPhone.) Is there a way to fix or incorporate a bookmark feature?
Which brings me to the functionality that I would gladly pay another $10-20 for...in app note-taking. I'm sure most of us like to take notes on scrips and if this could be done in app, I would be over the moon. For me, this could be the simple action of pressing and holding a word to leave a note there. I'm sure this a complicated feature, but one I would most adore and more importantly, pay for.
Keep up the amazing app work!
One of those rare apps that solves a problem completely and perfectly.
Files continue to randomly disappear 1/5
Files that I have downloaded through the app have disappeared from my library but if I go to add them again, it believes they are still in my library so I can't re-download them.
This app is such a disappointment. Bug after bug. I regret spending the money for the "premium".
The app still continues to make scripts disappear. This could be such a great app if we're actually useable.
Beautiful but needs note taking ability 3/5
By Hello I'm a filmmaker
Converts script files beautifully. If I could add notes directly on the page (circle, underline, arrow, comments), I would buy the full version and give it 5 stars.
This game is like a Sci-fi Cod game! This is love, this is life❤️
One of the reasons I switched to an iPhone 5/5
By Dom Jenkinson
Weekend Read was one of three apps that influenced switching to iPhone.
Now I have it, I'm not disappointed. I read a lot on my train ride to work, and this looks great.
Congrats on a great app.
Glitch, Please 2/5
Not recognizing my upgrade. C'mon, guys, let's fix this. I didn't mind paying for an overpriced app since the free Scriptnotes podcast is so great, but an update to debug this bad boy is very necessary.
No customer service response. 1/5
I, too, am dealing with the "library full" bug this update was supposed to solve.
I sent them a customer service report a week ago (7/23) and haven't heard a response or seen an announcement that it's being worked on.
It's not worth the trouble.
Not working 2/5
This update doesn't fix the bug that it says it does. The "library full" error is still here. It's a shame cause this is a fantastic app when it occasionally works.
Can't add more scripts 1/5
Same bug. Thinks it wasn't upgraded. Out $10 and stuck with the same reads.
Library Full 1/5
I, too, am having problems with the 'library full' nag screen, inability to restore purchase and incessant crashing, even after purchasing. Hope I'm not charged for an app I can't use.
Update Does Not Work 1/5
The supposed bug fix for the "Library Full" error does not work -- in fact, the latest update is *causing* the bug. I am unable to restore my purchase, even though clicking on "Restore My Purchase" appears to work. Every time I try to import a new script, I get the Library Full message.
Excellent tool 5/5
By Zay Smalman
Downloaded Weekend Read on a whim after hearing about it on my favorite podcast, Scriptnotes. It's been an incredibly useful too. Doesn't try to be anything it doesn't need to be. It just makes reading scripts easy and pleasant. Couldn't be happier with it!
Love it! 4/5
By Xea Clare
Best PDF reader I've found and I've tried a lot.
Can't even add any file 1/5
It kept saying its full even after I deleted everything in the library. It kept forcing me to upgrade to the pro version.
One of the most useful apps I've ever downloaded
Good app! 3/5
Great app, overpriced.
A Must-Have 5/5
I just finished reading my first script with this app and I'm totally in love with it. Simple, clean, and easy. I actually enjoyed reading a script on my phone.
Two things I'd like to see improved: (1) There are times in the reader mode when two words in dialogue will be together without a space between. Couldn't find a clear reason why - didn't correspond to line breaks in the original file or anything like that. (2) Would love to have the PDF view remember where you left off instead of starting at the title page every time you toggle views.
A really terrific app overall!
Coming from a scriptwriter who regularly attends stage readings, I friggin love this app. The interface is beautiful, the features are intuitive and makes script reading so effortless! A flawless app!
Excellent app 5/5
Great design and support. Perfect interface and really enjoyable formatting and font to read your own and other scripts on both iPad and iPhone. Huge bonus is the added library links - it's so good I want more.
An app actually worth the modest but not cheap asking price.
And Big Fish is one of my favorite scripts and films.
Love the app but it's currently saying library is full when there is nothing in it.
This simple app is a johnsend! 5/5
By Nathan D. Lee
I love learning screenwriting by reading scripts. I've never read scripts on my phone because of how impossible it has been. Now I can read and learn during the many little breaks throughout the day.
I actually deleted my Facebook app and will be changing my wasted time into productive time.