Weekend Read

Weekend Read

By Quote-Unquote Apps

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Current Version: 1.6.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.39 MB
  • Developer: Quote-Unquote Apps
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later.
Score: 4
From 157 Ratings


“Staggeringly useful.” - Dan Etheridge, producer of Veronica Mars and Carrie Diaries Weekend Read makes reading screenplays on the iPhone delightful, giving users an optimized view that takes best advantage of your retina screen. You'll never squint-and-pinch to read a script again. Whether you're starting with a PDF or a native file like Final Draft or Fountain, Weekend Read makes it look great, with a choice of fonts, sizes and Dark Mode for night reading. Created by screenwriter John August and the team behind the award-winning Highland, Weekend Read has Hollywood talking. "With Weekend Read, John August and his crafty elves have taken something that was the worst thing, namely reading scripts on a mobile device, and turned it into the best thing. I find it more pleasant to read a script in Weekend Read on my 4-inch iPhone screen than to read a PDF in proper screenplay format on my iPad. I even prefer it to reading full-sized paper scripts." - Rian Johnson, writer-director (Brick, Looper, The Brothers Bloom) "Weekend Read started as an app I didn't know I needed, and quickly became an app I can't live without. Weekend Read keeps you on top of your reading pile, not buried under it. It's seriously amazing." - Rawson Thurber, writer-director (Dodgeball, We're The Millers) "This is the perfect solution I've been fantasizing about - it makes reading scripts (or anything) on the iPhone not just tolerable, not just painless, but actually a pleasure!" - David Wain, writer/director/EP (Childrens Hospital, Role Models) Weekend Read also supports text and Markdown files, making it a perfect offline reference for notes. Features: • Optimized for reading on the iPhone • Four fonts and five sizes to choose from • Easily import files from Mail, Dropbox, and the web • Page Jumper lets you zip through long documents • For Your Consideration: Featured Writers and Shows • Dark Mode for night reading



  • I’m with it!

    By SampsonDamage
    I really don’t see how it could operate any better.
  • Great, with some bugs

    By Jbkohl
    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

    By ethicalsean
    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

    By lwnh
    I recommend Weekend Read to everyone. Great for actors and anyone reading scripts.
  • Great customer service

    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!

    By chux8r
    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

    By yourfriendlaurie
    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)

    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!

    By fjdkshafjkdlsa
    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

    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.