Login System Changing Soon
Mar 17, 2015
Starting in mid-April, Rawscripts will start using a new login system. Until now, users have been able to log in with just their Google or Yahoo credentials. After the change, all users will need to set up a password for Rawscripts, and you will use that and your email address to log in.
To prepare for this change, Rawscripts will prompt you to verify your email address the next time you log in. Just enter a valid email address (the one you're already using on the site will do fine), then check your email for a confirmation link. That's it. Please do it before April 15th. The email address you submit will become your username come mid-April, when you will also be prompted to set a password. (Also, the verified email makes it safer and easier to resolve issues if you ever have problems with your account.)
The main reason for this change is technical. The technology the site has long relied on (OpenID 2.0) will soon become obsolete. Google will stop supporting this login by the end of April. Yahoo will change its login later this year. Something's got to change, and so now is a good time to set up the new password system (something I've wanted to set up for a while).
So for now, please verify your email address, and be on the lookout for some changes in the near future. And in the meantime, if you've got any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch with me at email@example.com.
Sep 02, 2011
Now, when writing, you can change the script's font size to make things larger and easier to read. In the toolbar it's a simple click to give you control. Zooming in is an oft requested feature, so we're happy to offer it, and hope this makes writing a little easier on the eyes.
Also, keep in mind, if there's something missing that you want, make a stink about it. You can add your ideas to our issue tracker, or the mailing list, and keep bugging us until you get what you want. It's one of the best ways to make the software better. Or, if you're into such things, create your own features. That'd be pretty cool too!
Aug 23, 2011
Here it is. The whole shebang open sourced.
This is something that has been a long time coming. It has been great, allowing for cloud based screenwriting, and the tools we provide have gotten pretty slick. However, it has become important to us that writers have due freedom in how they write. And that means knowing the workings of the software, and the freedom to run the software themselves.
So if you're interested, check out Rawscripts.org to learn about the software and all the ways to contribute to the project. We need , bug reports and feature requests, designers, bloggers, evangelizers, and most importantly writers telling us how it should be done. So check out the project, join the community, and keep writing.
Jeepers, This is Fast
May 06, 2011
We've heard from some that the site feels a little sluggish at times. We don't think we'll hear that ever again.
With a whole bunch of new code up right now, you can use the same, great, in-the-browser experience, using about one quarter computer power. I'm a little giddy.
So keep writing and keep enjoying the improvements.
Sync Your Google and Yahoo Contacts
Nov 01, 2010
To make it easier to share your screenplays, we're adding new feature today: Contact Sync. After you enable this feature, anytime you email or share a script, a helpful auto-complete box will give you all the saved names and addresses from you Google or Yahoo account. Just start typing your collaborator's name or email address, and the relevant contacts will appear. No more copying and pasting, no more remembering odd email addresses. It just works.
You can enable this new feature by visiting your Settings page and following the simple directions. For security and privacy reasons, this is opt in, and you'll have to login again and agree to share your contact information. Then you're set. You contacts will stay in sync, and emailing scripts got a little easier.
Import Final Draft Files
Oct 20, 2010
We're new. But you're not new to writing. You've probably got a whole bunch of screenplays written with other software, and we've tried to make it easy to import those scripts. Well, today it's a little easier now that you can directly upload Final Draft files.
In the Scriptlist window, just click "Upload" and select your Final Draft script. It will be converted, and you're ready to keep writing in seconds. Just note that for now we can only accept newer versions of the Final Draft files. If you have any problems, you can still save your Final Draft project as a text file and upload that with perfect fidelity.
Hope this makes everything a little easier.
New Notes Setup
Oct 15, 2010
Today we're releasing a big update to the note taking system. We've been using it internally for a bit, and are just plum excited to now open it up to the public.
Some improvments include more space and options for writing messages and notes. Also, you have much finer control over the notes you leave. You can go back and make changes to notes you've already saved, and with improved notification, you can easily see exactly what's been updated since you last logged in.
Keep in mind that anything you've already saved is still there, ready for use in this new setup with more functionality. So go login and check it out.
Better, Faster, Stronger, For More People
Sep 23, 2010
While we hope you never noticed, RawScripts' screenwriting software uses a lot of cutting edge web technologies. We have to. It's how we can provide a user experience as good as any desktop application. But that meant that the service didn't work as well as we'd like in some older or less popular browsers.
So, we're pleased to announce that today we're rolling out a better, faster, (identical looking) writing experience that'll work even if you've been putting off updating Firefox for three years. You can be sure that you'll get the same writing experience if you're writing at home, on your laptop or at work. And with improved performance, I've even been editing screenplays on my three year old netbook; something I've never been able to do with other screenwriting software.
So, if you've been writing, just get back too it. And if you're running an old computer with old software, we've got you covered.
Get Organized with Folders
Aug 25, 2010
There has been a gratifying explosion of scripts going on at RawScripts. Scripts for short films and web series, sides for actors, multiple drafts of feature length films. People's script lists are getting big (awesome) and cluttered (bad).
So starting today, you can organize your scripts into folders. Put together the episodes or your web series, or set aside things you've already shot. Just make it easy to get in and get to what you want, regardless whether it's what you just worked on, or something you haven't looked at in months.
Give it a try, and if you like it or think something is missing, let us know what you think in the forum.
And finaly, the word "folders" with an exclamation point at the end.... Folders!
Improved Note Notification
Aug 20, 2010
Rolling out today, a nicer little notice for new notes. When you log in to RawScripts on your computer of smartphone, you will immediately see activity on any scripts you've shared with friends, or scripts they've shared with you. Especially great when you're working on a couple of projects at the same time, and you get to see which of your works are creating the most buzz with your collaborators.
Aug 12, 2010
One of the nice things about RawScripts is and simple login with no registration. That, actually, just got simpler. Starting today, you can login with a Yahoo account and access all the great features. Right away. One click login. Login and start writing. Pretty great.
People using the site with their Gmail accounts won't be affected, except you can now tell your Yahoo friends to come on by. And the pool of editors and writers just got a lot bigger.
Mange Your Scripts From Your Smartphone
Aug 04, 2010
Yup, all your scripts are now in your pocket. Starting today, you can mange you scripts from any iPhone, Android, or Blackberry device with a modern browser.
So, you're in a production meeting and want people to annotate the script online? Share the script from your phone. At a party and found someone perfect for a role? Send them the script on the spot.
You can start using these features immediately, and keep an eye out for more on your mobile phone. Lots lots more to come.
RawScripts Is Up And Running
Aug 03, 2010
RawScripts.com is brand new screenplay editing software, and it's up for you to start using immediately. Go for it.
I'll be using this space to let you know the goings on of RawScripts, announce new features, or highlight existing ones. In the mean time you can check out the About page for a feature list, or just login and write. Seriously. Go write. You've got work to do.