If you have High Sierra (MacOS 10.13) or Mojave (10.14), we recommend that you upgrade because Screenwriter 6.0 is not compatible with High Sierra. You do not need to have Screenwriter 6.0 installed on your computer to upgrade to v6.5.
NOTE: Screenwriter 6.5 currently is NOT compatible with Apple's Catalina (OSX 10.15) and Big Sur (OS 11), though purchasing an upgrade to 6.5 includes a free update to a Catalina-compatible version of Mac Screenwriter once the new version of Mac Screenwriter becomes available in 2020. We have an Alpha version currently being tested by any 6.5 user that wants it, and a virtual machine workaround for Catalina users that requires some setup but lets Catalina users an option today. Click on the following link for current update status on the Catalina-compatible version.
Upgrades may be purchased at Screenplay.com. If you have difficulty upgrading after following the step by step directions below, please contact Contact Customer Service / Sales and they will help process your upgrade.
You must log into your account at Screenplay.com before you can add the upgrade to your shopping cart.
Here are the steps to buy the upgrade. IF YOU STILL CANNOT UPGRADE, please contact Contact Customer Service / Sales.
- Go to Screenplay.com
- Log into Screenplay.com:
- If you have an existing account at Screenplay.com, log in with your email
- If you do not have an existing account at Screenplay.com -- or have difficulty retrieving your password, create a new account and log in
- Once you are logged in, go to the upgrade page:
- Enter 1 for the Qty (Quantity)
- Enter your Screenwriter 6 serial number
- Press Add to Cart
- Complete any info if needed
- Proceed with payment information
- You'll be sent a receipt with the download link, and a separate email with your new serial number
- IF YOU HAVE CATALINA (MacOS 10.15) or BIG SUR (MacOS 11), please skip to the "NOTE" in red below * , otherwise, if you have Mojave (10.14) or earler...
- LINK: Download the Screenwriter 6.5 software
- Install the software, which requires you to create a NEW account to register Screenwriter 6.5 because it has a different serial number (beginning with MMSW) and license management process than Screenwriter 6
- Once you're done, the Screenwriter 6.5 will be up and running
- We recommend that you uninstall Screenwriter 6 at this point to avoid conflicts.
* NOTE: Screenwriter 6.5 is NOT compatible with Apple’s macOS 10.15 Catalina or Big Sur -- though we are testing an Alpha version of Screenwriter 6.7 which is fully 64bit and Catalina/Big Sur compatible, and upgrading to 6.5 includes a free update to the new version.
Here is a link to download and install Screenwriter 6.7. The alpha test version requires the Screenwriter 6.5 serial number to activate.
Here is a link that describes the alpha version of Screenwriter 6.7 in greater detail:
For those on Catalina who need Screenwriter's full functionality, we have an interim workaround for those with Screenwriter 6.5. Here is a FAQ with directions on how to set up the workaround. We've found the performance of Screenwriter 6.5 on the virtual machine running on Mojave is robust. The downside is that it takes more steps to set up.