Updated: January 21, 2020
We know you have been waiting for an update to this FAQ, and we're in the process of preparing one! We've had some major breakthroughs in the last few days, which we plan to share with you shortly. We will have a statement ready in the next few days!
This is a FAQ that you can bookmark that will give progress and estimated availability for Screenwriter compatible for MacOS 10.15 Catalina. Click here for a general FAQ about MacOS 10.15 Catalina.
PLEASE DON'T OPEN A SUPPORT TICKET ASKING FOR ESTIMATED DATES. Just bookmark this (or other Catalina FAQs to check on beta announcements.
UPDATE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY UPDATED TO CATALINA, please consider looking at this free, high-quality method to run Screenwriter (or Dramatica Story Expert) in a Mojave window right ON Catalina: https://techsupport.screenplay.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034975752
We are still presently in development, and making rapid progress. As soon as an early beta is ready we will make that available to any registered user of Screenwriter 6.5. We hope to have more firm dates shortly.
Some users have asked why it has taken so long just to add Retina compatibility. The 64-bit update we are working on is NOT just for full retina compatibility -- it's a complete modernization of our entire MacOS code base. This entire modernization (eg moving from 32-bit Carbon to 64-bit Cocoa) has been a prerequisite for retina compatibility.
And it's taken over 1.5 years because Screenwriter is a MASSIVE application with hundreds of features -- many more than other programs. We want to make sure we don't break all the reliable features screenwriters have used for decades.
Apple has provided engineering resources, where their engineers have been working side-by-side with us for several months. That should give you an indication of just how difficult the process is.
I can assure you that this update is our 100% priority (and has been for the past 18 months).
Write Brothers, Inc.