Introducing TwelvePoint

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Introducing Twelvepoint

Screenwriting, outlining and content management

TwelvePoint

A professional screenwriting app for macOS and iOS

TwelvePoint is the quickest way to write a screenplay on a Mac, iPad and iPhone. For beginners, TwelvePoint offers the perfect combination of simplicity, automation and brings you up-to-speed in no time, even if you are not an expert writer. For professional, TwelvePoint brings a minimalist interface, reducing to the minimum the distractions, combined with powerful features to speedup the writing and review process.



We carefully designed TwelvePoint to be a modern and versatile screenwriting app, able to assist you at any stage of your creative process, to bring your story to live as quick as possible. TwelvePoint is also an editor but is not a word processor. The interface has been structured to be has minimal as possible and we removed all the extra or the items you don’t need or want. You can decide whether you want to build your screenplay with a point-and-click environment, taking advantages of the automation or just write your lines directly. Either way, TwelvePoint will provide you with a 360º view on your scenario and the publishing is just one click away.


What makes TwelvePoint an effective screenwriting app?

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These are some of the major criteria we considered fundamental while designing Twelvepoint:

  • Environment: TwelvePoint needs to provide a relaxing environment. It should be an inviting space to let the writer focus on story.
  • Customisable details: the writer should decide what information to review while creating a story and it should not be bothered by functionalities and customisations that are not intended to support the writing of a scenario.
  • Creative process options: TwelvePoint shall not force the writer in adapting his/hers creative flow. The writer decides where to start whether is the synopsis or type directly the first Act-Scene section.
  • Sharing & Data protection: Content needs to be shared easily between writers and independently by 3rd parties software. No storing on 3rd parties servers.
  • Reliability & Integrity: Content can be exported and imported from certified devices. The full interoperability between iOS and macOS versions is required.
  • Mobility: TwelvePoint shall be the writer’s companion app. At any given time or place, the writer shall be able to write down thoughts, scene paragraphs, review or send the published version of the scenario.
  • Progressive updating: TwelvePoint will integrate periodically functionalities requested by users or derived from best practise business-as-usual. New functionalities shall not clutter the interface and be up-to-date with the latest OS.
  • Registration, Privacy and Support: TwelvePoint shall not require the writer’s registration or provide any personal details to access all functionalities. Customers can contact directly the Customer Care Center for support.
  • Price: One-time-only purchase. No additional hidden costs, no monthly/yearly fees. All updates will be free of charge.

What TwelvePoint is NOT

TwelvePoint is not an editor to write fancy documents, stylised paragraphs or to insert animations or images; in few words: TwelvePoint is not a word processor.

Word processors offer a large amount of functionalities that goes far beyond the screenwriting need, so while you can still (obviously), do the basic editing on text, all the other “enrichments” have been left out on purpose.

In word processors you need to take care of the page layout (margins, line spacing) and particularly the font.

TwelvePoint formats all the content according to the publishing typology selected (Movie, TV Series, Theatre, Novel) and adapts the page layout and the formatting to the target standard (e.g. American, Italian, French, or yours).

TwelvePoint can import or interpret free text content in a screenplay-like style so you can import / export all the time, your scenario in the format you need.

Power at an affordable cost

With TwelvePoint we wanted an application that could be used by anybody with an iPhone or a Mac and high focus has been dedicated to find a balance cost.

TwelvePoint is available on the App Store for macOS and iOS at price below $30 USD and that’s it. No recurring costs. All the requested new functionalities form the community will be integrated and available to all user at zero-cost.

A simple interface

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For each project in TwelvePoint, the information is presented in panels. No windows that need to be rearranged or go on another screen. You decide which panel you need and the app remembers the configuration.

Keys combinations are important

When you write, you can use keys combinations to jump from one paragraph to another or to create a new dialog or action. You can use the point of course but if you need to stay focus on the lines you are writing, the keyboard is your best friend.

Don’t let your mind among the clouds

Cloud storing offer great advantage but is not the ideal way to go for screenwriting. Storing your effort on a 3rd party archive has its value but it also exposes you to treats (security, stability, availability, etc.).

TwelvePoint implement encryption, this means that you can store copies of your project or scenario directly on your e-mail, so you do not need to pay additional costs. Backups are important so there are few ways to archive/save copies of your work.

Set your goals

A screenplay always start from a little idea, a few lines concept that later develops into acts and scenes.

TwelvePoint offers a dashboard space in which you can set your goals in a checklist. The status is always visible and it gives you the eagle-eye view on the status of your scenario.

No need to learn new formatting languages

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Why a writer shall learn a new formatting language?

TwelvePoint does not require any additional skill then being able to type. The writer types the content, the app does page layout, text formatting, correct spacing, parsing and much more.

If you have a plain text screenplay-like similar to the one below:


INT. OFFICE – NIGHT

Georgi enters the room. It is dark.

ADELE
He is here!

GEORGI
Is anybody here?


You can import in no-time.

If typing is your thing, you can type the whole act of scene just in free text in a format like the one above; TwelvePoint will interpret the lines and integrate the new content in the project, seamless.

This also means that, at any given time you can export your scenario as RTF (for example) send it out for editing to those who do not use TwelvePoint and import back the revisioned version as a new version, seamless.

Everything has its place

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TwelvePoint presents information the way you ask.

You need to add annotations to an action or a dialog? No problem there is a section for that.

You can also associate pictures with your content, copy / paste from internet, your hard drive, anywhere.

The reader mode gives you a distraction free space where your quickly review the dialogs or the scenes setup and add some remarks.

As usual, in TwelvePoint you can decide whether to highlight the reader notes or just discard them.

TwelvePoint presents always the information in an easy-to-browse way. It does not matter how many personages you have in your scenario or locations. Twelvepoint gives you quick summaries to find out where a protagonist is talking or just mentioned.

Export anything at anytime

TwelvePoint supports a variety of export formats, such as text, HTML, RTF, PDF and 12pt (TwelvePoint Project editable format).

All the exports can be password protected. This means that only those device with TwelvePoint installed and the password can read / edit the content.

In addition, everything that is text can be exported. Summary notes, synopsis, treatments can be easily shared. Same for review notes and comments.

A Light Weight Scenario

Resources like images are important in a project, they enrich the environment, provide guidelines and inspiration, but you might end up growing the total size of your project.

TwelvePoint provides the possibility to select what to share or to export when sending a project through e-mail or archiving it on hard-disk. The size of a project can be extremely compacted and it is perfect for backing up versions of your scenario.

Mobility is the key

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Since a TwelvePoint scenario can be imported seamless from a Mac to an iPad or an iPhone and viceversa, no need to save your thoughts on paper or on a word editor.

Projects can be shared via Air Drop, e-mail and it is all secure.

Typing like in a chat

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So now that you are free from any margin constrains, just type actions, dialogs freely.

Whether you are using the Mac version or the iPhone version, writing is easy.

On an iPhone or iPad you can use a modern interface to quickly edit / arrange / duplicate paragraph.

It does not matter if you write with one finger at time or not, when you tap on “publishing” the scenario will always looks perfect and balanced.

Isn’t that incredible that you could write your next script just while commuting on a train?

Storyboarding

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TwelvePoint brings storyboarding to the next level. Forget stickers, notes arranged in an unorganised way, writing the same information in too many places…

With TwelvePoint you can create your high-level view of your story with images or just with few lines of text, you choose what to see and when.

Finished your story? Let’s print it!

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The way you are going to present your scenario is totally independent from the content. This means that your dialogs and actions will be organised on pages, cut if necessary, all following the screenwriting rule that you select.

By default, you can select among: American, French, Italian, Korean publishing styles. Of course you can modify the existing settings create and share your custom publishing rules with other users.

What if I need to translate the scenario in another language?

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TwelvePoint provides powerful tools to speed up the adaptation process of a scenario into another style or language.

All the scene headings, transitions and other screenplay related keywords or elements can be configured to represent a new language.

This means that just by selecting a new set of publishing rules, your scenario is already conform to the new language style.

TwelvePoint does not translate automatically the content, but using the multi-language features you will able to reduce dramatically formatting mistakes, wrong paginations and other usually difficult to catch errors.

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