Yes, I named this post in case surfers searched for "tool excitement". All hits are good hits.
But tiptoeing swiftly to the point, I'm rather excited about Scripped. I first read about it in Shooting People's Screenwriters' Network e-bulletin, which in turn was alerted to it by the wonderfully omnipresent Robin Kelly, who also blogged about it here.
Scripped allows you to write scripts on any computer, by logging in with your username and password. While you may feel slight unease at the idea of your scripts being hosted online, the Scripped folk assure us that it's perfectly secure and backed-up. And you can easily export the script as a pdf. You can also import existing Final Draft or Microsoft Word scripts.
It just strikes me as an incredibly useful idea, especially when you're travelling about or, ahem, on an office machine. Script-collaboration will be well-served too, I'd imagine. Earlier, I wrote a sample scene and loved the simplicity of it all. It's at Beta stage, so there are bound to be problems, but what's new?
Thoughts? Anyone used it? Issues? And what do we make of Zhura, which I haven't test-run yet? It seems to offer a similar service, but also feels less welcoming...