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NOTE: Live technical support for Final Draft 9 has been discontinued. The program will still run on computers with appropriate operating systems, but phone, email and chat support with Final Draft technicians is no longer available.

Install Final Draft 9 | Macintosh

Thanks for choosing Final Draft 9! Please read and follow the instructions carefully. In just a few minutes, you’ll be starting your script. You will need your Customer Number handy. If you do not have it, you can retrieve it here.

Older versions of Final Draft are not available for sale. Learn more.

If you already own a copy of this version, you can redownload and install using the instructions below.

Computers running macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 12 (Monterey) do not support 32-bit software — including Final Draft 9. Final Draft 9 will continue to work on macOS 10.7 (Lion) to 10.14 (Mojave), but if you upgrade to or purchase a Mac running macOS 10.15 or later, you will no longer be able to use Final Draft 9.

Click here to upgrade to the Catalina-compatible Final Draft 12 .


Download the Final Draft 9 Installer for Mac

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1. Download the Final Draft 9 installer file from the link below.

macOS 10.9 – .14 

macOS 10.7 – .8

IMPORTANT: You must use a Final Draft 9 Customer Number (starts with 9FD) in order to use Final Draft 9. More information is HERE.

If the installation doesn’t start automatically, the installer will typically be saved in your Downloads folder, which you can find by clicking the Finder icon in your dock.
If you see the Final Draft 9 Installer.app file, double-click it to begin your installation.

If you only see the .zip file, double-click it and the Final Draft 9 Installer.app file will be displayed. Double-click this icon to begin the installation.


Install Final Draft 9

1. Double-click the Final Draft 9 Installer.app file from Step One. This launches the Final Draft Installer. Add an additional language if you wish.

2. Press the Install button.

3. After you install Final Draft, it will be located in your Applications folder or Launchpad in your dock.


Activate Final Draft 9

1. Locate Final Draft 9 in your Applications folder or Launchpad. Double-click and open Final Draft 9.
You must enter your Customer Number to activate Final Draft. The Customer Number must be entered correctly. If you cannot locate it, click here.

If you copy and paste the number, be careful there are no additional or missing characters. If you receive an error message, re-enter the number from the email or carefully type in the Customer Number.

NOTE: If you type in the Customer Number, remember that there are no zeroes or ones, they are I’s (as in India) and O’s (as in Oscar).
2. After you enter your Customer Number, the Activate button appears. Click it and Final Draft will be active and ready to use.

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