When comparing Final Draft vs Adobe Story, the Slant community recommends Final Draft for most people. In the question“What is the best screenwriting software?” Final Draft is ranked 5th while Adobe Story is ranked 7th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Collabowriter allows two people to work on the same document at the same time
Pro Industry standard
Pro Built-in collaboration tools
Pro Text-to-speech support
Pro Lots of templates
Final Draft comes bundled with over 100 screenplay, teleplay and stageplay example templates.
Pro Available on Windows, OS X and iOS
Final Draft is available on Windows and OS X with companion applications available for the iPad and iPhone.
Pro Great collaboration features
Pro Supports AV multi-col templates
Pro Interface is available in multiple languages
Pro Available on Windows, Web and iOS with cross-syncing
Pro Includes scheduling tools
Con Companion apps for iOS have to be purchased separately
Con No built-in way of sharing documents
Con Lacks support for AV multi-col templates
Con Dated UI
The OS X and Windows versions of the software cost $249.
Con Will be gone soon
Adobe is ending support for Story and will be dropping the software completely on January 22, 2019. If you have scripts on there now, get them off before they're gone forever.
Con Lacks support for dual dialogue
There's no built-in way of handling two characters speaking at the same time.
Con Does not support custom elements
For example, lyrics.