Frequently asked questions
Will Weekend Read modify my files?
No. Weekend Read never touches the original file.
Weekend Read always makes a copy, and keeps this copy stored in the app for safe-keeping. Once you're done reading a document, you can delete it from Weekend Read. Your original copy will still be in Dropbox, or wherever you got it.
How many files can my Library hold?
Your Library can hold up to four documents. If you need more space, you can upgrade Weekend Read at any time to store hundreds of files. Just tap on the question icon in the Library.
I upgraded Weekend Read, but it's still giving me the "Your Library is full" warning.
If you reset or replaced your iPhone, Weekend Read might not know that you've upgraded your Library. On the Library screen, tap the question icon and choose Restore Purchases. Weekend Read will talk to Apple's servers and get it sorted. You won't get charged again.
I imported a file, and the name is all messed up.
Weekend Read tries to show you common-sense names for files, but it doesn't always guess right. Luckily, it's easy to fix.
In the Library, tap and hold on the item. You can then rename the document to anything you'd like.
I imported a PDF, and it looks crazy in the Reader.
For screenplays, Weekend Read tries to create an Optimized View. But PDFs can vary a lot, and some simply refuse to be optimized.
Fortunately, you can always fall back on the original view. Just tap the ⨀ in the header to see the PDF.
If you encounter a screenplay PDF that you think Weekend Read should be able to handle yet can't, let us know. Tap the question icon in the Library and send us an email.
Weekend Read just accessed my Dropbox account without asking me for a password. Is this a breach of security?
You have nothing to worry about. We're using Dropbox's latest SDK, which lets us integrate with the Dropbox app when it's already installed on your phone. Weekend Read switches to the Dropbox app, and the Dropbox app gives us a URL for your file. Because we don't directly touch your Dropbox, we never need your credentials. We think this is the safest, easiest way to interact with Dropbox.
What's the deal with the Awards Season scripts in For Your Consideration?
Every year, studios put up websites featuring some of their best screenplays. In the Awards Season tab, we're featuring some of these scripts.
Weekend Read doesn't host any of these files; you're downloading them directly from the studio award sites. (If you tap on the studio name in the listing, you'll be taken to each website.) Because these links change, certain scripts may be available one day and gone the next.
These scripts come courtesy of the studios and their screenwriters. Let's commend their generosity in sharing their work and be respectful of the service they're offering.
What's next for Weekend Read?
We have a lot of ideas, but we could use your help figuring out what we should focus on next. You can reach us via email or Twitter.
Thanks again for trying Weekend Read!
— John, Nima and Ryan