Beat was created for personal needs as every other screenwriting app kind of sucked. Beat might suck too, but does it at its own terms.
The app is totally free and will remain so. We need more free creative software, created out of pure passion, to enable new, aspiring artists from different backgrounds.
Beat is originally based on Writer, a Fountain screenplay editor by Hendrik Noeller. The source code is released under GNU Public License, which means it will always remain open and public. And anyone can help with the development!