Celtx
Celtx 2.9.7
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Celtx is a comprehensive software package designed for people who work in the Film, TV, Theatre, and New Media industries. It combines full-feature scriptwriting with media rich pre-production support and enables online collaboration.

Features include:
  • Write, import, edit and publish scripts using standard industry formatting.
  • Manage pre-production tasks like location and talent scouting.
  • Perform production breakdowns by adding media (sound files, video clips and digital pictures).
  • Collaborate with team members over the Internet.


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What's New
Version 2.9.7:
  • Bug Fixes and Optimizations
  • Added support for Novel document in the cloud.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Celtx User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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David_Evian reviewed on 21 Jul 2013
Good. Does what it says on the tin, but it's damn ugly. Looks like a straight port from Linux written in gtk. Ugly, ugly, ugly. Couldn't imaging paying for an upgraded version of a gtk app.
[Version 2.9.7]


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Ele25 reviewed on 06 Sep 2012
For a free scriptwriting software well worth the download. Use if for all of my scripts. Does lack the television format but I hardly use that format anyways as I don't intend on working in Live broadcast anyways. Easy to use as well. Converts into PDF. No complaints from me.
[Version 2.9.7]


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Macinman commented on 29 May 2012
I was wondering if someone might recommend software with Television writing in mind, as well as film, I've tried celtx but it didn't fit the requirements of the television format required for the program i was in at college. We were required to use the two column format, where the camera moves and events such as SOT are on the left, and the script is on the right. The easiest work around I found was doing a regular word style document with a two column table. I was also suggested Apple pages as an alternative.

Considering i've graduated, and currently how no work right now, the need at this point isn't major. I just thought i'd toss out the question and see what feedback came back.

Thanks
[Version 2.9.7]

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Lord-Lightning replied on 29 May 2012
Final Draft
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Mural Man replied on 05 Aug 2012
If you haven't spent the money on Final Draft already, try going to www.scripped.com. I haven't tried it yet but I have a lot of friends who rave about it. There is a big network of people there.
The screenwriting software is supposed to be great. It's free for the first thirty days. I believe it costs $9.95 a month after that, but I'm not sure.
Hope that helps.
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Sanjinko commented on 29 May 2012
Release notes (https://www.celtx.com/desktoplicense.html) dated April 04, 2012 state:

"Bug Fixes and Optimizations
Added support for Novel document in the cloud"
[Version 2.9.7]


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Nicolasd reviewed on 14 Apr 2011
Made me run to buy Final Draft. I wanted to tear my hair out. You get what you pay for.
[Version 2.9.1]


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BHarris reviewed on 20 Mar 2011
It's free. I get that, and I guess you should be grateful for anything that's free. For what it does, it does do well. You can link things to your script etc and a built-in scheduler is going to be a great feature for someone who needs one, but for me: I'm a Mac man. I like Mac software because it looks good to the eye, and when it looks good to the eye it makes me feel good. This is not Mac software. It looks like something out of a "my first program" book. It's dated to say the least. If they gave it a good polish then it would be great but until then it's not a Mac program I'm willing to use anyway.
[Version 2.9]

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Syzzygy replied on 14 Apr 2011
Well, I really couldn't care less about Celtx's visual appeal(I don't have a problem with it) or lack of it. I'm a Mac Person through and through, too.
My only requirement is that Celtx potentiates and assists my writing process, and in that regard it does deliver in spades.
But, if Celtx doesn't quite float your boat, find a screenwriting app that does.
Celtx being free is real nice but free and beautifully designed as well is really sweet.
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Thus.spake.z reviewed on 14 Nov 2009
Celtx is an absolutely beautiful gem of a screenwriting app, at least as good as any of the others out there costing many drachmas.
Unbelievable that Celtx is free of charge. It doesn't get much better than this.
Kudos and accolades to its developers.
[Version 2.5.1]


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Jakeface commented on 21 Sep 2009
I have downloaded many programs from this website and have never left a comment/review. I felt the need to say a little something about this program. It is absolutely amazing, and free! I can't believe it's free, honestly. It does everything, programs like final draft do, and more. Those programs are hundreds of dollars! Like I said, amazing. Thank you so much to the developers. Cheers!
[Version 2.0.2]

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Cerebrl replied on 04 Jan 2010
Why don't you rate it?
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AppScout commented on 16 May 2009
I actually like this app. A lot.

I'm sorry that my last entry - a trifling bit of absurdity - upset so many. Wow! You really, really hated my script! LOL

FWIW, I was mocking myself - for having invested so much money on FD. An app BTW, that started life as a Mac app, and has now fully become a ported Windows app - for the Mac.

This is not like so many crappily ported Windows apps. You likely know which ones I mean. It is truly a cross-platform app. Designed cross-platform. Which is okay, because it works well. And it looks good.

I was mistaken to think that my original intent would be obvious. My bad.
[Version 2.0.1]


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AppScout commented on 26 Feb 2009
INT - DAY - COMPUTER DESK

AppScout sits before his glossy screened iMac, which sits before a window - in his cramped bedroom office.

His wife enters the room. And he points to the iMac screen.

APPSCOUT

I know Final Draft 4 cost me $399.
And each update since cost $79.
But, what do you think?
[Version 2.0]


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Fillip had trouble on 10 Sep 2013
The Celtx and Celtx Shots support is a catch-22. To submit a question. You have to register. But I'm unable to register. So when I submit: "unable to register" I have to register.

I keep getting these lame-ass "web page not available. With Chrome I did that un-check the "predict network..." thingy. Still getting "Web page not available". Tried using Safari same results.

Boy should could use some help here. Anyone? Anything?. Maybe it's just a bad day. I'll try tomorrow.

This whole thing started with a simple question I'd wanted to ask:

What's the difference between Celtx Desktop ($14.99) and the App Store Celtx Shots (19.99) besides the price?

tfpita
[Version 2.9.7]



Michael_b2d5a38d rated on 03 Sep 2013

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Celtx is a comprehensive software package designed for people who work in the Film, TV, Theatre, and New Media industries. It combines full-feature scriptwriting with media rich pre-production support and enables online collaboration.

Features include:
  • Write, import, edit and publish scripts using standard industry formatting.
  • Manage pre-production tasks like location and talent scouting.
  • Perform production breakdowns by adding media (sound files, video clips and digital pictures).
  • Collaborate with team members over the Internet.


Until Celtx, script writers were subjected to bloated and bug ridden software and the pre-production team had been ignored altogether. With Celtx, script writers enjoy using a clean and stable application that includes all the features they need to write. The pre-production team, for the first time, can now perform their production breakdown using software designed for that purpose. In addition to providing media rich tools to annotate the script, Celtx enables a project to be collaboratively shared with others.

Prior to Celtx, projects were completed using slip-sheeted, paper-based scripts maintained in bulky three ring binders that included hundreds, sometimes thousands, of attached pictures and hand written notes. Project information could only be shared in paper form.

Scripts written or imported into Celtx can be broken down digitally and, for the first time, easily shared with others to foster collaboration and creativity during the pre-production and production phases of film and TV making.


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