Montage
Montage
1.5.4

2.8

Montage free download for Mac

Montage for Mac1.5.4

01 May 2011

Screenwriting solution.

What is Montage for Mac

Montage is a screenwriting software that allows everyday people to take those movie ideas they have and make them a reality. Melding the theory that a simple user interface, combined with powerful and intuitive features, provide the best writing experience, Montage makes it easy to create, edit, and manage screenplays on your Mac. From the ability to import and export Final Draft documents, to using custom, pre-formatted templates for film, TV, and theater, Montage guides both the first time screenwriter or the seasoned veteran, from start to finish. Also available in German, Italian, Spanish, and French.

But Montage doesn't stop there. Once your masterpiece is complete, Montage allows you to submit, track, and send your query, synopsis, and scripts to hundreds of included industry contacts through Montage's integration with Apple's Address Book.

What's new in Montage

Version 1.5.4:
Fixed a crash in 10.6 that would occur when:
  • Dismissing the template sheet
  • Changing templates
  • Checking spelling/grammar
  • Right clicking on a scene in scenes view

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Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Dec 1 2020
1.5.4
5.0
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Version: 1.5.4
It was a beautiful app. A shame it was discontinued: Montage had the finer interface, compared to CeltX, and, while not particularly cheap, it was quite a bit more affordable (and no-frills) than the Final Draft.
Teamnoir
Teamnoir
Aug 2 2019
1.5.4
1.0
Aug 2 2019
1.0
Version: 1.5.4
Not only did montage crash on my first attempt to use it losing all my unsaved work, but it also found a way to zero out the file losing all of my saved work as well. I won't try again. It's pretty clear that development has ended for mariner software. If it works for you, great but be aware that suites of 4 of these programs go on sale for $12 on some discount sites. Even so, I think you're taking a pretty big risk.
Dennisg
Dennisg
Oct 3 2014
1.5.4
1.0
Oct 3 2014
1.0
Version: 1.5.4
And now here we are — 4 years later — and Mariner still hasn't given its customers so much as a minor maintenance update. In my 3 decades of using computers, I've never seen a company take the money and run to the degree that Mariner has. They spent years telling us that that a major revision of Montage was right around the corner, and now they don't even bother saying that.
D-J
D-J
Jan 7 2014
1.5.4
1.5
Jan 7 2014
1.5
Version: 1.5.4
No update in 2.5 years, yet it's still sold as something viable by Mariner Software. I bought version 1.0, abandoned it very quickly. Just downloaded this "latest" version out of curiosity, still a clunker filled with bugs. Mariner used to be synonymous with quality and focus a long, long time ago. They are so in over their head, should cut back to 4 or 5 titles maximum and do them well, rather than the 19 products they now have that are mostly old relics. Too bad, really. Their product strategy is as buggy and lacking in focus as their products.
BHarris
BHarris
Mar 20 2011
1.5.4
1.5
Mar 20 2011
1.5
Version: 1.5.4
This was disappointing. For v2 software I expected more. Orphan characters at the foot of pages, no (CONTD) for repeated characters, no (MORE) for spanned dialog (until you print, then you see it - doesn't really help me when reading on screen), I have no idea what the point of the "fade window" feature is for. Why would you want a transparent window when writing so whatever is behind shows through? Crazy. But: The worst thing by far is that I COULD NOT work out how to turn of the colors when printed. My test script came out all looking like a rainbow! I don't mind it on screen but PRINTED? Why on earth would I want that? I did however like the *idea* of things like the Contacts section etc. but I don't want it in this program. If I want a telephone followup contact thing I'll get one, I don't need it in here. If they spent more time getting the editing bit right and less time stuffing "features" in that I'll never use it'd be a lot better IMO.
Wheninrome
Wheninrome
Feb 16 2011
1.5.4
4.0
Feb 16 2011
4.0
Version: 1.5.4
Let me confess from the get go here - I am a fan of Mariner so yes, this review will appear biased. And, as someone who is relatively new at writing but with a lot of experience in drawing and painting, I know that creativity begins in the brain. I just recently downloaded Montage to try my hand at writing a screenplay. So I tooled around a bit and found some goodies that have made me excited about writing my script. One is the full screen deal - as a painter, a blank canvas is not a threat but very appealing. And so it is with the full screen view of Montage - this nice clean area (with the color of my choosing) is very nice indeed. Next on the goodie list is those character and location areas where you can add all sort of things about each one (including pictures which is very nice) and having it all right there is something that I know I will take advantage of. Equally of value will be the list of folks I can send a script to (when I get up the nerve) because, well, as stated earlier - this is a new experience for me so I’ll need all the help I can get. So overall, at this point, I’d have to say that I am a happy camper. Although, I did notice in reading the user guide (yeah - I am one that actually reads those things) - did I see correctly the copyright date of 1998-2009? Come on guys! It’s 2011! Isn’t there a newer version of Montage out there?
Dennisg
Dennisg
Nov 30 2010
1.5.4
1.0
Nov 30 2010
1.0
Version: 1.5.4
Montage is a simple, no-frills screenplay app that does its job with a minimal learning curve. My introduction to it came when I started a new script a couple of weeks ago, and I found it to be a pleasure to use. One of its features is an auto-complete menu which, in theory, is supposed to present you with a menu of your characters' names when you type the first letter or two. Say, for example, you've got characters by the name of Carl, David, and Christine. When you select the Character style, and type the letter C, you should get a menu that displays both Carl and Christine. Unfortunately, this feature worked for me about 20 percent of the time -- the rest of the time I had to type out the complete name. I logged onto Mariner's user forum and asked if anyone else was experiencing this problem and, if so, is there a solution. Two days later I received an email from Mariner's tech support telling me that this was the first time they'd heard of the problem -- and would I please send them the file so that they could see if they could duplicate the issue with their systems. As you can imagine, sending a screenplay to strangers is a scary proposition. It's a proprietary document, and the thought of someone mishandling the file or even stealing an idea is enough to give anyone pause. But I took a deep breath, swallowed hard, and replied to their email with my file attached -- along with a note that requested that the file is "for your eyes only." A few hours later, I checked back in the forum to see if anyone else had replied to my thread, and lo and behold, there was my file -- attached to a new post that contained the text of my reply email. As you can imagine, this freaked me out, and I sent Mariner tech support another email asking them what on earth they were thinking by posting my proprietary file for all the world to see. And then I discovered THAT email was posted in the thread. You can see how unsettling this would be. I told Mariner that they behaved cavalierly with my screenplay, that I had trusted them, and that they had betrayed that trust. Naturally, THAT email appeared in the thread, too. Finally, they explained to me that any email correspondence that begins as a forum thread will append to the original thread. Why, I asked, did you folks request my file and fail to tell me that? I would never have sent my file had I known it would be posted in a public forum. I ended this situation by asking them to (minimally) notify people that their emails and attachments will appear in the original thread or (better yet) change their system so that emails remain private, as we would expect them to be. Mariner responded by deleting my entire thread, which I assume is how they intend to "deal" with this problem. I've written two books and a weekly newspaper column with Mariner Write, and I'd begun my most recent screenplay with Montage. I was a very loyal Mariner software user and a long-time fan. But they behaved shamefully at every milestone in this sordid affair. They posted in public a proprietary file, despite my request for careful handling. They have apparently decided that their system of posting email correspondence in a public forum works perfectly well. They see no reason to notify people that their files will be mishandled and their trust abused. And they did what all incompetent companies do: they deleted a public thread that takes issue with how their customers are treated. Add all this up and you can understand why I'd abandon their products. This company is not to be trusted.
Vikus
Vikus
Feb 24 2010
1.5.4
0.0
Feb 24 2010
0.0
Version: 1.5.4
Using Montage 1.5.3 on MacBookPro on MAC OS 10.5.6 Many useful and unique functions, the ability to create your own version of a template is excellent. I come from a respectful place when I critique so please understand I appreciate the good with the not so good It took me ages to figure out the printing labyrinth setup I used to copy and paste into PAGES and PAGES is amazing as a piece of software I can clearly create page numbering system and see before I print what is the set up Finally one night because I am a fanatic at saving pdf's.... I actually tried the old standard ask to print, get Print dialog box, choose save as PDF Viola I finally started to see the how the printing works because I could see the results when I opened my saved pdf So... here is a constructive suggestion by way of explaining what happens with me When you go to Document Properties, you can set up ONLY SOME of the print profile such as using %p to have page numbers Its a shame that it only creates Headers and only creates page numbers at header, but that is livable So its not very clear but the other printing details are created in the Preferences, not Document Properties. Each new scene starts on a fresh page!!!! this is great It's not always needed but it is really important when I need it Please find a more clear way for this part Preferences has a toggle box for these two choices Printing Make more/continued adjustments Make Keep next adjustments I think it means choose either the old school way of writing 'more' at foot then writing continued at head of next page or move all of paragraph to following page so I choose keep next.... Now PLEEEEASE HELP WITH THIS!!!! when Scene Title begins on new page Almost every time the pdf BUGS OUT and writes the first letter of the Scene Title onto the previous page, not the beginning of the Scene Page... so the title is always misspelled and there is a silly orphan letter floating on a previous page verrrrrry strange I've tried many workarounds and its like chasing a cat around a room thanks
Thunderclap82
Thunderclap82
May 26 2009
1.5.3
2.0
May 26 2009
2.0
Version: 1.5.3
I was very eager to try Montage and adopt it for my main screenwriting software. While the GUI design is nice and very Mac-like, there is one big problem with the software: page breaks. By that I mean when you are writing dialog in just runs onto the next page. Proper formatting would include the characters name as it re-organizes the page. Montage doesn't do this forcing you to do it manually. But then, if you make revisions, then there are extra page breaks and have to go through and clean it up all over again. It's very time consuming and not professional enough yet to justify making it your main screenwriting program.
David-Mutnick
David-Mutnick
Oct 12 2008
1.5.1
0.0
Oct 12 2008
0.0
Version: 1.5.1
After receiving numerous emails from Mariner Software urging me to act quickly to get their best price, I bought the program. 2 days later, it was already offered cheaper on MacUpdate. I emailed the company about this, feeling they were dishonest with their marketing. They couldn't care less. We're talking $10 here. You would think they would just refund the $10 to keep a customer happy. Instead, they were rude and didn't even offer an apology. Hey Logan Ryan..way to lose a customer and get some negative feedback over $10, you loser. All I wanted was to be treated like a valued customer. So to sum up: Don't fall for their marketing BS. Don't expect this company to give a damn about you. Oh, the software? Spotty at best. Good for a beginner, crap for a pro.
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