The CeltX free screenwriting software disappeared from the CeltX website long ago, as they’ve been nudging their users towards their cloud-based service, which is paid, but has a free option. Now, I know exactly three rich screenwriters. There are Linux Versions to, Example here: But still be warned. On many newest Linux Distributions celts crashes. Example: On x-buntu Systems celtx works fine up to Version 13, on 14 and above it makes Trouble.
But indeed, all 2.9.7 Version can handle the Online Cloud too (for the Moment). Its to bad, so celtx is no longer an Option for me on Linux and i switched completely to Trelby and Scrivener.
How can the answer be improved? I recently got a Mac (regretfully but that’s another story) and because I don’t like the other desktop screenwriting software out there I’ve been using Celtx Cloud screenwriting - which is great but I still like the old desktop version better. What are users saying about Celtx? Read real Celtx reviews, pricing information and what features it offers.
Maybe, i like to work offline on Scripts. DramaQueen will work to, but i don’t like it (a personal thing, don’t worry. The Program is fine if you will work with it.) •. It destroyed such a wonderful community when Celtx closed the forum and went all glossy.
Thank you so, so much for this post. It’s not all about whether people can afford to pay. I’m teaching creative writing in Africa.
There are many areas of the world that simply don’t have an online payment method (i.e. It doesn’t matter if people can afford it or not – they can’t pay for anything online. Truth be told, though, most of my students can’t afford it. And, like you say, it doesn’t seem kind to force people to try to format a script in MS Word or Open Office just because they live in an economically developing country. Super cool of you to make these easily available.
Celtx is a great group of apps, but I found myself having trouble when either I didn’t have an internet connection, or I didn’t want to be in a browser tab (distraction, general browser software limitations, etc). I’ve been using Slugline for a few weeks now and am really liking it as an alternative to Final Draft. It’s clean, simple, lightweight and straightforward, has the standard features you’d expect from screenwriting software (autocompletion, formatting, etc), and it also has some cool outlining features. Hope that’s helpful!
Thank you I have used the desktop version for a long while. I currently don’t have a requirement for the cloud version. Are there any experts in the desktop application around? I am just looking for something I never asked when it was supported. This concerns the export of the master catalogue. You get a csv file (great) but there is no import function.
I have a bunch of actors that I can select from but each time in filling out their details it is a lot of keyboarding & time. If I could import it would save time. Any suggestions? – Yes I tried googling but I may be using the wrong terminology and haven’t had any success. I can’t thank you enough for this.
I had Celtx and used it on a couple of projects, then focused on illustrating for a few years. I had an idea for a project that I wanted to start on right away and found that the Celtx app was no longer on my computer. The support files (empty) were still on my laptop, but the primary app was gone. I don’t know if Celtx somehow deleted it (I don’t see how, but one never knows for sure), but long and short it was no longer there. As you said, they’re all cloud now, but there are times when I want to work on a project without the annoyance of bouncing back and forth from my MS Word notes and outlines to Firefox. And I don’t trust the cloud, though I have Carbonite, and I’m not always able to go online if I’m away from home.
Bittorrent 64 Bit. So, thank you again and again. I started to write my first script 6 years ago using Celtx, I seemed to grasp using it quite quickly, but as a beginner needed to use regularly to remember how to use. Now 6 years on wanted to pick up, but was really miffed to find Celtx not there and my script was not editable?! Thank you for this link. Qq International 2016 more.
I will start afresh as only wrote around 10 pages. I’ve now learned I need to write an outline anyway before I start on the script!! Maybe take another 6 years!!! Thanks again. Will down load onto my Mac today.
Celtx Studio Celtx Inc. & Media version 2.0 Website Celtx ( ) is media software, designed for creating and organizing media projects like,,,,,,,,, and.
The offering gives media creators a collaborative and non-linear approach to the pre-production work phase, providing support for industry standard scriptwriting, story development, storyboarding, script breakdowns, production scheduling, and reports. It also allows creators to integrate media into their projects and facilitates team-based project management.
Contents • • • • • • History [ ] Celtx originates from desktop software built on open, non-proprietary standards (e.g.,, and ) and licensed under the version 2.0. Feature development and language translations (23+) of the application were driven largely by the feedback and volunteer efforts of members of the international Celtx community. That legacy desktop software has been discontinued and is no longer supported or officially available. 'Celtx' is an acronym for Crew, Equipment, Location, Talent and XML. Features [ ] Celtx offers several features to screenwriters and anyone involved in. Writing Celtx uses an industry standard editor typical for screenplays, stageplays, AV scripts, comic books, or radio plays. Celtx also includes a rich text editor module for writing novels.
Project collaboration, management and storage Celtx Studio offers advanced project collaboration and online file storage. Publishing Scripts can be uploaded to the Celtx Exchange for public viewing, peer reviews and commentary. Scheduling Celtx supports comprehensive creation of production calendars,, shooting schedules, and. Elements Celtx features thirty-five different elements, such as Actor or Special Effects, that can be added to the project.
These elements can have various information added to them, such as media or text. Celtx allows directors and writers to easily tag elements within each script.
These tagged elements can then be automatically transferred to a script breakdown, which allows production staffers to easily know what elements the script calls for. Pre-visualization tools [ ] Storyboarding Celtx allows people to create sequences, which can be printed or viewed using Celtx's built-in animatic playback feature. Shot Blocker The Shot Blocker tool can be used to draw a sketch or setup which can also be added to your storyboard.
The Shot Blocker includes pre-loaded icons and imagery for cameras, lights and people that can be tagged with text, and tools for drawing lines, arrows, shapes and text. See also [ ] • References [ ].