August 7, 2011

Mobile Version of Celtx Goes 2.0, Touts New Screenwriting Features for iPhones and iPads

My daily sojourn to the coffee shop to work on my feature screenplay -- of which I'm happy to report I've just completed a third draft -- is often accompanied by the sight of other folks working on their own script. I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is probably the Aspiring Screenwriter capital of New York, so it's a common sight. But I've been surprised recently at the number of times I'm seeing Celtx instead of Final Draft -- probably due to the fact that the former is free. On the desktop, that is: the mobile version is $9.99, and just went version 2.0.

The iOS app, which works on both iPhones and iPads, now features page breaks and page numbering, scene re-ordering, colored notes, pinch-to-zoom, and a number of other new features. Hit the image below if you're interested in writing on the go (well, even more on the go than a laptop):

Link: Celtx for iOS

[via FilmmakerIQ]

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It's not clear to me that I want to write on my Phone. I might use the iPad when and if I purchase one, however, I get the mobile version of FD free with a purchase for my desktop. I've always had a problem with Celtx, as it doesn't create an accurate page count when you convert to a PDF.

August 7, 2011

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Cant install and work these things in Ipod Touch?

August 8, 2011

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Am I able to save a .celtx file and send it through email, if I use this new version on my iPad? I couldnt do this on the first version, and that was kind of a bummer, since I had to use the "import from iPad" feature on my notebook.

August 8, 2011

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Ronald

Let us know when the Android version is available.

I have an iPad2... I gave the toy to my 4 year old because he is the only one who enjoyed it. My replacement Android tablet is a grownups tool. There are dozens of cheap professional film makers tools on Andrioid.. But Koo seems a little too enamoured of the shiny Apple (that has to be rotten inside... it has been 30 years and no one has taken a second bite from it) too report on ALL the tools that are available for the Indie film maker.

August 12, 2011

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Bunny

I have been a big fan of Celtx since its Beta days and watched it grow into a full fledged pre-production tool. If you are someone that uses Celtx' online collaborative environment, then a mobile App certainly makes sense. Right now now the iPad is not a great tool for writers or really even directors, but it can be a fantastic tool for producers. An indie producer is always on the move (at least the good ones are) and the combination of portability and functionality in a tablet is going to outshine a laptop (and paper notebooks) on a set every time. As prices on iPads and other tablets drop over the next several years you will see more and more people on set utilizing them (as they start to fit into the budget). Issue one to the PA or Camera Assistant with a Slate App. Of course, the Script Supervisor will have one pre-loaded with Celtx (or Final Draft) and be able to access the latest script rewrites from the cloud. And the ADs will have them complete with shooting schedules, cast/crew lists and everything else they need to keep organized.

I happen to live in a town where they shoot a very popular drama for the CW and several of the crew were grabbing dinner in a local restaurant and single one of them (5 total) had their laptops out, comparing notes and prepping for the next day's shoot. When they saw me sending email from my iPad at the next table, I was bombarded with questions and several covetous looks. Its all about becoming faster and more efficient. The iPad will lead the way and Android will follow. But that is not nearly as important as the people (on Hollywood and Indie sets) who will benefit.

August 16, 2011

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Richard G