Free Screenwriting App Celtx Goes Mobile (and Paid)

As a desktop screenwriting application, Celtx has never threatened industry stalwarts Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter, despite its advantage (in terms of adoption) of being free. However, it seems the just-released mobile version of Celtx is ahead of the game instead of playing catch-up. "Digital rebel" Stu Maschwitz kick off his post on Celtx with the following:

Kudos to Celtx for figuring out exactly what to include and what to leave out when designing a screenwriting app for mobile devices. Celtx Script (US$9.99) is the first iPad screenwriting app that “just works” in the way that Apple users expect. This is a welcome surprise given how clunky and homely the desktop Celtx application is on OS X.

It looks like the developers are going through some growing pains, however, as Apple's variable approval time took the team by surprise as their app went live on a Saturday. Without the proper syncing plugin in place from the get-go, the initial user reviews in iTunes are decidedly negative; if everything goes smoothly from here on out, perhaps they'll improve steadily and the $10 mobile app can make some inroads for Celtx -- not just in terms of popularity, but profitability as well.

I'm on Android so I haven't had a chance to check out the iOS program -- any iPad screenwriters out there?

Link: Celtx Script iPhone/iPad app

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android screenwriting app................pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee make oneeeeeeeeeeee

April 21, 2011 at 11:48AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Does it matter about what iphone it is,can it be iphone 2 or 3 that has the celtx app

October 3, 2011 at 1:52PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

timothy holton

Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software has a mobile version that runs on iPhone, iPad and Android.

September 27, 2011 at 7:25AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


I use Celtx primarily on my Mac but have found the iPhone Celtx Script app, although limited in features, useful enough for updating my script while away from the office. Syncing with the desktop is pretty simple, Overall, especially since standalone is free, I'm pretty pleased with it. And the Studio multiuser price (5 users at $ is pretty affordable for a low-income indy guy like me. I wish more folks used it, tho, since many teammembers on my most recent project were Final Draft-ers...

September 29, 2011 at 2:08PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Is the celtx app for HTC phones

October 3, 2011 at 1:54PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

timothy holton