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  • bibisco icon


    bibisco is a free and open source software for writing novels. With bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf or rtf, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. * Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.2, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening parts of the project in new tabs. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

  • Adobe Story icon

    Adobe Story

    Adobe® Story software lets you outline your ideas, write scripts quickly with automatic formatting, and collaborate online. Plan and schedule fast-paced video...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    • It focuses on video production as well. It has many of the same features. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • ultra_outliner icon


    The card-based outlining software for screenwriters, novelists and all story writers.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • SuperNotecard icon


    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into decks, arranged on the screen, or...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    True Novelist

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    The first professional tool for story and game design Create, organize and communicate your game vision. Compose every aspect of your game design in just one highly...

    Commercial Windows

  • Liquid Story Binder XE icon

    Liquid Story Binder XE

    Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.

Celtx Comments

The only problem with Celtx (and it's a big one)

Negative Comment by calends
about Celtx and Scrivener Oct 2012

So I decided to pay $10 for the "full" version of Celtx with the novel capabilities. I was under the impression that by buying I would be getting rid of the ads. Nope. They need to make this more clear because I would never have bought a software where I'm constantly getting fed ads. I even tried editing the source code to eliminate the ads, to no avail. I think they hide it (quite reasonably). The devs say they "can't" remove the ads. Please. It would be easy for them.

Celtx could easily be a very popular software with just a few things:

Increase the novel functionality to be on par with that in Scrivener. Celtx's character templates are WAY better than Scrivener's and there are other things I liked more in Celtx (can't remember them now).


Charge $15 for this new version.

I guarantee they'd increase their base exponentially by doing these things.


Very intuitive

Positive Comment by InigoMontoya
about Celtx Jan 2012

This program I find is mostly free with a lot of freedom in that area to do a lot that one might feel that the add-ons or expansions feel more like donations than actually paying. This program is easy to get into and start using right away.


A friend and I are using this program for writing the scrip ...

Comment by Aaron
about Celtx Jun 2011

A friend and I are using this program for writing the script and stuff for the movie that we are making. I also know at least one other friend that has been using it for quite some time to make movie scripts. It works very well.