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  • bibisco icon

    bibisco

    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 write with a fully featured text editor. You can create a novel...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Organon

    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. Parts are shown in a treeview. Entries can be moved by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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    Trelby

    Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. * Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and pagination, auto-completion, and spell checking. * Multiplatform :...

    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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    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 projects, organize production with reports, and leverage script...

    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
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    SuperNotecard

    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 grouped and categorized with ease. SuperNotecard is fast...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Final Draft

    Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays.

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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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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    articy:draft

    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 visual and versatile solution. Develop interactive stories...

    Commercial Windows

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    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 editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document...

    Commercial Windows

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

    Plotbot is free screenwriting software. You can write your screenplay with as many or a few people as you want--right from your browser. We handle the formatting so you can concentrate on writing!

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Storyist

    A powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters Do you have a story to tell? Unlike conventional word processors, Storyist helps you track your plot, characters, and settings, and keeps all of your writing organized...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Amazon Storywriter

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with features like auto-formatting, offline writing, and import/export.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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    WriterDuet

    Collaborative screenwriting for everyone* *Great for solo writers as well!

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Production Minds Platform (PMP)

    The Production Minds Platform (PMP) is a cloud-based creative collaboration and project management tool for movie & TV producers, directors and crew; to simplify the pre-production of scripted film/video content, designed...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    FrameForge

    FrameForge Previz Studio 3 enables you to create a virtual 3D set in your computer with the freedom to place any number of virtual cameras in any placement, angle or height desired.

    Commercial Windows

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    FLIX

    FLIX is a visual story development tool for feature film, TV production, games, and more. Designed to promote fast-paced creative collaboration, FLIX removes the technical barriers that can cause frustration and slow you down.

    Commercial Windows Linux

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  • Script it!

    Story Outlining & Script Formatting Software for Mac & PC Script It! is the lite version of our professional screenplay development software Movie Outline which was created by a produced writer to take the complexity out of...

    Commercial Windows

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    Outline 4D

    Outline 4D is an outlining and writing program that lets you brainstorm, create, structure and organize your ideas. In addition to a traditional vertical single-pane outline format, Outline 4D has a horizontal timeline format that is...

    Commercial Windows

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    Slugline

    Slugline is a minimal, distraction-free environment for the most important part of screenwriting—the writing part. Slugline works with plain text. It automatically turns your writing into a properly formatted screenplay, without...

    Commercial Mac

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    Montage

    Montage is a screenwriting software that allows everyday people to take those movie ideas they have and make them a reality.

    Commercial Mac

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    StoryMill

    Storymill is a creative writing tool geared towards book writers; although, it could easily be used for other big creative writing projects, like scripts.

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 4.0.5, released in November 2011, can be still bought from the official website.
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    Page 2 Stage

    Page 2 Stage is screenwriting software designed expressly for people writing screenplays, scripts, and plays. It provides numerous features needed by screenwriters not found in standard word processors.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The last update was on April 10th, 2013.
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    Highland

    *** 2013 Macworld Eddy Winner! - Best of 2013 *** With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an email. Just type. Highland will make it look good. Created by acclaimed screenwriter John August...

    Commercial Mac

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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).

OFFER AN AD-FREE VERSION!

Charge $15 for this new version.

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

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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.

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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.

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