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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents. Whether building a business or writing a bestseller, Gingko lets your ideas...

    Free Web / Cloud

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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    Trelby Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Quoll Writer

    Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and...

    Open Source Windows

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    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into...

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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    Adobe Story

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

    Freemium 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

  • KIT Scenarist icon

    KIT Scenarist

    KIT Scenarist is a program for writing screenplays, which is being developed in Russia. KIT Scenarist wants to be a fully-featured...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Liquid Story Binder XE Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

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    Plotbot is free screenwriting software. You can write your screenplay with as many or a few people as you want--right from your...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Storyist icon


    A powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters Do you have a story to tell? Unlike conventional word processors...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Production Minds Platform (PMP) icon

    Production Minds Platform (PMP)

    The Production Minds Platform (PMP) is a cloud-based creative collaboration and project management tool for movie & TV producers...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    FrameForge Previz Studio 3 enables you to create a virtual 3D set in your computer with the freedom to place any number of virtual...

    Commercial Windows

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    FLIX is a visual story development tool for feature film, TV production, games, and more. Designed to promote fast-paced creative...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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

    Commercial Windows

  • StudioBinder icon


    Production management made modern.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Slugline icon


    Slugline is a minimal, distraction-free environment for the most important part of screenwriting—the writing part. Slugline works...

    Commercial Mac

  • Montage icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • StoryMill icon

    StoryMill Discontinued

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Amazon Storywriter icon

    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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    Page 2 Stage Discontinued

    Page 2 Stage is screenwriting software designed expressly for people writing screenplays, scripts, and plays. It provides numerous...

    Open Source Windows

  • Highland icon


    *** 2013 Macworld Eddy Winner! - Best of 2013 *** With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an...

    Commercial Mac

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.