Review: Celtx For iPhone And iPad

October 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Review: Celtx for iphone and ipad

Screenwriter’s definitely have options to write their masterpieces on Apple’s devices.

If you own an iPhone, iPod Touch or the magical iPad, you can take your screenplays everywhere.

I recently got a chance to sit down with Celtx for iPhone and it’s definitely among the top apps for writers.

Is Celtx the best?

I recently reviewed Scripts Pro for iPhone which was a huge step up from the other offerings.  I had already written a few shorts using the app including Crosstown, a project you’ll hear more about in the coming weeks.

The app itself introduced a variety of features I had been wishing for since I activated my life changing phone. (Yes, I do think THAT highly of my iPhone.)

It had an Smart Type feature, a tab function and many more useful additions.

Celtx has each and every one of those features and does them all BETTER.

Review: Celtx For iPhone And iPad

The first thing I noticed was the simpler interface and the easier shortcuts.

I found navigating through my ‘test’ screenplay extremely easy and natural.  Switching between different elements is almost identical to my desktop software.  (Almost.)

Essentially, screenwriting software should never get in the way.  It seems with each screenwriting app that’s released, I keep getting happier and happier.

Which is never a bad thing.

I’m going to hold off on my final judgement until I get a chance to see the upcoming Final Draft app but right now, Celtx is definitely the best.

The negative?  It’s also the most expensive.

Both Screenplay and ScriptWrite sell for $4.99.  If you’re only looking to spend around 5 bucks you’re better off going with Scripts Pro for $5.99.

Note: Scripts Pro also has a free version so you can try it out.

Celtx will set you back $9.99 but is definitely a solid choice especially if you already own Celtx on your desktop.  I still use Final Draft 6.5 but the sync feature would definitely be useful if I used Celtx.

At the end of the day, I rate this app highest because it does the most things right and that’s all you can really ask for.  Even the “expensive” price tag is pennies compared to the full versions of the leading software out there.

The best compliment I can give this app is that I’m definitely thinking about giving the desktop version a shot.

Well done.