Celtx, the free screenwriting/pre-production software, just launched its 1.0 version.
According to the press release, new features include:
- 1. Adapt To – a single click now converts a fully formatted script of one type into a fully formatted script of another – for example a Stageplay to a Screenplay – displaying instantly the multi-media potential of your work.
2. Comic Book – a new editor to write properly formatted Comic Books, and a common framework for collaboration between writer and artist.
3. iPhone – now view your Celtx projects from just about anywhere with a display optimized for your iPhone.
4. Catalogs – a new organization and searchable dashboard view of all your story’s elements and production items.
5. Sidebar – annotate and break down each scene with notes, media (images, audio, and video clips), and production items through an easy to manage, thoroughly upgraded new sidebar.
6. Project Scheduling – has been vastly upgraded to fully integrate with the script breakdown and provide a Call Sheet and a host of new shooting reports.
7. Storyboarding – you can now choose from a variety of ways to view and manage your images, create a storyboard outline based on your script, and add shot descriptions to each image.
I’ll try to dig into this in the next few weeks and give a report. But first, I’ve got about 500 emails to reply to and some bags to unpack from my European travels.