By Celtx Inc.
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*** The #1 rated scriptwriting app in the App Store ***
With Script you can write formatted scripts on your mobile device, collaborate with partners, and get free backups of all your writing.
* Screenplay, AV, Stageplay, Audio Play, and Comic formats.
* Free online backups - protecting your writing from damage or loss of your device.
* Add comments to make script notes to yourself or discuss scripts with partners.
* Universal app - purchase once and use on both your iPhone and iPad.
What's New in Version 2.7
Our crackerjack dev team has dramatically improved performance and stability.
I like this app so much that this is one of the very few I've paid for and the only one I've reviewed. But it asked when I opened it, and maybe it's just the wine writing, but I decided to go ahead and do it.
And here's the thing: I don't really think it deserves five stars, if only because it's not perfect. I've lost script revisions due to syncing issues with my computer. It needs a few more features that the desktop version has. And worst of all, it started Capitalizing every time I start bring up the keyboard again, even when it's not at the beginning of a sentence; which isn't how anything else works on my iPad. And that frustrates me, as I hate weird Capitalizations.
Thus said, I don't even use the desktop version anymore, and now type all my scripts on my iPad. Sure, I can't type as fast, but I use my iPad as much as I can for anything that works better that way, and that definitely goes for this app. I love the ease of taking it anywhere I want to be, including pacing around my house drunk while fine tuning my screenplays late at night...like I'm about to do right as soon as I finish typing this. And if they'd go ahead and fix a few issues, including the weird Capitalizing thing, I would pay for it all over again (but don't tell them that.) Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a screenplay to write.
Easy to lose work - glitches
Of course this is great when it works. However it is still very dangerous to use. It's toooo easy to lose your work, and there are glitches. Such as when I try speech to text, I will see my words typed perfectly, and then as soon as I stop the microphone button, for some reason it will delete half of my words. Every time. And then you have to manually sync it, every single time. If you forget to sync it once, and open it on a new device and start writing, you will be in conflict, and you will lose your work. And so on. These are very serious matters to think about. I have no idea why it does not automatically sync. There is no reason to have to manually sync it every single time after a save. Because you will forget, or just not even know to manually do it. And then all of a sudden all your writing goes down the drain, and is in conflict when you open on your desktop or a different device. The point of having this app be portable, is for you to easily open it on several devices. Manual synching, makes this terrible. Also it is weird, that you can make new comments/notes, but you cannot delete them or edit them. That also makes no sense. So close, yet so far. These seem like such easy things to fix, but I do not know why they haven't fixed them yet.
Hard to argue with
It just works. There used to be a few bugs that have been weeded out with updates. I haven't had any issues for a while.
There aren't a lot of bells and whistles but I like that. There's more than meets the eye and some great tools for tracking character but the formatting works so well and so fast that I can't see any reason to pay for a program that does.
If you can spare five bucks I've used it a lot on my iPhone for small edits and iPad (with a bluetooth keyboard) too and the mobile functionality is excellent. I basically write anywhere or time I want.
Word of warning: when using the cloud across multiple platforms be sure to save and close a project every time you put it down. You can loose entire drafts switching platforms carelessly. I don't really think it's celtx fault, just a fact of life with the cloud age.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Dec 19, 2013
- Version: 2.7
- Size: 2.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Celtx Inc.
- © 2004 Greyfirst Corp.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.