Designed as a complete pre-production/script writing tool, this software allows users to create industry standard scripts. Additional features include project management, episodic series construction and other production-related task planning.
While available as a free version, the more useful features are only accessed through a monthly subscription plan. Variable tools are contained within each of a number of subscription plans based on their intended use, i.e. student or full production. All tools are available for a limited time free for all users.
Beyond automatically adding industry standard formatting for a wide range of scripts, the software also acts as a collaborative organisation tool for groups. Budgets can be planned, schedules decided, shooting times agreed on and more. All information is stored online via a cloud service, meaning all team members can work together on a project simultaneously.
Final Draft has been the professional script writing software service used by professionals for decades. Many top television shows and Hollywood movies use Final Draft as their foremost pre-production tool. CeltxPlus and Final Draft are very similar in functionality with the primary difference being Final Draft's much higher price tag.
The service can be accessed from traditional computers running Windows, Linux or Mac OS. Smartphones and tablets can also use the system, with separate pricing tiers offering different apps for extra functionality. All versions operate with the same shared information.
Some features of the service can be used offline and saved locally for later upload. A Mac app can be downloaded specifically for this, although no similar Windows or Linux option is available. Each mobile app has separate functions for offline work.
The service has been used safely by thousands of users with no reports on any malicious elements. The various apps which compose the system work well and any issues can be resolved by the customer service team. Uploaded cloud content has a good success rate and failures are rare.
While billed as a more affordable rival to Final Draft, various elements of CeltxPlus have led to industry writers to claim it can be seen as deficient. This includes the inability to export scripts in FDX format.
The most basic/free versions of the service operate as primarily scriptwriting tool. A mobile app with basic instructions is straightforward, with actions and remarks added with the specific tags. More complex additions to the service are fully annotated, but help and advice is offered for those who need it.
During 2016, the service moved all of its various tools to a cloud based focus. This meant that some local apps were discontinued in favour of online varieties. These provide a nearly identical function.