Fade In Mobile is a complete screenplay editor for Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software (.fadein) files. It is specifically designed to work with the unique interface and capabilities of your mobile device.
Use this full version of Fade In Mobile with the full or demo desktop version of Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software to easily import screenplays from any number of formats, including PDF and Final Draft.
It takes care of proper script formatting, including standard script styles, and provides tools for quickly selecting character and location names, as well as for efficiently navigating your script.
Use your Dropbox account to access your work on the go and sync your writing seamlessly with your computer.
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- Import/export fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Convenient but I would love it if...
This app is very convenient. I recently replaced my laptop with an iPad and that is the sole place where I write so I needed to move to this Mobile version. It’s simple and doesn’t glitch. After leaving Final Draft behind, FadeIn is a wonderful program that I can’t recommend enough.
Since this isn’t just an app that I use while I’m traveling or away from my laptop, it would be great if it included the following:
Auto capitalization - if there’s a way that I can change that in the settings, please let me know. I am totally spoiled by that feature in the full price version.
Character name recognition and auto fill - It’s VERY tiresome to have to type in full names each time, especially in a dialogue-heavy scene. Again, spoiled by the paid version.
Sync to the paid version - If someone purchased the full price version, it would be nice if this app would sync to it and allow us to pull our existing work from it. It took me a long time to figure out why my files in Dropbox weren’t showing up in the app until I searched through the FI website’s help page and found that the folder containing your FI files needed to be a sub folder, not a main folder. I created one called WORK and drug my WRITING folder into it and voila!
All in all, this app is more than worth the price and I will continue using it but I hope that some of the conveniences of the paid version can be incorporated into it.
The Fade-In desktop app is great and my go-to scriptwriting software. But the mobile version needs some work. I use my iPad with the keyboard adapter, but it is impossible to use the cursor movement buttons for repositioning. Unlike the desktop version, it does not recognize the character names with the first letter or two, meaning you have to write out the whole character name every time. To get from reading to editing text and adding content is a chore of many steps. I would like to see this mature to a streamlined version of the desktop app, but for now it is limited to being a file reader with a little editing capability.
It's the best, but this sure isn't
Fade In is the best desktop screenwriting solution, but the mobile app could convince you otherwise. For starters, the app uses an outdated version of the .fadein format, meaning every time you open a file that's been made or edited in the mobile app on desktop, it needs to make a legacy backup version. This is infuriating. There are other inconsistencies, as well. Cont'd and more doesn't carry over as it should, names don't automatically fill, and the overall design of the app hasn't changed since release. Fade In is good, but I won't hesitate to switch to Scrivener (especially if it ever gets pagination) if the app isn't polished up.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.