[NOTE: This is an interim update to address Dropbox's changes to their connectivity. You will be required to re-authorize the app for Dropbox access. A full update to the mobile app is in development. Please be sure to back up your work to Dropbox.]
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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- Minor update to maintain Dropbox compatibility
This is an interim update to address Dropbox's changes to their connectivity. You will be required to re-authorize the app for Dropbox access. A full update to the mobile app is in development. Please be sure to back up your work to Dropbox.
Ratings and Reviews
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 For starters, the app uses an outdated version of the .fadein format, meaning every time you open a file that's been made or edited in the mobile app on desktop, it needs to make a legacy backup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.
Yes, I would appreciate more of a WYSIWYG editing environment, as well as some of the features from the desktop version, like the ability to rearrange scenes easily and the option to create different types of scripts, but quite frankly, I love this app. For the money, it can't be beat. There are always updates so developer continually works on it, and getting customer service is easy. Own both the desktop and the iPad versions and could only be slightly more satisfied. The only app that comes close is Final Draft Writer and that's 50 bucks. Of you want a good app for screenwriting on your iPad, this is it. The desktop version is slick. Add the features I mentioned above and this will be the only screenwriting tool needed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.