Fade In
Fade In
3.0.626

5.0

Fade In free download for Mac

Fade In

3.0.626
18 November 2019

Professional screenwriting software.

Overview

Fade In is a complete application for writing motion picture screenplays, including tools for outlining, organizing, and navigating, plus extensive screenplay formatting and robust tools for managing rewrites and revisions. And it works with Fade In Mobile for your iPhone or iPad.

Fade In's modern, state-of-the-art application interface does everything professional screenwriters need and expect their software to do. Its extensive formatting capabilities take care of formatting for you, automatically transitioning from scene headings to action to dialogue as you type. It includes a full range of standard screenplay styles: you can use the built-in default styles, customize them, or create your own. The software keeps track of the character names and locations you use and can provide as-you-type autocompletion suggestions. Spend less time typing and more time writing.

You can organize your screenplay however you like, marking and color-coding significant sequences, plot points, themes, characters, and other story elements so you'll always have a clear overview of your work. Use the Navigator to quickly move around your script and reorder scenes.

What's new in Fade In

Version 3.0.626:
  • Older version Scrivener documents could run into an import problem
  • Tweaked some fullscreen mouse pointer behavior
  • Mac App Store version was missing the printing entitlement

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8 Fade In Reviews

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Lord-Lightning
08 February 2016

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Just finished another screenplay written entirely in FadeIn and it just quarter-finaled in a comp. Just a smooth five-star app that delivers the goods.
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Version 2.0.537
Lord-Lightning
08 February 2016
Just finished another screenplay written entirely in FadeIn and it just quarter-finaled in a comp. Just a smooth five-star app that delivers the goods.
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Version 2.0.537
rmattbill1
11 May 2015
I'm a professional screenwriter who used Final Draft for many years (too many!), then Craig Mazin talking about this on the ScriptNotes podcast and decided to give it a try. It does everything better, is much cheaper, is constantly being updated, and has never once crashed on me. My one complaint about the inability to change fonts and sizes on the cover page was recently rectified in an update, so all I can say is: I love this app!
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Version 2.0.519
Dennisg
17 March 2015
After years spent using Movie Magic Screenwriter (bloated and expensive) and Montage (buggy and antiquated), I decided to give Fade In a try. It took me all of about three minutes to realize that the program works completely intuitively, has all the features I'm likely to ever need, and is very reasonably priced. I'm loving it so far. The one question I had was very politely answered by the developer within two hours of my email. To be honest, I couldn't be happier with this program.
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Version 2.0.516
dmu
09 January 2014
I would love to jump over to this… unfortunately, the fatal flaw with Fountain/Fade In/Highland for me is that they are screenplay only. If any of them had a stageplay option, I would be able to bail from Final Draft completely. Unfortunately, FD is the only one with templates for playwrights.
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Version 1.2.464
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dmu
dmu
09 January 2014
Oh wait… seems they do have a stageplay template you can download and install! I may finally escape the FD cycle after all. I've wasted so much money on alternatives that fell short—or literally robbed me blind—like Montage (abandonware), Highland (featureless) Celtx (unsecure), Movie Draft SE (abandon ware), and Movie Magic (expensive and FD-like). As you can see, I've been trying to escape but every script has always ended up in Final Draft, no matter where it started.
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UniqueNickName
UniqueNickName
10 January 2014
speaking of which a final draft export from Fade In is buggy. The Scene heading elements do not get recognized and the only way do deal with that is open the export in Final Draft, cmd+A, cmd+C, create a new document in Final Draft, cmd+V.
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
21 March 2014
Read the Reviews: http://www.fadeinpro.com/page.pl?content=quotes They are from pretty hard-nosed reviewers.
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UniqueNickName
04 December 2013
1.2.458 is out
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Version 1.2.448
UniqueNickName
29 August 2013
on mac in reformat assistant pressing numbers on the keyboard doesn't do anything. P.S. do you have plans of implementing the functions of FD tagger?
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Version 1.2.447
Lord-Lightning
13 July 2013
Finally, a smart, rock solid Screenwriting app based on Fountain. It is every inch a Final Draft contender and the way the app's developer has set up the Reports and other critical functions, users probably will be able to suggest very workable additions. For example, I can visualise a report that allows a writer to both see and edit a single character's dialogue at the same time. This would enable a writer to 'ear test' each character's dialogue seperately and in context. This alone would be worth the honest price of Fade In. A very feasible addition and one the developer can work on in due course in Fountain. I have been using Fade In for the last three months and Fade In has not skipped a beat. I have not missed Final Draft for moment. It is fairly priced at about the same as Scrivener and about one third the price of the venerable Final Draft. It does everything Final Draft does and does it all superbly well. One of the best purchases I have made as a working screenwriter. Highly reconmmended!
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Version 1.2.443
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
13 July 2013
Correction: ONE-FIFTH (20%) of the price of Final Draft.
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
14 March 2015
In reply to A01110010101
Are you a robot? Is that a stamp on your heart pump or maybe your cyber-brain. I guess your partner in life is A01110010102.

I think the developer lives in the US - or maybe the UK. I was Chairman of the AWG for two terms. I taught Screenwriting at University. I am a beta tester for Scrivener, Montage, Contour and several other writing apps. I use Fade In and Highland as my preferred screenwriting apps because of the practical everyday functionality and ease of use. If I recommend apps to fellow AWG members and other colleagues I have to stand accountable for them spending their dollars wisely. I never recommend an app unless I have used it myself under genuine conditions relevant to the app's use and also make sure I use it for a reasonable period and always, always, always do all the tutorials and read the manuals to make sure I am using its features correctly and so that my recommendations are as rigorous as I can make them.
I always give credit where it is due and this app is gaining more and more traction all the time simply because it actually delivers. Which is factually all I claimed.
To answer your question - NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH, NOT A RAZOO!

Oh! And for your information the comment above about being able to ear test a single character's dialogue and also edit that single character's dialogue in situ has now been implemented by the developer - with the Dialogue Tuner in version 2

This developer is outstanding - it was there after and fully functional after one or two iterations (in a month or so). I put that idea to Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter YEARS ago - Nothing! They have tin ears and don't listen.
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UniqueNickName
12 July 2013
the best and only real alternative to final draft, which intentionally (it seems) doesn't support any language other than the ones they provide proofing dicts for. if only the dev of Fade In could find a way to implement that patented(?) thingy of FD when you just press the tab button another thing I'd do if i was the dev is import an enormous FD script with the FD template and the same font and compare the amount of pages. that's rather important for A.D.'s it also would be a nice idea to check the ability to import a Fade In FD exported script into Movie Magic Scheduling (and the likes?)
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Version 1.2.443