Fade In
Fade In 1.2.473
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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
What's New
Version 1.2.473:
  • Fixed a crash with File > Create PDF for some unhandled fonts
  • Further PDF import improvements
  • Tamed overzealous Transition interpretation for Fountain import
  • Fixed an initialization error for some language/locale combinations
  • Fixed a markup issue when correcting a standalone misspelling
  • Fixed a paste/clipboard issue
  • Addressed possible page miscounting when printing multiple copies
Version 1.2.473:
  • Fixed a crash with File > Create PDF for some unhandled fonts
  • Further PDF import improvements
  • Tamed overzealous Transition interpretation for Fountain import
  • Fixed an initialization error for some language/locale combinations
  • Fixed a markup issue when correcting a standalone misspelling
  • Fixed a paste/clipboard more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.6 or later



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Fade In User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Dmu commented on 09 Jan 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.
[Version 1.2.464]

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Dmu replied on 09 Jan 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 replied on 10 Jan 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 replied on 21 Mar 2014
Read the Reviews:

http://www.fadeinpro.com/page.pl?content=quotes

They are from pretty hard-nosed reviewers.
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UniqueNickName commented on 04 Dec 2013
1.2.458 is out
[Version 1.2.448]


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Lord-Lightning reviewed on 13 Jul 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!
[Version 1.2.443]

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Lord-Lightning replied on 13 Jul 2013
Correction: ONE-FIFTH (20%) of the price of Final Draft.
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UniqueNickName reviewed on 12 Jul 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?)
[Version 1.2.443]


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UniqueNickName had trouble on 29 Aug 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?
[Version 1.2.447]


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Version Downloads:27
Type:Productivity
License:Demo
Date:15 Apr 2014
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.


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