Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software is the most advanced software used by professionals writing for motion pictures, television, video games, the stage, radio, and more. It features support for multiple languages, tools for outlining, organizing, and navigating, plus extensive screenplay formatting and robust functionality for managing rewrites and revisions.
Fully featured application interface
It features a universal, state-of-the-art application interface. It does everything professional screenwriters need and expect their software to do, and it does it on Mac, Windows, and Linux — providing an optimal experience no matter what platform you use. (Fade In Mobile is also available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.)
Extensive formatting capabilities
The software takes care of script 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. Control all aspects of page layout and appearance, and even tweak individual linelengths with a single keypress.
With Fade In’s collaboration capabilities, you can work on the same screenplay at the same time with multiple collaborators, no matter where they are in the world. Unlike other software that only allows one person to actually work on a document at a time, Fade In allows collaborators to work independently, with changes being reflected in all collaborators’ copies in real time.
Fade In is the only professional screenwriting software that allows you to insert images directly into your document, whether on the title page or within a screenplay itself.
Organization and navigation
You’re not limited to organizing your screenplay by scenes and index cards. You can organize it and color-code it however you like, marking 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, reorder scenes, and created nested sequences. Create bookmarks and links to quickly reference different parts of the document.
A page-only, no-distractions, full-screen mode allows you to concentrate on the most important thing: writing. An additional focused writing mode lets everything else fade into the background except what you’re working on right now.
Support for multiple file formats
Importing and exporting multiple file formats is easy with support for everything from text to HTML to Open Screenplay Format XML. Opening, editing, and saving Final Draft (.fdx) documents is a snap — as is importing (and exporting) Rich Text Format (.rtf) (such as from Movie Magic Screenwriter), opening older versions of Final Draft (.fdr), working with Fountain, and opening Scrivener, Adobe Story and Celtx files.
Powerful writing (and rewriting) tools
Rewriting is a huge part of writing, and Fade In provides a specialized set of tools to help do both. Use the Dialogue Tuner to see and edit all of a single character’s dialogue in one place to check for consistency and voice. Plus check word-use frequency to find overused words, automatically adjust line lengths to avoid an extra couple of letters turning one line into two, and much more.
A necessity for a professional screenwriter during the rewriting process is being able to manage revisions, page locking, scene locking, omitted scenes and more. You can even view, edit and print/PDF modified pages on colored “paper” in any one of multiple standard revision colors.
Breakdowns and reports
Easily generate industry standard script breakdowns and production reports. Standard reports include scenes, cast, locations, and more. Reports can be printed or saved as HTML or generic comma-separated values for import into other applications.
Open file format
Unlike screenwriting applications that use a proprietary binary storage format, Fade In uses the Open Screenplay Format: a straightforward, application-agnostic XML-based file format for saving your scripts, providing maximum accessibility, compatibility, and future-proofing.
Output directly to PDF. Batch generate securely watermarked copies. Customize the application layout. Edit your title page. Add sticky notes. Easily modify page layout and formatting elements like “(MORE)” and “(cont’d)“. Check scripts for formatting errors and compare versions. Live spell-checking, custom user dictionaries, language tools, extensive font and Unicode support, and integrated help.
– Added error detection of illegal/invisible characters (from pasting; although recent improvements better guard against)
– Fixed a possible Recover Backup crash
– Fixed some visual line creep that could happen with mixed font sizes under certain circumstances
– Addressed a cast report regression from 575
– There was an issue when closing a document with the dialogue tuner open
– Updated Scrivener import to work with the new Scrivener 3 file format (as well as old Scrivener files, still)
Requirements: For macOS 10.6.8 or later (Intel).