Fade In Mobile is a companion app for Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software for working with Fade In (.fadein) files. It is specifically designed to work with the unique interface and capabilities of your mobile device.

It takes care of proper script formatting, including standard script styles, and provides tools for quickly selecting character and location names, and for efficiently navigating your script.

This basic version of the app is intended to give you an idea of what working with the full version is like. Create scripts on your device, export them to your iCloud/Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive account, and import scripts as read-only.

Upgrade to the full, paid version of Fade In Mobile to import your work from the full or demo desktop version of Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software (including imported PDF and Final Draft scripts).

When upgrading to the full version, first export your work to your iCloud/Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive account, or to your device. Note that this free version allows read-only import.

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What’s New

Version 4.0.8

- Toast notifications were getting hidden by the keyboard
- Additional minor fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Randy Dreammaker ,

Doesn't work very well

It doesn't work very well, very limited settings, poor implementation of Dropbox. This app, even free version should be able to import Dropbox without having to do it directly within the app. Dropbox in this app loses its sync and has to be reloaded in. Imports from Dropbox is slow even for small files, unable to open synced files even to read only offered in free version. I had it installed last year in IOS 8 because a collaborator uses FadeIn but uninstalled it for similar reasons. I'll be uninstalling it again. I installed it this time because I am working with the same collaborator (now using IOS 9 & 10) and will switch to PDF or OpenOffice instead. Fadein needs updated to import from other Apps like the free Open Office and also from Google Dropbox. An iPhone user should be also be able to go directly into the Dropbox app and do an "Open-in" on the documents and be able to select Fadein to have the document launch into Fadein. This app seems very technology outdated for iPhone users.

Mr. Scarn ,

Very frustrating in its current state

Sometimes when I close a script, then open it back up a few hours later, an entire random section my writing will have just disappeared. It can range from two sentences of dialogue, to a twenty sentence action scene, which is very annoying. I also don’t understand why you can’t copy and paste text. If I could write on Google Docs, then paste it to this app in order to format the script, I could live with that, but I can’t. I don’t know if that’s by design, or if it’s a bug. I understand this is the free version, but I really don’t think not getting my work deleted and being able to copy and paste is too much to ask for.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you're having in an issue with the app. Please feel to contact us via the support page with any questions or concerns. It's probably more effective way of getting in touch.

Blake Worrell ,

Complete Contrast to Desktop App

The desktop version of Fade In has changed my life! I am so grateful to have the app that I literally work with on a daily basis and helps me survive as an artist. So thank you for that (praise). I think the mobile version of FadeIn needs to be completely revamped. I hope this review motivates the FadeIn crew and does not demoralize them. I truly am rooting for you guys! Looking forward to giving you 5 stars and even more praise in the future. May the force be with you all!

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear you've encountered a problem with the app. Please contact us at so that you can provide us with some additional information to look into this for you.

App Privacy

The developer, Kent Tessman, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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