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, as well as for efficiently navigating your script.

Import/export using iCloud/Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive to access your work on the go and sync your writing seamlessly with your computer.

Use 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 into this full version of Fade In Mobile.

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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

1.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

DannyMears ,


This App is nothing like the desktop version, which I adore, and it certainly isn’t worth paying money to use. It makes for a functional tool to make quick edits if you have no other way to open a .fadein file, but it’s good for little else.

In the two days I’ve been using it, it has also crashed multiple times and given me “unable to save” errors, resulting in lost work. Very frustrating.

The biggest disappointment, though, is how poorly it integrates with pre-existing files, especially those on your iCloud (or other cloud-service) drive. The app does not open files directly and instead imports them into the FadeIn mobile file for editing. If you want to then go back and write in that document on your main computer, you have to export it again as a separate file (or be willing to overwrite the pre-existing file). It’s a truly counterintuitive way of working and syncing files, especially when the normal app works so well across multiple computers. Bummer!

tl,dr: the main FadeIn app is world class good; this iOS version should be avoided.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you're having an issue with the app. Please contact us at so that we can help you resolve your issue.

Imgonnafailthanks ,

Not worth the headache or the money

I cannot print, I cannot open my files in Dropbox or on a Mac computer. A whole episodic series lost to this buggy program. I have to start all over on a computer now. Please include PDF and printing capabilities ASAP. Otherwise, I can no longer use this program. This was a complete waste of money, production is held up. My actors can’t get their scripts. I want a refund- and I want to be able to print my work! I want to be able to open it on a computer (like the instructions tell me too) and print. I want to be able to import what I wrote on the Basic version into the full version I paid for- and I can’t even do that. Re-writing the entire series will put production behind three months. This is part of my Master’s thesis, I DON’T HAVE THREE MONTHS! Shoddy product. How can you expect writers to use this if we can’t even access our work? This is not the first time I’ve complained and I thought the issue was fixed. The mod said he could see my documents but I never received the emailed pdf versions. I’m just defeated. At least make them import in a file format Dropbox can open! I can figure out the rest from there!

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.

writtenbird ,

Lost Progress, Lost Scenes

When I export to OneDrive so that I can use the fully-functional features on PC desktop, and/or back, I lost parts of dialogue randomly. Somehow after working on a project last night I opened it back up today and every single thing I wrote last night was gone. I would think that with the standardization of Apple products it wouldn’t be such an unstable platform to write on, but apparently that’s not the case. I’m pretty disgusted having to rewrite things for no reason.

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