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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. And it's available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone/iPad, and Android.

Why use screenwriting software?

Because you're writing a screenplay — or a teleplay or stage play or any other kind of script. And while you could try and do it in Word (or Pages, or even a basic text editor like Notepad or TextEdit) there are some things — lots and lots of things, actually — that only proper screenwriting software can do. That's where Fade In comes in.

Check out the detailed feature list to see more of what Fade In has to offer — and how it blows other screenwriting software away.

One application. For everything your screenplay needs. From start to finish.

Fade In. The New Industry Standard.

Who uses Fade In?

"Fade In has everything you'd want from screenwriting software. It's stable, elegant, stable, full featured, stable, affordable, and stable."
Rian Johnson
Writer / Director
Glass Onion, Knives Out, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Kelly Marcel
Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Venom
Gary Whitta
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Ken Levine
The Bioshock Series
Craig Mazin
The Last of Us, Chernobyl
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Writer / Director
Red Notice
Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski
The Night House
"I've written screenplays from conception to completion in every screenwriting software that exists today. There is none better, none more simple and useful and fully-featured, than Fade In."
F. Scott Frazier
xXx: Return of Xander Cage

And many more movies, television shows, and other productions...


The New York Times

"Advancing Your Screenplay"

The New York Times "immediately liked" Fade In, praising its interface and functionality and calling it "a no-nonsense screenwriting app, designed specifically to make it easy to get ideas out of the writer’s mind and into the script". Read more

The Hollywood Reporter

"A Fresh Alternative"

Leading industry trade journal The Hollywood Reporter writes that Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software "takes on the behemoth that is Final Draft" with a "a slick user interface and plethora of unique features", leading to the question: "How has this...not been included in every other screenwriting program?" Read more

PC World

"Write a Screenplay Like the Pros Do With Fade In"

"Fade In allows you to unleash your inner Christopher Nolan...providing a set of powerful, but straightforward, tools for screenwriting." PCWorld goes into depth about Fade In's professional-level features such as revisions, locking and reports, and appreciates "how intuitive and easy Fade In is to use". Read more


"Fade In is a Class Act"

Macworld says: "Fade In makes it easy to just write...It has all the features you'd find in the more expensive apps, such as Final Draft and Movie Magic Screenwriter, and there's even free and paid iPhone, iPad, and Android apps available." Read more


"Cleaner, and Prettier, and Full-Screen Beautiful"

On the popular Scriptnotes podcast for screenwriters by professional writers John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Craig Mazin (Chernobyl, The Hangover Parts II and III), Craig calls Fade In "my secret hope for the future" and a "wonderful piece of...screenwriting software". Listen here | Read more


One of "The Best Apps for Any Kind of Writing"

Lifehacker says that "Fade In has what you need", explaining that it has "features that rival Final Draft" for just a fraction of the cost. Read more

Top Ten Reviews


Top Ten Reviews says: "A modern, intuitive and professional alternative to the ubiquitous and often overrated names among the best screenwriting software we compared in our review... Professionals and amateurs alike will appreciate Fade In...because of its clean interface, useful features and remarkable flexibility and compatibility." Read more


"The Final Draft Killer"

Actor and writer Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, Childrens Hospital), a guest on the Systematic podcast, calls Fade In "the Final Draft killer" and talks about just what makes it better screenwriting software. Listen here


"Best Screenwriting Software"

The Penguin Random House Writers Academy says that "It's the most feature-rich software of its kind... The whole package."


"Brilliant" "Absolutely love it" "Killer software!"

See some of the very nice things that people are saying about Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software on Twitter. Read more