Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software and Fade In Mobile both now have preliminary support for the previously discussed Screenplay Markdown format, or SPMD.
(Or, rather, Some Longish and Somewhat Technical Notes on Screenplay Markdown.)
Stu Maschwitz recently wrote about using Markdown syntax for screenplay formatting. Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for writing for the web, originally designed by John Gruber a few years back and now not uncommon as a formatting aid in online forums and other software.
I’ve spent the last couple of months, in between working on new film projects, on getting the mobile version of Fade In ready for release — mainly working around different platform behaviours and toolkit shortcomings.
When a screenwriter decides, even tentatively, that it’s time to part ways with Final Draft, of course the next thing is to try to find a piece of screenwriting software to replace it.
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