When comparing Fade In vs Adobe Story, the Slant community recommends Fade In for most people. In the question“What is the best screenwriting software?” Fade In is ranked 1st while Adobe Story is ranked 9th.
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Pro Uses an open file format providing compatibility and future-proofing
Pro Distraction-free mode
FadeIn has a fullscreen mode that removes everything but the page allowing you to better focus on writing.
Pro Offers cloud storage service
Pro Revision control
Pro Cross-platform desktop and mobile
Fade In is available for Windows, OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.
Pro Great collaboration features
Pro Supports AV multi-col templates
Pro Interface is available in multiple languages
Pro Available on Windows, Web and iOS with cross-syncing
Pro Includes scheduling tools
Interface/menus very ugly and dated.
Con Will be gone soon
Adobe is ending support for Story and will be dropping the software completely on January 22, 2019. If you have scripts on there now, get them off before they're gone forever.
Con Lacks support for dual dialogue
There's no built-in way of handling two characters speaking at the same time.
Con Does not support custom elements
For example, lyrics.