From acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter and novelist, John August, writer of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish, Aladdin, and the Arlo Finch book series.
"Highland is just a cleaner, purer way to be creative. My mind is calmer and less cluttered when i use it because I can write prose so easily and jump to dialogue when that’s more intuitive."
It is truly such a beautiful app. I have more genuine affection for it than almost any other: the way you love a favorite hand tool or kitchen knife.
"Highland has changed my entire way of working with scripts. I use it every day."
With customizable editor themes and tools that stay out of your way,
Highland's interface can be configured for any writing preference or mood.
H2 in fullscreen, dark mode theme, with typewriter scrolling enabled, and a sprint timer running makes for an exhilaratingly minimalist digital writing experience.
Track the gender breakdown of speaking parts in your script
Highland 2 was the first screenwriting app to include Gender Analysis. It’s a great way to look at the breakdown of male and female characters in your script. Not just how many times they speak, but how many words.
Even better, it’s interactive, letting you explore what would happen if you flipped the gender of a given character.
I didn’t realize how much I hated Final Draft until I used Highland 2. Thanks, now I have $250 digital paperweight.
Highland files are built on industry standards.
With the release of Highland 2, we developed the .highland document format to support all of the new features while providing the simple future-proof experience Highland users expect.
Highland 2 still opens and edits .fountain, .markdown, and .txt files without a hitch. However, some of Highland 2’s cooler features (and more to come) require the .highland file format.
You can convert from plain text to .highland, and export any .highland file to a plain text file at any time.
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We tried Highland for the first time when we began writing our screenplay for The Spy Who Dumped Me and loved it immediately. It allowed us to not get hung up on format, Final Draft’s inevitable glitches and all the other distractions that get in the way.
The work just flowed. It allowed us to focus on just the writing and nothing else. It’s sleek, simple and user friendly. We are full converts and Highland evangelists.