Highland icon

Highland 2

A better way to write.

Highland UI 1
4.7 stars
Apple Insider
The New York Times
No Film School
MacUpdate
iMore

Made by Writers, for Writers.

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."

Phil Lord Writer/Producer of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Writer/Director of The Lego Movie, 21 & 22 Jump Street

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.

Michael Chabon Novelist (Wonder Boys, Moonglow), screenwriter (Spider-Man 2) and showrunner (Star Trek: Picard)

For Screenwriters

Forget the tab key.

You don’t need to tell Highland whether something is a character or dialogue or action. Highland is smart enough to figure that out.

Write your script

For Novelists

Highland will get you from outline to finished manuscript.

Highland makes writing easier. It's innovative, purpose-built tools to help you stay organized and focused.

Finish your novel

For Everything You Write

Highland can be your all-purpose writing app.

Highland is for every kind of document you write. It’s used every day for school papers, comic books, pitches and blog posts.

Find focus and flow

"Highland has changed my entire way of working with scripts. I use it every day."

Keep your workflow. Ditch the distractions.

With customizable editor themes and tools that stay out of your way,
Highland's interface can be configured for any writing preference or mood.

Solarized Light Revision Mode
Dark Mode Typewriter Scrolling
Material Dark Sprint
H2 in fullscreen, dark mode theme, with typewriter scrolling enabled, and a sprint timer running makes for an exhilaratingly minimalist digital writing experience.

Gender Analysis

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.

Gender Analysis Screenshot

I didn’t realize how much I hated Final Draft until I used Highland 2. Thanks, now I have $250 digital paperweight.

Future-proof Foundation

Highland files are built on industry standards.

Highand File
Markdown File
Text Bundle File
PDF

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.

Highland Basic vs Highland Pro

Highland Basic Features

Free to download

  • 5 PDF Templates
    Including: Screenplay, Manuscript, & MLA Resport
  • 2 Built-In Editor Themes
    Classic & Dark Mode
  • Watermarked PDF
    "Made in Highland"
  • Character Highlighting
  • Sprints
  • Gender Analysis
    Track the gender breakdown of speaking parts in your script
  • Automatic Plain-text Backups
    Choose your backup location and frequency
  • International Terms
    Customize Location, Time of Day, and Transition terms
  • Knowlegebase Support
    Searchable Help Site

Highland Pro Features

Available via In-app Purchase

  • 14 PDF Templates Upgraded
    Including: Multi-cam, Stage Play, & Treatment
  • Custom Theme Builder (Create your own theme) Upgraded
    Plus: 10 Built-In Editor Themes
  • Watermark-free PDF Upgraded
    “Made in Highland” removed from PDF export
  • Character Highlighting
  • Sprints
  • Gender Analysis
    Track the gender breakdown of speaking parts in your script
  • Automatic Plain-text Backups
    Choose your backup location and frequency
  • International Terms
    Customize Location, Time of Day, and Transition terms
  • Priority Email Support Upgraded
    Direct support right within Highland
  • Word Analysis Only In Pro
    Check for consistency and avoid repetition.
  • *Revision Mode* Only In Pro

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.

Highland 2 Icon

Highland 2

A better way to write.
Download Now