Designed by the team led by screenwriter John August, Highland is the award-winning screenplay editor that lets you focus on the words, not margins.
Highland has changed my entire way of working with scripts. Now that I know my screenplays and TV scripts aren't trapped in one particular software's format, I have the flexibility to use the tools I need for the particular part of the process. I use it every day.
— David Wain
Writer/Director/EP of Childrens Hospital
It is a great environment to write your next film in with an attractive price tag, but also a powerhouse of features that will help you shine in the screenwriting business.
— Mac AppStorm (9/10)
Certainly for those in the film industry, this app is more than worth its price.
The ultimate plain text screenwriting experience.
You write. Highland handles the formatting. Along the way Highland turns your words into a perfectly-formatted screenplay, ready for export as an FDX or PDF.
Quickly toggle between your text and your screenplay preview with ⌘-E, seeing your work in progress without your hands ever leaving the keyboard.
You'll love working in an editor designed for writing, not for mimicking a printed page.
Highland is designed around Fountain, the easy-to-read, easy-to-write syntax for writing screenplays in plain text.
Always readable by any text editor
Ready to be exported to PDF or FDX
Fountain screenplays are simply text files. They’re never locked in proprietary file formats or dependent on obsolete software.
A screenplay written in Fountain will always be readable in any text editor, freeing you to write anywhere and on any device. It's as easy as writing an email. And Highland comes with a built-in Fountain cheat sheet if you ever need a hand.
Learn more about Fountain at fountain.io
Fountain notes live inside double brackets
[[ ]] inline with your text. Hit ⌘-Y to quickly create a note in Highland. You'll never miss a reminder, or lose an idea behind a tiny icon.
Convert Final Draft and screenplay PDFs to editable text.
Highland melts PDFs. No longer are screenplays trapped in uneditable PDF files. Highland turns PDFs into .fdx files or versatile Fountain documents.
Highland works with Final Draft. Highland makes collaboration simple by quickly turning .fdx files into PDFs, or plain text Fountain files that anyone can edit.
Highland speaks Fountain. With Highland, you can create a perfectly formatted screenplay PDF. Or use Highland to create an .fdx file.
At last, screenplay PDFs are no longer frozen in carbonite. It's magic.
Highland is perfect for translating files between Fountain, Final Draft, and PDF formats.
Created by the same team that helped forge the Fountain standard, Highland speaks Fountain fluently.
Highland features Courier Prime and Highland Sans, for exceptional typography right out of the box.
Basic Fountain syntax is always at your fingertips.
Highland calculates pagination on the fly, allowing you to jump to a place in your text instantly.
Late night inspiration without the late night eye-strain.
Highland's native file format is Fountain, readable by any text editor. Even your grandmother could open it.
The ultimate distraction-free screenwriting experience.
Highland's simplicity is even sharper on retina displays.
Customize font, text size, colors, margins and more.
Highland denotes sections, synopses, notes, text formatting and more beautifully.
Place a marker with Control-M. Jump between markers with Control-option-m. Great for quickly jumping between important sections of your screenplay.
Shift-return transforms a line to uppercase—perfect for scene headings and character slugs.