In Highland, the words come first. You don’t need to think about margins or formatting.
We tried Highland for the first time ... 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.
Get Started in 30 Seconds.
Just start typing. Seriously, just type.
Leave a blank line between paragraphs.
Type the character’s name in UPPERCASE. The line below it will become dialogue.
With Live Margins turned on, Highland will automatically indent.
Need a parenthetical? Put it in parentheses.
Highland automatically recognizes scene headers like INT. and EXT, and also transitions like CUT TO:
Once used, Highland automatically suggests character and location names.
To see a preview of what you’ve written, tap the Preview button or choose View > Go to Preview.
A magical shelf to hold bits of text you want to keep handy.
If you have alternate versions of a scene, sentence, or section, cut or copy it to the Bin.
See the shape of your script right in the Editor without getting lost in formatting.
Highland automatically indents dialogue and character cues.
Track changes in different colors and stars in the margin.
Colors and stars appear in the editor and can be added to your exported PDF.
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.
Convert Final Draft and screenplay PDFs to editable text.
No longer frozen in carbonite, Highland melts screenplay PDFs down into editable text.
Highland converts .fdx into versatile .highland and back again, making collaboration simple.
Simply open your screenplay PDF or .fdx in Highland. It's magic.
Absolutely! Highland converts your words into a properly-formatted, professional script. Many produced screenplays are written in Highland. Professional screenwriters swear by it.
Not really. The industry standard format is PDF. That’s what people read. No matter what apps screenwriters use to write their scripts, they’re always delivered as PDF.
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. In either case, Highland’s simplicity always kept us thinking.