Highland 2

Highland 2 for PC and Mac

Written by Quote-Unquote Apps


  • Category: Productivity
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 2.9.10
  • File size: 58.91 MB
  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and Mac OS 10, 11 10.12
  • How it works | What is Highland 2?


Whatʹs Great

1. With Highland 2.5, we’ve refined every bit of the app while adding incredible new features like Revision Mode and custom themes.

2. With one click, Highland turns your words into a perfectly-formatted document ready to print or export.

3. We’ve taken the tools we built for writing screenplays and made them work for almost every kind of document you write.

4. From novels to blog posts and school reports, Highland’s clean design and innovative tools help you focus on words, not formatting.

5. Highland handles formatting automatically, so you can spend your time finding the perfect word, not the right menu command.

6. Created by screenwriter and novelist John August, Highland 2 is built by writers, for writers.

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Highland 2 Features and Description


Key Features

Latest Version: 2.9.10

  • Licence: Free


  • What does Highland 2 do? Highland 2 is a better way to write. We’ve taken the tools we built for writing screenplays and made them work for almost every kind of document you write. From novels to blog posts and school reports, Highland’s clean design and innovative tools help you focus on words, not formatting. With Highland 2.5, we’ve refined every bit of the app while adding incredible new features like Revision Mode and custom themes. “Highland is just a cleaner, purer way to be creative.” — Phil Lord, Writer/Director of The Lego Movie, 21 & 22 Jump Street “You won’t find a better app for getting your writing done than Highland 2.” — Jeffery Battersby, iMore . . . . . . . . F O C U S . . . . . . . . More Power. Less Distraction. Highland handles formatting automatically, so you can spend your time finding the perfect word, not the right menu command. You’ll love working in an editor designed for writing, not mimicking a printed page. When you want to see the layout, quickly toggle between your text and a preview of the finished document. With one click, Highland turns your words into a perfectly-formatted document ready to print or export. . . . . . . . . F E A T U R E S . . . . . . . . Created by screenwriter and novelist John August, Highland 2 is built by writers, for writers. - The Navigator. Get an overview of what you’ve written -- and what’s left to write. - Templates. Switch between Highland’s 10 PDF templates including Screenplay, Multi-Cam and Manuscript. - Revision Mode. (NEW!) Track your changes in different colors, complete with stars in the margin. Available for all documents. - The Bin. A magical shelf to hold little bits of text you want to keep handy. - Scratchpad. Keep information or notes outside the document. A great place to store information and instructions for a writing partner or an editor. - Assets. A handy list of all the images and files imported into your document. - Themes. Go beyond Dark Mode, with 10 unique themes in a range of styles to suit any mood, or build your own with our Theme Builder. (NEW!) - Sprints and Goals. Get more written with focused writing sessions. - Full screen mode. The ultimate distraction-free screenwriting experience. - In-line notes and synopses. Keep your notes right where you need them. - Word Analysis. (NEW!) See which words you’re using most frequently and which words aren’t in the dictionary. - Cheat sheets. Forget how to center something? The answer is a glance away. . . . . . . . . S C R E E N W R I T E R S . . . . . . . . - Live Margins. No more tabs. Characters, Parentheticals and Dialogue indent as you type. - Multi-Cam, Treatment and Comic Book. Templates for things beyond screenplays. - Character Highlighting. Works in both the Editor and export. - Gender Analysis. Check the male/female balance in your screenplay. - Best-in-class PDF Melting. Screenplay PDFs are no longer frozen in carbonite. This was Highland’s breakout feature, and remains unmatched. . . . . . . . . A D V A N T A G E S . . . . . . . . Highland is built for today, and the future. - Speed. From scrolling to previews, Highland is blisteringly fast, using the latest Microsoft technologies. - Great typography. Highland features exceptional typography right out of the box. Writers shouldn’t have to look at ugly fonts. - Standards-leading. Created by the same team that helped forge the Fountain standard, Highland speaks Fountain and Markdown fluently. - Compatible. Highland is perfect for moving files between Fountain, Final Draft, and PDF formats. . . . . . . . . S U P P O R T . . . . . . . . Our in-app “Welcome to Highland” and videos can walk you through features. We also have an extensive FAQ, available both in-app and online: quoteunquoteapps.com/highland Send Feedback directly from the Help menu, or reach us online by email at [email protected], or on Twitter @qapps

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    Software Installation Requirements


    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 11
    2. Windows 10
    3. Windows 8.1
    4. Windows 7
    5. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (macOS 11)

    FAQs


    Highland 2 - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims


    • By Avieira781
      5

      Never going back

      I'm a longtime listener to John August and Craig Mazin's Scriptnotes podcast (and an as-yet unproduced screenwriter, of course), and when I first heard about John's alternative screenwriting software, I was skeptical. I had been using Final Draft for ten years (after writing my first scripts on a typewriter in my teens and then in Microsoft Word with preset tabs - I'm not too old, though, I swear). After using Highland and then Highland 2 for my last two scripts (and a novel I just started), I'm never going back to Final Draft unless I absolutely have to. It's hard to explain why until you give it a shot, but it has a word processing pane with a basic sans serif font to write the raw content. You can toggle simply between that and a pane that shows you the formatting as you go. It took some getting used to (I had been writing scripts the same way for over a decade) but it's so much smoother. Final Draft is awful and clunky, with awkward features that aren't useful to the actual writing process.


    • By yaaroti
      5

      It works, so you don't have to.

      If you're a writer, Highland 2 is worth the cost. If you're someone getting into, or thinking about, writing it's worth the cost. Simply amazing, easy to use, and fantastic support if something unexpected, however common or rare that may happen. Highland 2 uses Markdown, and will teach you how to use it if you're new to Markdown. After about 3 minutes, I had enough understanding to dive into writing with Highland 2. It's that easy, if not easier. I am no professional writing, I'm not a very good writer, but I still have ideas, hopes and dreams about writing, highland was well worth the price and has me writing more. The only thing that would make this even more wonderful would be if it was available on other platforms. (iOS, iPadOS, Linux, Windows) I would gladly buy it for each platform I use at full price no less, Highland 2 is really that great. Hopefully this review helps you.


    • By DCarps317
      4

      A Phenomenal App, BUT...

      Whether you obsess over outlines or throw your pen to the paper (so to speak) and start writing or typing away, this app simply excels. A one-stop shop for your thoughts and thousands of drafts, I absolutely enjoy firing this up: the interface is simple, the features useful, and the fatigue of writing minimized (no more dreaded blank-page-stare-of-death syndrome)! HOWEVER (I say in all caps in hopes that the devs can see), the only jewel missing in this writing software's studded crown is an iPadOS/iOS version, or at least just one for the iPad Pro. The website says they are working on it, but without a date affixed to the statement and without any official plans being announced, I may have to purchase a separate writing app for the iPad (which is a thought too terrible to think about). Please, great Developers of Highland 2, send me news of hope: something, anything...and once an IPad version has arrived, I will more than willingly replace my four stars with five.


    • By Khrob Edmonds
      5

      Elegant

      Highland 2 is a brilliant tool, not only for screenwriters, but for writers of all kinds. It is a clean and fast way to work with text. The file format is plain text, so techy types who like version control will appreciate that. I’ve written 2 feature scripts in Highland 2 and worked with others on several more projects. There are many brilliant features, but I’ll highlight my favorite: Including Files You can write each scene or sequence in individual Fountain files, then {{INCLUDE:}} them into an overall document, which makes it easy to change the flow without copious copying and pasting. I have found this not only simplifies dealing with a script at various levels of abstraction (Where should this sequence go? Before this one or after? Try both!) but it makes tackling edits to your script a much less daunting task - you’re not looking at one enormous script, but several manageable chunks. Since writing is re-writing, I think this alone makes H2 worth it. Some apps don’t do enough. Some do too much. Some rare and beautiful apps give you just the tools you need, just as you need them. Highland 2 is one of these. [Disclosure: While I was lucky enough to be a beta tester for Highland 2, I have no personal or professional affiliation Quote Unquote Apps and have purchased my copy of the full app]


    • By budexxon
      5

      Best text editor for writing I’ve ever worked with.

      I’ve been using Highland 2 in Beta for over a year now, and it quickly became my favorite text editor for most kinds of writing. I still use other apps for notes, but for essays, blog posts, short stories, novels, screenplays, treatments, proposals, pitches, anything you can think of, writing in Highland 2 is a joy. The themes are beautiful, and there’s a lot of power here that you won’t find in other text editors. There’s a scratchpad for document-wide notes, a bin to keep snippets of text or entire chapters that just don’t fit in the document right now but you still want to keep around, the markdown it uses is pretty easy to pick up, and everything in the app seems designed to keep you writing. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great text editor. It’s not just for screenwriting.


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