Highland
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Powerful, straightforward screenwriting app.   Commercial ($29.99)
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Highland is the Mac's most powerful, straightforward screenwriting app. With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an email. Just type. Highland will make it look good.

Created by acclaimed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie), Highland works its magic on plain text, allowing you to focus on the writing. "The old apps force you to do all the formatting. They feel like relics of a different time -- bloated and slow to get updated. We made Highland lean, fast and future-proof."

With Highland, you can:
    What's New
    Version 1.7:
    • Better pagination, particularly dialogue breaks
    • Greatly improved stability
    • Much faster PDF parsing
    • Better syntax highlighting
    • Search via integrated Find bar
    • Markers [[%]] to help you find your way in long documents
    • Dozens of other bug-fixes
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.7 or later



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    Snaporaz commented on 05 Apr 2014
    the app store wants $39.99 not $29.99 as stated here.
    [Version 1.6.0]

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    MacUpdate-Nick replied on 06 Apr 2014
    Fixed! Thanks for letting us know.
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    Snaporaz replied on 11 Apr 2014
    now it's $29.99 again in the appstore...
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    MacUpdate-Nick replied on 11 Apr 2014
    Fixed again!
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    Turquoise commented on 17 Mar 2014
    A great application that is unfortunately a little bit pricey.
    [Version 1.6.0]


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    Lev reviewed on 12 Dec 2013
    Excellent. Does precisely what it says, and does it beautifully. Great for getting the stuff down (though eventually it'll need -- probably -- to go through one of the prehistoric Cruft Machines like Final Draft or MMScreenwriter) and the intelligent formatting of plaintext means, surprisingly, an end to all that old stuff about "Why the hell are all these Action elements being formatted as Dialogue?" and tedious reformatting. And it does stage play format. AND lyrics. Hurrah.

    The only thing is, there's not so much steampunky fun in formats and revisions and so on that you get with the oldsters. If you're doing this for a living, that's good. If you're doing this for a hobby or because you want to write screenplays/stage plays one day (this is emphatically NOT a sneer) you won't feel quite so... not sure what the word is... "validated", I suppose. You know; "I'm using Final Draft so at least I'm using the same software as [insert name of hero writer]". We've all been there, and it's comforting. But for actual work, with someone scowling outside the door, tapping their foot and drumming their fingers, this is a Good Thing.

    (And the Melting PDFs feature is *really* cool.)
    [Version 1.5]


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    Lev rated on 12 Dec 2013

    [Version 1.5]


    Downloads:317
    Version Downloads:21
    Type:Productivity
    License:Commercial
    Date:14 Apr 2014
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $29.99
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    Highland is the Mac's most powerful, straightforward screenwriting app. With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an email. Just type. Highland will make it look good.

    Created by acclaimed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Frankenweenie), Highland works its magic on plain text, allowing you to focus on the writing. "The old apps force you to do all the formatting. They feel like relics of a different time -- bloated and slow to get updated. We made Highland lean, fast and future-proof."

    With Highland, you can:
    • Write screenplays in plain text. The Fountain format is straightforward and future-proof.
    • Edit and save FDX files, even if you don’t have Final Draft.
    • Preview, print and export perfectly-formatted PDFs.
    • Melt screenplay PDFs, making them editable again.
    Whether you’re writing a screenplay from scratch, or editing imported drafts, Highland makes the formatting painless. Highland comes with the Courier Prime font for beautiful screenplays and the all-new Highland Sans for a refined editing experience.


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