Highland 1.0.2 is now available the Mac App Store. This release is mostly just the standard bug fixes and performance enhancements. Nothing wrong with that.

Nima added one sly trick you’re likely to love: shift-return makes the line uppercase. Boom. Try it! Your caps lock key will feel lonely.

We’ve also added support for the Lyric element. It’s not part of the official Fountain spec yet — the syntax might change — but I needed it so here it is. Lyrics work like dialogue, except each line is preceded by a tilde (~), and you can have multiple stacked lines of lyrics — even blank lines if you need them.

Here’s an example. This…

MARIONETTES
~Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka! The amazing chocolatier!
~Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka! Everybody give a cheer!
~He's modest, clever and so smart
~He barely can restrain it...

…comes out as this…

wonka lyrics

In screenplay format, Lyrics show up in italics. In stage musical format, well…maybe that’s something for a later release.

One last thing: your terrific feedback and five-star ratings mean a lot. Thanks for being awesome and supportive.

Highland is $20 in the Mac App Store. Get it now, or check out the demo version.