In screenplays, when a character continues speaking after a line or two of action, the convention is to write (CONT’D) after their second character cue. But software shouldn’t do that automatically.
A beta tester asked for the ability to split scenes into individual pages. That’s remarkably easy to do in Highland.
Weekend Read, our app for reading screenplays on the iPhone and iPad, can also read them aloud. Here’s how to do it.
Highland’s forced action syntax is a useful way to format unusual patterns in your screenplay.
The Other Sam Cooke writes about switching from Final Draft to Highland.
A screenwriter friend just emailed me to ask how she could get one of her scripts to look good on the Kindle. You can’t. It’s the wrong tool for the job.
Highland’s manuscript mode that strikes a good balance between helpful and distracting. It’s perfect for writing your NaNoWriMo novel — and it’s half-off through November 7th.
This week, Craig and John tackle listener questions.
Apple asked Highland and several other screenwriting apps to be part of their Explore Your Creativity promotion on the Mac App Store. It’s a great time to check out these apps at discounted prices, and perhaps pick a new favorite.
Storyboard Fountain lets you write and storyboard your film simultaneously.
Many common formatting issues can be solved through the smart application of Find and Replace. Highland 1.7’s new skills make find-and-replace even more powerful.
Every day, I check to see how many apps we sold the day before. Every day, I’m surprised. Week-to-week, we tend to sell about the same number of apps, but the variability day-to-day is higher than I would have expected, and doesn’t seem to follow obvious cycles.
We had 57 entries for the Three Page Challenge we’re conducting on May 15th. I wondered which apps these screenwriters were using, so I checked the metadata for each file.1 App # of Entries % of Total Final Draft 8 18 32% (unclear)2 7 12% Fade In 7 12% Final Draft (Windows) 6 11% Slugline […]
Highland, our award-winning screenwriting app for the Mac, has a major update today. It’s available in the Mac App Store.
Charles Forman, whose company OMGPOP developed Draw Something, is writing a screenplay in Fountain, and developing new tools along the way.
We have a new app. It’s called Weekend Read. It’s for reading scripts on your iPhone, and it’s free on the App Store right now.
On their website, Final Draft claims to be the preferred format for WGA registration. But that doesn’t gibe with the WGA’s own site.
Proposed changes in Fountain 1.1 focus on letting users force Lyric, Character and Action elements.
Editorial is one of the slickest text editors for the iPad, and thanks to some clever Python scripting, it can now show previews of Fountain scripts.
For the past 18 months, I’ve been doing all my new writing in Fountain rather than a heavyweight screenwriting app. I love it. I made a screencast to explain why it’s better.
Screenwriters often find themselves with PDF of a screenplay when they actually need a Final Draft (.fdx) file that they can edit. Here are three ways to convert from PDF to fdx, ranging from painful to sublime.
Highland, our multi-purpose screenwriting app, has a free update in the Mac App Store. It’s available now. Version 1.0.3 fixes several bugs, including one involving dual dialogue that made a mess on the page. Something new: When bringing in a PDF or Final Draft file, Highland now appends (converted) to the title until you save […]
Matthew McCowan built a handy little script/app for building shotlists from screenplays written in Fountain.
As someone who sells apps, I’d love near-real-time sales reports, link tracking, and better management of promo codes. But what I want most is for Apple to get rid of the charts.
Highland 1.0.2 adds a handy shift-return feature and support for lyrics, in addition to many bug fixes and performance tweaks.