We’ve re-opened the John August Store with new shirts for Scriptnotes and Highland, plus our first ever hoodie.
Highland features a robust and customizable Dark Mode, which can come in handy.
Over the weekend, we sold the most-ever copies of Highland, thanks largely to the Mac App Store’s “Explore Your Creativity” promotion. With new users come new questions to the support desk, including this one I’m surprised never came up before: Is there any way to see two pages side-by-side in the preview? There is! In […]
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.
In their first-ever live streaming episode, John and Craig open the mailbag to answer a bunch of listener questions.
Bronson Watermarker PDF is our first effort at internationalizing an app. The process was mostly smooth, but not without some surprises.
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 has become my go-to screenwriting app. Which is surprisingly, really, because it was never intended for writing.
David Smith has compiled a list of recommendations for making the App Store experience better, including a better way to handle refunds.
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.
John and Craig talk with WGA President Chris Keyser about the tentative deal reached between writers and the studios, and why it’s more groundbreaking than it might appear at first glance.
Highland 1.6 features all the improvements to PDF-melting from Weekend Read, including better support for PDFs created with Fade In and Celtx.
Weekend Read 1.0.2 greatly improves PDF reading and adds a lot of new content. The app is free in the App Store.
The response to Weekend Read has been terrific, and we’ve already learned a lot.
With two iPhone apps, you can go from a printed screenplay to one customized for your phone in Weekend Read.
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.
The editors of Macworld named Highland, our plain-text screenwriting app, one of the best products of 2013.
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.
At the end of a line in Highland, if you hit shift-return rather than just return, you’ll make the entire line uppercase. It’s useful for character names, scene headings and transitions.
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.