Highly for iOS

Medium-style highlighting in every app and website. 🖌

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Andrew Courter — Highly
👋 Hi everybody! Thanks @eriktorenberg! Andrew from Highly here.

Highlights are the killer way to share stories with friends (online and off). And since we mostly read on our phones, we need to highlight there, too. So we’re pleased as heck to share Highly for iOS, version one, here today. Now you can highlight wherever you’re reading, including *within* darn near every app on your phone. (See also: Highly for web, Chrome and Safari).

Read our POV on How to Highlight the Internet: https://medium.com/highlight-to-...

And a pseudo-thinkpiece on how the highlight layer will make the web more useful: https://medium.com/highlight-to-...

We’re stoked for your questions, comments and ideas!
Prateek Keshari — Digital Marketer
@covrter This is great, Andrew. Would love to try this on Android!
Tibor Martini — Product Manager
@covrter Hi Andrew,

have you heard about https://this.cm/ and that the service is shutting down next month?

Since your aims are pretty similar (making it easier to recommend readworthy articles), it would be interesting if both services would collab.
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Eric Wuebben — Founder, Highly
We hear you @prateekkesharii 👍 No news on that right now unfortunately.
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Eric Wuebben — Founder, Highly
@ungeruehrt @covrter We loved This! Just recently chatted with @agolis, excited to learn more from them.
@covrter any chance the highlighter itself will be open sourced? more so interested on the web. I've been working on a highlighter for the web that could be plugged in to any site, to be open sourced, but still have a ways to go before I can put it out there for folks to use. Great product by the way, very slick!
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Andrew Courter — Highly
@andreioprisan There's a chance, yes! We're very interested in covering the internet in highlights, and there's no way that happens with just one highlighter :)
@covrter this pleases me tremendously. I'll look forward to it!
Dharmesh Shah — Founder and CTO, HubSpot
@andreioprisan @covrter An open source hilighter would be great. We could then make it available to the HubSpot blog team so we could conceivably get Medium-like hilighting there someday.
Renee Chen — dreamercatcher @remoteyear
@covrter @eriktorenberg i've been searching high and low for something like this for ages! amazing job - wondering whether you'll be partnering up with kindle at any point so i can have ALL of my highlights and notes in one place?! :)
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Andrew Courter — Highly
@reneexyc Heck yes! Ideally all highlights live on one open layer, and we'll do our best to make that happen. Amazon is notoriously ... not open with Kindle data. So it's a long game :)
Renee Chen — dreamercatcher @remoteyear
@covrter I hear ya! I remember looking into different ways to "get through" their system and the best thing I could find was an extension called clippings.io - good enough but still not ideal. In any case, best of luck to ya - happy to support in any way possible!
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Andrew Courter — Highly
@dharmesh That day may not be too far away. I'll reach out when we have some more to share :)
Cat Noone — Designer, Co-Founder of Iris, Advisor
I'm *so* excited for this. This was something I wanted to build about 1.5y ago and even kicked off the very prelim designs for it but pushed aside.

To see this is honestly a day-maker. I spend so much time ticked at the difficulties of finding hacks to highlight, screenshot and share gems of text I think others would be interested in. Not to mention the difficulty that comes with an inability to consistently highlight in certain apps.

Seriously huge kudos on this. I'm happy Highly exists! It's beautiful.
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Andrew Courter — Highly
@imcatnoone Cat! Wow! Thank you! (Blushing). We're just getting started ...
Cat Noone — Designer, Co-Founder of Iris, Advisor
@covrter for sure! The only thing that would prevent me from consistently using it is how long it takes to convert each article to be ready for highly. Also, the conversion % screen not automatically dismissing once it's finished was slightly funky. I expected it to go away but then realized I have to X out myself. Aside from that, it's awesome.
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Andrew Courter — Highly
@imcatnoone Totally agree. We already have some things in mind to speed up — and clean up — that flow. Every little millisecond is friction!
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