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Highly for iOS

Medium-style highlighting in every app and website. 🖌

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Andrew Courter@covrter · 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@prateekkesharii · Digital Marketer
@covrter This is great, Andrew. Would love to try this on Android!
Tibor Martini@ungeruehrt · 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.
Eric Wuebben@wuebben · Founder, Highly
We hear you @prateekkesharii 👍 No news on that right now unfortunately.
Eric Wuebben@wuebben · Founder, Highly
@ungeruehrt @covrter We loved This! Just recently chatted with @agolis, excited to learn more from them.
Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@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!
Andrew Courter@covrter · 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 :)
Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@covrter this pleases me tremendously. I'll look forward to it!
Dharmesh Shah@dharmesh · 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@reneexyc · 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?! :)
Andrew Courter@covrter · 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@reneexyc · 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!
Andrew Courter@covrter · Highly
@dharmesh That day may not be too far away. I'll reach out when we have some more to share :)
Gary Fung@garyfung · Devsigner. Founder, isoHunt
@covrter @dharmesh Agreed with the "dream" that is an open, federated data layer of highlights for the Web! I'm working on a mobile search app, would love to integrate if it becomes an OSS project.
Annuj@annujk
@covrter @eriktorenberg Hi There! I have a suggestion to make considering the fact that your vision for this product is lofty and inspiring. I believe that there should be a possibility to annotate that same line which i have highlighted, the annotation could be a remark, another highlight or a pic or a tweet. I read twitter to get some food for thought in articles and unsurprisingly I forget the article sooner than planned. So I save to pocket and tweet a line or two of the article. Now with Highly, I plan to have my highlights from one article saved as bullets under the title of the article and permalink and ability to auto-tweet each highlight. This feature needs to be available across Feedly, flipboard, Kindle, ibooks, pocket , Safari and so many other places that people read. After I have read an article and saved highlights and tweeted them along the way, I need a beautiful repository with my annotations as well. Next thing I need is revision, a summary email of all my highlights on a lazy sunday afternoon. I would also love to receive the most "Highly-ted" items from the globe or my twitter stream, or from people I follow on Twitter/ or a chosen subgroup of scientists on academia.org or a chosen interest group/RSS feed of Stratechery/Brainpickings/Farnamstreet/Daringfireball/Nautilus. You should target a stretch goal of using ML to provide me the most relevant highlight as I try to meet somebody in my calendar or strike a chat on Linkedin or while watching a youtube/TED talk. The signal to noise ratio will be much lower as compared to Pocket (which is my most revered app) which will lead to extremely high engagement/network effect and possibly monetization via premium subscribers. Take my money today. Cheers to your efforts and hard work and amazing app.
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Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · 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@prateekkesharii · Digital Marketer
@covrter This is great, Andrew. Would love to try this on Android!
Tibor Martini@ungeruehrt · 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.
Eric Wuebben
Maker
@wuebben · Founder, Highly
We hear you @prateekkesharii 👍 No news on that right now unfortunately.
Eric Wuebben
Maker
@wuebben · Founder, Highly
@ungeruehrt @covrter We loved This! Just recently chatted with @agolis, excited to learn more from them.
Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@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!
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · 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 :)
Andrei Oprisan@andreioprisan · VP Technology at Liberty Mutual
@covrter this pleases me tremendously. I'll look forward to it!
Dharmesh Shah@dharmesh · 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@reneexyc · 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?! :)
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · 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@reneexyc · 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!
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · Highly
@dharmesh That day may not be too far away. I'll reach out when we have some more to share :)
Gary Fung@garyfung · Devsigner. Founder, isoHunt
@covrter @dharmesh Agreed with the "dream" that is an open, federated data layer of highlights for the Web! I'm working on a mobile search app, would love to integrate if it becomes an OSS project.
Annuj@annujk
@covrter @eriktorenberg Hi There! I have a suggestion to make considering the fact that your vision for this product is lofty and inspiring. I believe that there should be a possibility to annotate that same line which i have highlighted, the annotation could be a remark, another highlight or a pic or a tweet. I read twitter to get some food for thought in articles and unsurprisingly I forget the article sooner than planned. So I save to pocket and tweet a line or two of the article. Now with Highly, I plan to have my highlights from one article saved as bullets under the title of the article and permalink and ability to auto-tweet each highlight. This feature needs to be available across Feedly, flipboard, Kindle, ibooks, pocket , Safari and so many other places that people read. After I have read an article and saved highlights and tweeted them along the way, I need a beautiful repository with my annotations as well. Next thing I need is revision, a summary email of all my highlights on a lazy sunday afternoon. I would also love to receive the most "Highly-ted" items from the globe or my twitter stream, or from people I follow on Twitter/ or a chosen subgroup of scientists on academia.org or a chosen interest group/RSS feed of Stratechery/Brainpickings/Farnamstreet/Daringfireball/Nautilus. You should target a stretch goal of using ML to provide me the most relevant highlight as I try to meet somebody in my calendar or strike a chat on Linkedin or while watching a youtube/TED talk. The signal to noise ratio will be much lower as compared to Pocket (which is my most revered app) which will lead to extremely high engagement/network effect and possibly monetization via premium subscribers. Take my money today. Cheers to your efforts and hard work and amazing app.
Cat Noone@imcatnoone · Founder & CEO, Iris
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.
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · Highly
@imcatnoone Cat! Wow! Thank you! (Blushing). We're just getting started ...
Cat Noone@imcatnoone · Founder & CEO, Iris
@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.
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · Highly
@imcatnoone Totally agree. We already have some things in mind to speed up — and clean up — that flow. Every little millisecond is friction!
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
I love the way Medium's highlighting feature works. With highly, you can use it anywhere on the web + a new iPhone app 📱🚀
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · Highly
@nivo0o0 Yes! The Medium highlighter is delicious.
Leo@theleovogel
@nivo0o0 I wish Apple allowed developers to build add-ons to the system highlight pop-over UI like shown in this animation. As it is now, you have to tap Share, then wait for the sharesheet to slide up, then scroll to the app you want, then tap the app.
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · Highly
@theleovogel Leo! This is actual footage :) of my actual thumb in our actual app. The flow you describe is required to enable Highly, and once you've done that, the Highly "!" appears in your context/popover menu.
Amit Sharma@amitsquare · Product Manager
Finally a product to collect important lines than collecting complete articles . Thanks for creating such a awesome tool .
Eric Wuebben
Maker
@wuebben · Founder, Highly
Thanks for the ❤️ @amitsquare !
Robert Stephens@rstephens · Founder, Geek Squad. Co-founder, @assist
Highly is a great app. I've been using it since beta and it has been polished so well all along. This really fills a gap between twitter and Pocket. It's kind of lazy to share article links on twitter & Slack, so this is a way to not only prove you have read the article, but your colleagues will appreciate you saved them time (the app even tells them how many minutes to read the highlights versus the entire article). Compared to little engagement before, I find most Highly articles I share are read by my audience. Strongly recommended.
Andrew Courter
Maker
@covrter · Highly
@rstephens That last sentence — "I find most Highly articles I share are read by my audience." — makes my day. That's the whole goal: actual connection.