Highlight the web to share the important parts. Available wherever you read: iPhone, iPad, desktop Safari and Chrome.

+ Your finger is a highlighter! Highlight right in the apps you read in.

+ Share big! Post striking highlights to Twitter, Facebook, Slack and more.

+ Start a convo! Email highlights to anybody, and text with Highly for iMessage.

+ Follow the reader! See friends’ and favorite thinkers’ favorite parts.

+ Collect your thoughts! Your highlights are searchable, synced, and safe.

+ Some highlights aren’t for everyone! Make them secret or unlisted with Crowd Control.

Highly Crowd Control is a simple way to make highlights visible to a chosen few, or just to you. It's available as a Monthly ($1.99) or Yearly ($19.99) subscription. Manage your subscription, or turn off auto-renew, on your Account Settings page after purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.

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What's New

Version 1.13.2

Highly is now faster and smoother on iOS 11. And notch-ready. Natch.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5

7 Ratings

7 Ratings


Conor Silva

I love the idea but the highlighting functions very ineffectively...I waste a lot of time just attempting to highlight the portion(s) of interest to is considerably faster for me to just highlight and copy a portion of text I want and copy/paste for reposting.

Never works

John Soane

I've never experienced an app that never works but I guess there's a first time for everything. Too bad--could really use a good highlighter.

Developer Response

John! Thanks for the note. The app works, so I'd love to sort out what never worked for you. Sounds like we have a lot to learn from you. Shoot me a note, please? We answer them all.

Yes, you can privately highlight now, for a subscription fee!


April 4 Update:
Private Highlights are here, for $20/year subscription (not pleased). Private highlighting, in my opinion, should be the standard default. For those with money to spend, they can maintain their privacy from the social world; for me, it's not worth the subscription fee. Reminds me of another default-social app--Pearltrees, in which you must pay big bucks to have your privacy. Not my style. Sorry, Highly developers.

Developer Response

Thanks for updating your review! Thanks for the direct feedback on price, too. (Feel free to shoot us more/candid notes to


Highly Inc.
61.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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In-App Purchases
  1. Crowd Control $1.99
  2. Crowd Control $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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