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

3.1 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings

Used to work, doesn't anymore

The product used to work, but since I've downloaded and re-downloaded it, all it does when I hit share is keep re-loading with the message that highlighting is possible once the page loads. Never ends.

Deeply frustrating when a product doesn't do what it's supposed to do or breaks. Wish I could upload screenshots here. Wish I could give zero stars.

Developer Response

Mario! Thanks for the notes, here and on Twitter. You found a bug that was effecting Highly users who'd connected their Slack accounts. We've fixed it (with an automatic update, no iOS app update required).

I know it's deeply frustrating when apps you count on break. We're deeply thankful you let us know.

TPB, Esq.

Great concept, flawed execution

Highly is a great concept, especially the way it integrates with Readwise, but its buggy execution hinders it. It regularly fails to do what it is intended to do (highlight text, share text, and store text). I hope that with future updates, it works out the kinks.

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.

Developer Response

Conor, thanks for the note! We're always working to make highlighting smoother and save steps. As you note, our "competition" is plain old copy-and-paste. If you're having trouble any particular page or interface, shoot me a note at and we'll help sort things out. Thank you!


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
© 2016 Highly Inc.
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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