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

3.3 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 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.


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 awesome.


I won't read without my highlighter.


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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