Highlight overlapping regions in a text document using different colors and view overlaps as layers
Hilite came about as a result of a need for viewing overlapping highlighted segments in a text document. One specific use case addressed by this app is, discriminating between overlapping primers used in various molecular biology techniques.
Highlighting text in a word processor simply overwrites all existing highlights. Hilite addresses this problem by displaying highlights as overlapping layers.
We expect this app to be a very useful tool for research.