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Tree is an outliner featuring a horizontally expandable tree view. Tree assists you in organizing your information, sketching plans, and brainstorming new ideas. Tree allows you to store your ideas and keywords in segments that you can sort, re-arrange, and constantly refine. Tree is designed to be a lightweight application that lets you concentrate on your ideas.

If you don't like the Mac App Store, you can purchase Tree directly from the developer by requesting a special purchase page. (See Contact at the bottom of the page for instructions.)

What's New

Version 1.9.6:
  • Fixed an issue with font handling.
  • Fixed an issue with redrawing the view header.
  • Fixed an issue with redrawing colored text.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Sanjinko Member IconComment+19
Sanjinko
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@ Gunnar Ture Lien (regarding MORE software)

It can be found at http://outliners.scripting.com

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Version 1.8.6
Fariborz
+0

Hello and thank you very much for the link. I downloaded MORE 3.1 and am now searching for a compatible Mac and operating system to run it. You know how such vintage software are! They are like audio cassettes i.e. only a few players are still available than can play them!

Gunnar-Ture-Lien
+0

Thanks for the link. Sorry it took me some time to see your kind answer. Where is the men or women to bring MORE into the family of the cats?

Lord-Lightning Member IconReview+305
Lord-Lightning
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Tree 1.8.4 is the app I want the Keith Blount to buy and incorporate into Scrivener. It is the perfect outliner for screenplays and novels, PhD's, academic and business writing - bar none. Yes I know OmniOutliner is good - very good, and I have used it to outline an whole novel - but Tree is a different and simpler writer's tool. Tree can open Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text (.rtf) and OPML 1.0 and export files as Plain Text, Rich Text, Word 2007 Format (.docx) and OPML 1.0 documents. It can rub its tummy and pat its head at the same time! Just love it for real day- to-day writing.

So, say Chapter 1 - A general outlining idea such as, 'Something bad happens' is in the left hand column. Then a more story specific child indent would something like, 'Hero's viewpoint as major change happens'. That would then have a child indent with something like, 'Arthur spots the Harley's approaching as he stands by his parents graves.'

So for the writer the general outlining direction in the left hand column gets focused for the specific story in column two then becomes particular to the character or action in column three.

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Version 1.8.4
Dingdongdaddy
+1

Ooh, what a dream to have this incorporated into Scrivener somehow!

Mathew
+3

This may not be your specific vision, but Tree already integrates very nicely with Scrivener.

In Tree you can create notes that go with each branch/node of the outline. Export to OPML. When you import into Scrivener the nodes/items of the outline import into Scrivener in their ordered structure. Further, the notes for each outline item becomes the content for individual the text files. Works very very nicely.

Integration is already 10 seconds away: export OPML, import OPML.

Bdikkat
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It would be great to have something like that incorporated into Scrivener, because, as good as that software is, the "binder" navigation in Scrivener is terrible, being meaningless for most of the time you use it. I shall try out the suggestion!

Doug Eddy Member IconComment+26
Doug Eddy
+5

I just downloaded it. WAY too expensive.

I have used all the other outliners - still looking for MORE (sob!)

This is too light a product
- NO zoom view to see it on large screen - stuck with your text size for the view

- NO Harvard option in numbering - what??!!

That is just to start. I really wanted this to be good. OmniOutliner Pro is pretty good - printing problems for me.

Opal is simple but useful.

Tao now replaced by Neo, complicated bur very functional. Easy to get lost in the complexity.

I keep searching. Where oh were is MORE - so simple yet powerful! You would think with all the power of our computers someone could reproduce MORE. My kingdom for that! ;-)

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Version 1.7.5
Fariborz
+5

I do agree with you that MORE was second to none although many new Mac users might not have even heard of it. I was quite at ease with MORE - something I can't say with all similar programs put together. I still remember their ad on MacWorld: "Your boss has three questions, you have two answers, you need MORE"! Yes - those were the days!

Lord-Lightning
+1

Yes! ...and WordPerfect! Swoon.

P. Maxwell
+5

I used MORE before it was MORE, when it was called ThinkTank. Outside of MS-Word (before it became so bloated), it was my main writing program. The successors (OmniOutliner, Word's outliner, Opal) have their pluses but MORE was just one great, comfortable, useful fit for me. Sad that it, like some others (SuperPaint) didn't make it to OSX.

Gunnar-Ture-Lien
+2

You are so right. Where is MORE?

rinopo
+2

Just to be fair, Tree HAS Harvard numbering option.

Go to View > Document Numbering Setup, or Preferences > Numbering.

If you still think it's missing something of Harvard style numbering, please clarify.

hced
+1

Tree now has Harvard numbering (as mentioned by rinopo) and also zoomable text size. I think it's a fine outliner, much easier to operate than e.g. OmniOutliner, especially when dragging items around. I always found OmniOutliner to be too fiddly. In tree, things just land where you want, in a more intuitive fashion (hard to explain).

Lord-Lightning Member IconReview+305
Lord-Lightning
+2

Yes I agree with the sentiments here. Tree is just about perfect for the writing tasks I am working on. I use it in conjunction with Keith Blount's Scrivener and Evan Hunt's Novel
writing software known as the Marshall Plan. Now if these three entrepreneurs could get together and produce the perfect single app instead the perfect three apps, I would be a very happy chappy indeed.

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Version 1.7.3
Dingdongdaddy Member IconReview+34
Dingdongdaddy
+0

This is my favorite outliner, by far. And now that the price has dropped (still expensive, but definitely more reasonable), I'm off to buy.

It's hard to explain the tree feature, but it makes an outline into a whole new beast. Try it--you'll see that it's either great for you, or not.

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Version 1.7.0
Katie Carter Member IconReview+2
Katie Carter
+0

This is my first experience of using an outliner, and I love it. Will keep using it for brainstorming. I've detected no faults in two days - it's just working.

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Version 1.7.0
Dogclaws Member IconReview+0
Dogclaws
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Just checked website. Price is now $24.99.

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Version 1.6.2
Espiridion Member IconComment+1147
Espiridion
+1

I'm currently looking at TAO (Neo) and OPML. What advantage does this offer, other than ease of use?
Both Tao ($10) and OPML (Free) seem to be very powerful, although a bit frustrating due to their learning curves.
I did download Tree and tried it for a little bit, but I still need to figure out some stuff in both Tao and OPML, so any input is appreciated. I liked it's clean interface and ease of use, but that's not enough to make me want to spend $40.
Thanks in advance.

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Version 1.5.0
Espiridion
+0

Just as an update, I decided to buy Neo/Tao for $10.

Lev Member IconReview+455
Lev
+5

Entirely agree with DOOBIEXX. Squabbling about the price is a side-issue. This is an effective, simple, beautifully-designed outliner with a very useful trick up its sleeve- the horizontal expansion of outlines into a tree-structure. It's agile and stable and does its job elegantly without bloat, cruft or feature-creep. Nice.

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Version 1.4.6
Fariborz
+0

Totally agree with you. Eyes want their share and "Tree" does this very well. I bought it months ago and never regretted purchasing it. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)

Dingdongdaddy
+0

Not a squabble--to me the software is good, but simply not worth the price. I see that the price has dropped to $24--and now I'm off to happily buy it!

Panthera Member IconComment+84
Panthera
+5

Like all the other reviewers, I urge the author/vendor to reconsider the pricing. Halfing the cost would be far more appropriate.

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Version 1.4.2
Lev
+4

I agree nearly $40 is steep. But it's not as simple as halving the price will >double the sales, because that also >doubles the number of users to support. And (I've been down this road once myself) support is the _big_ back-end time and money sink for small or one-person developers. The developer may just feel that fewer end users paying a higher price might work better for him. Teh market speaks...

Fishscale
+3

So it is $40 - Obviously you all seem to like the app so if you like it and are going to use it then $40 is a fair price IMO. If you look at competitors like the omnioutliner you will see similar pricing. Yes, Omnioutliner and the others might have a ton of more options but those are bloated options that Tree cuts out, a main reason we like Tree.

Tree appeals to those of us who want an easy but powerful outlining app. I don't think the price should go down because it is simple. That is what we are looking for and Tree delivers. Updates are common, suggestions are recorded, and general support is good. I like Tree, I paid the price and enjoy the simple outlining app I use for everything.

It is quite simple, just ask yourself if you want to use this app or another for your outlining needs... $40 is certainly an attainable number, it is not as if the app is $100+. Everything on this page is about price, no complaints about the product so obviously it is a nice program but people do not like the price. A macupdate page where the only complaints are price is amazing so that being said I think we all agree this is an excellent app and top of the class, at least very high on the list.

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Date 31 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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