Outline
Outline
3.22.0

4.1

Outline free download for Mac

Outline

3.22.0
05 December 2019

View OneNote notebooks.

Overview

Outline is an intuitive note-taking application for OS X with convenient structure resembling real paper books: notebooks, sections, groups of sections and pages help to keep order in notes, regardless of their complexity. Outline for Mac is perfect for students, teachers, physicians, lawyers, executives and everyone who's daily life involves extensive note-taking of any kind. It can be coupled with Outline for iPad and Microsoft OneNote, which makes notes multi-platform.

What's new in Outline

Version 3.22.0:
  • Page zoom feature
  • Bug fixes and improvements

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12 Outline Reviews

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Gfischman
27 June 2019

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I like this application. I moved to this from CircusPonies notebook and I like the organization tools for this better. I also do appreciate the fact that the support team seems quite supportive so that when an issue occurs, I am not left in a lurch.
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Version 3.21.5
Gfischman
27 June 2019
I like this application. I moved to this from CircusPonies notebook and I like the organization tools for this better. I also do appreciate the fact that the support team seems quite supportive so that when an issue occurs, I am not left in a lurch.
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Version 3.21.5
Kihoalu
31 January 2017
Not clear if there is a rev difference here vs Appstore purchase. Maybe that’s it & I’m being too cautious & cynical abt the cryptic & meager latest offer. OneNote is one of the best things MS has done. Outline is a better implementation, imo.
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Version 3.15.2
Kihoalu
31 January 2017
Outline has gotten very good & its always been prettier than MS OneNote. (Aside: OneNote is barely on par with the Windows release version that came out with Windows 7, from what I’ve seen. OneNote however, FREE & probably contributed to the demise of CP Notebook. OneNote wants you to use it instead of EverNote, which is different than what Outline does, with its local storage).

Outline has a method to port the new defunct Circus Ponies Notebook notes finally working crisply. I don't ever find myself using it as much as I ought, but Outline is nicely done. They’ve carried purchasers for a couple of years now.

Outline used to be a OneNote reader only. They have delivered exquisitely for anyone who bought at that time, relying on blind promises for improvement.

If you use OneNote on a PC, you can’t go wrong with Outline on the Mac.
Outline Upgrade just hit the street of 3.15.x.

As well as a questionable offer:
A “New Version Onboarding Price” good for 12 hrs only to the tune of $8 for iPad/iPhone version & $35 for the Mac Desktop version via AppStore. What precisely does that mean once removed from AD-Speak? The price here is $39.

This is strange wording, nearly indecipherable - instead of saying “hey look, we expect to release a fabulous version 4 soon & its going to cost you, so buy now at $5 discount."

They make a fine product, but they could do better to tell me what it is they are selling over on the Appstore.

Oddly in unison, the comment dropbox does not work in Appstore, to inquire.
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Version 3.15.2
2 answer(s)
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
04 February 2017
SCrub my comment abt the discount offer - all is well.

Buy it!
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Odysseus
Odysseus
27 February 2017
To be frank, the Circus Ponies Notebook import *stinks* -- even after submitting various sample notebooks to the developers, even the most basic outlines aren't imported correctly.
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verprop
22 December 2016
In the Preference Window I uncheck the box asking if I want to share anonymous usage data but after restarting the application the box remains checked.
Mac version 3.14.2
Is this intentional?
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Version 3.14.2
1 answer(s)
zo219
zo219
08 February 2017
No, very likely not. A few of my stock apps do the same, or opposite, Spent some time researching it - now I live with it.
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Michaelthegeek
23 November 2016
Solid and tons of updates this year!
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Version 3.12.2
Cyberchriss1973
20 June 2016
First impression is very positive - great app ;)
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Version 3.8.1
wondergo
24 May 2016
Great alternative to OneNote AND it lets you save notebooks locally (unlike OneNote). Even if Microsoft adds local notebooks I'll stay with Outline for other features beyond OneNote. I think its well worth the $40
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Version 3.6.2
zo219
25 February 2015
Isn't the huge difference between Outline and OneNote is that you own your data with Outline ... and OneNote *has* to live on Microsoft's One Drive ....? I personally don't care if OneNote is free if Microsoft is also free to comb my notes for data to sell to advertisers ...
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Version 3.2
lemon-kun
22 November 2014
I guess this app is for users who really, really need OneNote compatibility. Other than that I cannot understand the price of this app – Growly Notes does so much more for 5$ that it's really no comparison.
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Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
23 December 2014
Outline is OK, but the price quite here is too steep, though the upgrade from 2.x appears to be included. Outline is a prettier interface than OneNote, certainly on the Apple side!

OneNote is quite decent for a MS app, so long as you live through a few Windows ideosyncracies. However, MS has been horribly slow in bringing the full feature set of OneNote TO the Mac & in the meantime, Outline is a friendlier version.

OneNote has so slow a port than one has to believe it might be deliberate.

You still can’t manipulate sheet color in OneNote, & enough Windows feature are missing to make me want to start cross platform docs on the Windows side, then spruce it up on a mac port.

GrowlyNotes was kinda mediocre for interface, imo, and I can’t offer an informed opinion to its feature set, as I don’t have time to thoroughly test drive every application personally, but I couldn’t make a strong case for it on my computer.

I note that Szeoli mentions that Outline does not do tables. I’m not using OneNote on the Windows side any longer - what happens to tables created on the Windows side & then ported?
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zo219
zo219
23 September 2015
Does Growly notes sync? I don't think so - still looking for that magic note keeper that at least LAN syncs. One that is not Circus Ponies!
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Szeoli
02 January 2014
I started a reply to Dolphinboy2u, but accidentally sent it off before I was finished. As I started to say, Outline 2.0 does what it claims to do, which is to allow you to open and edit OneNote notes, but it does not have half the power of OneNote. For instance, you can't create a table, there's no good way to capture information from outside the app, tags are limited to the ones bundled with the app, to name a few things. So don't get this expecting OneNote for Mac. But if you use OneNote heavily and want to be able to view and edit the text in your OneNote files, this app will do the trick.
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Version 2.0
2 answer(s)
Dolphinboy2u
Dolphinboy2u
03 January 2014
Thanks, Szeoli, this is a very helpful and informative reply/review. :-)
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Kihoalu
Kihoalu
23 December 2014
Are you able to apply borders to table cells created in the OS X version of OneNote? I can create a table there, but its washed out in Yosemite & I don’t think border effects are even available in MS’s port of OneNote.

I am disallowed the porting work files to my home machine anymore
[outside their security network], and so cannot confirm what happens to OneNote tables generated on the Windows side. Do you know?:

Do the tables show up? Are they editable in Outline?
Do they remain when you port back to Windows?

Outline would be a great app to be discounted over the holidays!
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