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Bike Outliner

Version 1.18

Structured focused writing

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$29.99
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Bike Outliner overview

Bike is a better place to think and write.

Bike’s fast. It can handle big projects that break other outliners. Bike's also fast at the basics–opening files, scrolling views, and resizing windows. Bike won’t slow your Mac down.

Bike's nimble. Use it as the main app for a big project or as a supporting app for notes and ideas. Standard file formats, shortcuts support, and scripting allow Bike to integrate with your existing workflows.

Bike's innovative. Your ideas flow smoothly across the screen. You get the power of outlining without the feeling of constraint. Bike is a powerful tool that's also enjoyable to use

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Features
  • Clean macOS outliner that respects your computer's memory and battery. Bike passes the Moby Dick Workout.
  • Outliners are powerful but constraining. Text editors are freeing but weak on structure. Bike is good at both.
  • Innovative rich text editor. Format your text easily and precisely.
  • Use row types to add structure and meaning. Include headings, ordered lists, task lists, and more in your outlines.
  • Live word counts and other text statistics display in the status bar.
  • Distraction-free. Full screen mode, typewriter mode, and focus mode. All with Bike’s standard speed and fluidiy.
  • Fast navigation with Bike's focus heading view allowing keyboard based navigation.
  • Navigation bar with back and forward controls and a breadcrumb trail. Bike also adds inline navigation buttons.
  • Create deep-links into your outline. Bike links don't break when you rename or move the outline file.
  • Printing & Quicklook & Thumbnails. Bike can print! It can also generate quicklook previews of your outlines in the finder.
  • Bike uses open file formats. The .bike file format is HTML–you can view it in your web browser. Bike also supports .opml and .txt.
  • Automate Bike with scripts and shortcuts. Use scripts and shortcuts to control and integrate Bike with other applications.

What’s new in version 1.18

Updated on Jan 31 2024

  • Auto-name “Untitled” documents based on first sentence
  • Added Settings > Sandbox to allow opening file links
  • Don’t allow text with newlines in link editor view
  • Turn of unicode normalization in Choice Palette
  • Fixed crash on macOS 11 when using M1 processor
  • Fixed reading of row’s rich text in Shortcut actions
  • Fixed clipping in Finder previews of Bike files
  • Fixed drag and drop indicator from getting stuck

Information

License

Shareware

Size

13.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.hogbaysoftware.com/

Downloads

199

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11 or later
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Uncoy
Uncoy
Dec 8 2022
1.6
0.0
Dec 8 2022
0.0
Version: 1.6
Confusing. I'm not quite sure what Bike does that TaskPaper doesn't do. The multimedia support seems more annoying than helpful. More a proof of concept. Price seems very high for what Bike does today and only includes one year of updates. Like Gazman, for years I bought everything Jesse built on trust. Unfortunately the products multiplied, along with the hype and then they disappeared. Doing most of my writing and brainstorming in iAWriter these days. Bike, current TaskPaper and/or WriteRoom don't compete. All of them seem unfinished, incomplete, limited or unpolished.
Gazman
Gazman
Oct 13 2022
1.4
0.0
Oct 13 2022
0.0
Version: 1.4
To be honest, I've given up on Hog Bay Software, I've purchased a number of products only for them to become abandonware - TaskPaper (which is great at what it does, but even then the iOS version was abandoned) seeming to be the only app he has regularly updated over time.
Jesse-Grosjean
Jesse-Grosjean
Aug 7 2023
1.12
5.0
Aug 7 2023
5.0
Version: 1.12
$29.99
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