OmniOutliner
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OmniOutliner is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to
What's New
Version 4.0.4:

Fixed:

  • Printing - Inserting manual page breaks should no longer mangle print output.
  • Stability - Fixed a crash involving zooming with certain outline states.
  • Help documentation - Fixed a handful of typos in the documentation and added a new section: Getting Synced with OmniPresence and Omni Sync Server.
  • Menus - Menus should now properly show the correct options when running without the Pro features.

Version 4.0.4:

Fixed:

  • Printing - Inserting manual page breaks should no longer mangle print output.
  • Stability - Fixed a crash involving zooming with certain outline states.
  • Help documentation - Fixed a handful of typos in the documentation and added a new section: Getting Synced with OmniPresence more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later



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OmniOutliner User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Simonm commented on 25 Feb 2014
To me, the Omni apps and particularly OmniOutliner have always been a solution in search of a problem. It doesn't help that Omni Group sells three apps that all revolve around project and time management but aren't very well integrated, if at all.

I don't think OmniOutliner functions well as a robust financial management solution or business support tool and certainly not a database. As a note-taking app maybe but there are plenty of other probably better alternatives and do you really want to spend $100 on an app to help you write notes?

I'm sure there are people that use and enjoy outlining apps but they really don't do it for me and particularly not Omni Outliner.
[Version 4.0.2]


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Kihoalu reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
So far, I like it. On a half day’s use.

The interface got a facelift & they added a few features. I may have to upgrade to the Pro version upon reading the feature list.

• Added column hiding to the desktop version.
• Improved the formatting options palette.
• Can add alternate row colors to just one column.
• The sidebar can show just the bullet family (for lack of a better name) in the list by its itself.
• Added a few new template options
• Can add style themes to an outline.
• They’ve revamped linking!
• Re-added the ability to show notes in-line, or in a pane.

Too soon to rate stability.
[Version 4.0]

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Kihoalu replied on 07 Apr 2014
Update to comments, on more than a half day’s use:
Its a solid app & the changes in 4.x are worthwhile.
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Tim27 commented on 28 Oct 2012
Is this the Halloween edition, with an orange and black icon? :)
[Version 3.10.6]


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Kihoalu reviewed on 03 Apr 2011
I've had OmniOutliner since version 2, but stopped upgrading.
Its been really fabulous, but every product has is reasonable price point.

The inability to link as Circus Ponies is a drawback, they haven't yet enticed me to stay with the product as much as I love its multi-columns. (Useful multi-columns is what Circus Ponies lacks).

This is what I used to use the long defunct (OS9 only) InControl PIM for, before stumbling onto OmniOutliner, as a ToDo manager that had a spreadsheet matrix built in.

OmniOutliner Standard IS cheaper than OmniFocus, a nice offshoot that they made, as a GTD listmanager, but which they priced far past its a broad customer base.

Outliner appears to have gone long in the tooth, because it hasn't really evolved much since the first cut of version 3, from my trial. Although, a matrixed outliner is pretty darn good as a tool.

Give me both apps (Outliner & Focus) for the price of Outliner Pro, extend the license to encompass both a desktop & a laptop or iPad, maybe a really good family license price & I could spring for it again.
[Version 3.9.5]


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Klagreca commented on 29 Sep 2009
Love OO, but...no PDF export? I know there's the print to PDF option, but shouldn't there be a PDF export option, similar to the functionality of Apple Pages, Open Office?
[Version 3.9.3b1]

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Donmontalvo replied on 18 Nov 2009
Print > Print To PDF
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Espiridion replied on 17 Jul 2011
Good question. Maybe the focus is more on content than form when it comes to exporting outliners, and most outlining programs offer export options such as text, HTML, OPML, Word, etc., but not as PDF.
Other OMNI products (e.g., Graffle, Plan) do have a PDF export option, which by the way can produce very different results than printing to PDF. Using the Print>Save as PDF option can result in a document consistent with the specified page size, such as US Letter. Exporting the same document to PDF only exports the actual document, which can be much smaller than the configured page size.
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a.krzyzak reviewed on 02 Jan 2009
Fantastic program. Great flexibility for many purposes.
[Version 3.8 beta 1]


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Saggis commented on 18 Jul 2007
This program is utterly fantastic, perfect for use in lectures, best program to come with my Macbook Pro. This with OmniGraffle make killer programs.
My notes are now killer!
Cheers!
[Version 3.6.2]


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gazman commented on 25 Aug 2006
This, along with OmniWeb, seems to have been at beta stage for a long time for a .1 update.
[Version 3.6.1b3]


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iNik reviewed on 19 Apr 2006
Great little outliner. Eminently Applescriptable, file attachable, and generally extensible. There may be better pure outliners, but this is a wonderful general brainstorming and stuff-writing-storing program. It's also lickably OmniSoftware. Mmmm!

New beta works great. No problems.
[Version 3.6beta3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Nov 2005
Elegant, stable, easy on the eye, great implementation of styles, ultra-scriptable, plays nice with Quicksilver and seems to have become an ubergeek fave. BUT... I do have to agree with previous posters, the absence of even the most primitive form of linking (the ideal would be word-to-word, but even cell-to-cell would be something) is pretty much incomprehensible. NoteTaker, Hog Bay, Tinderbox, TAO, NoteBook et al. can all do it with various degrees of sophistication, and it's useful. Very. So, Omni guys: how about it?
[Version 3.5 rc 1]


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Awulf rated on 30 Nov 2011

[Version 3.10.3]


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License:Demo
Date:03 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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OmniOutliner is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an Über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.

It's a smarter way to write, a more productive way to stay organized. Whatever your project, OmniOutliner has the tools you need to get the job done.


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