OmniOutliner Essentials

5.3.2 23 Jul 2018

Organize your ideas, projects, and more (was OmniOutliner).


Developer website: The Omni Group

OmniOutliner Essentials (was 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.

What's New

Version 5.3.2:
  • Printing: Fixed an issue with long notes causing extra blank pages to print.
  • Stability: Fixed a crash when outdenting child rows directly in the Sections list. 
  • Performance: Improved performance when editing cells while a filter is applied.
  • Filters: Summary nodes show correct values when the 'Summaries use only visible nodes' option for saved filters is on.
  • Filters: Filter results change to reflect the Focus scope.
  • Filters: Saved filters set to show hierarchy properly exclude children of the matching row.
  • Filters: Fixed a case where summary cells would be blank after removing a filter.
  • Filters: Switching between filters showing common parent rows with summary cells will cause the summary value to correctly update.
  • Filters: Rows edited while filtered obey any new filter that is applied.


  • OS X 10.12 or later


Current Version (5.x)


Version Downloads
23 Jul 2018
Intel 64 / OS X