Outline – note app for offline, cloud & WebDAV

Developer: Gorillized

Current Version: 3.21.1

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 47.5 MB - Download

Description:

Outline – one note app for offline, cloud & WebDAV. OneNote compatible & Office 365 powered.

Capture notes at any spot on a page and draggable around. Organize notes in the world's most natural hierarchy. Store notes in your local file system, and synced across devices with your favorite cloud.

Powered with import from Evernote and Circus Ponies.

ONENOTE'S BEST FRIEND
- Give your OneNote notes a new start beyond OneDrive or SharePoint
- Export to OneNote, just in case
- Go beyond import/export and do a real time collaboration on notes with colleagues who use OneNote (your Mac and their PCs)

STORAGE
- Choose where you want to store your notes: Dropbox, iCloud, WebDAV, Box, or OneDrive
- Consider a no-cloud option too: some notes need offline and cloud-free privacy
- Mind the coming-soon: SharePoint, OneDrive for Business / Office 365

UI
- Find everything a note needs by the hand: text, lists, tables, images, checkboxes, hyperlinks, and more
- Put that stuff anywhere in a note and then move around / re-size / edit it all, the way you like
- Keep notes structured in a natural hierarchy of pages, sections, and notebooks
- Access a note fast via recents, search, and note links
- Manage font size and color, apply styles and highlighting
- Attach files and insert printouts, to collect documents in one place

IMPORT
- From OneNote
- From Circus Ponies
- From Evernote

Whether it is your meeting minutes, research, document annotations, ideas, or even a book, give those a chance to go beyond the limits.

Your notes are essential and do matter more than formats, storage, platforms, or even the app for note-taking.

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"Outline features a full complement of tools to construct even the most complicated notes" - Mac|Life.

"I like Outline's clean user interface" – iMore.

"Outline has a comfortable Mac look and feel" - Mac Appstorm.

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Learn more about beyond-the-platform note-taking experience: check out fb.com/outlineapp

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Release Notes:

Episode 3.21.1. "Seasonal bugfixing".

=FIXED=
• Misc crashes and bugs.

Want to give a fresh look at what was new in the major release 3.21? Here are those release notes:
Episode 3.21. "More: sync options, publishing, and justice for window widths".

=NEW=
• Google Drive sync
• Publish notes with Google Drive

=IMPROVED=
• Displaying text editing options for app window narrower than default

=FIXED=
• Misc crashes and bugs.

Got a bug or a feature you want us to take care of? Tell us about it at [email protected]!

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2.2
Review by Haroguyme

Good work - Very stable release. Thanks for listening and for your hard work. Outline is awesome app. I use it every day and like it more than OneNote on my work PC. Some features are missing, like table and hyperlinks, but I’m sure developers already working on them. Recommend the app as a daily notetaker for Mac users, even those who do not know what OneNote is. The app is very addictive and easy to use.

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
1/5
Version 2.0
Review by bbyrdhouse

Sigh … Not So Good … Wasted $ - After finding out that the developers did not offer any sort of trial version via their website I decided go ahead and purchase the app hoping that it would be what I was looking for. Sadly, I have buyers remorse … 1. Once you name a notebook, I find no way to go back and re-name or change the name of a notebook … not good. 2. The Styles menu should allow yout create your own styles and use them in your documents. 3. When adding a page, you should be allowed to double click the page title to change the name of the page or edit the name of a page … you can not do this. This is an extremely limited app in its current form and is WAY over priced for features it presently has … or doesn’t have. Save your $ and look for other solutions.

Found helpful by 28 out of 33 people

More Reviews for Current Version

4/5
Version 3.21.1
Review by Meyers.Family

Nice Features! - While I have liked OneNote on and off over the years, even switching to Evernote, before going back to OneNote, there has ALWAYS been one thing that really bugged me about OneNote and Evernote and that is the ability to print a whole section, or even a notebook to a PDF file. Both apps allow printing a page at a time, or Evernote to merge a variety of pages, but the output is horrible. I printed out 36 page PDF file that looks great, from a NOTEBOOK! Kudos for this ability! The other thing that has really bothered me about OneNote is that I had started creating Notebooks under one Microsoft ID, and then had switched to our common family Microsoft ID. Tried to share the books, then create a new book in the new ID. Tried exporting, and only got errors on both the PC and Mac version of OneNote. Finally last night, the books no longer synchd and essentially I lost the data. The way that Outlinonly ee saves the books is so much better. I can move the contents to a different folder, or even migrate to a different computer. OneNote for Mac saves only the URL to the Notebooks on OneDrive. Also attachments to OneNote are kept INSIDE the OneNote container. I prefer to keep them outside of the container, so that I can still access it without using the app. A few things could be better, like being able to manage your OWN tags, and not have to scroll through tags that I seldom or never will use. The app doesn’t OCR search through images, for example of a family list (use this for family history data), as do Evernote and OneNote, but maybe something in the future? All in all, I am very pleased with this app, and hope that it sticks around for a LONG time. Since I teach family history, this app is definitely one that I will bring up as I work with patrons. It is in my opinion still a much better alternative to OneNote for Mac.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
4/5
Version 3.21.1
Review by Meyers.Family

Nice Features - Kind of Quirky - Within the app, you can’t move a section group to a different notebook. However, going into the folder system and dragging the specific “section group” - folder group into a new notebook works. Kind of odd. If you want to close a notebook that is stored in iCloud, you have to basically “Move to Trash” for the notebook. That is a scary warning, because all you want to do is close it. Reading the fine print however, states that "deleted cloud notebooks can no longer be accessed in t he app but remain in the cloud”. Isn’t that the same as “CLOSING” a notebook. It’s just the way it is stated that creates a little anxiety. A few quirky things, but essentially the best alternative to using OneNote (Office365) for Macs, which will only store URLs on your OneDrive, so the notebooks can’t be backed up. Overall a nice basic OneNote without all the bells and whistles that OneNote has and that I don’t use anyway.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
1/5
Version 3.21.1
Review by bubbasmith2345

Backup and Sync quit working; I’ve lost all of my notes for 7 months - Outline slowed down to the point where I could only type one character a second, so I contacted support. It took support about a week to respond, and I got terrible advice. I’ve lost months of notes on work projects. I’m switching (very reluctantly) to OneNote. Ugh.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
3/5
Version 3.21.1
Review by thebigkats

Frustrating on many fronts…. - [UPDATE] I switched to Outline bit over an year ago (After years of spotless OneNote experience) mainly due to employer policy of not storing any work stuff in cloud. Since then I have had a variety of exchange with developers (to the level that I feel I should be paid for doing QA for their product 🙂) and have been super-happy with their responsiveness. However, since last update, outline has become TOTALLY USELESS for me and given that all my notes from past year are in outline, it has become a huge issue for me 🙁. Since I updated to the new version, the memory consumption for outline has become astronomical. If I leave the app open (even in background), its memory consumption keeps on going until macOS pauses it and gives me a warning that the app has consumed ALL available memory. Imagine that! So now I have to open the app, find my note, cut and paste to Notes app and immediatley close outline. Due to this pain, I have started taking my notes in Notes-app also. So now I have 2 places where my notes are stored… a huge pain. I have reached out to outline for this…I dont know if this is being worked on or not, but given that this is causing me (and I assume others) to NOT use the app, this should become their highest priority (higher than any UI feature). I am so frustrated rightnow that I decided to write the review… if issue is fixed soon, I will change/update the review again. [ORIGINAL] I come from world where I used OneNote on windows for ~13 years before moving to mac. Given that OneNote for mac doesn’t support local storage of notes anymore, I was forced to move away from onenote. So I thought outline will work… but *what a disappointment!!* C&P: No way to restart a numbered list… stuck with removing the numbers and manually redoing them! SYNC over iCloud - a joke!!all you can do is backup files on iCloud and open them. That is backup and restore, NOT SYNC!! Formatting: No way to change font Shapes - No way to add any shapes Backup - Creates multiple copies of backup - each with a timestamp basically rendering the concept of sync acrosss devices useless! I have a long list of other items, but i will be a happy camper if I can get simple sync… else I have to stay with Notability and ask for refund!! thanks

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
4/5
Version 3.21.1
Review by Meyers.Family

Nice Features! - While I have liked OneNote on and off over the years, even switching to Evernote, before going back to OneNote, there has ALWAYS been one thing that really bugged me about OneNote and Evernote and that is the ability to print a whole section, or even a notebook to a PDF file. Both apps allow printing a page at a time, or Evernote to merge a variety of pages, but the output is horrible. I printed out 36 page PDF file that looks great, from a NOTEBOOK! Kudos for this ability! The other thing that has really bothered me about OneNote is that I had started creating Notebooks under one Microsoft ID, and then had switched to our common family Microsoft ID. Tried to share the books, then create a new book in the new ID. Tried exporting, and only got errors on both the PC and Mac version of OneNote. Finally last night, the books no longer synchd and essentially I lost the data. The way that Outline saves the books is so much better. I can move the contents to a different folder, or even migrate to a different computer. OneNote for Mac saves only the URL to the Notebooks on OneDrive. Also attachments to OneNote are kept INSIDE the OneNote container. I prefer to keep them outside of the container, so that I can still access it without using the app. A few things could be better, like being able to manage your OWN tags, and not have to scroll through tags that I seldom or never will use. The app doesn’t OCR search through images, for example of a screenshot of a family list (use this for family history data), as do Evernote and OneNote, but maybe something in the future? All in all, I am very pleased with this app, and hope that it sticks around for a LONG time. Since I teach family history, this app is definitely one that I will bring up as I work with patrons. It is in my opinion still a much better alternative to OneNote for Mac. If you use the iPad version of OneNote, you can not create a “Section Group”, which is not a problem with Outline.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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