Developer: Takashi Hamada
Current Version: 1.1.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 39 MB - Download
NeO is a powerful outliner. Using NeO, you can efficiently manage and organize pieces of information. NeO supports basic outliner facilities, such as creating, moving, sorting, grouping, combining and gathering items. And the following useful facilities help you manage and organize information:
- Capable of importing graphics and multiple fonts for text
- Can split editors
- Can zoom editors
- Multiple columns
- Inline comments
- Multiple-file find
- Highlighting with color labels
- Linking among items, fields and texts
- Linking to files
- Background colors for text, item and document
- Cascading style sheet
- Named styles
- Can export to text, RTF, Microsoft Word®, HTML and OPML format files
- Can import from text, RTF, Microsoft Word®, OPML, MORE™, ACTA format files
- Spotlight support
- Quick Look support
- 64bit support
Fixed a problem that NeO crashes on MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar.
Most Helpful Reviews
The best outlinging software since MORE - There are many outlining software packages out there, but very few of them support a feature called "Cloning." When you clone an item in an outline it makes a duplicate listing, which you can move to another part of the outline. If you update the text in one of the cloned items, it's twin is automatically updated. It doesn't matter which twin you modify; the counterpart is always kept up to date! This feature in Neo allows you to create much more robust outlines that don't become unwieldy as they get large. It takes a little bit to get used to working with Neo. Here are some keyboard commands that may help: Clone an item: Cmd = Create a new sub topic: Cmd rightArrow Create a new sibling topic: Cmd downArrow Indent: Ctrl rightArrow Un-indent: Ctrl leftArrow It seems Neo has a wealth of features, and most of these I have not explored. But if you need a simple and effective tool to create complex outlines, this one seems to do the job very well.
Wildly counterintuitive - I'll take the word of other reviewers that the software is powerful, but it's so counterintuitive that i have given up on it. The now-standard behavior of Enter and Tab/Shift-Tab in most other outliners and programmer's editors don't work. Something as simple and common as adding a new item requires a two-key combination (Command-Down Arrow). The key bindings can be changed in Preferences, so if I didn't have other work to do I might (or might not) be able to make it behave in a more intuitive and useful way. Also, the Help isn't very helpful. ("Getting Started" just tells you how to install, uninstall, and launch it, but if you're reading that page the program is already installed and running, and uninstalling is a pessimistic thing to cover under "Getting Started.") Don't get me wrong; NeO's advanced features sound great, its $10 price is low enough that I'm not too sorry I'm out the money, and I'm sure those who have climbed the learning curve (probably with mountaineering gear) are getting more than their money's worth. I'm sure in many respects it's a fine product. But as I said, I have actual work to do, and I'll gladly sacrifice some advanced features and a higher price for to get an outliner that meets my needs, is easy to learn and use, and has a free trial version.
More Reviews for Current Version
Many programming flaws! - Finally, a couple of months ago this app started working on MacOS Sierra. That is the reason why I am changing my review. The new version, however, has many programming flaws. One example is that all my favorite colors are gone and I only have “color 32” available (and I have 50 of the same thing). It won’t rename it, it won't change the color, and it won’t even restore to default! I have sent a report on this with a screenshot to developers to no avail.
Powerful outliner - Very powerful, steep learning curve. Has been updated continuously for years and years and years while others come and go. Great product, esp. once you invest the time in learning it. There are other outliners that are prettier, but I’ve yet to find one that is more powerful and feature rich. I do wish the Word export came out as an actual Word outline.
Abandoned? Website gone. Developer not responding. - WARNING: Sadly, it appears that Takahasi Hamada has disappeared and stopped supporting/developing this awesome app. After several Data Corruption/Loss bugs, Takahasi stopped responding to emails (in the past he was wonderfully responsive). I hope he is OK. Fingers crossed he’ll return, for his outliner is the only one that supports CLONING - a key feature that OmniOutliner does not appear to ever include (despite many people’s requests for many years).
Old, Dusty, Rusty yet, still BRILLIANT!! - There is no way this software can be abandoned, no way. As Tinderbox is to note takers, NeO is to outliners. Sell the rights to somone else and let develop or come back to your baby, this is to valuable to give up on. Nothing comes close to this Outliner, nothing!!! Let's hope an annoucement comes out with a revamped new version :)
What potential!!! - This is an amazing piece of outlining software. I've used OmniOutliner as my go to outliner and so sick of them I've decided to spend my bucks on an oudated and unsupported app. And man oh man how much I love this one. Hopefully they'll pool a VoodooPad turnaround and reaelase a new version.