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Outline is an intuitive note-taking application for OS X with convenient structure resembling real paper books: notebooks, sections, groups of sections and pages help to keep order in notes, regardless of their complexity. Outline for Mac is perfect for students, teachers, physicians, lawyers, executives and everyone who's daily life involves extensive note-taking of any kind. It can be coupled with Outline for iPad and Microsoft OneNote, which makes notes multi-platform.
"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.

*Enjoy your notes*
Type notes and place them anywhere on a page.
*Organize your data*
Create sections, pages and groups of sections within notebooks and have them customized to that specific subject.
*Make your notes awesome*
Use various formatting: change font size and color, apply styles and highlighting, create numbered and bulleted lists, tables and hyperlinks. Visualize your notes with tags and create To-do lists.

*Internal links*
Create links between pages, sections or section groups manually or using Table of Contents option for better organization and navigation.
*Attach files and insert printouts*
To collect related documents in one place, add them as file attachments or insert them as printouts for annotation. Also, use Print dialog window to add printouts on a page instead of printing.
*Seamless integration with OS X*
Use OS X with Share Extensions and Services as best ways to import/export various types of content for the perfect note-taking experience. Run Outline together with other apps using Split View multitasking ability.

*Sync your notes*
We provide a broad range of supported services to keep your notebooks on iPad and Mac up-to-date like Box, Dropbox, iCloud and OneDrive.

*Backing up*
Set up automatic backups or manually back up your notes to iCloud or hard drive for ensuring the safety and reliability of your notes.

*Be mobile with Outline for iPad*
Get the desktop grade experience with this beautiful and powerful iPad app. You will find the same features in the smaller form factor.

*Protect your notes*
Keep your notebooks safe using industry-standard encryption algorithms.
*Support for Microsoft OneNote*
Outline is fully compatible with Microsoft OneNote. It can work with OneNote binary format and OneNote synchronization providers (OneDrive).

NOTE: Outline for iPad and Outline for Mac are separate, though, fully compatible applications. In case you would like to use Outline both on your iPad and Mac, you need to equip your devices with the corresponding editions of Outline.

OneNote support:
▪ OneNote 2013 - supported
▪ OneNote 2010 - supported
▪ OneNote 2007 - read-only
▪ OneNote 2003 - not supported
*Stay tuned*
Support Center:

What's New in Version 3.6.2

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Still waiting for basic functionality

Outline has never fully delivered on its promises. Development for this app is very very slow and i’m not sure if they will ever be able to deliver functionality implied by the listed feature-set. If you need/want to be able to sync with OneNote or use sync at all - you’re in for some serious frustration.

The application itself is beautiful - if you only need to use local data you may really enjoy the app. For this type of utilization I have been very pleased. But if you want to create a notebook which you can read your iPad or sync with a OneNote notebook on OneDrive (or any of the other choices) the frustration never ends.

I will keep hoping for a functioning update - but it has become more frustration than utilization for me, I’m sorry to say.


Good look but poor operation. Syncing is unreliable. Using Dropbox: Sometimes it works: at other times it either loses what has been added or adds what has been previously been deleted. Operation is transiently defective. Without warning the app stopped permitting the attachment of both PNG and JPEG files, although it permitted TIFF files. Have this on my iPad where there are also similar problems. The solution? Go back to OneNote for OSX and iOSand forget about the problems this app has. Have to ask why Apple’s standards are so low that they let this app be sold on the App Store.

No Fonts? Really?

Overall this is very similar to OneNote, which is nice. However my biggest gripe is there is only one font. It looks like for a very long time this has been “on the wish list.” Multiple fonts seems like a default need in any sort of notebook / document - can’t imagine what the reasoning behind only having one font (and Calibri of all ones) is.

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  • $39.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.6.2
  • Size: 58.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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