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By Gorillized

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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 anywhere on a page.
*Organize your data*
Create sections, pages and groups of sections within a notebook 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.
*Attach files and insert printouts*
To collect related documents in one place, add them as file attachments or insert them as printouts for annotation. Or use Print dialog window to add printouts on page instead of printing.
*Seamless integration with OS X*
Feel the power of OS X with Share Extensions and Services as a best ways to import/export various types of content.

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

*Protect your notes*
Section password protection will keep your information safe using industry standard encryption algorithms.
*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.
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.
 *Use with Microsoft OneNote*
Outline is fully compatible with Microsoft OneNote. It can work with OneNote binary format and OneNote synchronization providers (OneDrive).
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 3.3

Print to Outline
- Attach PDF files or add them as printout from Print dialog window.

- Fixed bugs and crashes
- Improved System menu
- Optimized several shortcuts


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Customer Reviews

Greatly designed App and very Responsive

From the first time I saw this app on the app store I liked the interface and started using it.
There were some sporadic problems with the program at some points associated with me updating to a new iOS and Mac OS, but since then, they have been fixed and the program now runs smoothly and I have not had a repeat of those problems.
There are other features I would like to see in the next upgrades, however, the way it is, I have to say that this is one of the strongest note taking apps I have used.
I no longer use OneNote, but I now use Outline entirely and sync it across my desktop system only to several drives for secure backups of all my data.
I did have problems with OneDrive and uploading large file sizes, so I had to divide my school files between my hardrive and OneDrive, but since Outline allows me to keep all my data together, I opted for not using OneDrive for syncing files. I do it all on my desktop with multiple redundant drives.

My interaction with Outline support has been excellent. They are eager to respond to my problems, or questions, and are prompt to do respond to my emails.

I can only say that as of now this is a great app.

Its a Keeper

A tabbed freeform notebook. OUTLINE has worked out nicely. There was a small problem with the early version 2 release, but it was a simple fix to remedy crashes.
This is a good application which had some spare beginnings & the developers have delivered on their promises to flesh it out!

Being able to port OneNote databases into Outline is good. OneNote is one of Microsoft’s better apps.
The sections & section groups translate well, though they don’t reside exactly the same as in Microsoft OneNote & that was baffling for a moment.

Even as a standalone app, this is a good place to track (for example) Engineering Projects & various project notes into discrete & organized notebooks.

Outline is still much cleaner and usable than the current Mac port of OneNote, imo. Outline is easy to look at & work with.
Gorillized developers don’t seem to just be chasing Microsoft as the features here I feel significantly surpass that application at this time.
There are now several apps knocking with similar feature sets, but this is among the better ones, if that’s your path. There is a test drive available.

The price of Outiline is however, a bit of concern to me, but it does what it claims to do & functionality is going to be the driving measure, if you have to work with OneNote files.

Lost Six Months of Research Using This App

I have been working on a presentation for six months using "outline" and it crashed. Each time it opens it closes. I have no access to the notes, drafts etc that I accumulated through long hours of research. What am I to do?

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  • $39.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3
  • Size: 50.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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