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Outline – note app for offline, cloud & WebDAV

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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.

- 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)

- 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

- 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

- 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.


"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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What's New in Version 3.21.1

Episode 3.21.1. "Seasonal bugfixing".

• 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".

• Google Drive sync
• Publish notes with Google Drive

• Displaying text editing options for app window narrower than default

• Misc crashes and bugs.

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


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Customer Reviews

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.

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.

Frustrating on many fronts….

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.

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!!


Outline – note app for offline, cloud & WebDAV
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  • $39.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.21.1
  • Size: 47.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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