Mac App Store

Mac App Store

Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac.

To download Outline from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.


By Gorillized

Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.


Outline is an intuitive note-taking application for OS X with most convenient structure resembling real paper books: notebooks, sections, groups of sections and pages will help you to keep order in your notes, regardless of their complexity.

Outline is fully compatible with Microsoft OneNote file format and supports synchronization with Microsoft SkyDrive. This allows you to sync your notes with Windows PC and other devices with OneNote installed.

What is included into Outline:

**Editing and Creation**
Open your OneNote or Outline notebooks and edit them. Create new notebooks, sections, pages and start a new project with Outline.

Change font size and color, apply styles and highlighting, create numbered and bulleted lists.

**Tags and Checkboxes**
Visualize your notes with associative icons, create To-do lists not to miss a thing.

**Clips from Safari and other apps**
Insert texts and images from other sources to complete your notes. Picture quality and text formatting are preserved. Original source link will be added for your convenience.

**Keyboard Shortcuts**
Use default Mac shortcuts and gestures to navigate and optimize note-taking process. Find the list of available combinations within the app.

**Password protection**
Sensitive data deserves special attention. Unlock OneNote tabs, set passwords to Outline native sections and keep your private notes safe and secure.

Add any attachments to Outline page. They are clickable and can be opened in the corresponding third-party app.
All relevant files are in one place and always at reach.

Enjoy fast and convenient search across your sections and notebooks. Enter a search item and search through your pages, sections, notebooks and navigate between search results.

Set connection to a cloud (Dropbox, Box and SkyDrive) and get seamless and reliable sync. Your notebooks will be accessible for OneNote and Outline for iPad. Applied changes will be carried over within a moment.

**OS X Mavericks**
Always stay right in step with your Mac taking advantage of the world’s most advanced operating system. Outline works great on it.

**Compatibility with MS OneNote**
Work with OneNote notebooks on a Mac. Outline supports OneNote texts and formatting, images and inks, tables and lists, sections and section groups. No virtual machines, no web apps, no subscriptions!

Compatible OneNote formats: 
- OneNote 2003 - not compatible
- OneNote 2007 - read only
- OneNote 2010-2013 - fully compatible

Supported file formats: 
.one (section files) 
.onepkg (OneNote notebook packages) 
.onetoc2 (notebook table of contents) 

**Get 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. Do not forget to try inks!

Current limitations:
- not all handwritten notes created in OneNote are displayed now - this will be improved in future releases;
- Microsoft SharePoint support is coming soon.

NOTE: Outline for iPad is a separate, though, fully compatible application. 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.

What's New in Version 2.2

- Fixed compatibility with OSX 10.7.*
- Fixed problems found in SkyDrive sync
- Improved content rendering fidelity
- Improved handwriting inks display
- Fixed problem occurred when merging changes made in lists on two devices


Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3
Screenshot 4
Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

So many bugs

I use this for taking notes in class. UNFORTUNATELY Outline has cost me many hours of note taking and studying. It has shut down erased entire notebooks worth of work. This problem is only made worse by the fact that there is no way to explicitly save your files. There is a sync button but this for some reason does not update your outline files. This is frustrating because you are not able to restore your files to recapture any losses from this disappointing app. I have contacted customer support with these problems and they have released multiple updates for the app but there is been no improvement. For all I know they are releasing an update just to make all the complaining customers feel like their problems are beind addressed.

Good, But Not As Good As I Thought

The title says it all. After using it for a short while, I find I actually prefer One Note. The benefit of Outline is I can attach most files, not just pictures. I know in the Windows Version of One Note I can do so much more than the Mac version, so I bought Outline in the hopes of filling the gap. Not so. I knew going in it was lacking some basic capabilities (no spell check, undo, font control). It is a good program, so I’m not slamming what is there. I just thought it did more, but alas, I didn’t need to spend the $20 on the Mac and the $7 on the iPad. One Note does good, but.... I will continue to use Outline and wait for any updates or upgrades.

Sick of not being able to work offline.

The new Onenote has the huge drawback you can’t work offline. It’s a drag. Evernote has the same problem, unless you pay for the monthly premium. Outline, however, is not only compatible with my OLD onenote notes, you can create folders directly in your Mac and have it backed up at the instant if the folder is in your Dropbox.

Great app.

View in Mac App Store
  • $19.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2014
  • Version: 2.2
  • Size: 22.4 MB
  • Language: English

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions: