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** This is the iPad only version of Outliner. Outliner is now a Universal app, so new users should purchase that version instead. Please contact us for any questions. Thanks! **

What's New

Version 3.10.1

• Sync the order of outlines across devices (CarbonFin outlines only)
• iOS 12 support
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews


Delete finished tasks unacceptable

My outline was ruined when this so called feature turned itself on.


The best

Apl 2018 The app now has full screen view in landscape, making it officially the best outliner in the App Store. There are apps that make fancier outlines, but frankly on the iPad fussing with formatting is just annoying. Plus they use proprietary formats. This app uses OPML, which with Dropbox sync makes it easy to transfer usable data between all platforms. This plus the ability to fold text (hiding points you're not working on) makes it a great way to get serious writing done on the iPad.

Feb 2016 I've had Outliner since iPad 1, and it's still the best OPML app in the store. And still desperately needs (1) full screen landscape mode and (2) ability to select Dropbox folder for sync. Neither of these are hard.

This is a really good app. It does outlining, just outlining, really well. Which is why it is so frustrating that after 5 years, the developers still haven't released a version adapted to the IPAD. What you get is two iPhone screens sitting next to each other, crowding the space and making it harder to actually write.

Carbonfin, put in full screen landscape mode in the next version. Please!

Old review: Function-wise, this is the best outliner in the store. Although it doesn't have the fancy formatting of omnioutliner, it also doesn't require their proprietary format. And Dropbox sync means I can avoid Carbonfin's sync services, too--that's good.

Problem: as it's been since the beginning, this app in landscape remains two iPhone screens glued together. Full screen mode in landscape would be easier to use with large outlines, better looking, and would prevent me from unwanted touches on the list of outlines. Please, please give us full screen mode in landscape!--as I've been asking for three years now. All other apps do it, so I know you can too!

Jays job

I've tried them all. This is my winner!

This may be a bit long but please read on. It may save you a lot of time and trouble. I really have tried ALL of the outline apps for the iPad, save for one, omnioutline, because it was way to much money and the reviews were not good enough to blow $20 on the app just to try it but, if I had, it would have been the most expensive app I have ever owned! I digress. Sorry. I just got SO cheesed off at the other outline apps Over-promising and Under-delivering on their claims of the greatness.
This is the closest I've found to a true layout and numbering system for an outline app. AND IT HAS UNDO!! Undo was missing from the others save one that would let you step back once unless you did something else then no dice.
If you think undo is no big deal? Wait until you lose a tree of information or an entire outline by hitting an errant keystroke and you experience the stomach dropping realization that you can't get it back.
I would highly recommend this app to anyone looking for an outlining app. It's easy to learn (it had a nice tutorial layout) easy to use (it actually does what you expect when you try to use it) the online outline and syncing aspect was a breeze and the price was right. I wish I had started with this one because it cost plenty to try the rest only to end up with the best one, for my purposes, for not a lot of money. It's simple and true to the outline concept. Good job on this one dev! Thanks!


Jeremy Dewey
7.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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