Scribe - Intuitive Outliner
By Peppered Software
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Scribe is the most intuitive outliner on the Mac.
Scribe is light-weight and simple. It has a clean, uncluttered interface. It gets out of your way, letting you get your ideas down faster.
You can also record audio while outlining. Jump to any point in the audio from any point in the text or visa versa. It's great for making sure you don't miss anything.
We think it's beautiful and hope that you do, too.
• Easy, intuitive keyboard shortcuts
• Collapse/Expand text
• Reorganize and reorder
• Minimalist interface that gets out of your way
• Simple style menu that makes sure your outline always looks beautiful.
• Full screen support
• Autosave support
• Versions support
• Audio recording
• Outline text synced to audio
• OPML support
• Multiple outline symbol formats
It's as easy as 1, B, iii.
What's New in Version 2.0.1
You can now export your outlines as Rich Text and Plain Text!
Scribe 2.0.1 is also fixes a few minor layout issues that occur in rare cases
Simple, Fast, and Effective
UPDATE: I have been using scribe for a while now. I have another outlining app that I use for longer outlines. But when I need to make a quick outline or jot down some notes in a meeting, I keep coming back to Scribe. It is also great for outlining shorter papers.
Scribe is a joy to use and very intuitive. All you have to do is launch it and start outlining. It has just the right amount of features to make it a great outlining tool without being bogged down by a bunch of features most people are not going to use. I have used it to outline research papers and it does the job very well. I have found that copy and pasting into Pages is a great way to put the final touches on your outline (line spacing, before and after paragraph spacing etc). Also, if you also use mindmapping software, this will open OPML files and the formatting is virtually flawless! What a great tool.
On another note, the developers are incredibly responsive and seem committed to making this product even better. I emailed with a question and received a quick, helpful response. One thing that would be great to see is page wrap functionality for full screen mode, to avoid having lines of text that stretch across the whole screen.
Simple, useful, and cruft-free
I'm a professor and I take a lot of notes. Scribe is a great, light-weight program that I've really come to rely on. It creates great-looking notes and has an intuitive interface. It has none of the features I never use in Omnioutliner and requires way less typing than Taskpaper to create beautiful outlines. Once you dig down to the XML, you can see that it is cruft free and human readable, so you don't need to worry about getting locked into the app's format and export features. Scribe has helped me take more, better notes than I used to -- which is fantastic. I just chuck them into DevonThink Pro and voila, perfect and very pretty notes.
This app is a one trick pony but it does its trick really, really well. It is so simple to use that there is no learning curve. Great new export features in the current version too!
For years I have complained about the outline feature in MS Word. It seemed like a simple feature in which less is more. Yet Microsoft seem to redefine bloat with it's outline tool. As a writer, Scribe lets me quickly produce and edit an outline so I can get down to creating!