OmniOutliner starts as a blank page. But as you collect, compose, and rearrange text, its powerful outlining features emerge to organize your ideas. Hierarchy, columns, styling, notes — use them all in concert or keep things simple, depending on the project at hand. From basic lists and tables to serious writing and data wrangling, OmniOutliner understands how to keep your work structured and tidy.
Expand and collapse groups to concentrate on what’s important now. Use the flyout Plus buttons to put new items right where you need them. And of course, just drag items around when you need to rearrange the order. If you need to make a bigger change, use Edit mode to move or modify a bunch of rows at once.
Checkboxes, formatted numbers, pop-up lists, dates… Keep track of any number of different fields in each row. If you have too many columns to see at once, you can hide some. Or just temporarily slide them underneath the main outline column to get at the ones you’re interested in. You can even sort your rows by any column, then restore their original order.
Thanks to the included sample documents and styles, you may never need to adjust anything yourself. But if you want to, check out our custom rich-text editor, with more detailed styling than you’re likely to find anywhere else on iPad. Save your favorites as named styles, for quick and consistent styling across your document. Even chain styles together to automatically change rows based on their position in the hierarchy.
Latest release: June 18 2013
OmniOutliner for iPad v1.5.1 is a minor update improving the user experience of the document browser and OmniPresence.
- In the unfortunate circumstance that OmniOutliner for iPad crashes, on the next launch there will now be a prompt with the option to email us the crash report so that we may assist you however possible and hopefully fix the crash.
- Audio is now captured compressed using AAC encoding. This allows for significantly longer recordings at a fraction of the size. Recording length is limited to 10 hours per recording due to memory requirements.
- Users who are running OmniPresence on a server with a self-signed certificate will again be prompted upon the first run of OmniOutliner for iPad 1.5.1 as it connects to the server due to a change in certificate handling.
- WebDAV accounts now have a 3-way control switch in their configuration to use the server for OmniPresence, import/export, or both. This can be changed at any time through Cloud Setup.
- Minor changes to the OmniPresence configuration process have been made to improve the experience.
- The import feature has been integrated into the browse menu of the document browser, accessed by tapping on the title in the top toolbar.
- The browse menu is now split into three sections when applicable—local documents and trash, OmniPresence folders, and import locations.
- Sorting controls have been moved to a new bottom toolbar of the document browser.
- The option to restore sample documents has been moved to the gear menu.
- Updates have been made to the trash to properly separate it from other containers.
- Localizations have been updated to account for previous changes.
- Removed the touch highlight on the file name while editing a document.
- The OmniPresence icon should no longer overlap the Undo button in any situation.
OmniOutliner for iPad v1.5 is a major update that adds automatic document syncing through OmniPresence. (This release requires iOS 6.)——
OmniPresence is designed to work well with any Mac app which supports OS X’s Auto Save and Versions. Using the same underlying document coordination as Versions, OmniPresence lets your app know when a document has been changed on another device, and double-checks to make sure it always syncs a current and complete copy of any documents currently being edited. OmniPresence can’t prevent conflicting edits from multiple devices—but when that happens it automatically saves both versions of conflicting edits so that no edits are lost.
OmniPresence is also designed to support document syncing within teams. By creating a shared sync account for your team, you can make sure that everyone on your team always has the latest copy of every document available on all their devices.
We believe in building solutions that will stand the test of time, and we believe that your data should be yours to control—whether you’re syncing your personal files or your company’s confidential information. So rather than use a proprietary syncing service which might not be available in five or ten years, OmniPresence is built on top of open web server technologies. This means you can sync documents using your own web server, such as the Apache server built into Mountain Lion Server. (We’ve posted instructions for setting up WebDAV file sharing on Mountain Lion Server on our support pages.)
We know that some customers would rather not have to set up their own service, so we’re currently scaling up our Omni Sync Server to support OmniPresence. We’re not quite sure how much additional traffic to expect from customers using OmniPresence, so we’re not opening the floodgates to all our customers just yet—but we are trying to make OmniPresence available to all accounts as quickly as possible. (Anyone who has checked the “I am brave” box at sync.omnigroup.com should already have access, and anyone else who checks that box will be given priority access.)——
- Support for syncing your documents between devices is now available through OmniPresence. View the help documentation for more information on how to use it.
- When renaming files through the toolbar, the whole width of the toolbar is made available for the file name.
- Plain text, Rich Text Format, OPML, and OmniOutliner Template files can all now be used with the share button options.
- Files round tripped between OmniOutliner 3 and OmniOutliner for iPad will no longer lose the expansion state of attachments.