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OmniOutliner 5 for Mac

Outline: think, write, do.

Create perfect outlines with a powerful, productive app.
This is your all-purpose tool for Mac with smart columns, scriptability, custom styles, templates, and more.

Download OmniOutliner 5 for Mac Includes free 14-day trial.

What’s New in 5

  • Omni Automation PRO
  • Saved Filters PRO
  • Document Stats
  • Distraction-Free Mode
  • Resource Search
  • Touch Bar Support
  • Typewriter Mode
  • Dark Mode
  • Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts Pro
  • Slide-In Sidebars Pro
  • Multiple-Row Focus Pro
  • OPML Mode
  • Excel Export Pro
  • Column Width Improvements Pro
  • Style Preview Pro
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Go Distraction-Free

OmniOutliner 5 includes the best way to get your writing and outlining done: Full Screen Mode. The toolbar can disappear, too. With Typewriter Mode, your text is centered at eye level, and Document Zoom keeps everything readable without modifying your document’s style. OmniOutliner even adapts to your theme’s colors with Dark Mode.

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Buy OmniOutliner for Mac


$99.99 USD

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$19.99 USD

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Education and Business pricing are available for Mac.

OmniOutliner for Mac is also available through the Mac App Store.

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What’s Inside OmniOutliner

Touch Bar

Context-aware support for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro. Get quick access to the most relevant controls.

Password Protection

Encrypt the documents you’d prefer to keep private. OmniOutliner can now encrypt documents with a password.

Smart Columns

Add columns to any document that deserves them. Columns can be used to summarize data—like summing up your monthly budget numbers—or a different type completely, like a multiple choice selection.

Audio Recording

Record audio for posterity while you take notes in outline form. The recording is stored inside the document and can be played back to make sure you got everything right.

Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts

Customize the shortcuts OmniOutliner uses across the board. Used to shortcuts from another app? Set them up in OmniOutliner 5 Pro.

Saved Filters

Not only can you instantly search your document for keywords or checked boxes, but OmniOutliner 5 Pro allows you to save those filters in the sidebar.

Slide-in Inspectors

We’ve drastically improved full-screen mode by adding a preference for automatic hiding of what you don’t need to see. Simply slide your mouse over to the left or right sides of your screen to access the Sidebar or Inspectors.

Scripting with Omni Automation

Do more than ever before with Omni Automation. AppleScript also comes standard.

Custom Toolbars

Each document is different than the last, so don’t get stuck with using the same toolbar with every document. In Pro, create a document-specific toolbar that gets saved in the file itself.

Your Stuff, Your Sync

Sync your outlines using iCloud Drive, use third-party services such as Box, or host your own content via Git or WebDAV with apps such as Working Copy. If you’re already syncing using OmniPresence, you can continue to use that as well.

Mac and iOS apps are separate purchases.

Illustration with several devices indicating that your outlines sync between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Illustration with several devices indicating that your outlines sync between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Illustration with several devices indicating that your outlines sync between iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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