OmniOutliner is feature-rich enough to see a novel from start to finish. You’ll have more flexibility by putting sentences or paragraphs in easily referenceable nodes; way more powerful than a typical word processor.
Use OmniOutliner to add structure to your information — something beneficial to more than just outlines. Expand or collapse what you need, when you need it, and zoom in or focus to move everything else out of the way. Reference material there if you need it, but not in your face.
Perfect for meetings, classes, or keying in need-to-know terms during a sailing lesson. OmniOutliner gets completely out of the way so you can type, return, and type some more. Start new documents with a template to keep everything uniform and expeditious. You’ll find yourself starting all future work here.
Edit all of your outlines on any Mac, iPad, or iPhone using OmniPresence. It’s free, reliable, and open. Your files are always intact and available—they’ll even be waiting for you with Background App Refresh in iOS.
Upgrading to OmniOutliner Pro for Mac adds a whole lot of choice for designing, working with, and sharing your document. Add automation, reference links, and oodles of styling and formatting.
Workflow Automation with AppleScript
Combine the AppleScript language with OmniOutliner’s wonderfully documented library for automation of all sorts.
Microsoft Word Export
Word® is a necessity for some, and you’ll be able to share with those that are required to use it! Export your document or basic outline to Word® with a few extra options, like plain text or Word-specific indentation.
Cross-Reference with Row Linking
Copy and paste links to other places within your current document for quick callbacks. Easy and useful.
Advanced Styling & Formatting
Change everything you’d ever want to on a row, word, character, or line. Page breaks, headers, and background colors, too. Even granular controls for indentation. Then, save it for later with a template.
Truncated Row Text
Make it easier to focus on your current point by collapsing all the other rows in your document. Your current row is fully expanded, then tucks back into place with other rows once you move on.
Not interested in seeing or sharing Column X and Y? Just hide ‘em. Bring them back only when you need to.
|Background syncing between Mac & iOS with OmniPresence|
|Smart Column Types|
|Use columns for checkboxes, dates, numbers — even automatic sums or averages|
|Quickly change zoom levels via keyboard or toolbar|
|Style every aspect of each outline — or just use 12 pt Helvetica|
|Import, Export, & Sharing|
|Export to OPML, HTML, DHTML, and more. Then, share with others|
|Search your outline for a neat list of results|
|Support for images, recordings, PDFs, EPUBs, and more|
|Hardware Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Support for heaps of keyboard shortcuts — even on iOS|
|Look at each row’s notes right underneath|
|Swap out look A for look B. Themes included, or style your own|
|Set up a custom, stylized template for every scenario|
|Get your thoughts down with audio, too|
|Easy references for specific styling, like “Blue Header 5” or “Serious Gray 44”|
|Collapse what you don’t need to see|
|Send to App|
|Share different formats of your outline with other apps and services|
|Quickly show or hide the columns you need|
|Microsoft Word® Export||PRO|
|Adds a few additional formats on the Mac, too|
|Truncated Row Text||PRO|
|OmniOutliner collapses each line of text except the one you’re working on|
|Workflow Automation with AppleScript||PRO|
|Use a full AppleScript library to read from, manipulate, and add to outlines|
|Advanced Style & Formatting Control||PRO|
|Adjust row metrics, page breaks, and handle visibility|
|Quickly create links to other rows or sections within your document|
Mac: OS X 10.10
iPad & iPhone iOS 8
iPad & iPhone: v2.3.2
If your Mac doesn’t meet the system requirements, you may have better luck with a previous version from the downloads archive.
iPad & iPhone: German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese