OmniOutliner for Mac 5.0.2

April 10, 2017

Requires OS X 10.11

Recent Changes

Version 5.0.2 - Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Interface — There are more ways to set the outline column to auto-size with the window. This option is now available in the contextual menu for the outline column and under View > Columns.
  • General — Fixed issues with unlocking the Pro Edition while the trial was in Essentials mode. This will fix the issue with only the Essentials templates appearing in the Resource Browser and documents temporarily showing the warning about Pro features at launch.
  • Copy/Paste — Pasting data from Excel no longer results in a PDF.
  • Copy/Paste — Pasting data from Numbers will retain the column structure.
  • Outline View — Text no longer starts to blur at wide widths when editing a row.
  • Toolbar — Fixed the vertical alignment of toolbar buttons in small size mode.
  • Interface — Stopped the outline view and word count from shifting unnecessarily while toggling the sidebars.
  • Interface — Resizing the sidebar in overlay mode while in full screen will keep the outline view positioned correctly.
  • Outline View — Column titles will always display their background color.
  • Attachments — Duplicate attachment names will be renamed in a more friendly manner.
  • Copy/Paste — Attachments can be pasted directly into row or notes instead of resulting in a file path.
  • File Upgrading — Converting .oo3 or .oo3template files will result in the flat format to avoid unexpected size increase due to being uncompressed.
  • File Upgrading — Converting an .oo3 file that is set to a dark theme will have the filter tab in the sidebar immediately after conversion.
  • Resource Browser — The Templates section of the Resource Browser will show the subfolders when the app is launched for the first time.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash when trying to edit a filter that ended up set to a setting not supported by the column type.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash when trying to edit a filter that has been set to filter for a pop-up list entry that no longer exists. The filter will still be set to the missing entry and will continue to work if that entry is re-added to the column. After changing the filter away from the entry, it will no longer appear.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash when tabbing out of the column width field after clearing the value.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash triggered by changing the column type while the pop-up list is open for that column in the outline.

OmniOutliner for Mac 5.0.1

March 30, 2017

Requires OS X 10.11

Welcome to OmniOutliner 5.

OmniOutliner 5 brings structured writing to a wider audience with the introduction of OmniOutliner Essentials and adds highly-anticipated features to OmniOutliner Pro.

OmniOutliner Essentials

OmniOutliner Standard has been replaced with OmniOutliner Essentials: A svelte, focused, and extremely affordable outlining app that puts the focus on your content and whatever task you’re working on—not on the tool you’re using.

  • Filters — Use the search field in the toolbar to do a quick keyword filter.
  • Document Stats — Row, word, and character count of the view are displayed in the bottom status bar.
  • Distraction-Free Mode — Automatically hide the toolbar when switching to full screen mode.
  • Side Margins — In full-screen mode, drag the margin borders to set the width of your outline independent of your display width.
  • Cell Highlight — The cell currently being edited is indicated by a highlight on the left edge to give you more context of where and how big the cell is.
  • Resource Searching — Use the search field in the Resource Browser to quickly locate a template or recent document.
  • Touch Bar — Use and customize the Touch Bar for quick access to features.
  • Dark Mode — OmniOutliner’s UI adapts to match your document theme’s background color.
  • Bottom Padding — You’ll no longer be stuck typing at the bottom of the window with the extra padding added below outlines.
  • Typewriter Mode — Keep your eye line constant by automatically keeping the active row in the middle of the screen.
  • Sharing — Add the Share button to your toolbar to easily a send plain-text representation of your selection to other apps.
  • New File Format — OmniOutliner 5 uses a new .ooutline format: a flat (zipped) file that is more compatible with third-party cloud sync platforms.
  • Pro Document Compatibility — Documents containing Pro features are fully viewable in Essentials, along with an option to import a copy that removes all Pro content.
  • HTML Export — Visibility of notes can be toggled in the HTML (Dynamic) format and a number of minor improvements have been made to both HTML export formats.
  • OPML Mode — When editing OPML files, features not supported by the file format are hidden or disabled.

OmniOutliner Pro

OmniOutliner 5 Pro includes all of Essentials’ great new features, everything good from OmniOutliner 4 Pro, plus all this:

  • Filters — Create and save complex filters based on status, column data, and boolean operations.
  • Password Encryption — Add a password to your documents to secure them with AES-256 encryption.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts — Easily customize keyboard shortcuts to your own liking within the app.
  • Distraction-Free Mode — Automatically hide the toolbar and any open sidebars when switching to full screen mode.
  • Smarter Paste — To avoid bringing in extra styles when copying data from outside sources, Paste now removes styles but retain links and images. Use the new Paste with Original Style to retain the styles from your source content.
  • New File Format — While .ooutline files are zipped by default, package files are still available for scenarios where that makes more sense, like for version control. Note— The previous .oo3 format can still be opened and edited but features requiring the new format will be disabled.
  • Inspector Sidebar — The inspectors are now contained in a sidebar, allowing you to show or hide them on a per-document basis.
  • Style View — When selecting a style in the Styles sidebar, rows that are affected by that style appear highlighted in the outline.
  • Side Margins — Lock the outline column to a specific width and keep your outline centered in the window with side margins. Customize the color of the margins per-document.
  • Specify Column Widths — The Column Inspector now has an editable field for the column width. The outline column can also be set to automatically resize with the window or be set to a specific width.
  • Resize Column to Fit — Select a column and have OmniOutliner adjust the width to fit your content for you with the Resize to fit button in the Column Type Inspector.
  • Column Resizing — Columns can be resized by dragging anywhere on their right edges. Dragging the left-most edge also resizes the outline column.
  • Style Preview — A preview of the style you are inspecting is shown at the top of the Selection Style Inspector.
  • Slide-in Sidebars — In full screen mode, moving the mouse cursor to either edge of the screen makes the corresponding sidebar appear temporarily.
  • Multiple-Row Focus — Focus on multiple selections by command-clicking them in the sidebar section list.
  • Focus Indicator — When focused, a focus bar appears to remind you that content is hidden and provide easy access to unfocus.
  • Excel Export — Export to the Excel (xlsx) format.
  • PowerPoint Export — PowerPoint export now places embedded images on corresponding slides. You’ll need to manually re-position them, though.
  • OPML Mode — Edit metadata for OPML files and set text encoding in the Document inspector.

OmniOutliner for Mac 4.6.1

October 17, 2016

Requires OS X 10.10

Recent Changes

Version 4.6.1 - Monday, October 17, 2016

OmniOutliner 4.6.1 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

  • OPML — Saving an OPML file while focused on a row will now retain the whole outline.
  • Stability — Fixed a rare crash that occurred when adding new rows.

OmniOutliner for Mac 4.6

August 29, 2016

Requires OS X 10.10

Recent Changes

Version 4.6 - Monday, August 29, 2016

OmniOutliner 4.6 is a major update adding an announcement feature and offers improved compatibility with future OS updates.

  • Announcements — In-app announcement feature to display notifications from The Omni Group. This feature will only be used to inform users of important information: when a new major version has been released, for example, or if action is required to prevent data loss.
  • Localizations — Localized help manuals are now bundled with the app.
  • Exports — The docx export will now set the note style to the Whole Document font when one has not been specified for Notes.
  • Exports — Fixed a couple bugs dealing with empty cells for the Plain Text (with tabs) exporter.