OmniOutliner for Mac 5.3.1

March 15, 2018

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniOutliner 5.3.1 is a minor update focused on stability, performance, and bug fixes.

  • Filters — Improved performance of applying filters.
  • Essentials — The Search field is properly set to Filter mode when using Essentials.
  • Outline View — Rows created by the Split Row function will remain visible after they are moved within the outline hierarchy.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash when trying to Undo an auto-correction/substitution after having ended editing on that row.
  • Stability — If a document is missing the required note or status column, they will be automatically added.

OmniOutliner for Mac 5.3

March 15, 2018

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniOutliner 5.3 remembers the last used setting in the Search field and fixes Quick Look on macOS High Sierra. This release also fixes numerous bugs and crashes.

  • Search — The Search field in the toolbar remembers the last used setting between Filter and Batch Find.
  • Resource Browser — Templates can be reorganized in folders by dragging them around.
  • Resource Browser — Template folders can be renamed.
  • Quick Look — Quick Look now works on macOS High Sierra.
  • Filter — Rows hidden under two or more collapsed parents will appear in flat filtered results.
  • Outline View — Fixed a bug causing child rows to display in the wrong order after ungrouping or outdenting a row.
  • Performance — Made saving certain documents faster.
  • Copy/Paste/Duplicate — Copying and pasting, or duplicating a row with pop-up column values will retain those values.
  • Fonts — Fixed an issue with text not displaying sometimes when using the Kailasa font.
  • Encryption — Password hints on flat format .ooutline files are now stored in a sync-friendly way.
  • Exports — Fixed a bug with font colors being applied incorrectly in PowerPoint exports.
  • Export — HTML and HTML (Dynamic) formats no longer try to display Photoshop files inline.
  • Quickstart — When in trial mode, the Quickstart guide message about switching modes accurately reflects the current mode.
  • Omni Automation — Fixed a bug preventing from returning normal URLs.
  • Resource Browser — Recent files can be opened and new documents can be created, by double-clicking on file in list mode.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash caused by applying a theme that had multiple named styles of the same name.
  • Stability — Fixed a memory management crash on Sierra often encountered when closing a file.
  • Stability — Fixed a hang converting certain Pro documents to Essentials.

OmniOutliner for iOS 3.0.1

February 14, 2018

Requires iOS 11

OmniOutliner 3 for iOS brings structured writing to a wider audience with the introduction of OmniOutliner Essentials and adds highly-anticipated features to OmniOutliner Pro.

OmniOutliner 3 requires iOS 11.

OmniOutliner Essentials

OmniOutliner Essentials is a brand new edition of OmniOutliner for iOS: 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.

  • Free Downloads — OmniOutliner for iOS is now a free download in the App Store. This change allows us to offer a two week trial, discounted upgrades to customers who bought previous versions of OmniOutliner, and a free read-only mode.
  • Dark Mode — OmniOutliner’s UI adapts to match your document’s background color.
  • Drag and Drop — Text can be dragged to documents. Rows can be dragged between documents or to other apps.
  • Keyword Filtering — Filter the outline by keyword via the new Filter icon in the toolbar.
  • Simplified Inspector — Access simple document and text styling options via the redesigned Essentials Inspector.
  • Improved Outline View — Row handles and Status Checkboxes now follow the row indentation level.
  • Recent Documents — View recently edited documents all in one place, regardless of whether they’re saved locally or synced via another service like OmniPresence or iCloud.
  • Templates — Choose a template or apply a theme to an existing document using OmniOutliner’s new Template Picker.
  • Printing — Documents can now be printed via the new Print option in the Share menu.
  • PDF — Send a PDF copy of your document using the new PDF format option.
  • 1Password — 1Password integration is available for OmniPresence account setup.
  • New File Format — OmniOutliner 3 for iOS adopts the new .ooutline format introduced by OmniOutliner 5 for Mac: a flat (zipped) file that is more compatible with third-party cloud sync platforms.
  • OPML Mode — When editing OPML files, features not supported by the file format are hidden or disabled.
  • Pro Document Compatibility — Documents containing Pro features are fully viewable in Essentials, along with an option to import a copy that removes all Pro styling and content.

OmniOutliner Pro

OmniOutliner Pro 3 includes all of the great new features of Essentials, everything good from OmniOutliner 2, and all of this:

  • Omni Automation — Cross-platform scripting with JavaScript.
  • Focusing — A Section List has been added to give you an overview of your document and the ability to focus on certain areas.
  • Status Bar — When focused or filtered, a status bar appears to remind you that content is hidden and provide easy access to your full outline.
  • Drag and Drop — In addition to text, images and other files can be dragged to documents.
  • Filters — Create and save keyword filters. If you’re syncing with OmniOutliner 5 Pro for Mac, you can also apply advanced filters created in the Mac edition of OmniOutliner.
  • Optimized Inspector — The Contents and Text Style Inspectors now open in a unified view on smaller iOS devices and as a unified sidebar on larger iOS devices, allowing for improved access to inspector contents. When space is available, the Inspector sidebar now persists on the screen, making it easier to make multiple changes to your document.
  • Outline Column — The outline column can now be placed anywhere in a multi-column document.
  • 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.
  • Password Encryption — Add a password to secure your documents with AES-256 encryption.
  • 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.
  • OPML Mode — Edit metadata for OPML files and set text encoding in the Document inspector.

OmniOutliner for Mac 5.2

November 16, 2017

Requires macOS 10.12

Version 5.2 - November 13, 2017

OmniOutliner 5.2 adds automation support through JavaScript and improves general performance. This release requires macOS Sierra or newer.

  • Automation — OmniOutliner now provides automation via JavaScript in addition to AppleScript. With the simple activation of a script you can programmatically create content and structure, conditionally change styles, or manipulate existing content. See examples and learn more at
  • Exports — Expanded PDF attachments in HTML and HTML (Dynamic) exports will render inline when browser support is available.
  • Performance — Multiple changes to improve overall performance when opening and using larger files.
  • General — A link to the signup page for the Omni Newsletter has been added to the Help menu.
  • Exports — Improved efficiency of docx, xlsx, and pptx export conversions.
  • Exports — Fixed multiple style related bugs in the docx and xlsx exporters.
  • Exports — Fixed layout issues in the HTML and HTML (Dynamic) exporters when viewed in Chrome or Firefox.
  • General — Toolbar buttons display their tooltips on hover.
  • Inspectors — Fixed the Handle label not fully displaying on non-retina screens with macOS High Sierra.
  • Internationalization — Fixed a frequent crash occurring with some input methods on Touch Bar MacBook Pros with macOS High Sierra.

OmniOutliner for iOS 2.11.1

October 23, 2017

Requires iOS 10

OmniOutliner 2.11.1 is a minor update focused on stability.

  • Stability — Renaming an open document will only trigger a save if edits were made. This reduces the frequency of causing an error on the Mac side if the same file was currently opened and being synced.
  • Stability — Fixed a hang when typing three dashes in a row with Smart Punctuation active.