Bike: Fast & Fluid Outliner 4+

Tool for thought

Jesse Grosjean

    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Bike is a fast and fluid outliner that's fun to use.
Your thoughts and ideas flow smoothly across the screen.
Bike also works well with big files, uses open file formats, and is scriptable.

Try it, Bike is different.

Key Features
• Clean and simple outliner
• Fluid outlining experience
• Fold and focus to manage big outlines
• Fast and efficient native macOS Application
• Fast keyboard navigation & commands

Supporting Features
• Great at text and outline editing
• Active support community ready to help
• Bike uses open file formats. (.html, .opml, .txt)
• Use AppleScript to control and automate Bike

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Terms of Use

What’s New

Version 1.3

• Added Default document type and extension
• Added Scripting access to row attributes
• Added Exit outline mode using Option-Right/Left
• Added Row > New Indented Row (Shift-Command-Return)
• Typing animations finish faster when typing fast
• Improve text caret animations when undo/redo
• Respect NSScrollAnimationEnabled user defaults setting
• Ignore first click (maintaining selection) when activating window
• Fixed Extend selection by word/line when dragging mouse
• Fixed `---` read from plain text is treated normally
• Fixed Option-Up-Shift to properly extend selection
• Fixed Don't allow collapsing leaf rows

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

siapollo ,

Absolutely in love

Love this app. It's changed my life and made it possible for my brain to focus on less things at once. begging for maybe and ios and ipads version. Also, i cant seem to figure out the file format switching.

Developer Response ,

Did you see Using Bike > Using Documents > Bike Format Options in the User's Guide. I hope that will help. If not please ask for clarification in the user's forum, hopefully I can help.

jg6464 ,


This developer has learned what a structured text app needs to do from building TaskPaper and FoldingText. Bike is simple, functional, and elegant.

xunilhr ,

Has potential, but comes up too short

I wanted to like this app. The price is ridiculous for the functionality. No iOS app with cloud sync, so if you have thought you need to get down while away from your Macbook, too bad. There are other options that serve my needs at a much lower price.

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The developer, Jesse Grosjean, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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