Outline: Powerful Notes 4+
Ideas, Notes and Projects
- Offers In-App Purchases
Welcome to Outline: simple yet powerful knowledge management app
Outline is a powerful, full-featured note-taker, perfect for students, teachers, physicians, lawyers, executives and everyone who needs to sketch ideas, organize notes, annotate documents, keep any kind of journals.
Type and write, draw and annotate, import, export and sync! Creating and managing data is fun, and iPad equipped with Outline becomes irreplaceable!
"My old digital notebooks just came alive with Outline. Its stunning graphics and animation seemed surreal. I can touch sections and list pages just like I would do it with a paper notebook." - Outline user.
**Enjoy your notes**
Type, write or draw anywhere on a page. Much like in a good old paper notebook, you just do it your way, without the constraints of a tool! Limits are a thing of the past: arrange your ideas in Outline as they grow and populate the canvas.
**Organize your data**
The flawless organization of Outline visually portrays the hierarchy of your ideas. Create sections, pages and groups of sections within a notebook and have them customized to that specific subject. You won't get lost, but pleased with the simplicity of such structure.
The power of a full featured text editor right when you need it. Built-in styles. Lists. Tables. Tags. Hyperlinks. Everything that gives you an easier time visualizing and structuring your thoughts is wrapped up into one multifunctional note-taking app.
**Draw. Highlight. Annotate**
When you’re thinking of something beyond words… Draw it! Built-in pens and highlighter tool allow you to express your ideas in the easiest way ever! Annotate text, images and printouts
with colorful inks. Use magic highlighters to emphasize text in one easy stroke.
**Attach files and insert printouts**
To collect related documents in one place, add them as file attachments or insert them as printouts for annotation. This way Outline becomes a universal tool for storing and working with your data.
**Sync your data**
We provide a multitude of sync methods, so feel free to choose your favorite cloud. A broad range of services to keep your notebooks on iPad and Mac up-to-date like Box, Dropbox, iCloud, WebDav and iTunes (manual transfer) is guaranteed. Additional services like OneDrive and SharePoint support are offered as a part of OneNote compatibility.
**Protect your notes**
Sensitive data deserves special attention and security. You are free to choose where to store your data with Outline - locally or in your favorite cloud. Section password protection will keep your information safe using industry standard encryption algorithms. You have fine grained control when to automatically lock protected sections.
**Use with Microsoft OneNote**
Outline works with local OneNote files on your iPad or Mac. you can also synchronize with OneDrive or Sharepoint to can collaborate on notes with colleagues who use OneNote.
Microsoft OneNote file format support:
▪ OneNote 2010+ - supported
▪ OneNote 2007 - read-only
▪ OneNote 2003 - not supported
Microsoft Sync Services support:
▪ SharePoint on-premise 2010+ - supported
▪ OneDrive Personal - supported
▪ OneDrive for Business - supported
▪ SharePoint Online - not fully supported at the moment, you can access only top level site
Fixed problem with DropBox session expiration
Ratings and Reviews
After an update from OneNote, I was looking for alternative, and I found Outline. Before downloading, I was nervous because of some of the reviews, but after several days of using the product for myself, I think it deserves a lot more credit.
As someone who is nostalgic, the interface is the first thing that grabs my attention since I am not a fan of where design is going in general with software. The UI has nice contrast, it is easy to navigate, and everything about it is very intuitive.
Unlike the iPad version of OneNote, I am able to indent pages without having to go online or use OneNote from another device. I am also able to create long lengths of text, bullet points, bullet point icons, and even attach PDFs. I was having trouble with selecting and moving PDF attachments, but just any product involves time to learn, I realized that there was an option to unattached it from the background.
The only criticism I have, which is why I am giving it 4 stars instead of five, is that it does not look like I can rename notebooks or reorder pages. I can rename pages and reorder notebooks, but not the other way around. This is inconvenient because mistakes can occur, and re-editing needs to be done without having to delete and start over. It is not clear to me the proper work around for this.
But aside from that, I highly recommend this product to others. Great job!
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy the app and that you find the interface and navigation to be intuitive and easy to use. We appreciate your feedback on the lack of ability to rename notebooks and reorder pages and will take it into consideration for future updates.
Love this App!!!
This is possibly the best little notebook app I have ever seen! I used this app all throughout nursing school and it helped me keep my notes so organized!! Attach a little keyboard to your iPad and you have the best mini laptop and easy to use digital notebook. I loved that within each notebook you could have different subjects with as many pages as you wanted. I also love how you can attach the image straight into the note and place it wherever you want. The drawing feature is also awesome! Teacher draws something on the board I could either draw it myself right with the app or I could take a picture on my iPad of what she drew and place the picture within the note!! BEST NOTE TAKING APP EVER!! Also the app syncs itself with wherever else you have your app like your phone.. So if you leave your iPad at home then you can study your notes from your phone (or even take notes on your phone) I only wish I could download it for my MacBook also.
Falling behind Onenote in features.
When I initially purchased Outline, it was superior to then-terrible Onenote for iOS. Since then, the situation had reversed.
Outline still has three advantages over Onenote:
1) It can use files from cloud storage other than Onedrive. This is the biggest advantage - but only for those who need it. If you're using a free Onenote on the desktop, you really can't utilize this. You also need to be using Onedrive if you want to have web access to your notebooks.
2) It has a beautiful visual design.
3) It can open .one files directly from email, which is a useful feature in some very limited circumstances.
It also has a number of drawbacks, and here's the two biggest ones:
1) It doesn't OCR images, it doesn't OCR printouts, and even when it seems to find text in printouts created by Onenote, it won't highlight it half the time. This makes it a poor data management solution - what good is all that info if I can't find it ? This is a major design limitation.
2) While the sync has improved lately, it is still slow and there's no background sync.
With Onenote getting better and better, they need to at least fix the search to stay relevant.
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- 114.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- OneDrive for Business $4.99
- WebDAV Sync $2.99