Indispensable information organization tool for knowledge workers.

Outlinely is the home for all your notes, thoughts, ideas and todos. It’s an elegant outliner and writing tool, with a robust document management system.

Outlinely provides the best environment for ideas and insights. Packed with great features: Search & Navigate, Focus mode, Typewriter scrolling, Word counting. Outlinely is the ultimate solution for knowledge workers.


Library and Folders
- Each document is an outline.
- Organize documents into Folders & Subfolders.
- Access documents from anywhere with iCloud.
- Bookmark a document and access them quickly from the Favorited folder.
- Embedded link to other documents in Library.

Search & Navigate
- Search for any word in the entire library with Open Quickly.
- Search and go to any topic instantly with Search & Navigate.

Powerful outliner
- Organize text into hierachical structure.
- Expand to reveal detail, collapse to hide detail.
- Zoom to any item (hoisting).
- Drag & Drop to reorder items.
- Add notes and links.
- Insert images.
- Make checklist, checkboxes, completed status.
- Add formatting : Bold, italic, size, highlighted, strike-through.

Versatile writing tool
- It’s almost magical that Outlinely is both an outliner and a writing tool.
- Keyboard navigation, copy/paste, search/replace, undo/redo.
- Markdown syntax highlighting.
- Focus mode.
- Typewriter mode.
- Word count, character count.

- Add tags to your topics.
- Filter outlines with a single click.
- Auto-complete when using previous tags.

- Light/Dark/Sepia and many other beautiful themes.
- Create your own custom theme.
- Or you can import theme from Outlinely’s Theme Gallery.

- Edit OPML files directly (Outline Processor Markup Language).
- Export your outline to: OPML, PDF, Microsoft Word Document, RTF, HTML, Markdown, and plain-text formats.

Other features
- Full Screen mode
- Shortcut keys
- Paragraph Numbers
- X-Callback-URL support
- Emoji support

## Support
We put our best efforts into constantly improving Outlinely and your feedback is highly appreciated. You can contact us at or find us @outlinely on Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!

What’s New

Version 2.10.4

- Dark Themes are optimized for Mojave Dark Mode.
- Compability support for macOS Mojave.
- Support Drag and drop a text selection from other apps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Luhmann ,

Best for syncing with iOS

There are very few outliners that sync with a good native iOS app. If that is something you need, this is your best choice. For a while it seemed to be abandonware, but the developer has begun active development again and has been churning out steady incremental updates for some time now. Also, for those who don't like subscriptions, the iOS companion app offers a reasonable single-payment "lifetime subscription." Looking forward to seeing this app grow.

Here-and-Now ,

Love it and use it all the time

This is an excellent application program and works as advertised. It excells far beyond other outliners I have tried in the past, and I use it constantly for organizing my thoughts and writing in several subjects. I am completely satisfied with the app as it is now, so I don't care if the developer continues to update it or not. Thank you, dev, for making an excellent tool. I highly recommend Outlinely. Bravo!

shaggyred ,

Excellent outliner that does only what you need

Both on Mac and iOS it's a great package. Been very helpful in helping to laying out outlines.

Only notes:
Typewriter mode could be better. Double-clicking on a word while in that mode causes the scroll to jump around, meaning you can't really double-click unless what you're clicking on is right in the middle.

Feature request: Please allow visual zoom on the text without the need to change the actual text size. Changing all the text size at once is a bit of a chore, and there are times, especially on iOS, where I would like to be able to zoom the text to a larger size to ease the strain of reading without having to change the actual text size.


Glam Software Co, Ltd
11.2 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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