Scribe is the most intuitive outliner on the Mac.

Scribe is light-weight and simple. It has a clean, uncluttered interface. It gets out of your way, letting you get your ideas down faster.

You can also record audio while outlining. Jump to any point in the audio from any point in the text or visa versa. It's great for making sure you don't miss anything.

We think it's beautiful and hope that you do, too.

Features include:
• Easy, intuitive keyboard shortcuts
• Collapse/Expand text
• Reorganize and reorder
• Minimalist interface that gets out of your way
• Simple style menu that makes sure your outline always looks beautiful.
• Full screen support
• Autosave support
• Versions support
• Audio recording
• Outline text synced to audio
• OPML support
• Multiple outline symbol formats

It's as easy as 1, B, iii.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

Mac OSX Yosemite Compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Asya1 ,

Sooo Sloooow

I have fully loaded MacBook pro with i7 and 16 gigs of ram and Scrible is very on 38Kb file. I need to finish the doc, but I can’t.


Lee Human

Scribe is simple, clean and potentially a useful, intuitive outliner. However previous versions have been buggy and customer support, at least for me, poorly responsive. The current version is basically incompatible with El Capitan with frequent, unexpected crashes. Attempts to reach customer support to find out whether an updated version will be available have been unsuccessful; perhaps the application is no longer being supported. At any rate I have abandoned the program and switched to Cloud Outliner which, so far, works nicely with El Capitan and has the advantage of having an iPhone version with the ability to sync with the Mac application.

RJ Lea ,

Simple, Fast, and Effective

UPDATE: I have been using scribe for a while now. I have another outlining app that I use for longer outlines. But when I need to make a quick outline or jot down some notes in a meeting, I keep coming back to Scribe. It is also great for outlining shorter papers.

Scribe is a joy to use and very intuitive. All you have to do is launch it and start outlining. It has just the right amount of features to make it a great outlining tool without being bogged down by a bunch of features most people are not going to use. I have used it to outline research papers and it does the job very well. I have found that copy and pasting into Pages is a great way to put the final touches on your outline (line spacing, before and after paragraph spacing etc). Also, if you also use mindmapping software, this will open OPML files and the formatting is virtually flawless! What a great tool.

On another note, the developers are incredibly responsive and seem committed to making this product even better. I emailed with a question and received a quick, helpful response. One thing that would be great to see is page wrap functionality for full screen mode, to avoid having lines of text that stretch across the whole screen.


Dexter Weiss
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OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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