OmniOutliner

Version: 3.10.3 || Release Date: 2011-08-19 || License: Commercial with demo ($39.95) Developer: The Omni Group | App Owner: josh

OmniOutliner is a flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information.

Welcome to OmniOutliner 3, an amazingly flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Give your creativity a kick start by using an application that's actually designed to help you think. It's like having an extra brain - one that doesn't keep losing the car keys.

You can use OmniOutliner's document structure to create hierarchies of main headings and subpoints that can be expanded and collapsed, which are immensely useful when it comes to brainstorming new ideas, drilling out specifics, and lining up steps needed to get everything done. But you aren't limited to outlines - you've got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an über-innovative styles system at your disposal.

Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays...and just about anything else you can think of.

It's a smarter way to write, a more productive way to stay organized. Whatever your project, OmniOutliner has the tools you need to get the job done.

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7 Opinions

I switched to Omni Outliner Pro, since I use this quite a bit. I think the Omni Group does some pretty good software.

This application is one of the reasons, why I love Mac OS X. Outliners are not everybody's piece of cake. They don't really exist for Windows or Linux. Maybe because few software designers understand what an outliner is all about. Omni is one of the few exceptions. They get it. Completely. So they created what I consider to be the perfect outliner. It's exactly right. The features and the user interface are perfectly balanced.

I use it to collect and categorize bits of data. From shopping lists to feature comparisons to book chapters. I love it as a creative tool to collect and categorize ideas. I have outlines with less than a dozen and more than thousand entries. Some are plain lists, some are former mind maps, some are future text documents. OmniOutliner makes lots of sense to me. :-)

i use this to make to-do lists for computer work (house calls, server maintenance and such), it is a really useful app to have around and it also helps to make me look just a little bit more responsible when i bring my macbook over to an office and am taking notes on their system(s') issues in outliner. in short, i really like this app.

So glad this came with my Mac!

I use it for presentations, planning and kGTD. Easy to use, elegant and very powerful.

i agree. it doesn't look like much (especially the icon; i replaced the default with this one <http://www.mikematas.com/2005/02/omnioutliner-3-replacement-icons_17.html>), but it's really great for making organized lists of all kinds.

It took me a while to get used to the program (it came free with my PowerBook), but now I use it for just about everything... taking notes in class, to-do lists (or any kind of lists, for that matter), simple databases... its just amazing. The program is very feature rich and still easy to use at the same time. There are one or two features that I think are missing, though (that's probably why they have a more expensive 'professional' version, but I'm too cheap to upgrade :-P).