What’s New in Outline 3.2.

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Outline for iPad and Mac has been updated to version 3.2. Newest Mac version includes OS X Services and improved tables tool. iPad version also provides more opportunities to create and edit tables, minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

Another time-saving feature of Mac OS X is Services that allows to quickly perform actions, using a contextual menu, instead of launching additional apps. This feature is primarily intended to provide capabilities of one app to another. Therefore, you can simplify multi-step process of data transfer between apps on your Mac.

Where to start? First of all, you need to make sure that Outline is in the list of enabled services. It will take not more than a minute, just go to System Preferences, click on Keyboard icon and select Shortcuts tab. Then click on Services to see the full list of available services. Find there “Send to Outline” and set tick opposite it. You can also disable services you might not use in order to make Services menu more convenient and applicable for your needs.

OS X Services

Now “Send to Outline” option will appear in the contextual menu that pops up when you right-click on file, image in the Finder or Desktop, selected text in Safari or in other apps. In the other hand, you can send data from Outline pages to other apps through the same contextual menu. You can also set keyboard shortcuts for this option from the Shortcut tab in System Preferences menu and get faster access.

Import from Safari

We tried to make a process of table creation more user-friendly and accurate. In Outline for iPad you now have at your disposal special dropdown menu that brings more power to already existing options. This menu lets you get all features of working with tables in one place – separate button is situated on the toolbar. We also added extended tables capabilities in the contextual menu for Mac version. You can use this menu or new keyboard shortcuts to create, edit or delete your tables.

We added some navigation shortcuts as well, so don’t forget to learn about new hotkeys from Getting Started Guide.

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See you,

Outline Team.

What Do You Know About Share Extensions?

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Our team is constantly updating Outline on both platforms, so as to deliver more powerful opportunities, innovations and wide range of useful features. It’s time to learn about Share Extensions.

 

Extensions are powerful features that are designed to provide more functionality and usability to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. They take to the heights the interaction between apps, user experience and customization and bring new technologies and owners of Apple devices closer together. Undoubtedly, all these features amplify the iOS platform and make it more flexible.

 

And how does it work? Share Extensions allow to connect and share data between apps in several ways:

 

At first, now you can share various content from apps supporting data transfer in HTML, image or rich text formats. For example, you can insert web content from Safari browser to Outline pages and choose whether it will be whole page or only snippet. You just need to click on special Share button in the upper right corner of the window and then customize your Share Sheet using More option. Mac version of Outline supports import from Safari browser and Preview tool. iPad version allows to import data from Evernote, Notes or Image Gallery, besides the Safari.

 

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The second way of using Share Extensions is export your data in PDF format from Outline directly to other apps. Outline includes Share Menu for this purpose. Click the Share Menu icon, customize again your list of destination apps and choose an app where you would like to export your page. Finished! That was really easy, wasn’t it?

 

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So, these were simple and effective ways of how you can use such major features of OS X and iOS 8 like Share Extensions with Outline apps. Our team is not going to be satisfied with what has already been achieved and working hard in order to provide more significant features and better performance. Keep an eye on our news to be sure you don’t miss major updates of Outline for Mac and iPad.

 

You are welcome to share your ideas with us! We truly value you feedback.

 

See you,

Outline Team.

Outline`s huge update – version 3.0 released!

Autumn is time of gathering in the harvest and we want to follow this tradition by presenting you the result of our long, hard, but fruitful work. So many days (and nights) of thinking, negotiating, implementing and improving have gone by, and here it is – Outline v.3.0 for iPad and Mac.

 

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Everything you waited for from this update wants to be checked and used, wants to fulfill its destiny, so go and get started!

 

Create tables and hyperlinks; link information from page to page, connect different notebooks or make wiki links, everything is possible.

 

From now on both apps support attachments and allow you to work with PDF files. You can annotate such documents and save those files back to PDF, all annotations stay there. It is especially convenient in Outline for iPad with its new totally refashioned handwriting tool:

 

Annotations

 

The top-notch of Outline`s current release is its own file format, which provides it with a status of an independent note-taking application. Along with Dropbox syncing Outline file format makes the work smoother and faster. You should definitely give a try.

 

Outline can also set images as background – nice option for those who wants to leave comments right on a photo; type, write or draw over inserted images, enjoy the diversity!

 

Outline v.3.0 not only works nice, it also looks beautiful and supports newly presented iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite accordingly.

 

Microsoft OneNote compatibility, as well as Box, OneDrive and SharePoint sync are of course preserved, and Outline stays a friendly partner of OneNote.

 

Now we`re up to new deeds on the thorny, but such an exciting way of “outlining“! As always, we`re open to any ideas and suggestions for app improvements, and thanks a million to those who support us and believe in what we do!

Outline for Mac – Updates Today!

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Hello Everyone! We are here today to make an announcement:

Outline for Mac v.2.0 is Released! Editing is Now Supportedbg-outline-mac

It’s been quite a long and uneasy road for all of us, however, our efforts are rewarded with tangible results. Outline for Mac steps to a new level and its functionality is getting stronger.

 

You can open and edit your existing notebooks. Your can create new notebooks and start something completely new with Outline for Mac. We also implemented SkyDrive support.

 

Outline tools are easy and intuitive. There is almost everything you need for extensive note-taking, no matter how complex your notes are. And moreover, Mac shortcuts, you are used to, are supported.

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Outline for Mac is Safari friendly. Adding text and image clips from the Web is a matter of a moment. File attachments and photos can be added to complete your notes. Password protection is available to encrypt sensitive data.

 

One thing we devoted special attention to is Selection. We’ve been contemplating on making it more functional and convenient. As a result, it is done so that it is possible to modify the selected area without continuous reselecting objects! You should try it!

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Please, find more details and instructions in the Getting Started notebook within the App.

 

That is our first, yet undoubtedly successful, launch of Outline Editor for Mac. There are great ideas and impressive plans of adding more useful features. We got excited and entirely involved into the process of development Outline and will keep on working with even more inspiration!

 

We are open to your suggestions and feature requests. Please let us know if you would like to see something implemented in future updates.

 

Hearty thanks to all of you who were with us, patiently waiting and supporting our team!christmas

Merry Christmas, Friends!

 

 

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It’s Official: Outline for Mac

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We are so happy to announce that Outline for Mac will soon appear on the Mac App Store. It will be the first software that will enable to open and read OneNote files on a Mac. If you are a Mac user, you are forced to use virtual machines (like Parallels or VMWare) or Microsoft Web Apps to work with your OneNote notebooks. Outline is the first ever native MacOS software capable to work with OneNote files.

We’ll start with a reader that syncs via Dropbox, Box.com and iTunes with your Outline+ on iPad or MS OneNote, and then update the app with a rich-text editor.

Sign up to our newsletter on our special Outline for Mac page, and we’ll let you know when it is available.