Outline for Mac 3.3 Supports OS X PDF Services!

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“Print to Outline” provides functionality of OS X PDF Services. It’s great way to save useful information – web pages, on-line tickets and orders, articles, PDF versions of magazines, Microsoft Word or Excel documents etc. to Outline and then organize, annotate and store them. Standard Print dialog has ability to convert and save such information as PDF file to different folders or apps, including Outline.

First, you need to proceed a few simple steps and install “Print to Outline” utility. The Full installation guide can be found here. Then go to the targeted page, file or app and press Command+P (or go to File -> Print), print dialog box will appear. Print dialog window allows you to set how many pages you want to print, so you can do the same in case of using “Print to Outline” feature. Very helpful thing if you need only several pages from a body of information. Click on dropdown PDF menu in the bottom right corner of Print window and you will see the list of all places where you can save your information, instead of printing.

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As you can see, this list depends on apps you have installed on your Mac and it can be managed manually at any time. Choose Edit menu and add Outline in appeared window, using “+” button. Now if you call print window in any application, clicking the PDF button will reveal options to save printable content in Outline as PDF attachment and printout in Inbox section of Unfiled notebook. If you want to convert it back to PDF, right-click on Page -> Export to PDF and then Export Printout.

Whether you simply browse the web or purposefully collect some data, you will always keep on hand this time-saving feature. Awesome thing, indeed!

 

See you,

Outline Team.

What Do You Know About Share Extensions?

iOS8 and OS X Yosemite

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.

 

Apple's Share Extensions

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!

It’s Official: Outline for Mac

Outline for Mac

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.