Say, you came across a web page you want to have by the hand, stored in the exactly original way it looks, annotated with your ideas over it (text and handwriting), and sent as a printout to a colleague.
Respecting the boundaries of personal has always been a key thing in Outline. Specifically, that’s the reason we made it possible to store notes in a private WebDAV cloud, locally, or even encrypted. But some notes are born to be shown to other people, for collaboration, communication, and fun.
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.
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?
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.
It’s a long-awaited update that brings freedom to your notes. They are no longer attached to your device and OneNote format. Now you can export any page to PDF or email it to your friends and colleagues.
You’ll find a little new button, tap it – and either email a current page or export it to PDF to make tons of magical things with it like Airprint or opening in any other app that supports PDF.
We have also fixed some very noisy and poisonous bugs and connection issues to Box. By the way – the special offer to get free 10GB + sync account from Box expires on January 21, so sign up for it until it’s too late using this special link: box.com/outlineplus
We’ve been waiting for this release since December (or maybe even November?) so there is a new Christmas notebook cover. So save it for next holiday