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While this app will let users organize their notes to their heart's content, they'd better be prepared to pony up some cash to use it.

What's New

With this update, it's now possible to hide column headers. This update also includes a number of usability improvements and bug fixes.

New Features

• Column headers: There is now a third option for column header visibility for never showing the headers.


• Document picker: The UI for creating a new folder or moving files into folders has been moved to its own toolbar item for easier access.
• OmniPresence: When a 404 'not found' error is returned when configuring a WebDAV server, a more helpful message is displayed about checking your account information. The most common issue was trying to add an Omni Sync Server account that didn't exist.
• Audio recording: The audio recording UI in the bottom toolbar is now more visible when the interface is using a dark theme.

Bug Fixes

• Document picker: Fixed a possible crash with generating file previews.
• Style theming: When a theme is applied that contains a whole document background color, the color will no longer be applied to the level styles.
• Column headers: When column headers are set to 'Shown when multiple columns are visible', the headers will now be shown when additional checkbox columns are visible. The status column will not cause the headers to show.
• Help: When tapping on the icon to download the PDF manual, the PDF will now open in Safari so it can be saved to iBooks or other compatible apps.
• External keyboard: Japanese text can now be properly entered using a hardware keyboard.
• Styles: Files created in OmniOutliner 3 for Mac that made use of child/grandchild/etc styles will always be properly imported now.
• Saving: Fixed a crash encountered by a file closing with uncommitted edits when the app is asked to open a different document from an outside source.
• Text: When dynamic type fonts are pasted (such as Korean, Japanese, or Hebrew text), the text will be immediately visible.
• Undo: Redoing the deletion of a column will no longer cause a crash.

If you have any feedback or questions, we'd love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free tech support: you can reach us by email at omnioutliner@omnigroup.com, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnioutliner.

App Description

OmniOutliner starts as a blank page. But as you collect, compose, and rearrange text, its powerful outlining features emerge to organize your ideas. Hierarchy, columns, styling, notes — use them all in concert or keep things simple, depending on the project at hand. From basic lists and tables to serious writing and data wrangling, OmniOutliner understands how to keep your work structured and tidy.

Why choose OmniOutliner for iPad?

COMFORT: OmniOutliner was designed with speed and ease in mind, especially for data entry. Carefully-planned keyboard interactions and the ever-present Edit bar make it straightforward to add and rearrange items. Your ideas are what’s important — OmniOutliner just helps you get them in order.

STRUCTURE: Expand and collapse groups to concentrate on what’s important now. Use the Add row button's flyout mode to put new items right where you need them. And of course, just drag items around when you need to rearrange the order. If you need to make a bigger change, use Edit mode to move or modify a bunch of rows at once.

COLUMNS: Checkboxes, formatted numbers, pop-up lists, dates… Keep track of any number of different fields in each row. If you have too many columns to see at once, you can hide some. Or just temporarily slide them underneath the main outline column to get at the ones you’re interested in. You can even sort your rows by any column, then restore their original order.

STYLES: Thanks to the included templates and styles, you may never need to adjust anything yourself. But if you want to, check out our custom rich-text editor, with more detailed styling than you’re likely to find anywhere else on iPad. Save your favorites as named styles, for quick and consistent styling across your document. Configure rows to be styled based on their hierarchy. You can even apply styles from a template to your current document.

NOTES: Inline notes make it easy to keep track of ideas for future revisions, ancillary content, reviewers’ comments, ill-considered notions, snide jokes, and other miscellaneous info. You can attach notes to any row in a document, and show or hide them individually or en masse. And of course, notes can be styled just as precisely as the main content.

LINKS & ATTACHMENTS: Web addresses you type automatically get linkified. And any image you can copy and paste, from tiny embellishments to sketches from a drawing app to full-sized photos, can be placed right in your outline.

SHARING: OmniOutliner has no shortage of ways to share your documents. Sync your documents automatically via OmniPresence, our sync technology, or send them via email in several formats: OmniOutliner, OPML, HTML, DOCX, CSV, or plain text.

New features to OmniOutliner 2 include:

- Templates: When you create a new document you will be presented with a list of your templates to start from. Easily turn an existing document into a template or create one from scratch.
- Style theming: Have one document that you wished looked like another? Turn that other document into a template and apply it to any file you would like.
- External keyboard support: Outline faster! Navigate around your document, rearrange rows, and add new content, all without touching the screen. If you use OmniOutliner for the Mac, you will already be familiar with all these shortcuts.
- Folders: Have a lot of outlines on your iPad? Organize them with folders. For those syncing with OmniPresence, the same folders will be visible on the Mac.
- Export formats: Finished with your outlining portion of your project? Export your data to a word processing app using the DOCX format for the next phase. Need to switch to a spreadsheet app? Send your data over in CSV format.

SUPPORT: If you have any feedback or questions, we'd love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free tech support: you can reach us by email at omnioutliner@omnigroup.com, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnioutliner.

Thank you!

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App Changes

November 01, 2013 New version 2.0.3
October 29, 2013 New version 2.0.2
October 07, 2013 New version 2.0.1
September 18, 2013 Initial Release

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