OmniOutliner 2


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 iOS?

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 drag around 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 iOS. 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: Turn any document into a reusable template, or use one of the beautiful built-in options.
• Style Theming: Use the styles from an existing template to style any other document.
• External keyboard support: Outline faster! Navigate around your document, rearrange rows, and add new content, all without touching the screen.
• Folders: Organize your many outlines with folders. If you sync with OmniPresence, the same folders appear on your Mac.
• Export formats: Share more flexibly with the new DOCX and CSV formats.

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, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnioutliner.

Thank you!

What's new in version 2.3.2

OmniOutliner 2.3.2 is a minor release focusing on stability.

• Columns: When editing a number, date, or duration column, the keyboard will default to showing the numeric keys.
• Doc picker: Rotating your device when viewing the root Locations screen or adding an OmniPresence account will now work correctly when running under iOS 8.3.
• Edit Mode: Moving rows while in Edit mode works again.
• Stability: Copying large attachments should no longer crash due to running out of memory.
• Stability: Dragging a row off the screen will no longer crash.
• Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur when the bottom toolbar was being updated.
• Stability: Fixed a crash due to trying to start editing with an external keyboard when multiple rows were selected.
• Stability: Fixed a crash that could occur when expanding notes.

We appreciate that you're taking the time to read these release notes. If you are enjoying OmniOutliner, please consider rating it in the App Store!

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, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnioutliner.

Thank you!


Linked Opinion

Recommended by Michael Wilson

Version 2.3.2 – January 1, 2016 at 5:02 PM

I use this every week

Recommended by Adam Christianson

Version 2.0.1 – October 23, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I use this all the time. One of my most productive iPad apps.

Recommended by Chris Moody

Version 2.0.3 – November 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Premium features and templates. You get what you pay for on this one. However I do have all of their Mac apps so the syncing is usefule to me.

Recommended by Ray

Version 2.0.3 – November 16, 2013 at 6:15 AM

Faved by Mark Brodermann

Version 2.0.3 – November 20, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Good update to great App. Worth the price with the amount of use it gets.

Faved by Keith O'Connell

Version 2.0.3 – November 30, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Faved by Marcelle Quao

Version 2.0.3 – November 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Faved by Brian

Version 2.0.3 – January 12, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Recommended by Don Loomis

Version 2.0.3 – February 1, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Recommended by Christopher Morse

Version 2.0.3 – March 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

The Omni Group always delivers top notch software. My only disappointment is the lack of sync options.

Faved by Rene Netter

Version 2.0.3 – March 20, 2014 at 4:51 AM

Faved by William Gallagher

Version 2.0.4 – April 18, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Recommended by Jeff K

Version 2.0.4 – April 26, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Recommended by Sandro Cuccia

Version 2.0.4 – May 21, 2014 at 5:34 AM

Recommended by Robert Fay

Version 2.3.2 – July 11, 2016 at 6:52 PM

Recommended by Barry

Version 2.3.2 – June 2, 2017 at 1:01 PM