OmniOutliner 2

OmniOutliner 2

By The Omni Group

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-09-18
  • Current Version: 2.11.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 48.27 MB
  • Developer: The Omni Group
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 10.0
Score: 4
From 195 Ratings


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!



  • Love it but needs some simplification

    By MikeyCashGames
    I think this is my favorite outliner app but it still needs some refinement. The controls are a little janky and trying to get the outline to conform to my style doesn’t work, I have to conform to the outliner. Also it still isn’t updated for iPhone X so hopefully that happens very soon. Otherwise this app is incredibly powerful especially when paired with the desktop experience! I love Omni apps, they are fantastic.
  • Inscrutable

    By Vulgar demos
    I figured it’d be more intuitive than the macOS version but not really the case. 20 minutes of efforts to change font of entire document and still no clue how to do so.
  • I’ll Promise You This

    By wm_j_ray
    This will be the most functional and full featured outliner/note taker on your phone but it will also be the slowest app to boot up and sync. Downright painful.
  • It’s Okay

    By blogbarger
    It’s a decent enough app, but for the price and the name, it’s simply astounding that we still can’t print outlines. I teach and give all kinds of presentations. Not having the ability to simply print my outline that I created on my iPad Pro made me lose the the app. Seriously. It’s 2017 and we have iOS 11. Why can’t we print?
  • Not yet as useful as desktop version

    By Jamaica Blue
    The desktop version of OmniOutliner is killer & has been the standard to compare other outlining apps against. The iPad version, as someone else pointed out, is a good field use implementation, but maybe not where one would begin complex outline structures at max efficiency. That said, it's fine beginning less complex structures on the tablet.
  • Flexible and very Capable Outliner

    By walk4health
    UPDATE (09-23-17) Omnioutliner only continues to improve as the developer continues to add features and makes it even more valuable. Can't wait to see version 3 coming out soon! I purchased Outliner a few months ago and have really grown to rely on it daily. I can build lists and customize the formatting, add columns as necessary, and keep track of everything really easily with this program. I had been using Workflowy as my outliner, but the $50 annual fee seemed high to me (although I really like Workflowy's simplicity a lot). So I began researching other outlining app alternatives. Not only does Omni Outliner provide both Mac and iPad/iPhone versions that sync, the versatility of Outliner is much greater than Workflowy and provides much more formatting styles and customization. If you need an outliner, I can't imagine that OmniOutliner not suiting your needs. It certainly meets mine. Highly recommended!
  • Almost perfect but unusable for me because....

    By Johnny D G
    It's almost perfect for projects (which I do,) journaling, etc. The problem is syncing. 1st cannot sync fully with iCloud (only a partial sync.) and 2nd when it syncs, it syncs the whole file not just the new or edited part. When this app syncs fully with iCloud and when it only syncs the new edited parts, then I will use this as a main app. I can't use it as a main app until fixed. (I've been using this since it was called Ecco.)
  • Proprietary Sync Only

    By Longtime CPod User
    I can't use this app until they implement sync for Dropbox fully (or at all). Sync with various cloud providers is standard feature in the App Store that I suppose they're dragging their feet on given their investment in a proprietary sync solution.
  • Pales in comparison to OO2 on Mac

    By This app needs lots of work
    I don't expect that the iOS version is going to have the full functionality of the Mac version, but there are some basic UI features (drag and drop reordering namely) that should have been included. The current method of having to select the list icon then selecting the row, then selecting move then selecting the row to which you want to move your selected row above or below, beige finally selecting "above" or "below" seems to be an inefficient and clumsy way for a $30 app to handle reordering. Other outlining tools get this right with being able to reorder lists and indentation just by long pressing on the row and dragging to reorder or indent. (See Outliner) I bought this app expecting that Omni would do it better and because I wanted to be able to sync my outlines between my Mac and iOS. Edit: Updating review to 4 stars. OO2 does support drag and drop. one has to long press on the left bullet. Launching of outlines a little, hence the less than perfect rating.
  • Still too complicated!

    By BAR112
    I delete and then come back to this app every few years. Recently tried it again. I do like the variety of ready-made templates; however, I cannot figure out how to simply add a new item to the outline! Deleting again.