Outline App Reviews

By Gorillized

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Outline app review

Outline App Info

  • 49 Ratings
  • Price: $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Dec 19 2018
  • Version: 3.21.
  • Size: 116.38 MB
  • Seller: Gorillized
  • © Gorillized

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Customer Reviews of the Outline App

Nice App but getting stagnant

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Meyers.Family's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

OneNote has improved so much in many ways. I wanted to like this app, but it seems like it has not really continued to be developed. In their forums, features were promised, but have not appeared. The sync is the worst thing about this app. I have lost pages of information thinking that they had been synced but hadn’t. Using the iMac app and this iOS app doesn’t work well without good synching. The iPad version is also not touch friendly to delete a page, move it, etc. Back to OneNote, but at least this app does write to that format, so I haven’t lost anything.

I really want to like it...

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MLRA73's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

Internal note links that work fine on the OneNote app don't always work on Outline+ ("You might not have permission to open it" . . . Umm, yes, I do!) Sync is very slow for large notebooks. I really want to like it for the 'Recent Pages Viewed' feature that OneNote doesn't offer.

Serious, useful application.

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Jamaica Blue's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

In a sea of similar or marginal apps, this is among the best productivity apps currently available now that Circus Ponies Notebook is gone. This is like OneNote in a better wrapper, with a sliver of CP Notebook.

Extremely squirrelly!

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Tinman N Oz's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

One minute I love this app and the next I'm pulling out my hair. I gave a 3 star since tomorrow I don't have a clue how it will behave but here are some tips before you give them a one star. If it is not acting as the guide says it should then back your important notebooks to iCloud, restore them to see if you can, delete the app and download it again from the App Store and test to see if what ails it has went away. Restore the notebook from the settings. An Outbox notebook will be restored, not the one you named it. If you enlarge your text and find the line spacing doesn't enlarge as well jump to another page and back. Photos look low res. I use the contextual menu to resize to original. Sharing or pasting a graphic from another app and then suddenly you cant drag it or activate the contextual menu, force quit the app and relaunch it. As you can see I have really endured a lot to even continue using this app. Hope this helps. Oh and incase this app disappears tomorrow save your notebooks as a PDF just incase if it will let you... Boohooohahhha.

Wonderful App

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Stonyeagle's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

Everything that OneNote wishes it could be. Outline provides the ability to sync with Dropbox while emulating OneNote in a more pleasant and easier to use UI. While the price is a bit steep it's worth the money to have an app that allows you to use a better storage service than OneDrive while maintaining note taking ability.

Best

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Sumeerthakur's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

One of the best app if you are core apple user

Falling behind Onenote in features.

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Ano-nym-ous's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

When I initially purchased Outline, it was superior to then-terrible Onenote for iOS. Since then, the situation had reversed. Outline still has three advantages over Onenote: 1) It can use files from cloud storage other than Onedrive. This is the biggest advantage - but only for those who need it. If you're using a free Onenote on the desktop, you really can't utilize this. You also need to be using Onedrive if you want to have web access to your notebooks. 2) It has a beautiful visual design. 3) It can open .one files directly from email, which is a useful feature in some very limited circumstances. It also has a number of drawbacks, and here's the two biggest ones: 1) It doesn't OCR images, it doesn't OCR printouts, and even when it seems to find text in printouts created by Onenote, it won't highlight it half the time. This makes it a poor data management solution - what good is all that info if I can't find it ? This is a major design limitation. 2) While the sync has improved lately, it is still slow and there's no background sync. With Onenote getting better and better, they need to at least fix the search to stay relevant.

Dropbox integration is horrible

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rus_sel's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

This app is OK, but the Dropbox piece needs to be redone. It is slow. Painfully slow. It will try to sync data that isn’t for the app, it sorts content in Dropbox illogically so browsing to add a new sync notebook is a nightmare. Slow. Slow. S L O W. I only use it with Dropbox, so I can’t say if it is better on other sync platforms.

Frustrating as hell to use

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mctoast's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

Change the size of your font, and it won't stick Pages move all over the place when scrolling, up and down and side to side.

Almost perfect

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Vbo123619's Review of Outline

Reviewed on 12/19/18 1:33 PM

It has a lot on it, but if it could do things like todo lists with reminders that also sync with the calendar will be cool. Also being able to copy and paste different books, tabs, pages etc