Cloud Outliner for Mac OS X: Outliner with iCloud and Evernote Sync
XwaveSoft today introduces Cloud Outliner 1.0 for Mac OS X, the Mac version of their cross-platform tool that enables the creation and sharing of outlines between Macs, iOS devices, and Evernote accounts. An outline is the most efficient and simple method of organizing any information. With OPML import/export and plain text and PDF export, the app is ideal for organizing and sharing information of every kind.
It is no coincidence that personal computers operate using a Hierarchical File System. Top to bottom branching is the most efficient and simple method of organizing any information. And an outline uses the same hierarchical method to illustrate the connection of a major topic, idea, or piece of information to related topics, ideas, and information. Nested categories, from major, to minor, to sub, to sub-sub categories provide an instant overview of the structure of any collection of data, notes, etc.
* iCloud: sync outlines between all your computers and iDevices
* Sync outlines with Evernote
* The iOS version of the application
* Import and export outlines in OPML or COD formats
* Save outlines in PDF format
* Print outlines
* Copy & Paste rows between outlines and even other apps (Notes, Mail, Safari etc.)
* Hide checked lines or sub-categories
* Intuitive, uncluttered interface
* Get in the zone with full-screen mode
* Autosave function eliminates the need to save outlines
Offering unfettered access to outline creation and editing, Cloud Outliner supports a host of sharing options. First, the app offers auto-sync between iDevices and computers via iCloud. Second, the app supports auto-sync with Evernote, the multimedia note-taking app that has achieved the status of an industry standard. Third, the app allows export of outlines in plain text, PDF, or OPML formats. Finally, users can easily import formatted outlines from other apps via OPML import.
“Cloud Outliner lets you create and share outlines between your Mac, your iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) and your Evernote account,” commented Denys Yevenko of XwaveSoft. “Outlines make you efficient, naturally organizing your plans, projects and ideas in a clear way. Got a sudden flash of insight? Don’t risk forgetting it – just enter it right away on whatever device is closest, and see your changes appear automatically everywhere else.”
Creating a new outline in Cloud Outliner is done with a single touch or mouse click, and building hierarchies is equally simple. For example, the user might create an outline entitled “My Favorite Foods.” He or she might then start with the category Fruits, listing six favorite fruits beneath. With a single click/touch Fruits is indented one tab. Similarly, each listed fruit is indented two tabs. A user can manually or automatically add to any level of indentation, and can drag any item to any level of hierarchy already established. The app automatically keeps track of each entry and all the hierarchical levels beneath it, prohibiting improper outline formatting.
Having created an initial outline, users can easily save or edit it. Editing is simple and intuitive, allowing the selection of multiple lines (including nested entries or columns). Entire hierarchies can be moved up or down in the outline, their items reordered, and indentations changed, or the entire group can be deleted. Within the app, it is easy to cut & paste from one outline to another, or paste into another app, such as Notes, Mail, Safari, etc.
Cloud Outliner functions in both standard and full-screen modes, and its streamlined GUI lets users make and adjust outlines without any restrictions whatsoever. An additional convenience feature is checkboxes, which can be inserted in front of any entry. This allows users to filter out checked items when displaying the outline, e.g. completed items in a to-do outline.
“Whether you’re plotting a novel, preparing to move, planning Christmas gifts, or starting on a research proposal, you will organize your thoughts more clearly and effectively by creating an outline,” stated Denys Yevenko of XwaveSoft. “And Cloud Outliner for OS X makes outline creation, editing, sharing, and syncing easier than any Mac app available.”
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 4.8 MB
Cloud Outliner 1.0 for Mac OS X is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. Cloud Outliner 1.5 for iOS is $4.99 and available through the iTunes App Store in the Productivity category. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Odessa, Ukraine, XwaveSoft is a privately owned software development company founded in 2009 by Denys Yevenko. XwaveSoft is focused on developing high-quality iOS and OS X applications. Long-term experience and professional expertise of the company’s management and personnel guarantee the high quality of its products. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 XwaveSoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.