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Posted by Luhmann
Jan 12, 2016 at 10:57 AM

 

Cloud Outliner finally released version 2 for OS X, which syncs with the iOS version via iCloud.

Workflowy and Dynalist are nicer desktop outliners, but neither has a decent iOS app. If you primarily work on iOS this seems worth looking at, since the iOS native app is much easier to use on the iPhone than the webview-only options offered by these others.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cloud-outliner-2-pro-outline/id1024917449?mt=12

Despite lacking a lot of features, but it does allow you to customize the shortcuts as you like, and you can import/export OPML files with other outliners.

 


Posted by Luhmann
Jan 12, 2016 at 11:01 AM

 

Putting the app through its paces, I find that it is very slow, frequently giving me a spinning wheel and becoming unresponsive. I hope they can fix these performance issues, otherwise it is not much use for any real work…

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jan 12, 2016 at 12:03 PM

 

Thank you for alerting us about this new version of Cloud Outliner. Being a fan of the iPad app, I had to give this a whirl. I haven’t had the hang up issues you describe, but the outline I created was not very big.

What I did find disappointing is the inline note feature. Creating and editing a note is awkward. It works, but I felt like I was fumbling around a lot. The cursor didn’t seem to respond well to the track pad. I had to navigate around in the note with my arrow keys to get to the point I wanted to go.

And, as you said, it isn’t very feature rich for a desktop outliner. Presumably features will be added and issues like the one I had with the notes will be ironed out in the future.

Steve Z.

 


Posted by Luhmann
Jan 18, 2016 at 03:40 AM

 

After more use I’m even more dissatisfied with Cloud Outliner 2 for OS X. I’ve had sync failures, crashes, etc. on a daily basis. I really *want* this to work because I want an iOS-first solution to outlining that also syncs with the desktop and this is the only one I know of, but I can’t consider this release to be anything other than a poorly tested beta app.

 


Posted by Jan S.
Jan 18, 2016 at 09:30 AM

 

Luhmann wrote:
After more use I’m even more dissatisfied with Cloud Outliner 2 for OS
>X. I’ve had sync failures, crashes, etc. on a daily basis. I really
>*want* this to work because I want an iOS-first solution to outlining
>that also syncs with the desktop and this is the only one I know of, but
>I can’t consider this release to be anything other than a poorly tested
>beta app.

Can’t OmniOutliner do all of that?

 


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