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Posted by Tullio
Jun 19, 2022 at 09:43 AM


Hi everyone!
I’m searching for an ios app I could use in order to take reading notes on my iPad and transfer it into a Tinderbox file, therefore on a Mac. That app should be able to export files in OPML format. I don’t want to use Omnioutliner whereas it is by far the best tool to do it nor Drafts which cannot do that nor iThoughts nor Mindnode. Did anyone here experienced an app which could do that? Thanks for your answers !


Posted by Lucas
Jun 19, 2022 at 03:16 PM


Both Dynalist and Workflowy have solid iOS apps that sync to web apps, and you can export OPML from the web apps. Another option would be Zavala, but I haven’t used it.


Posted by satis
Jun 19, 2022 at 03:36 PM


This is what you want to look at:



Posted by Amontillado
Jun 19, 2022 at 04:22 PM


Pandoc will also write opml. A quick test indicated all input formats may not be useful. I didn’t get any output when I read a docx file, for example. I was hoping the headers would appear as topics.

An export to opml from Mellel works that way, but I always feel odd recommending Mellel. On the one hand, it is the One True Word Processor before which all others grovel in despair. On the other hand, if you are in a Word frame of mind you probably won’t have much fun with it.


Posted by Tullio
Jun 20, 2022 at 08:48 AM


Thank your for your answers and suggetsions. I forgot to mention that I need to insert tags and attributes into my notes and that’s why Omnioutliner does it very well when it comes to export notes and tags into my Tinderbox file. For instance, nor iThoughts nor MindNode export tags. 


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