What?? Where??

Keith, I read this on your LINKS page:

My italics. I have a brand new Mac. WHERE is my free OmniOutliner hiding??

Just wondering… :wink:

Sadly, OmniGroup stopped giving out a free copy with new Macs several years ago, but you can download a trial copy from omnigroup.com/


Damn. :smiling_imp:
Never mind, Mark, I was planning to buy it anyway. I am enamored of Omni Focus and figure anything by that group is a winner.

OmniOutline would be great if you could in any way filter the entries. For example, “show everything with ‘John’ in column ‘POV’”. That would be a killer. And isn’t it obvious? But not even the pro version has it.

I had outliners in MS-DOS that could do that. Easily. So, I am not too enthousiastic.

Although the program looks beautiful. That’s true.

Hi Andreas.

I had outliners in MS-DOS that could do that. Easily.


Viele Grüße aus dem Süden von München, Franz

TAO has filters, and clones.

But it’s less pretty, and the experience is more jagged.


Think Tank, for example. Or Lotus Agenda - one of the most sophisticated programs ever written (the DOS thing, not the Windows time management program, imitating a Filofax on screen, which was published under the same name). Not to talk about Ecco (Windows-program).

Viele Grüße von der Atlantikküste - heute stürmt es!

There is a long thread in the OmniOutliner forum following a call for comments on filtering, cloning and aliasing as possible attributes of OO4 when they finish it.


I don’t think there’s any word on what’s finally going to be in it or when it will be released … no sneakypeeks yet.


Think Tank was the precessor of Grandview, right? Tried it a few years ago in a DOS box on a Windows PC, got nostalgic about Wordperfect 5.1, and dropped it.

I did use Ecco for some years. Too bad, development had been stopped. In the meantime, a French developer wrote an information manager called InfoQube that was largely influenced by Ecco.

Don’t get blown away by the wind :wink:

I own OmniOutliner, but for outlining reports or reviews, I use Pages '09.
My template has a title and 3 headings (bold, italic, plain) in 12-point TNR.
Copy attached for those who may find it useful.
Unzip and drop in User:Library:Application Support:iWork:Pages:Templates
outline.template.zip (72.6 KB)

Trying not to sound too stupid, but it’s difficult… I love a good useful hint, so I downloaded the outline template. However, my application support under iWork shows only Numbers, not Pages or Keynote. posting.php?mode=reply&f=15&t=6620#I do have them, honest, they are in my applications folder.

So now what? I’m afraid I’ve reached my level of incompetence here (but at least it keeps me from writing).

sorrel -

Like you all I had was a Numbers folder in that location, because I had not created any templates in Pages. I created folders (following the same pattern as in the Numbers folder): Pages > Templates > My Templates and then dropped in druid’s outline template.

I opened Pages, clicked on “New from Template Chooser …” and there it was at the very bottom under “My Templates”.

Good luck :wink:


Thanks for your help, Karen. Now I know something new. I made the folders. Then it turned out the template was for '09, and I have '08 (and believe me, I’m too cheap to upgrade). However, I see in the pages menu how easy it would be to save my own template (as easy as it is in Scrivener), so I may do that.

This forum has been so helpful to me…