OmniOutliner for iPad – the iPad version of the excellent OmniOutliner for Mac – has been released and is available in the iPad App Store now.
Like its desktop counterpart, OmniOutliner for iPad allows you to do much more than just create great outlines. It can be used for note taking, task management, and for organizing your thoughts in numerous ways. I love the desktop version of this app, so I’m very glad to see it’s new iPad version hit the App Store.
I’ve only just installed the app and spent a short while browsing around it. My first impression is very positive. More than anything, the app feels a lot like Apple’s Keynote for iPad – and that is a very good thing, as Keynote is a spectacularly good iPad app.
The Omni Group have submitted OmniOutliner for iPad to the App Store for approval (3 days ago) – so it should be out within a week or so.
If you haven’t come across OmniOutliner, it’s currently a desktop app for Mac that is much, much more than just a tool for creating outlines. It’s a feature rich but still easy to use app that is extremely versatile. You can use it for a number of purposes including managing tasks, brainstorming ideas and generally organizing our thoughts.
I use it on the desktop and find it quite a handy app, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing the new iPad version when it hits the App Store.
If you want to get a heads-up as soon as OmniOutliner for iPad hits the App Store, you can sign up for an Omni Group news email list via their blog post on this release, or follow them on Twitter, @OmniGroup. Thanks to the guys at Macgasm for sharing the news on this release.
OmniOutliner – the super cool organizational tool for the Mac from Omni Group – is going to have an iPad version. Macworld (the magazine/site) has a report today from Macworld (the event) where they spoke to the CEO of Omni Group, Ken Case, and he confirmed the iPad app is on the way and even showed them a development version of it.
Here’s a slice of the description of the OmniOutliner Mac app:
… an amazingly flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Use OmniOutliner’s document structure to brainstorm new ideas, drill out specifics, and line up the steps needed to get everything done. It’s more than just an outlining tool—you’ve got multiple columns, smart checkboxes, customizable popup lists, and an über-innovative styles system at your disposal. Use OmniOutliner to draft to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, take notes, plan events, write screenplays . . . and just about anything else you can think of.
The upcoming iPad version sounds very promising. Here’s a stellar feature of it that Macworld’s article noted:
While many iPad apps edit only plain text, Omni Group has built its own rich-text editor, so OmniOutliner users will be able to style the text in their documents. To speed data entry, OmniOutliner for iPad adds a small strip of icons right above the standard iPad keyboard; items in the strip will include options to quickly style text as well as tools to quickly navigate between items in the outline.
Omni’s CEO told Macworld he hopes the app will be out by mid-year but there is no concrete release date as yet.
I have used the Mac version of OmniOutliner and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the iPad version.