I suggest you ...

create a standalone desktop version

for when you are offline on a laptop etal

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  • Roger Miller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be the best outliner for Mac and iOS if it had a native Mac app. The web app is just so clunky it pains me to use it. I have been searching for another outliner that works on Mac and the iOS devices and syncs between them. If a Mac app for carbon fin does not turn up soon I will be abandoning this outliner!

  • Steve Barnett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I used to use outliner a lot but had a need to be able to print outlines too. Since you can’t print from the iOS app, I put together a PC application to load and print outlines. That expanded a little to support Markdown. It’s far from a polished app and has a dependence on DevExpress controls. I would much prefer to have an official app.

    For now, I’ve moved to MLO but find myself wanting a Mac app because that’s what I’m learning now. They don’t do Mac apps and are unlikely to do one as best I can tell.

    Bulk entry of notes is so much easier on a desktop version and the iPad app is so much easier for quick updates. Having both working through Dropbox would make life so much easier (and I could drop MLO!)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I would like a Mac Desktop version but while were waiting I would like access to my tags on the web version. At present I have an ever lengthening list of outlines. On my iPad I simply tag and its done. Or am I missing something on the web version?

  • Frederic Denis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Before going there, just make sure all functionalities of the iOS version are available in the web version (cut and paste for one). That's would be a great step forward.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please. A native Mac version that syncs would be great. I've tried many iPad outliners and this one's the best.

  • tim webster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would pay around the £20 to £30 mark to have this available on my macbook offline.

    Its probably my favorite organisational/ planning/ business app out of the handful I use regularly.

    I would pay more for the package if this evolved into a more feature rich app and managed to retain its useability

  • a_braun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree! The Mac version (and iPhone) that synchs with the all iOS devices will very muc enhance the Capabilities of Outliner. While on the go or at my desktop, Outliner would be the basis for planning and storage.

  • Jimmythearchitect commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree - bring us an OSX version please. The only other outliner I can find with comparable features is cloud outliner, and the syncing (via iCloud) is woeful - carbonfin's syncing is a model of simplicity and effectiveness.

  • David Masterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Better import/export capability would be the way to go. If Outliner supported Emacs Outline form, then it could work with most any text editor on any desktop platform.

  • David Masterson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Better import/export would be a better approach here. If Outliner could import/export to Emacs Outline form, that would be usable in most any text editor around (including Emacs). The use of the outllines would expand enormously without needing to rewrite or maintain multiple versions of Outliner.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would downvote this if possible. I have a Mac, but I also work and am required to use Windows. Limited development resources devoted to one platform is not my idea of a great idea. The one platform he should devote his time to is iOS and the web should be a passable way to use the app if you're at a desktop.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I really think an opportunity is being missed here. I would pay for a desktop version that works like Dropbox (offline access and multi-platform sync) that is updated and maintained regularly. I would guess I'm not the only one that finds this app useful enough to pay for a premium version.

  • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love this App but I'm not a fan of the web version. In my opinion a native Mac version on the desktop would allow for a much nicer user experience and improved functionality. I would happily pay for a Mac version, as I'm sure others would.

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