A month ago I purchased OmniFocus for iOS, and have since become a convert, literally the best $40 I ever spent. I’ve been looking at Outliner for iOS next, as I already have quite a backlog of material I want to process with it. However, the current reviews in the app store say that the program crashes excessively. What does the future look like for the iOS version of this app? I have no plans of purchasing a mac, so I’m strictly looking at the iOS version of all of Omni’s software.
didn’t see anything here. I only saw one review about crashing. i don’t see any crashing here. I’m trying it out on one of my office iPads here with the iOS 9.3.4 update which is the latest version at the time of this writing.
In any case, OmniOutliner really works best with a bluetooth keyboard because it is a text-oriented app.
Don’t worry. The Omni Group have been regularly updating Omnioutliner for IOS for a long time (as well as their other apps for Mac and IOS), and there is no reason why they shouldn’t continue doing so. They have been very clear in stating that the IOS apps are an important part of the product line. Just keep enjoying!
If you do decide to purchase OmniOutliner for iOS and encounter any issues, please email us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to do whatever we can to help you. Unfortunately we have no way to contact reviewers on the App Store to find out just what the crashes are those people are continuing to encounter, though we sure wish we could.
Same here. Used both iOS and MacOS versions for years without a crash. I have a combination of small and large files. Small = 10 to 200 rows. Large = 200 to 2000 rows.
Sync has been flawless as long as you remember to close the MacOS version after editing the file. I find if I keep the MacOS version open I can generate duplicate files. On iOS I can leave the file open on 3+ devices and never have a problem. I actually prefer using OO on iOS (iPad Pro 12.9 w/ Smart Keyboard) over MacOS.
When you do update it, I’ll purchase a copy. I’m actually tracking it in OF. Are there plans to integrate the syncing service between OF and OO? That matters less to me at this point than the encryption feature, but I was just wondering from a technical standpoint. I also noticed the courtesy iBooks manual hasn’t been updated in a couple years, but maybe it didn’t need to be. I certainly read all the OF iBook updates.
Look forward to the app update, I’ll sink many hours into the program since it’s exactly what I need for personal and work material.
No need to wait for an update. No problems ever here, and if you nevertheless should run into any kind of problems, The Omni Group will fix those faster the better reports they get about it. As you can see in the update history for the app in The App Store, Omnioutliner is being updated frequently, almost every month so far this year.