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    CrossLine Alternatives

    CrossLine is described as 'outliner with sophisticated cross-link capabilities in the tradition of the well-respected Ecco Pro. It implements the concept of "Transclusion" proposed by Ted Nelson and - among others - implemented in the legendary Objectory SE tool by Ivar Jacobson' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CrossLine for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is CherryTree, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CrossLine are WorkFlowy (Freemium), Dynalist (Freemium), Org mode (Free, Open Source) and Orgzly (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    1. A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.
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    2. Workflowy lets you organise your brain into easily manageable lists. It also works as a single-pane outliner with inline notes. It offers one-click hoisting (zooming into branches). The online version syncs with mobile apps.


    3. Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.
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    4. Org-mode is for keeping notes, maintaining ToDo lists, doing project planning, and authoring with a fast and effective plain-text system.
    5. You can keep notebooks stored in plain-text and have them synchronized with a directory on your mobile device, SD card, Dropbox, or over WebDAV.
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    6. wikidPad is a Wiki-like notebook for storing your thoughts, ideas, todo lists, contacts, or anything else you can think of to write down. What makes wikidPad different from other notepad applications is the ease with which you can cross-link your information.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in November 2018, and various links are dead on their website.

    7. OmniOutliner is a start-to-finish writing app. Perfect for collecting information, outlining Big Ideas, adding structure to any sort of writing, and much more. From grocery lists to email drafts to long-form composition.
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    8. This program is a structured notetaking application based on GTK+ 3. Write your notes in instantly-formatted Markdown, organise them in a tree of folders that can be instantly navigated from within the program, and add hand-drawn notes by mouse, touchscreen or digitiser.
    9. UV Outliner is a small and powerful single-pane outliner. It is intended for creating, organizing, and collecting information.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.4.4, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    10. Outlines are interactive and highly customizable notes that organize your plans, projects, and ideas in a clear way. You can synchronize your records with Evernote and iCloud, share your data, and format your notes in the built-in powerful editor.
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