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OmniOutliner Alternatives for Windows

OmniOutliner is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try CherryTree or Dynalist. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OmniOutliner and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to OmniOutliner are Manuskript, Org mode, AppFlowy and Walling.

OmniOutliner alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Todo List Managers or Task Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OmniOutliner.
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  1. Notion icon

    Notion

    • Mac
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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    424 alternatives to Notion 

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Kanban BoardNotion allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    5.  Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    6.  Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    7.  Support for @mentionsNotion supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    8.  Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Notion is great, but it's not specifically an outlining tool.

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    CherryTree

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Mac
    494 alternatives to CherryTree 

    A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file.

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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with CherryTree.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingCherryTree supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    3.  Support for MarkDownCherryTree supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  Code FormattingCherryTree supports code formatting for multiple languages and code styles.
    5.  PortableCherryTree can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    CherryTree vs OmniOutliner opinions
    This alternative is disputed. CherryTree is still a legitimate alternative to OmniOutliner, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    The thing I love about OmniOutliner is the fact that each row of data in the hierarchy can have multiple columns, which is very convenient UI for structured data. CherryTree doesn't support this.

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    Dynalist

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    93 alternatives to Dynalist 

    Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownDynalist supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Support for LaTeXDynalist supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    3.  Dark ModeDynalist supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Dynalist.
    5.  Sync with Google CalendarDynalist can be synchronized with Google Calendar
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dynalist simultaneously.
    8.  Works OfflineDynalist can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Full-Text SearchDynalist lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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    Dynalist vs OmniOutliner opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Dynalist is a great alternative to OmniOutliner.
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    It's really intuitive to use and generates beautiful lists. I just needed collapsible lists, but now there's a lot more I can do with lists.

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    Manuskript

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    105 alternatives to Manuskript 

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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    Org mode

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • GNU Emacs
    270 alternatives to Org mode 

    Org mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system.

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    1.  Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Org mode.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOrg mode can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Privacy focusedOrg mode is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  LightweightOrg mode consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Org mode.
    6.  Command line interfaceOrg mode either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    7.  PortableOrg mode can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Orgmode is not tailored to writing but more to organizing.

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    AppFlowy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Rust
    384 alternatives to AppFlowy 

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    1.  Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Kanban BoardAppFlowy allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  Works OfflineAppFlowy can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Dark ModeAppFlowy supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Walling

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    302 alternatives to Walling 

    Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Walling simultaneously.
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    wikidPad

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    • BSD
    251 alternatives to wikidPad 

    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.

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    1.  Works OfflinewikidPad can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Last update was in November 2018, and various links are dead on their website.

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    NoteKit

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    463 alternatives to NoteKit 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownNoteKit supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Handwritten NotesNoteKit supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    3.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with NoteKit.
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    MyLifeOrganized

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    • Android Tablet
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    • Apple Watch
    220 alternatives to MyLifeOrganized 

    MyLifeOrganized (MLO) is a personal task outliner and to-do list manager which will help you to organize your goals, projects and tasks into a tree.

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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with MyLifeOrganized.
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