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    TreeLine Alternatives

    TreeLine is described as 'just stores almost any kind of information. A tree structure makes it easy to keep things organized. And each node in the tree can contain several fields, forming a mini-database' and is a XML Editor in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to TreeLine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is WorkFlowy, which is free. Other great apps like TreeLine are Orgzly (Free, Open Source), Legend (Freemium), Checkvist (Freemium) and OmniOutliner (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 13, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    TreeLine just stores almost any kind of information. A tree structure makes it easy to keep things organized. And each node...
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    1. 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.
    2. 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.

    3. Legend (formerly is a notepad, a to-do list, and an outliner, but with advanced features that make the cloud-based application much more useful than any of those tools would be on their own.
    4. A professional list-making tool. Minimalist, keyboard-centric online outliner and task management application. Free sharing, unlimited lists, free import and export. Markdown and code support. Good for geeks 🤓 and keyboard lovers 💻.
    5. 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.

    6. XML Copy Editor is a fast, free, validating XML editor.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine
      • Raspberry Pi
      A free and lightweight outliner, only 465KB in size. It allows you to store all your notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. into one or multiple plain-text databases.


      The treepad website is no longer available. You can still find the program at

    7. The single-pane outliner that Windows users have been searching for for years, free! Extensive keyboard commands make outlining a fast-paced and smooth experience.
    8. XML Notepad provides a simple intuitive user interface for browsing and editing XML documents.
      XML Notepad vs TreeLine opinions
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      The tree view based on the Norton utilities model is superb.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    9. UV Outliner is a small and powerful single-pane outliner. It is intended for creating, organizing, and collecting information.


      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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