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Handwriting with Zoom for Outline+ ?

Daniel Knitt Jul 09, 2013 11:07AM PDT

Hi guys,

I really love your app and I think it's probably the best notepad app out there! But there is a hugh need of improvement for pen users. I really love using the app Noteshelf to write with my bamboo pen. The key feature is the zoom function. So one can write or paint easier on the small screen. Do you think about implementing such a function? I would reaaaally appreciate it... :-)

Best regards

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Val Jul 10, 2013 02:34AM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hi Daniel,
thanks for your question.
We are considering integration with Smart pen and also are going to improve handwriting functionality. We realize the zoom function would be very convenient and will allow to organize your notes neatly.
The nearest update won't face this improvement. However, this improvement is addressed to our next major release.

We are eager to meet your expectations! Thanks for pointing it out!
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iiToby Oct 01, 2013 02:07PM PDT
Yes this functionality would push Outline further out front. I am looking for this functionality, at the moment re-evaluating Good Note and Notes Plus, however nether of these have the same organizational structure as Outline. Also proprietary formats which cannot be accessed by any other app.

Please also have a look at the Jot Scribe stylus this is part of the new generation of bluetooth stylus for the iPad. They have already partnered with Evernote however it looks like one of the bettet ones coming out.

Love the App and thanks for Bring Onenote to the ipad and mac.

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Ashley Nov 23, 2016 09:43AM PST
I'm doing the free trial of Outline for Mac and think it is great so far! If I can figure out a few things, I will definitely be purchasing it.

I uploaded some notes from OneNote. However, they are GIANT and I cannot figure out how to shrink them so I can view the whole screen at once. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Also, the search function doesn't seem to work. I searched a key word that should've pulled up in my OneNote notebook page and nothing happened.

Thank you so much!
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Valya Nov 24, 2016 01:42AM PST OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hi Ashley,

Thanks for reaching out!

And do you think you can send me the screenshots of how you see your notebook's page in Outline and in OneNote?
I would ask the devs to take a look and they will help to come up with the idea on how to fix it.
You can write to me directly at

What about the search function - Outline offers you the list of pages with the word you were looking for.
When going to the page the search word is highlighted with yellow, you'll be able to see it if scrolling down the page.

We've planned some search improvements, however we haven't finished them yet.
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Arun Dec 28, 2016 06:27AM PST
I could see a new version updated on Dec 18 ,2016. Can you please confirm whether it address the handwriting challenges listed above with Apple Pencil ?
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Valya Dec 28, 2016 11:29PM PST OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hi Arun,

Thanks for reaching out!

And we haven't finish our work on handwriting improvements yet.
We plan to focus on it starting from January.

If you want I can include you to my waiting list.
I'll be able to contact you when there are any news on our progress.
What do you think?
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Ken Sep 25, 2017 09:08AM PDT
Asking for them same. When will I be able to use my pen tablet with this software. Its the one missing key feature.

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