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Features of Outline on iPad

Daniel May 27, 2017 11:41AM PDT

Dear Outline-team,

I have never used an Apple-device before, but I'm thinking
about buying an iPad Pro 9.7 & Apple Pencil for work. As I use Android on my smartphone and Windows on my PC, I am using Microsoft OneNote to sync all my notebooks between my devices. The OneNote-app (on iOS & Android) lacks many features of the Windows-version which I consider to be extremely important. So I would like to know if Outline Plus on iOS supports the features I need.


1. Can I insert files (Word, Excel, PDF) into my pages so that they show up like an email-attachment inside my notepage ?

2. Can I insert PDF-files as printouts inside my notepages so that I can make annotations inside the PDF-file with the Apple Pencil ?


3. Can I create pages (A & B) and make those pages subpages of another page (C) and have pages A & B disappear when I don't need them ?


4. Can I put multiple sections together into a section-group ?


I use OneNote extensively and have lots of sections and pages organized in groups and subpages, otherwise I would lose track of things.


Maybe your app does not have some of the features I have been asking for. So I have another question:

When Apple announced the iPhone 7 with its A10Fusion CPU, they said that Adobe Lightroom was running on iPhone 7 with 80% of the features from the Desktop-version. If Outline doesn't support the features I need, because the A9X-CPU in the 2016 iPad Pro is not fast enough, maybe you can program the features in for the 2017 iPad Pro.

I am intending to get a refurbished 2016 iPad Pro, once Apple has announced the 2017 model. However, I'd be willing to spend more money on the 2017-model, if it's necessary to get the features I described.

I just want a light tablet with pen-support, great battery-life and great OneNote-integration.



Kind regards,

Daniel from Germany


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AlenaZ May 29, 2017 02:32AM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hi Daniel,

Thanks for reaching out!

1. And yes, you can attach the file right from your cloud storages.
Here is an article: http://help.outline.ws/customer/en/portal/articles/1708574-file-attachments-on-ipad

2. Yep, you can, but only if you send the files to the Inbox.
We haven't yet implemented the same attachment menu for the files added from inside the app.
it's the same article from above plus this one: http://help.outline.ws/customer/en/portal/articles/1708575-printouts-on-ipad

3. You can have subpages but they're not collapsible in Outline at the moment.
We have this feature in our Mac version and we plan to implement it for iOS app too, but we still need some time.

4. Sure you can:
http://help.outline.ws/customer/en/portal/articles/1726976-section-groups-on-ipad

And we have both iPhone and iPad versions.
However we support handwriting with Apple Pencil in iPad Outline only.
So in case you plan to use Outline with Apple Pencil, it will be better to install it on iPad.

Please write to me if there are any other questions on Outline's performance.
I will help!

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