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Outline Crashes When Opening with Local/Dropbox/Box Option (macOS Mojave)

Andrew Pedley Sep 23, 2018 03:01PM PDT


I'm not sure if you are aware, but I wanted to let you know just in case you don't know. I am using the latest macOS version, macOS Mojave 10.14, so I am sure it's because of that, but Outline crashes and quits upon trying to open a notebook by hitting the plus button to open a local/dropbox/box notebook.

Thanks! And thank you for still engaging with your customers on here!

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Andrew Pedley Sep 23, 2018 03:03PM PDT
Quick update since I just discovered this: it is actually crashing when I try to open any notebook.
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Outline Sep 23, 2018 10:02PM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hey Andrew,
thank you for your info!
Were you able to open them on Mojave 10.14 before?
That would be great if you could open your notebooks in OneNote, if you have an access to Windows somewhere. Usually OneNote repairs notebooks on its own and Outline stops crashing. Can you do that? Please let us know!
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Andrew Pedley Sep 24, 2018 06:47AM PDT

Yes, I was able to open them before macOS Mojave 10.14. I am actually still able to open them if I drag the folder containing the notebook files into Outline, but no options are working to open a notebook, including going to File>Open Notebook, which crashes Outline. I do not have access to Windows at the moment, unfortunately.

It is also crashing and quitting when I try to create a new notebook it quit when I tried to put in a destination location for the file). I believe the crashing has something to do with the finder.

I have recorded my screen showing the crashing (uploaded as unlisted to YouTube):

Thank you,
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Outline Sep 27, 2018 11:16PM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Thanks a lot for your video, Andrew!
Our testers confirmed the bug and we;ll look int fixing this issue. Did you buy Outline in AppStore or on our website?
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Andrew Pedley Sep 28, 2018 10:13AM PDT

Great! Thank you for the update. I bought Outline through the educational discount on your website.

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Bilian Oct 01, 2018 02:28AM PDT
Same problem here. To view my notebooks, I have drag my notebook folders into the library/Outline folder, where the user guide is stored. This helps to keep taking notes, but I cannot synchronize now. Hope there will be an update soon.
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Outline Oct 01, 2018 07:33PM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
We are preparing a hotfix at the moment. Stay tuned!
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Bilian Oct 03, 2018 01:52AM PDT
update of Outline crash problem: I found that not only adding a notebook the Outline will crash, but adding anything from outside with "+" button, will crash the Outline.
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Outline Oct 03, 2018 11:13PM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Thanks Bilian,
Working on it!
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David Malicoat Oct 08, 2018 09:34AM PDT
I am having the same problem. Outline crashes when I open the application.

macBook Pro with Mojave 10.14
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Outline Oct 08, 2018 08:39PM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hey David,
we have already updated standalone version of Outline. If you bought it on our website, please check if your App is up-to-date. If you made a purchase through AppStore, we'll need a couple of days more to fix it. Thank you for your patience!
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Andrew Pedley Oct 08, 2018 08:46PM PDT
I can confirm it's working now with no problems! Thank you! You guys rock. :)
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Outline Oct 08, 2018 08:48PM PDT OUTLINE Helping Hand
Thanks Andrew,
great to hear that!

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