Lightweight outliner of choice
This lightweight outline tool can tackle plain or rich text from various formats including OPML and Word, and allows tree views to be expanded vertically or horizontally. Version 2.0.1 retains what’s already great, including a minimalist UI and multi document access from Safaristyle tabs – you can now add new tabs with a double-click on the tab bar or by using the ‘+’ button. The adjacent button makes it easy to move a selected family into a new tab.
Tree rewards users who learn keyboard shortcuts and this version adds support for applying colour labels without taking your fingers off the keys.
The software is now 64-bit native and features shiny new icons. These features may not be worthy enough for existing users to pay for a new version, but the asking price is fair.
Our only gripe is the lack of formatting options when exporting to PDF, which can spread horizontal views across multiple pages. JR Bookwalter
Tree 2.0.1 may be a modest feature update, but it’s still the best Mac application for creating outlines.