Mac OS X Developers The Omni Group Announce New Version of Productivity
Tool, OmniOutliner 2.0

New features include added support for time management and data calculating

Seattle, Washington — May 6, 2002 — The Omni Group, developers of Mac OS
X applications and game ports, announce the latest version of OmniOutliner,
a program for outlining and organizing information. OmniOutliner 2.0 uses
intuitive commands and collapsible groups to help users maintain multiple
to-do lists, create agendas, manage tasks, track expenses, write legal
briefs, take meeting notes, monitor project status – and much more.
OmniOutliner is the perfect application for anyone who wants to gather
together bits of information and impose some sort of order upon them. Like
all Omni products, OmniOutliner 2.0 leverages powerful Aqua features to
provide a seamless OS X experience with an easy to use interface.

“Outlines are just lists of lists, carried on to as many levels as you
want. It’s an incredibly effective method of organizing and prioritizing
information”, said Wil Shipley, President of The Omni Group. “With
OmniOutliner, you can quickly and easily browse and reorganize structured
data – from software project planning to college essays.”

More information and a free trial download are available at

New Features
OmniOutliner 2.0 comes with an array of new features that support project
planning and more detailed task management.

Column Types
Each Outliner document column now has a type associated with it, to provide
column styles and perform functions. Column types include: Rich Text, Text,
Checkbox, Date, Number, Duration, and Popup List. Duration allows you to
track the time invested in a project in terms of hours and days. Popup List
contains user-defined values, such as Priority (High, Medium, Low), or
Owner (Alice, Bob, Charlie), that can be assigned to a specific task or

Column Summary Types
Each column can have a summary type, which automatically sets a top level
item value (IE “Weekly Grocery Cost”) based on the item’s corresponding sub
values (IE “soda” + “bakery items” + “produce”). Summary values are summed
from lower level numbers and durations. Group values can also be hidden on
a per-column basis, to display values only at the leaf level.

Each item can now have a note that appears in a separate text area below
the outline. A special note column displays an icon if an item has a note –
making it easy to see which items have attached notes.

Auto-numbering of rows includes multiple numbering styles. Styles may be
set on a per-level basis.

OmniOutliner 2.0 Licensing and Pricing
OmniOutliner can be downloaded as a free trial, with some limited
functionality. An OmniOutliner 2.0 license retails for $29.95, and
registered users of OmniOutliner 1.0 can upgrade to 2.0 for $9.95. Users
who have purchased a PowerBook or Power Mac since January and have
OmniGraffle 1.0 already installed on their machines may upgrade for the
$9.95 price.

About The Omni Group:
The OmniGroup, founded in 1993, develops Mac OS X applications and ports
games to OS X. The OmniGroup has produced OmniWeb, the only web browser
built specifically for Mac OS X, and the winner of two 2001 Apple Design
Awards. Other OmniGroup products include OmniGraffle, a conceptual drawing
program, and OmniOutliner, an outlining and organizational tool.
OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner have been bundled on Power Macs and PowerBooks
since January 2002. The OmniGroup is located in Seattle, WA. More
information on The Omni Group is available at