I can't give up Mac OS 9 because of the way-useful outlining program called More. Is there anything comparable in Mac OS X?

I can't give up Mac OS 9 because of the way-useful outlining program called More. Is there anything comparable in Mac OS X?

More was certainly a great outliner, but there are - dare we say - even better ones in Mac OS X.

 

A Sharp's Opal ($32, www.a-sharp.com) is a straight offshoot of old-school outliners such as More and A Sharp's own Acta. Modern alternatives with more information-gathering and -organizing features include Circus Ponies' NoteBook ($49.95, www.circusponies.com), AquaMinds' NoteTaker ($69.95, www.aquaminds.com), and the Omni Group's OmniOutliner ($39.95, www.omnigroup.com).

 

And since you asked (or did you...?) our favorite brain-dump receptacle is the more visual flowcharting app OmniGraffle ($79.95, www.omnigroup.com) - we even used it to design this very website.

 

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Scott Randell

This may be a fix for this particular problem, but Apple is probably not aware that it's educational customers are being hurt by this. Most text book publishers give software with there orders. This software includes things like test maker programs. they are always for both Mac and Windows but, so far, none of them have been updated to run in OS X native. I don't expect it to be any time soon because I have contacted the manufacturers. Discontinuing support for classic will really be a blow to us teachers. Granted, most of my work is done in OS X native, but, I still need to use those other programs at least 4 to 5% of the time. Maybe you should do an article on SheepSavers, to see if this will be a possible solution.

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Caleb

I use Inspiration-- It's great because it allows you to create and organize thing in diagram form, and then put them into an outline automatically, or vice vera, or a combination of the two.

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