Outline is a wiki and knowledge base built for growing teams. We’re focused on speed, usability and extensibility.
The open source project is maintained by Jori Lallo and Tom Moor. Having both run venture-backed software startups previously and seeing many similar VC-funded products try and fail while the market need remained we decided to try a different approach. So don’t worry, Outline is here to last.
Outline is currently in public beta. The hosted service will stay free during this period. After that we will offer Outline free for teams up to 5 people and have reasonable plans for larger teams.
Outline is built by a group of core maintainers, we believe in being honest and transparent.
- Accountability. Being open source helps to keep ourselves accountable for progress, code quality, communication, and roadmap.
- Community. We hope that over time we can build up a community of like-minded folks that can contribute plugins, integrations, and core fixes to the project that will benefit everyone.
- Marketing. Every product needs a wedge into the market. Being open source offers many opportunities to market the project with a limited budget.
- Security. We take privacy of your data extremely seriously. Getting more eyes on the code makes us more confident that Outline is as secure as possible.
You can view Outline’s source code on GitHub.
Why would I pay you if I can run Outline myself?
You don’t have to but you might have better things to do with your time. When you sign up for Outline, you’ll always be running the latest version, have all the features and we’ll answer the questions your team might have. You’ll also help to keep Outline getting better by supporting us financially.
Can I use Google/GitHub/etc to signup for Outline?
We started with Slack as many teams are already using it and benefit from the integrations. We’ll be adding more login methods soon. Please let us know which one you would like to see next here
How can I export my data if you go away?
We’re committed on making your data portable. We’ll soon add better import and export options so you which will let you take your data and view it in HTML form or upload to self-hosted Outline. Until then, you can do this through our API
How can I get in touch with you?
You can drop us a note on our Spectrum
community or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org