We’re building in public. Here’s what has changed recently.
This is the biggest release of Outline since we first published the source code. The editor is entirely rebuilt from the ground up for extensibility and speed, allowing us to move faster than ever before and is the culmination of more than 4 months of planning and work.
The improvements and fixes are almost too numerous to count, but the most important are listed below:
The table of contents moved from being hidden on the edge of the screen to optionally toggleable inline with the document content. It follows your scroll position, highlights the active section and is just generally much more usable now. Toggle on the new contents with the icon at the end of the breadcrumb in the document header.
< Backbuttons in modals can no longer scroll off-screen
Groups! It's now possible to organize your team into groups and assign groups with read or write permissions to collections. You can use this to give part of your team read-only access and retain write access for others.
You can manage groups from Settings -> Groups or directly from any Collection -> Permissions…
We're continuing to make great headway with two big features in February; rewriting the editor to be more stable and performant (think 10x faster!) and bringing group permissions to the app. In the meantime, some important fixes have also been made in the last few weeks…
parentDocumentIdis now available as a filter for listing documents
CMD+SHIFT+P) to publish the current document
read-only, this is currently only an option in private collections but will soon be extended to all collections.
This release includes references (or backlinks) – these are automated links that are shown at the bottom of a document telling you which other documents it was linked from. Backlinks have been a feature of wiki software for many years and it's great to have first class support in Outline.
To create a reference you only need to link to another document in your knowledgebase.
Hint: Select some text and hit the
CMD+Kshortcut to quickly create a link.
/outline helpwith some useful instructions
This release brings support for creating and editing simple Tables in all your documents.
appendflag to documents.update API endpoint to allow appending content to the end of a document
Powershellformatting options in code blocks
Mkey is correctly mapped to "Move document" again
ESCkey no longer reverts to editing mode after exiting it
Tabkey should allow nesting of lists
CMD+Enterwill now publish the current document if it's a draft
Esckey now exits editing a document
Nkey is now a shortcut to start a new document in the current collection