A new Little Outliner coming sooon
by Dave Winer Thursday, July 7, 2016

There's a new version of Little Outliner coming soon. 

It's called Little Outliner 2, or LO2 for short.

It still needs some testing before I'll have it replace the old version, but it's getting pretty close.

The previous version, LO1, will still be available, after LO2 ships. So if you liked the way that one worked, you just have to change the URL in your bookmark.

What's new

  • You can have more than one outline open at a time. The previous version allowed just one to be open at a time.
  • The outlines are in a tabbed interface, much like Fargo.
  • The outlines are stored on a server. So you can access the same outlines from anywhere. LO1 used localStorage which meant your outline could only be accessed on the machine it was created on.
  • You can watch other people's outlines, if they let you, as in Fargo, but the technology we use in LO2 is more advanced, efficient, and quicker. It's the same tech we use for Liveblogging in 1999.io.
  • People who run their own nodeStorage servers will be able to point LO2 at their server. I'll post a tech note on this on the 1999-server list as well as the LO2 blog.

How to

You can try out LO2 now at this address:


If you have questions or problems, please post a comment here or send me a DM on Twitter. Be sure to say what you were doing, what happened, what you expected to happen. Screen shots help. 

The outliner should perform the same as the Fargo or LO1, it's the same outliner code. Display problems might be present, compatibility issues in different browsers. 

If you report problems try to remember I'm not there with you and can't see what happened.