No, beta software is feature complete and by your description it isn't event that :)
Look out, the fan boys are going to jump all over this! I can see where you are coming from. The teaser video really set us up for some things that are simply not there such as not being able to drag and drop images. The fact that you cannot resize images once inserted is also pretty shocking considering the default image size the camera has.
The interface is being lauded by some but one could just as easily say the brown(?!) toolbars get in the way of the document. Plenty of writing tools offer a completely uncluttered interface. Even Pages (ugh!) allows you to hide the toolbar and ruler so you can concentrate on the writing. And what is the deal with TWO tool bars for what amounts to a handful of controls? We lost at least one row of data display so that we could get an additional toolbar! Is our data so unimportant that we have to frame it on both sides with toolbars?
Being told that carriage returns within a row is going to be put to a 'vote' as a 'feature request' might seem a bit of an insult because you (and I) believe it to be fundamental for a premium priced outliner. I can understand that. Unfortunately this is the copy/paste response that Omni gives ALL features that people identify as absent. If they were to justify every detail of the product they would have to spend all day on the boards and less time working on it.
Omni does tend to come out with a few quick release updates in a product's first few months. Keep your eye on the boards, make a list of those things you feel are important and email them to the support ninjas (please, for our sake!) and eventually you might find that OO is worth the price tag for you.
Edit: Here's something 'funny'. I wrote this in OmniOutliner. Look what I discovered when trying to get the text from OmniOutliner into this post:
1. You cannot copy/paste text from omni outliner into other apps! Wow! But that is the only mechanism we have for getting images INTO OmniOutliner. Talk about cognitive dissonance!
2. If you export as a text only email it puts carriage returns and spaces in to the text in order to wrap it nicely so you cannot even copy plain text. Obviously a compromise made to make text emails at least palatable.
I had to export as an html email and then copy the text out of that in order to get text from OO into this post. A work-around for copying text out of a writing tool? Sigh!
Last edited by HappyCatMachine; 2011-05-14 at 02:00 AM..