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Microsoft OneNote

By Microsoft Corporation

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Chosen *Best of 2014* by Apple.

Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote you can seize that moment of inspiration, plan that big event, or track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you on all your devices.

-- Your notes… your style --
Type anywhere on this free-form canvas and easily rearrange and move your content to any place on the page. Style your notes as you wish. Make your notes bold, italicized, or colorful and organize your content with tables.

-- Capture anything --
Add pictures of recipes, your PowerPoint doc or PDF for school, links to your favorite sites, and web articles for future reference. Capture it all in OneNote and add your annotations.

-- Powerful organization --
Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, color code, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like. Keep your private notes safe.

-- Tag it --
Easily tag your notes so they stand out. Track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture.

-- Think together --
Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether it's a party your planning with others or a school project you’re working on with your group. Work together in a shared notebook at the same time.

-- Always with you --
Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your trip.

OneNote is free on Mac and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.

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What's New in Version 15.13.3

* Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

Best for hierarchical note organization

I used to use OneNote for undergrad a few years ago. I’ve just recently picked it up again to study for an intense state exam. OneNote is great for its simplicity and organazation. You have notebooks > tabs > notes. I can’t comment on using images because I don’t use many features outside of plain text notetaking. The user interface is nice and I can say the same thing about the mobile app. It takes a bit of careful micromanaging while syncing to ensure that both the Mac and Mobile app are current.
One downside is its autocorrect in languages other than English. Maybe this is user error but whenever I change the default language to anything other than English, it always tends to want to switch back (even if the entire text box is highlighted). I began using OneNote and Evernote at the same time with the intention to eventually choose one. That’s not going to happen because they both serve very different purposes for me. Both are indispensable for their respective strengths.

Perfect replacement for the traditional notebook

I’ve been using OneNote for quite some time, and found the sharing capabilities to be a huge benefit for a team that is across multiple sites. Our daily tasks were conveniently updated througout the day and allowed us to stay focused on tasks without having to ask if other items were getting done.
Now at my new job, I have found new uses for the product that allow me to ditch my old notebook. I travel for work to customer sites and the ability to take down notes and organize my files by customer has facilitated my job immensly. Once back at the hote, the notes are ready for me to put into word, excel or powerpoint with simple cut and paste.

Definitely recommended for collaborative work and for keeping your notes orderly.

Good functionality, lagging behind Windows version

It’s a great app to use on a Mac, probably the best to keep notes, but having transitioned from a Windows version, I find this lacking in certain options, like the ability to work with equations, sorting data in tables etc. It’s not a deal breaker, but IT IS productivty software so a lot of times, it’s the little things like this that matter. Think: rearranging every row in a table manually versus pressing one button. I know this is a Mac version and it’s free, but these features are available on the also free Windows version, so were they intentially excluded here? If yes, understandable… However, there should be a disclosure that this is a ‘watered down’ version of the software. There is no explicit mention of this. If you are inteding to use this for an advanced math/science class, the equations are kind of a basic necessity.

Microsoft OneNote
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 15.13.3
  • Size: 328 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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