Chosen *Best of 2014* by Apple

Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and 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 across all of your devices.

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.

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 right on top of your content.

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 you can get back to them later. Track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture.

Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook.

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 travels. Achieve more with OneNote.

What's New

Version 16.12

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

116 Ratings

116 Ratings

no title - common guys, I’m adding review for free, don’t require too much from me!!!


I was testing and using in parallel several different notes apps. Evernote and OneNote seem to be the best and I was using both of them intensively for 2-3 years. Although I’m missing Evernote’s tags in OneNote, I find the latter much better (the edition functions, a structure of documents/notes, etc.). However I don’t understand why such a big difference between standalone Windows version vs. Mac version. Number one thing to improve - tags/categories!

The best note taking tool!


I’ve been using OneNote since 2010. It’s come a long way. I’ve tried to replace it with dozens and dozens of other tools that have become popular since. OneNote is not perfect, but it is the best note taking app out there. Their latest redesign is a great improvement. Once you get their mobile app then you can pretty much forget about pen and paper for most of your note taking needs.

Great tool for individual and team efficiency

Wojciech K.

I’m using it for years. It is my personal task manager (to-do-list) well synchronized between my devices, no matter if they run on WIN or Mac. For my team it’s great to report weekly updates and share information. That’s great it is free to use.


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