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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 15.22.1

Better Together: Sharing Notifications We’ll let you know when someone makes a change in a shared notebook. Check the in-app Notification Center for details.

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Customer Reviews

Use this all the time with caveats.

I use this app every day at work and home. The syncing between iPad, Mac, phone is pretty seamless these days and makes taking notes anywhere on any device very convenient. Also the integration with Office Lens let’s me take a pic of the whiteboard that I can then use on my machine with minimal hassle. However there are some faults that make this a less than stellar experience. When I had a PC, as others have mentioned in their reviews, the sync would fail and you’d have to disconnect from all notebooks, connect through the browser and reestablish the connection. It happened frequently enough I was going to abandon OneNote. I moved over to the Apple world and have never had this problem. You’d think Microsoft might consider getting their own stuff right… Nah…. Also, copying text from OneNote to another Microsoft app (like Outlook) will likely give you the expected nightmare of random fonts, sizes, spacings, bullets. What you see in one place is pretty much assured to not be what you’ll see in another. All Microsoft apps fail to allow a simple copy. Just get used to it.

Evernote has its place, but OneNote is best for research

I have used OneNote since 2004 on a PC. I gave it up for years for Evernote, which I still use. However, although Evernote has its place for me as a single bucket digital filing cabinet and a repository for notes, OneNote is far superior to Evernote in at least one area, and that is research for a specific project, and especially the initial stages of a new project. This is because OneNote has the freeform capabilities that are ideal for when you are diving into a new subject. You can just start collecting links, files, text, your own thoughts, and not worry about where to put it or how to arrange it or the relationships between items. Evernote’s notebooks are intended provide something similar, but the way OneNote mimics a physical binder, and the way it lets you arrange text and files wherever you want them, including on top of images, makes it ideal for when you are discovering new information, and don’t yet understand the best way to organize it all.

Office 2016 on Mac Printer Misalignment

Love this app. Works really well, tons of different options and features and so very handy when taking notes remotely, syncing, etc. It’s my number one app for note taking, even over Evernote (since you have to pay for more space w/ Evernote!)

ONLY problem in the Mac Office 2016 version even Mac Office 2011 is the printer function. I work on the Microsoft version at my job, and when printing, the printout is aligned, falls within the margins and even prints the title on the footer. In the Mac version however, the words printer preferences does not allow you to shrink the page, or align it to any margins. The printout chops the Title and last sentence on a page in half, so you don’t see the full words. And there is no title added in the footer of the page with Page number.

Am adding review on the Microsoft OneNote Support and hopefully it allows screenshots/images to post the difference in the features extended on the Microsoft OS versus the Mac OS. Hopefully, a patch can be sent on this.

Microsoft OneNote
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 15.22.1
  • Size: 429 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later

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