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 16.20

* Mac Touch Bar support: Use the Touch Bar on your Mac to quickly access popular OneNote commands.

Thanks for using OneNote! We listened to your feedback and updated the application with optimizations to help improve your note taking experience.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7K Ratings
7K Ratings
rdh2dmd ,

Very limited compared to the PC version

The Mac version of OneNote is very limited. It is missing many features found in the PC version but the most important of all is OCR (optical character recognition). Not being able to search though the files is a huge handicap. I had to go around it by installing a separate OS on my new Mac only for running OneNote. It’s still very inconvenient. It seems that users have been complaining about this for several years but unfortunatelly it has still not been fixed.

BumPR ,

Excellant program for posting Collectables and passing on to Famioly members

I've recorded my collectables for future reference for my family. The program allows pictures and descriptions so all items are clearly identified and valued accordingly.

Leo from Miami ,

A LOT more than I can handle now.

OneNote is an amazing app and while I explore it I become aware that it offers a LOT more than I am using it for. I have several projects that I am working on. With OneNote I can organize them well.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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