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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 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 in Version 15.39

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

Having trouble? Send feedback in the app by clicking on the smiley face in the top-right of the app.
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Customer Reviews

Happy to move from Evernote

Evernote was The all in one solution to notes, pics, drawings, communication of those, etc. But when they jacked up the fees by about 300% (was $1/mo., last year went to $3.99/mo. I moved to OneNote. And glad i did. I actually started withb OneNote and found it horrible - lot of crashes, cumbersome interface, and long processing time. My new usage of OneNote (that is, new to me - iwas using it when it launched in 2003, then stopped when there were too many issues to use it - in about 2005), has none of those issues and being free to use was a no-brainer for me. With no restrictions other than that your notes will be stored on Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service and if you need a ton of storage you’ll have to buy some - at reasonable rates.
I have about 25 notebooks with about 100 sub folders of pictures, typed/written notes, scans, and more. And I’ve never hit my limit. And it syncs very fast .. almost instantaneous with all my devices - laptop, tablet, phone.
Try it … You’ll like it!

Overall, super reliable app for iphone

I’ve been using OneNote on my iPhone and macbook for nearly 2 years. It syncs quickly and I don’t think I’ve ever lost data. That’s my main concern. I’d give it a solid 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 here.

There are 2 main problems with the way it works on apple devices. First, editing words and placing the cursor between letters does not work with touch screen. Second, you can’t search for words in a page, like the way evernote highlights the word and goes to its instance. This is absolutely foolish. Some documents are huge and scrolling and reading the whole thing to find a word or phrase is a total waste of time. Lastly, include a word count.

The number one issue is that when editing a document on iphone or ipad, you cannot put the cursor in the middle of a word between letters to change spelling. You have to re-type the whole word. There is a way if you hold your finger on the screen and with the other hand hit backspace you can force it to delete a letter in the middle of a word, but it’s cumbersome and inaccurate. This is a real let-down. I occasionally use a bluetooth keyboard with my phone to edit documents, in which case, this isn’t an issue. Fix at least the first 2 and you’ve got 5 stars.

Occasionally, I have a sync issue with a note that has been duplicated and I don’t have time to open the app on my desktop. But it usually is resolvable.

Perfect Across all platforms

While this is a Microsoft platform with several elements available only while on a MS system, the use and importance of this on my Apple and IOS is of critical importance. The Notbooks allow me to segment my life, needs and different businesses I operate effencently while everything is cloud based so everything is automatically updated. Treied my best to like Evernote but it never lived up to the demands I have to keep my life organized. from time to time there will be a glitch when operating from IOS however their customer service feature allows you to describe what the problem is and each time the issue is resloved at the next update. Wouldnt think of switching and have my key team using it so collerbration is smooth and productive.

Microsoft OneNote
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 15.39
  • Size: 424 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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