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.
-- YOUR NOTES IN 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 right on top of your content.
-- 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 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.
-- THINK TOGETHER --
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.
-- 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 travels. Achieve more with OneNote.
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Ratings and Reviews
Powerful Note taker, annoying to have to “reopen” notebooks every time you’ve been away...
Great app. Takes some time to build up a workflow, but once you do it’s miles ahead of almost every other note taker. Only exception is Notability, which I think has a little bit better handwriting capability, but not nearly the organizational ability that OneNote has. If you want to be able to organize your notes into more than just one tier of folders, then you have to move to OneNote. The organization is way better than any of the other apps out there, and there’s way more support on the backend as this is synced through Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud, so you know that it has the support of a company that’s not going anywhere.
The only annoyance I have with it, and the reason it’s 4 stars and not 5, is that I have to “Open” all of my notebooks again on each device if I haven’t used OneNote on it for more than a few days. I don’t know if this is to simplify syncing issues between devices and save space on each device, but I would rather there was an option to keep notebooks on a device and keep them synced. That way if I want to start taking notes right away, I don’t have to keep throwing all of my impromptu notes into whichever notebook is the most synced and then move it later. I use this exclusively on iOS/MacOS devices, so maybe there’s some compatibility issue built in by Apple to handicap Microsoft’s apps just a little bit, or vice-a-versa.
Hardly use Word anymore - and I don’t lose my notes!
Its like carrying a giant notebook around that has all your important papers - but having it weigh virtually nothing (because it is electronic). Love the way you can organize work and personal business in the same place. Personal business in one Notebook and Work in a separate Notebook - each with as many sub-topics and sub-sub topics as you want. In addition, you can record conversations, meetings, or speeches (keeping them on a page with other notes). Love too, the ability to search across all your notes (including audio files!) for keywords. You can also limit your search to smaller sub parts.
The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is the lack of provision to sort your papers within a section by date. This has been so for a LONG time and I’ve seen LOTS of complaints about it. Seems so basic, obvious and (to a non-programmer) easy that I just can’t understand why they have not added it.
Wish too, that they would add more formatting features of Word. … oh - and for some odd - very frustrating - reason, whenever I print a page from OneNote it does NOT look exactly like it does on the screen. Margins are particularly maddening and print size is nearly always horribly large. I have to either cut and paste into Word, be content with large print and waste of ink/paper, or reduce the font size in OneNote (about 4 sizes … making it difficult to read) and then print.
As a writer, one never knows when an idea strikes. When it does, OneNote is there to capture lightening in a jar. If you can write it, paste it, or record it, OneNote is a repository for inspiration of any sort. The features I find the most useful are the ease in categorizing ideas, accessing the files from anywhere, and meeting minute creation (more on that later.) Create your projects, insert sub-folders and then begin to add pages and pages of materials. I have a “binder” for my writing and a “folder" for each project. In each folder I add pages (chapters) and have a few pages for notes on relative subjects. The ability to return to my writing cave and have all that info at my fingertips is a Godsend - infinately better than carrying a hardcopy note book (although there is no feeling like pencil to paper) or finding that napkin you used to scribble the outline of the next Hemingway novel.
Then there is the creation of meeting minutes. If you have Outlook, go to the Home tab, then select Meeting Details. It will give you a listing of your scheduled meetings. Select your meeting and watch OneNote pull in the meeting details, including Subject, Date and Location, Attendees and the details listed in the messasge section of the invitie. I used this recently and the feedback from management was laudatory. Microsoft’s OneNote is a hidden gem worth discovering.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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