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.
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.
Highlight can't-miss notes with Important and To-Do tags. You can then 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.
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.
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.
Okay..Most of The Time
Have been using OneNote since about 2003 as part of the Microsoft Office Home & Student package on my Windows computers; then found and began using this app when I switched over to my MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers. Never had any problems on the Windows computer, but recently had a minor problem where I lost several sections out of one of my notebooks that I couldn't get to synchronize and somehow eventually lost them all. Was able to retrieve information from a couplle of the more important sections from backups I had in another program...otherwise I probably would have given the app a '5-Star' rating, which I seldom do for any rating....Nothing is worth a 'Top Star' rating as there is ALWAYS 'something' wrong with it to not rate 'Top' rating.
I'm quite happy with the app...this app and the one for Windows and I also ahave the app in my Mac version of Microsoft Office Home and Student I have on my Mac computers and they all seem to work well together. What is in my OneNote on my Macs, is also in my OneNote on my Windows 10 Pro machine. Don't use it much on my iPhone (6S Plus) or iPad (3rd Gen.) as the screens, for me, are a bit too small for what I do in OneNote.
I would recommend OneNote...any version or for any device. It does as advertised, doe what I need for it to do and am sure it will meet 'your' needs as well. Enjoy your OneNote! :)
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