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

iPhone Version is Disgraceful

iPhone ap glitches, freezes, and closes down frequently. This is why I switched from PC to Mac years ago. Too bad Apple doesn't have a good program like this because I'm sure it wouldn't freeze. I'm sure it wouldn't make your cursor jump to the top of each new page you open when you start typing EVEN THOUGH YOU PLACED THE CURSOR HALFWAY DOWN THE PAGE. Reported error since September, still not fixed.

terrisc ,

Look, I LOVE OneNote!

And happily, with every upgrade you have not screwed it up as so many have! I do not have any complaints, only suggestions.

1. Not sure if you could do this but could you add more highlight colors or maybe use that color wheel that would let us pick our own colors. I like lighter colors for highlighting.

2. I love the bullet jouirnaling symbols but I would like to be able to customize my own. I love that you changes the star from yellow to red but it would have been cool to add more satr and allow us to choose our own colors and define those colors for ourselves.

Agaian, no complaints, just suggestions.

Ninjacatwithswords ,

Bad design choices ruin another great app

I used to live on OneNote for Mac. I literally spend 10 hrs a day on it.

BUT...they unfortunately decided to move notebook tabs to a left sidebar, making it significantly harder to switch between notebook sections and eating up a LOT of unnecessary screen real estate.

They really need to give us the option to have sections as tabs along the top of the program again. They completely broke the program's functionality for no reason whatsoever.

PLEASE, One Note team: give us the option of either a horizonal or vertical tab structure. I'm ok if it is an option, but forcing that on users really ruins the utility of the program.


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Age Rating
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