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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 15.38

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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Customer Reviews

The best notes app, period.

Ok, I’ll start by saying that I’ve been using OneNote for over 3 years now and I love it to death. It has only gotten better since I’ve started using it and I still recommend it to everyone at every chance I get.
I use OneNote primarily for school (I am a University of California student) and it is absolutely killer for keeping together notes for all of my classes, syncing notes with study groups, and just generally keeping tabs on all the different projects I have going on (no pun intended).
The best part of OneNote is definitely its layout, it manages to keep even me organized and that is truly something as I am the most scatterbrained human being that has ever existed. It’s simple, pleasing to the eye, and very easily customizable for whatever you need this software to do.
I still cannot believe that this thing is free. It blows most other paid notes applications out of the water and it’s getting better all the time.
Would 10/10 recommend this to any fellow starving college student!


This is the one true multiplatform note/collaboration tool. But it´s also so much more. You need to embrace it to see its worth and indispensability. I myself hav switched from evernote, which is very good, to OneNote as it´s just perfect for my use. What are the strong points? How about the abillity to make a list on the first page of a note, and then by selecting the list and clicking once, you have created a new page for all the list items and linked them from the first page, html style? Inserting forms and video directly into pages and viewing them and interacting with forms is another. Then theres linking to Outlook items, creating minutes, class books and work books that gives the teacher/leader separate pages for each student/employee where they can interact. And so much more, just figure your need and OneNote will supply a means.
I for one Love it, been using OneNote since early start in 2004 then switching to evernote for 5 years before making the leap back in 2014 as class notebook came along.

New version breaks copy and paste

I love OneNote but he new version breaks copy and past - one of the most basic, frequently used operations, for me anyway.

What happens is that OneNote adds a newline character at the end of copied content. This happens even if the copied content is not at the end of a line. To see this, copy a word from OneNote then open Notes or other program and paste it. The pasted content will be followed by a new line (cursor at the next line). This cost me a huge amount of time trying to figure out why passwords I was copying from OneNote were no longer working. Of course Paste works properly within OneNote, but that’s not good enough. Copy and paste is intended for taking content AS SELECTED between programs.

I love OneNote but at this point I should know better than to ever update it. As often as not something that had worked perfectly will be broken.

Microsoft OneNote
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 15.38
  • Size: 423 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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