About Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote is a fully functional digital note taking application which can be used to organize, share and collaborate on ideas.
Like the rest of Microsoft Office, OneNote has a ton of features and integration with existing Microsoft software, making going between programs like excel and word nearly seamless.
Once you build that “universe,” it can become very complicated to navigate. Sometimes I forget how I got to the place I originally set up and it can be frustrating.
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It's fantastic! Totally intuitive and user friendly, and it's perfectly linked to the Microsoft ecosystem.
I don't find any point against it to be honest.
My Personal Experience with Microsoft OneNote
Comments: Overall, Microsoft OneNote is an incredibly useful and powerful note-taking tool. It is versatile, customizable, and feature-rich, and is perfect for any user who needs a comprehensive way to capture and organize their thoughts and ideas.
Microsoft OneNote is an incredibly versatile and user-friendly note-taking program that allows users to quickly and easily capture notes and ideas. The platform is highly customizable and allows for a wide range of features such as templates, text formatting, password protection, and more.
Despite its many positive features, Microsoft OneNote can be a bit difficult to navigate and can be overwhelming for new users. Additionally, certain features require a subscription in order to access them.
Always weak on version history and restoration, now it's abysmal. Go at your own risk!
Comments: Onenote promises to be a great collaboration tool, especially integrated into Teams, but unfortunately, falls short of the mark in the most sensitive of areas, synchronization, back up, version history and restore across multiple users and platforms. On more than one occasion Onenote has lost whole sections of pages in the synch process across platforms and users. Sections that simply disappeared even from the restore and deleted pages sections. That's weeks of labor with clients who are no longer available for that portion of the project work.
Interface is fantastic. Collaboration across users was great. But with Android, Teams, Desktop and Web versions, significant behind-the-scenes back up, synchronization, and restoration have all been dangerously degraded.
Back up, restore and version history features, including sharing pages, have all been degraded functions making Onenote extremely vulnerable to crashes and data loss. Now, the tools only work reliably for the single user on a single machine.
OneNote drives productivity among our project team with its incredible note-taking experience.
Comments: I'm quite satisfied with the overall functionality & the work management achieved thanks to OneNote's robust data-handling & collaboration capabilities. Furthermore, the software pioneers in its flexible note-sharing options where notes can either be shared as files of different formats or as accessible links. That said, I'm gaining a whole lot of features from an out-of-the-box free-of-charge software is more than enough reason to compel any user to at least give it a try.
OneNote is like a virtual whiteboard that collectively stores our ideas, tasks & file attachments of our current & accomplished construction projects in a singular platform accessible anywhere across any device. The user interface is generally butter-smooth & works amazingly well in split-screen mode on my Galaxy Note 20 Ultra phone using the S-Pen to jot notes & drag photos & files from the file manager or gallery to the OneNote application. It's a productivity-centric utility that's practically indispensable for my daily tasks.
As of the 22H2 Windows 10 update on my laptop, I've started noticing notes take a bit longer to synchronize my work in order to resume collaboration with the project team. I hope this gets resolved in a future software update on Windows. The mobile & web versions work great though.
Using Microsoft OneNote as a Student
Comments: Microsoft OneNote is a tool that has both its strengths and weaknesses. On the one hand, its user-friendly interface, the ability to create and manage multiple notebooks for different classes, and the ability to insert images, record audio, and collaborate with classmates make it a valuable resource for students. On the other hand, the software can sometimes be slow, the search function can be limited, and synchronization between devices can be unreliable at times.
I have found Microsoft OneNote to be an indispensable tool for staying organized and on top of my work. Its easy-to-use interface makes it simple to manage multiple notebooks for different classes and projects, and the ability to insert images, record audio, and collaborate with classmates is a huge plus. I highly recommend OneNote to anyone looking to boost their productivity and stay on top of their academic pursuits.
The software can sometimes be slow or laggy, especially when trying to open large notebooks with a lot of information. Also, finding specific notes or sections can be challenging if you have a large number of notebooks, as the search function can be limited. Additionally, there have been times where the synchronization between devices has failed, causing me to lose some of my work. Despite these issues, I still find OneNote to be a valuable tool for students, but it's worth considering these potential drawbacks.
Microsoft OneNote is an advanced and adaptable note-taking tool
Comments: Microsoft OneNote is an extremely capable and flexible note-taking tool. It's fantastic for both groups and individuals thanks to its wide range of supported platforms, intuitive design, and built-in collaboration tools. Some users may find its lack of formatting flexibility, shaky handwriting detection, and synchronization frustrating.
Notes may be synced and accessed from anywhere with the help of OneNote, as it is compatible with a wide variety of devices and operating systems.The user friendly and adaptable interface of OneNote is a major selling point. Each user can build their own set of notebooks, each with its own set of sections and pages, and name and tag their notes for easy retrieval afterwards.The search function in OneNote works quickly and accurately. You may quickly search for a note using a keyword or tag, or even a phrase.
When compared to other note-taking tools, OneNote's formatting capabilities are limited. Words cannot be individually restyled by the user in terms of font, color, or size.
OneNote: The ultimate note-taking tool for students and professionals
Comments: I worked on a project to develop a robot trajectory to perform a palletizing operation with the roboguide software. Our team used Microsoft OneNote to take notes during planning, design and project monitoring meetings. We created a section for each phase of the project (e.g. planning, design, development, testing, release), and each section had several pages for each follow-up meeting.
OneNote allows users to create logically organised and easily accessible notes. Users can organise their notes by section, sub-section and page, and even add labels for quick searching. It allows users to share notes with others, work together in real time and leave comments. This makes it an excellent collaboration tool for teams, study projects or work groups.
Mobile versions of OneNote have fewer features than the computer version. For example, it may be more difficult to edit tables or diagrams on a smartphone or tablet.
A very useful digital notebook
Comments: Onenote is a tool that I use every day. It is my digital notebook that I can easily organize and save, without the fear of losing information. I share my different ideas with friends and colleagues. And it also serves as a backup tool for important information. I highly recommend it
The notepad, improved version, which I prefer. I like Onenote. I use it as a notepad on which I write down the first idea that comes to my mind, a piece of information that is whispered in my ear and that I don't want to forget, and many others. It is very easy to use and is available on all supports (Windows, Android, iOS, web, etc.). And what's even cooler, once you connect it to your Windows Live ID account, you can retrieve all your doodles anywhere you want or transfer it to someone else. The application itself is very simple and user-friendly. It has several other features and it allows you to organize your notes in pages and sections. A really useful tool
For the moment, this tool suits me well, I have nothing to complain about
OneNote - Simply, great and comes with your MS office package
Comments: I am not a great note-taker, I am messy and my desk is always full of paper work. OneNote takes all that away, I use it all the time to make notes on a wide range of subject matter knowing it will all be my fingertips 24/7 on my devices.
Best feature is the search function. Don't worry about keeping your notes organised, just make sure you not it down. OneNote search works great.Interacts with other office productsAttach documents, pictures, weblinks, it can help you store any information quickly and easilySharing, this function is greatQuick access to muliple notebooksBuilt into teams also for project/team note takingKeeping meeting notes, being able to search by text or date
Nothing I can see.I do change the layout of the windows desktop app to look more like outlook/edge and have my pages down the left hand side, my section across the top
OneNote review by Jen
Keeping my research notes synced and searchable. Easy access. Security.
One note-worthy con (punn intended): Changes were made that basically limit you to link sharing. In certain situations it can be problematic and a sort of a speed bump or stumbling block in your everyday work routine.
An incredibly powerful one-stop-shop
Comments: Beyond these cons, OneNote is super-easy to use, powerful, and functional across all major platforms. Unfortunately, not all platforms offer the same features: Wiki-style links (creating links using [[ ]]) is not supported in the browser version nor on iPadOS.
You can embed content from so many sites: Youtube, Thinglink, Coogle to name a few. Each notebook can contain as many section groups and sections as you want, with as many pages and sub-pages as you want. And each page is an infinite canvas. Bonus: You can store actual files on any pages that you can then later open in the appropiate app using a double click. The desktop version features OCR which is great for searching content in pictures.
The way the infinite canvas works. You cannot scroll left or up from the top of the page - only right and down. That feels somewhat counterintuitive at times. Also, there should be easy sharing on the page level - as of the writing of this review, you can only share entire notebooks, meaning you give access to it all, even if all you wanted to do was to collaborate on a single page.
Not my favorite for note compilation
Comments: I used it for managing email templates, project notes, and the like. I didn't like having to sync with my other devices and having things be changed in two places = sync issues.
it comes with office 365, so I used it...as it was already on all the computers I had. I didn't have to install another piece of software or pay for another subscription.
Your data is stored in a clunky "onenotes" notebook file -- and it is (or was?) difficuly to sync to other devices
OneNote for Tutors
Comments: Overall, I would like to recommend everyone to use this app to prepare your notes. It's very handy and versatile.
There are may features of Onenote which makes it useful like: 1. Clippers, which allow to move data from any browser to OneNote. 2. Can be used in multiple devices simulatneosly. 3. Allows to add Multimedia. 4. Doesn't have formatting contraint. 5. Document Management , division on basis of subject, Notebook, Pages. 6. Flexible formatting option. 7. Works very well in laptop, pc, android tab and mobile. 8. Can use Digital Pen.
The Synchronisation with cloud features lags a lot. Many times doesn't works properly. Have to click sync many times and have to wait if internet is slow.
My favorite software of all time
Comments: In spite of the storage restrictions, OneNote is still my absolute favorite tool for document management, note-taking, and data storage. While other programs like Evernote or Google Keep provide similar services, OneNote definitely stands above the competition in almost every way imaginable.
I love everything about Microsoft OneNote, but I especially use it for the purpose of document management. Any information I find across the internet or elsewhere always ends up within OneNote. There's not a piece a of information I can't somehow incorporate into OneNote.
My main issue with OneNote is the fact that it's storage is dependent upon OneDrive's storage space. This leads to OneNote being maxed out if my OneDrive is completely full, or if you only have a free version of OneDrive which only allows 5GB of storage.
Microsoft OneNote, optimal Note taking and organization app
Comments: Overall my experience with Microsoft OneNote is a good one. I do enjoy using this system and application as a primary notetaking resource. For the cost, I do believe that it can be Utilized very broadly and that makes it worth it, however For students or organizations that do not supply this app it may be A cost that students cannot afford otherwise. In addition I would recommend to utilize a service that allows Alumni to also benefit from some student benefit for a period of time after they no longer have access to their university email because of the fact that a lot of the times students that are recent alumni are still using Microsoft and need a little bit of a longer window before being asked to pay for their own subscription .
In general Microsoft OneNote is my go to and favorite notetaking app as a professional student. I find that the ability to hyper organize by topic and category allows me to keep my notes organized. In addition the ability to utilize both type to text features on top of the ability to use Apple Pencil allows me to truly customize my notes as I see fit.
The things that I liked Lisa about the software are that once the Notes sizes get to be quite large downloading these notes from the cloud does seem to take an extremely long time. And when they are downloading from the cloud you do not have access to work on those notes. Or changes that you make might not be synchronized when you reopen the app either from another device or once they do download from the cloud. In addition in order to utilize the software you do need to have a Microsoft software subscription to use on safe for example an iPad with the Microsoft OneNote app. For a student who may not be able to afford it it is a pretty big lump sum. However I will say that because of the fact that a lot of universities and corporations supply Microsoft for their students and employees it allows students to continue to utilize it.
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OneNote is one of the most popular note-taking apps on the market, and for good reason. It offers a robust feature set, a wide variety of integrations with other Microsoft services and web services, and it’s free.
The app has been around for years and received several updates over time.
However, OneNote’s biggest update in recent memory arrived in 2018 with the release of Microsoft 365 — an updated version of Office 365 that includes all the latest features from the company’s productivity suite. With this new version, OneNote got a makeover and now looks more modern than ever before. It also brought a lot of new features to the table that make it even better than before.
It gives you an easy way to keep all your notes in one place. It’s available on every device, so you can access your notes no matter where you are. You can organize your notes any way that makes sense to you—by topic, date or even tags, like #work or #personal.
Lack of Customization - It's not possible to customize any of your notes or notebooks in OneNote which can make it difficult if you want something more advanced than what it offers out of the box. Microsoft OneNote doesn't have any open APIs or integrations with third-party apps like Evernote does.
Powerful digital notebook for teachers and students
Comments: As mentioned, OneNote is an exceptional digital notebook resource for educators, making it easy to curate course materials, organize them into sections (or units), and share them with colleagues and students. The application is easy to use, and the onboarding learning curve is quite friendly - most of the features are intuitive. There are so many additional functions that more advanced users can explore to customize their notebooks. Especially with stylus functionality, OneNote replaces paper course materials as an interactive digital notebook that students can edit and keep forever without worrying about losing any paper. This has become an essential teaching tool for me as an educator and my preferred notetaking tool as a student.
OneNote is an amazing digital notebook for teachers and students. Teachers can create a living course workbook filled with learning resources, including diagrams, videos, and links to online sources. They can also create worksheets directly in OneNote or import an existing Word or PDF document into the notebook that students can edit. One of the best features of OneNote is how smoothly it works with tablets and tablet laptops. With a stylus, students can write and draw in their OneNote notebooks, making it feel like a paper notebook. OneNote also includes a suite of drawing tools that make it easy to draw and label diagrams and even graphs for math. The Class Notebook add-in makes it an even more powerful tool for teachers to manage their classes. A teacher can quickly look into each of their students' notebooks to assess work and leave feedback. Students can sync their OneNote notebooks and receive feedback immediately. With Teams, entire OneNote notebooks can be easily shared between colleagues, and collaboration is seamless.
The current OneNote desktop app no longer offers the ability to export pages as .one files, which makes it more difficult to send or attach individual pages. Rather, sharing can only be done through links, which sometimes run into challenges with sharing settings and others not being able to open the page. The inability to rename students at the teacher level also makes the "Review Work" function a bit less user-friendly when teachers try to mark them in alphabetical order. Finally, I would love to see more integration possibilities with other learning management systems.
All your notes in one place
Comments: OneNotres has been a part of my arsenal of tools for the enterprise environment. I have used it on a personal level as well. I have used both the loal and cloud version, choosing the cloud due to my ability to access from any device. You can also add a local copy, depending on your subscription level, and sync your online content to your local machine. This helps in keeping your data in 2 places at once.
Microsoft OneNotes offer a single place to enter, manage and access all your notes. It provides flexibility in how you organize your content. From simple note taking to more complex graphics and images, OneNotes lets you organize in efficient ways. The use of tags helps you find what you need across multiple notebooks, section and pages. No more having to navigate through complex and cumbersome folder hierarchies. OneNotes is a massive repository tool that takes the place of many other tools. Using OneNotes rids you of separate Tasks or To Do lists, file repositories, and even digital media. OneNotes lets you combine all your electronic files into a single place and manage it in a way that works for you. This level of flexibility is what gives OneNotes the power it has and its popularity.
OneNotes tend to have a different layout between the online version and the downloaded version. This might bring some confusion to some users. Microsoft is moving more towards the cloud, and until this becomes the norm and their downloadable applications can mimic the cloud experience, there might be a bit of a learning curve.
The best free note-taking application
With regards to picking the best note-taking application, there are two clear victors: Microsoft OneNote and Evernote. Both are PCMag Editors' Choices, and both have pluses and minuses. OneNote is greatly improved assuming you need a free application. Evernote has an alternate construction that makes it simpler to sort out, tag, find, and offer data, insofar as you're willing to follow through on its precarious cost. While the accompanying survey of OneNote is anything but a no holds barred correlation with Evernote, it's hard not to match them up in at minimum in a couple of regards. In general, and contrasted and all the other things available, OneNote is obviously one of the most outstanding note-taking applications. Whether you'll favor it to Evernote comes down to what you esteem in an application and how you use it.Can be slow and burdensome
Not really good or bad sharing choices
Web trimmer requirements improvement. The amount Does OneNote Cost? To utilize OneNote, you want some sort of Microsoft account, yet it doesn't need to be paid. Only having a free Outlook.com login will do. OneNote is accessible to download for nothing on Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows. There's likewise a web application. You can involve it for nothing with practically no component limitations. You in all actuality do get a modest bunch of additional elements like Sticker and Math-assuming you have a paid Microsoft account. Free OneNote clients get 5GB of space.
Rich with highlights Can separate text from pictures Liberal free form A lot of capacity Condition settling
Can be slow and cumbersome Not terrible, but not great either sharing choices Web trimmer necessities improvement
Honest review about Microsoft OneNote (1 1/2 years of experience)
Comments: Overall, my life would be unrecognizable without One Note! It's changed the game for overall company performance, and everyone in my organization utilizes Microsoft OneNote for note recording and task management. This program has been really valuable to me because it includes various capabilities that make my work simpler, such as note management and project management. It is also a pretty simple piece of software to use and sync. It is also beneficial to businesses of all sizes.
I enjoy that I can use OneNote on any of my devices. So, if I don't have my laptop with me because I'm away from the workplace, I may use my smartphone. My team also appreciates the ability to communicate comments with one another for progress reports and team notes. One note allowed me to effortlessly insert images, sounds, and movies from many formats into the software. The program also included a time stamp and copyright information to ensure that due credit was given to the appropriate sources. The application enabled a straightforward and entertaining presentation of facts.
The loss of knowledge was one of the most aggravating elements of this service. Annual program changes would result in the loss of data from the previous version to the upgraded version. I worked with IT personnel, who couldn't figure out why my old data wouldn't transfer to the new upgraded version. This resulted in a loss of productivity since I had to remember data and certain information was no longer available.
OneNote is the app I didn't know I needed
Comments: I never used OneNote. As the IT team member who gets systems ready for people, I actually always uninstalled it, not seeing the point - I mean, why bother using this when Notepad works or, in a pinch, sending an email to myself, for note taking. Then I saw someone else at the company using it to very effectively keep his day and week organized. The organized way he was able to keep an eye on everything he had going on, the ability to look back at previous weeks' notes "frozen in time" so he's know what the thinking was then...it turned me completely around. I now use OneNote to keep track of my day-to-day. I'm constantly being interrupted by people needing help - which is fair, that's my job after all - but it's hard to remember every little thing that comes up every time AND it makes it easier to pick back up where I left off on other tasks. This also will come in handy at review time, since this will basically have a record of everything I worked on over the year.
The tabbed notes and ability to group them together. It's a super easy to use and manage application that makes organizing my notes a lot easier (and I don't end up with a bunch of sent-to-self emails and random notepad documents kicking around).
As an active user I have no complaints, nothing I like least - it does what I need it to do. Historically, though, it seemed pointless. If I needed to take notes, I'd use Notepad or email myself whatever notes I had. Just seemed like an unnecessary application, given all of the other options I have for note taking.
Microsoft OneNote Review
Comments: Generally speaking, this is an astounding instrument for primary notetaking and following. Can likewise be utilized for project the board and monitoring notes without heaps of paper or loosing data. It assists with performing multiple tasks and immensely increment your solidarity. To work in a disconnected climate then this is the best application to utilize.
One note is exceptionally powerful and saves composed texts and screen captures. It is a superior variant of a paper book. In general, I found OneNote an extremely convenient device and the utilization age was exceptionally viable in association where one has a consistent utilization of taking notes or irregular data. This product empowers me to get to my notes or records from any gadget. You can likewise arrange just your notes, compose archives and add pictures/outside satisfied (the likelihood to add media is one more significant component to think about in the item). You can separate your notes/reports in areas/pages, by dates, or subjects. This is an astonishing association instrument for regular use for any one.
Some of the time created issues with organizing text from different source and sync issues with shared scratch pad/stages.
Microsoft OneNote: The best task listing and meeting notes management tool
Comments: My overall experience with OneNote has been great. I used to use Notepad to record notes initially, but when I saw OneNote, it opened my eyes to a whole new dimension. I had to maintain one Notepad file for each workday and had ended up using too many Notepad files for recording meeting notes. It was very difficult to search for the required content in times of need. One-Note removed all these barriers, and now I can record the notes of all meetings in a single OneNote creating sections for each day, and locate words/phrases across all sections in no time. I would recommend everyone to use OneNote for recording meeting notes and maintaining a daily task list.
The best thing I like about Microsoft OneNote is the functionality to add sections. I believe this is one thing that Microsoft Word lacked, and Microsoft OneNote has pitched in rightly to address that unmet need. Bringing in the feature of adding sections brings OneNote closer to the worksheet model of Excel. It enables our team to track updates across sprints, all in a single note having different sections for each sprint. It also helps me organize my personal notes, with the notes of each day mentioned in a separate section.
OneNote is great in many aspects. Seeing OneNote from a different perspective, we find that it lacks in certain aspects like table formatting wherein there is no option to fill the cells with a particular color. Also, OneNote lacks the Headings feature in Word, which actually helps in displaying only required sections when reading. These are some of the areas of improvement which I can think of.
Goodbye paper notebook
Comments: Despite my minor criticism regarding accessibility, I can no longer imagine my professional life without OneNote.
I use OneNote instead of a paper notebook and am very happy with it. I always have all my notes with me. Even if I have the iPad or my laptop in the office, I can access my notes from my phone or any other PC. So working becomes much more flexible. Also, having access to all my notes across my workspaces has proven to be very useful several times. Thanks to the customizable and clear structure, you can quickly familiarize yourself with the program. If you know how to use MS Word or MS Outlook, getting started with OneNote is no problem. I really liked the fact that OneNote can be easily embedded in Teams and Outlook.
I find it a shame that you can't easily increase the font size of the right sidebar with the individual folders and tabs. Especially when I'm working on other people's equipment, it would make it a lot easier for me. The toolbar is also difficult to use for me as a visually impaired person in its standard form. Here I would still see potential in terms of accessibility.
Best note taking tool
This is the best note-taking tool I have used across different platforms. It's effortless to get started and take notes without any setup. It comes bundled with Windows for free. There are multiple different ways to organize using tabs and color coding. It also provides a seamless experience between different OSes and mobile. There are also plugins to extend the functionality. The best feature is taking notes on a tablet with a stylus that auto converts your handwriting into text!
If I really had to nitpick, I would say updating plugins can sometimes cause it to crash.