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Microsoft OneNote FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft OneNote offer?

Microsoft OneNote has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

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Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft OneNote has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


Q. What languages does Microsoft OneNote support?

Microsoft OneNote supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Microsoft OneNote support mobile devices?

Microsoft OneNote supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does Microsoft OneNote offer an API?

No, Microsoft OneNote does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does Microsoft OneNote integrate with?

Microsoft OneNote integrates with the following applications:
Feedly, Obindo, AutoCAD, IFTTT, Microsoft Lens


Q. What level of support does Microsoft OneNote offer?

Microsoft OneNote offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, 24/7 (Live rep)

Microsoft OneNote product overview

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

What is Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft OneNote is a free cloud-based digital note taking app that allows users to create and organize meeting notes, journal entries, lab results and more. Users can take that notes are then instantly converted into digital text for improved organization and less retyping. The product offers deep search functionality for all notes stored in its database and allows users to store and organize audio recordings in a searchable format. OneNote also comes Microsoft 365 integration.

Key benefits of using Microsoft OneNote

E-Book: Store all contacts in one place with one template

University: With the fall courses template, users can manage your course load and stay organized throughout the semester.

Outlook: Tight integration with your inbox means seamless file sharing

Cut. Paste. Cook: Gather and organize recipes and entertainment tips using notes, photos, and even clippings from websites.

Live sharing: Collaborate with friends or colleagues on the same page with Live Sharing.

Canvas: OneNote allows adding, grouping, and moving of notebooks.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Chat
24/7 (Live rep)

Training options

Videos
Documentation

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Most valued features by users

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Microsoft OneNote users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

1.6K

Positive reviews

93

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.66/10
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Pros
For this price level, the tools available are fantastic. One of my favourite tools is the ability to solve maths equations and provide step by step hints on how the whole thing is done.
So if I do not have my laptop on me because I am out of the office I can use my cellphone. My team also likes that we can share our notes with each other for progress updates and team notes.
In summary, it is an excellent application that fulfills what it promises.
Cons
One of the most frustrating aspects of this program was the loss of information. Annual program updates would lose data from the prior version to the updated version.
The level of familiarity with the app by my team had some people ineffective at using it in the beginning.
I'm confused why it's not possible to integrate it with Outlook.
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April L.

Club Director

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

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Take notes, assign tasks, plan & map an event, record details of conversations, and so much more in

Reviewed 2 years ago

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Destiny E.

Marketing Communications Director

Financial Services, 51-200 employees

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Keeping track of notes for your 50 weekly meetings is easier with OneNote

Reviewed 3 years ago

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Nicholas C.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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OneNote: a great foundation for collaboration

Reviewed 2 years ago

OneNote has become central to our documentation at our organization. Especially after the integration between OneNote and Office 365 Groups and then Teams, the addition of the Collaboration Space and Documentation Library has helped us create central repositories that can be worked on simultaneously and frequently. Administration can collaborate and share materials and use the private spaces for groups members to take their own notes or have individual content distributed to them to work on or reflect upon. I love this product and since growing with it in my career have also expanded to use it in my personal life for notetaking, organization, and planning.

Pros

The notebook structure was very appealing to me when I first started using OneNote. Once I unbound myself from the concept of creating everything to translate to a printed letter size piece of paper it really took off. You can create your notebook and its contents to directly translate to what if it had to be printed. But you can also transform it to a fully interactive collection. With links to various other locations in the same notebook, other locations and materials on the internet, and even embedding videos and other documents directly in the pages of the notebook you can make the reach of the content presented to extend beyond the boundries of the document itself.

Cons

The different versions - When OneNote transitioned to the web, it was during the focus on the Metro UI in Windows 8 and it suffered for it. The simplicity of what the web version could do was crippled by the ability of the internet browsers at the time. Over time it has increased in parity between the desktop version and the web, however - the Metro UI designed app has lingered and its design has stayed truer to the web version than the original desktop version. It is getting harder to find the desktop version that has content central and navigation to the left, top, and right sides. The web, mobile app, and "for windows 10" versions make navigation subjectively more complex when you have extensively robust notebooks.

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Attila M.

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best MS tool

Reviewed 15 days ago
Pros

Most versatile digital note-taking app. Great way for storing information, notes, taking meeting minutes, to-do lists etc. Like how it's integrated with the other MS products, supports all kind of multimedia content.

Cons

Microsoft should put more emphasis on promoting this tool, as the features are not so widely known to the public.

AR
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Computer Hardware, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Many problems for a renowned product

Reviewed 4 years ago

I would give this a 3/5 star but considering how well-known and popular it is, then I can't give it more than a 2 star. It's ok. Note this is the windows Microsoft Windows 10 version which is not the same as the Office 365 Onenote 2016 ... let alone others. MS Whiteboard has issues but is much better overall.

Pros

Pros: Wide range of functionality. You can convert to different file types and insert files into it rather easily. It has great cloud support and is overall easy to access.

Cons

Cons: There is great support for onenote on the web, but at least 90% of the searches I've done to troubleshoot an issue or functionality apply to one type of Onenote and not another... for some reason. I've spent many hours troubleshooting options that don't exist for one type or another. Example: The ink-to-math is not present in this version. The ink-to-draw is not present in the office 365...

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John R.

Chemicals, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Utilized to organize my entire PhD

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

OneNote was the optimal note taking and task delegation program for my PhD. Everything ranging from my task lists to my literature review notes were kept organized using this program.

Cons

Exporting of the notes can be troublesome and not all programs are compatible with the output files.

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Whitney M.

Law Practice, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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OneNote: A Valuable Tool for Students

Reviewed 15 days ago

Overall, I'd recommend Microsoft OneNote to any college or law student wanting to stay organized.

Pros

Microsoft OneNote was a lifesaver during law school. It's auto-save capabilities, notebook style organization, and ease of use helped me keep notes for various courses organized.

Cons

Rarely, the program would crash, but generally my notes would auto-save.

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