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Microsoft OneNote

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Microsoft OneNote is bought as part of the Microsoft 365 suite.

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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.
This is also the best way to save money for your business as you wont be spending money buying pens and notebooks for your workers.

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Note taking to a whole new level with OneNote

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall I really like it and for a business use I think it’s got a really nice structure for organizing data and content that is copy heavy - it’s simple but power go and best of all one of the nicest on the market in its price range.

Pros

OneNote is an amazing digital notebook that allows you to house your notes, create a document library or simply organize your thoughts in one space online in a smart and easy way. There is a great amount of storage and the ability to essentially create a book type of storage system for your notes is brilliant if you are using this for a company to create a guide or how to. It also helps that this is part of the Microsoft account you already pay for so in terms of price it’s included with your account.

Cons

The copy and pasting into the document or from other documents can be very tedious - especially if you have images you are trying to copy or paste. It also doesn’t lend itself to the nicest layouts when adding in data and images and it can look pretty messy.

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Microsoft OneNote, optimal Note taking and organization app

Reviewed 5 months ago

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 .

Pros

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.

Cons

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...

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Robust for Note Taking and Task Management, but incredibly slow

Reviewed a year ago

I have been able to stay better organized especially with using the to-do list, and I consistently recommend it to my colleagues despite the issues (lagging/freezing and different versions causing confusion) that I have experienced.

Pros

I regularly use (and recommend to my colleagues) the templates for to-do lists within One Note, specifically the prioritized to-do list template which automatically inserts High, Medium and Low priority groupings into a to-do list where you can easily add, move (via drag/drop) and check off items. Because of the ability to create multiple notebooks, have individual tabs within the notebooks, and then individual pages within the tabs, there is the ability to manage and organize the notes and to-do lists very granularly. The digital notes sync across all devices so you are able to add/view/update notes from anywhere that you have access to the app.

Cons

The app consistently freezes when doing even the most minor of tasks. I will access it to enter in a new note, the app will freeze and lag sometimes as long as 30 seconds before the changes I've made appear on screen. Additionally, we have regular issues where users across our organization are seeing entirely disparate versions of the software. It is not as simple as the GUI being slightly different,...

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A perfect substitute for your old Notepad

Reviewed a year ago

On my business side, it is a way to organize all my tasks, users, passwords, network paths, serial numbers, servers names, it is easy to find the information that I want, the idea of notes works very well on the business side. Therefore, I use it on my personal life as well, to organize my grocery shopping, some budgets, stocks price, passwords and users from portals, sites. It is a secure tool provided by Microsoft.

Pros

Easy to use, has very good functionalities, it is totally integrated with the Microsoft Office programs, are the information are stored on the cloud, I can edit something on my computer and continue it on my mobile or tablet.

Cons

It is not so easy to use on the beggining, till you get the idea of create "notes" inside it, I know a lot of people which did not migrate to this tool because of this.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The best free note-taking application

Reviewed 7 months ago

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...

Pros

Rich with highlights Can separate text from pictures Liberal free form A lot of capacity Condition settling

Cons

Can be slow and cumbersome Not terrible, but not great either sharing choices Web trimmer necessities improvement

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A centralized location for all your notes

Reviewed 4 years ago

Currently, I used OneNote to organized my meeting's notes and to attach them into an email so it's easy for me to send it to my colleagues. This is sometimes very useful when you are in hurry and wanted to inform what are the points were discussed in the meeting. Secondly, it is also very convenient to use it on all the platforms whether I wanna use it on my phone or my computer. I am exploring more ways as this is a powerful tool and has very few limitations which make it value for money.

Pros

it gives you the ability to create your notes as you create on a physical notebook, moreover, this notebook can be accessed from anywhere as long as you have access to the internet. The most unique part of OneNote is you can add multimedia and create your documents as much presentable as want. These documents can also be shared with others like your friends or colleagues, it would make this software as a one-stop solution for most of the writing and editing of your notes. I used many older versions of OneNote and then after upgrading to new versions of OneNote I came to know that your older note will not get erased. you can also use OneNote app for your smartphones which makes easier to modify your changes or to view any documents on the go.

Cons

One thing I would ever want in OneNote is the integration between various platforms, Currently, Onenote allows you to create notes or documents to share it with only OneNote users, whereas if I want to share it with Evernote users it will not give me an option for that. Moreover, I can not even import Evernote's documents notes into OneNote or vice versa. There are other ways through which you can do it but for that one has to download a migration tool. The security is also one of the issues which I always take into consideration when creating any personal note where I wanted it to be encrypted with a password. There should be some ways into OneNote where you can have a personal space which can be used for those secure documents.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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OneNote - The Tool You Didn't Know You Needed

Reviewed 6 months ago

From my job, to school, to church management, to personal notes, OneNote has been a vital part of my daily workflow. I often refer to it as the digital extension of my brain.

Pros

I don't even know where to start with this review. I have been using OneNote since its first iteration nearly 20 years ago, and found early on that there was no "right or wrong" way to use OneNote. Instead, it can be used in highly personalized and customizable ways that align with how your brain organizes and processes information.

Cons

I honestly can say that I can't identify a single thing that I don't like about OneNote. It was priceless to begin with, and has only continually added value over the years. I wasn't thrilled when it had briefly moved to a paid model, and was very disappointed when Microsoft announced that they were going to be phasing it out. I was very happy to learn that Microsoft listened to their customers/fans, and not only reversed their decision, but have doubled down on product development.

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Shareable Note Taking App for Organization and Productivity!

Reviewed 2 years ago

This application has improved my productivity and efficiency significantly. I use this in my personal and professional work environments. I also have the application on my phone which is so handy. Most note taking apps are not as organized as this is. I have also found OneNote to offer the most features in terms of annotates, sharing, and adding other forms of media to notes. I will be using OneNote for the rest of my career I believe.

Pros

The most impactful features are the sharing capabilities with your team. It allows you to share and edit notes with anyone. They can make real time edits on your note and it's extremely effective at building team communication and collaboration. I also value the incredible organizational structure of notebooks, sections, and pages. I am able to keep everything separated and it's very easy to use. You can also insert audio clips, drawings, PDF printouts, and more!

Cons

Some PDF's are too large to insert as a printout document, so I would really appreciate the developers allowing larger files to be inserted as a PDF printout. That is really my only concern.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great organization tool for any type of project

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I love the fact that no matter what type of project, from buying a new accounting software to filling positions within our company, OneNote allows me to organize all of my documents (pdfs, word docs, excel spreadsheets, etc) all in one place. OneNote also allows me to create bullet points, check lists, and even collaborate my work with others on the project. Best of all is the access I have from a variety of devices including my Apple Watch, MacBook, Windows based laptop, etc.

Cons

Within a tab it is often hard to make individual pages easy to understand that they are beneath/ under another page. Very rarely I have to step back and reevaluate my organizational strategy and have to reformat my "books" or tabs. By no means is that the end of the world. Just rarely can break my workflow and cost me an extra minute or two.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Awesome resource for Notes

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall OneNote is awesome tool and I am fan of it . I use daily in my job. Easy to use and important thing for me is i can access my all notes from one place , I do not have to search in different folders.

Pros

OneNote is an excellent tool for having all your notes ,ideas at one place. It's very oraganized. You can put web link , picture , file shortcuts, charts etc in your note and access from one place. You can prepare your notes as searchable. Also, you can sync with web version and share particular part of notes with particular person. As a production support analyst ,I am using OneNote daily basis to male notes of different issue . So later when i have similar kind of issues I can refer it from one place. In short, it ' s very handy tools. You can access your all different notes from one place. I love this OneNote

Cons

There is nothing specific actually. It's delivers everything as per my need on daily basis. May it can be improved little cost wise.

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Database Collection

Reviewed 9 months ago

Software that is commonly used and helps me a lot in managing tasks, database processing, mailmerge, inputting customer data as well as calculating cost operational. It can be said simple but much needed by all circles.

Pros

The intensity of using office software is very high for me, especially in terms of collecting databases, whatever it is for good customer data, job data, even creating a database for mailmerge is very helpful. In the case of an ID card job that requires a lot of databases, this office program helps me integrate data and can collaborate with my design software.

Cons

File storage using the cloud feature sometimes often confuses me whether it can be opened later when in offline mode

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great program to organize, search and store your notes

Reviewed 2 years ago

Even though using OneNote requires you to be signed up for OneDrive, it still is a lot cheaper than buying a premium version of its competitors. To get similar functionality as OneNOte, you woud need to buy a premium version if you are going with a competitors.

Pros

Save and organize digital notes, typed or handwritten. You can tag your notes and search for it at a later time. There are many preset tags such as remind tag, to do tag, etc. When it comes to organizing abiities, OneNote beats its competitors. You can place these tags on any section, notebooks, pages. It also allows you to save different type of information on the same page, such as pictures, to-do lists and notes. Cost wise it is also better than its competition.

Cons

OneNote storage comes from OneDrive. If you want to use OneNote, you will need to sign up for OneDrive.

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Comprehensive note taking tool indispensable tool for Microsoft users

Reviewed 5 months ago

OneNote is a very robust tool to have all your notes classified in a tidy manner and you live in the Microsoft Ecosystem of apps.

Pros

One of the best features of OneNote is the ability to create a structure of books, pages and subpages that give a sense of order and neatness to the app. One of the main advantages of the app is the cost. OneNote is free for basic use, and it is bundled with your Office 365 subscription. 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. This is a very good tool for students!

Cons

Sharing is a bit limiting. In the past, you were able to share specific pages with other people. These days you have to share whole notebooks. Also, the app experience is a bit different from platform to platform.

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Pretty Good

Reviewed 6 years ago

One Note has definitely taken our team collaboration up a notch. Better for sharing reports and analytics, taking notes and making them available across the team. Wish there was some built in calendar functionality as well as an option to share large files, photos, videos etc. Have also found it difficult to collaborate outside my org. But would like the option to add third parties to projects for a more seamless team experience. For the price, it has some decent options and features.

Pros

Being able to catalog and share notes among my team

Cons

No real file sharing, some things don't dump in very smoothly.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Your thoughts and ideas will always be available and all in one tool

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The graphic interface is comfortable and attractive ... it organizes things very well, so that it encourages you to use it ... you can, no matter how big, get your information quickly (whatever you can think of ... images, notes, texts, audio and video recordings), you can access the same information in parallel, (online or offline) is compatible with a ton of programs, other facilities for the creation and registration of your ideas

Cons

There is nothing I dislike on this product…. may be the mobile version could have been a much better, There are a ton of features to learn, the price is a little high

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One Note is great

Reviewed a year ago

I like One Note because it is so versatile. It even can insert pictures into pages, easily, which I can't sya about other note programs.

Pros

One Note is like having a notepad, diary, journal and filing package all in one. I use it primarily as a journal. But I also use it to store receipts that have been emailed to me. It is simple to set up and since it comes with Windows 7 and up, you can't beat the price.

Cons

The default font is quirky. It is a non-standard non-serif font that does not paginate well and looks a little funky. I did finally learn how to change fonts so now it's better but then I had to go back and manually reformat all the previous pages with the new font. A PITA but that's the only real problem.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Not Just Another Tool From Microsoft

Reviewed 4 months ago

Overall, OneNote is a great tool. It's the best way to take notes on a computer, and makes sharing with team members easy.

Pros

My company started using OneNote a couple years ago, and I really like the diversity of the tool. It has many features, that all add to its value, such as tabs, directory structures, and the ability to integrate it with SharePoint and DevOps. It's also great for note taking, and you can click on the screen and start typing anywhere, like you would on a paper notebook.

Cons

My team has often found that the tool is complex, and we have had a hard time sifting through the organization. Things are often organized in different ways, and when we can't find items, we're thankful for the search feature.

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powerful note taking application with advances knowledge base capabilities

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very useful pieces of software that integrates well into SharePoint services for all sized business.

Pros

One Note gives many of its competitors a real run for their value! It is an easy to use application that is expansive. It integrates well with SharePoint and other Microsoft 365 products for a complete solution for your small, medium or large complex business.

Cons

There isn't much to dislike about the software. While I wish they would better support mark down files and maybe improve the import and export function the rest of the package is top notch.

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Excellent, easy-to-use and cost effective software.

Reviewed a month ago

Great, simple, easy to use note taking and progress tracking software.

Pros

Capablity to do Mathematical calculation with hints, can access from mobile which help to get updates and see to do list anywhere. Simply great and works as promised.

Cons

Visible page borders/limits may help to understand and avoid vertical and horizontal text truncations.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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It is good, but there are other options

Reviewed 4 years ago

There's still room for improvement. And comparing to the concorrence, this is not the best of them.

Pros

Allows you to keep track of your notes anywhere, online and offline. Syncs between all devices and it's lightweight enough to run on a not so expensive mobile phone.

Cons

It's a little bit confusing when you start using it. Sometimes it is not very straightforward to find options on the program.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Straight Forward, Affordable And Easy Note Taking Software!

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

I use this anytime I need to personal or business related notes. You are able to take unlimited notes and create multiple notebooks. The notebooks are handy because it allow me to organize notes into specific categories. When I was in meeting and couldn't take notes I was able to record the audio for later use. It syncs with OneDrive so that you can view it on other devices. I found it easy to share notes with other users too. I highly recommend for people who need help with organization!!

Cons

I didn't notice any specific cons. I was happy with the software.

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Write down everything that comes to your mind with this amazing tool

Reviewed a year ago

Overall this tool is good to be used as a notepad. I use this tool to pen down all the future marketing plans along with the team using the collaboration feature. The notes are stored on cloud and we can access it from anywhere just by logging in. We can export/import notes and take back-up as well.

Pros

The interface is simple and it comes along with the office suite package. We can note down anything we want on a blank sheet starting from anywhere on the page. There is a collaboration feature that helps in planning out future things with the team and to note down important points altogether. We have many customization options to make the note look attractive.

Cons

The tool cost is expensive, there are many competitors who have a better offering at price. Many options are missing from this tool and it don't have enough templates or themes for its notes.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Notes if you are using Windows.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This is probably one of those tools which I would not complain about in regards to pricing. You will get OneNote with Windows and it works. It is very easy to set up and work with. This is the notes tool to use if you are using Windows.

Cons

OneNote works and there are no negatives about this.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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OneNote is a great tool to keep track of many different subjects

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I used OneNote in College to organize my notes and tasks that I needed to do. OneNote is a low cost way to keep track of many different subjects

Cons

The mobile version wasn't very user-friendly and I ended up not continuing to use OneNote because I found other services that met my needs more.

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Easy to use and Great Features!

Reviewed 2 months ago

Used on a daily basis easy to learn great to use for a small business

Pros

Very user friendly and easy to use and learn.

Cons

The price could be a little more comparable to the other products that are out there that are similar to this