Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote

Collaboration and file management

4.5/5 (584 reviews)

Microsoft OneNote Overview

E-Book: Store all your contacts in one place with one handy template so your digital posse goes wherever you go.

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

Outlook: Tight integration with your inbox means you can share stuff easily.

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 makes adding, grouping, and moving your notebooks a work of art.

Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa

Supported Languages

English

Microsoft OneNote Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
91% positive reviews
361
Excellent
173
Very good
39
Average
7
Poor
4
Terrible
Miguel G.

All your notes in one place

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/19
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Mohd N.

A centralized location for all your notes

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/06
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jessa D.

Office Product with the fewest syncing issues.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/14
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

I'm completely dependent on OneNote. It's so easy to use and flexible, it holds every project in my life now, from planning out and organizing 60 slide competitor analysis presentations, to scheduling recipes for meal plans. It plays well with the other products, and unlike Word, I've never had a problem with syncing conflicts and generating unnecessary backup local copies, and I have yet to lose a single word of work. In fact, for one of my books, I didn't use Word at all and ended up doing all the chapters in the same planning pages I kept in OneNote. It's my secret weapon when it comes to brainstorming and organization and I can't believe more people don't use it, but then again, I am a more visual/creative person, so the ability to quickly throw notes or record a message and be able to arrange, sort or search and actually find it later is vital. Years ago, I used to use Springpad, and since then, I've tried Trello, Evernote, and all kinds of apps, but nothing has stuck.

Cons

Very few, it's so flexible it fills in a lot of gaps. I'd like it to be more visually customizable, like if you could add a backdrop of a chart or table similar to the Stormboard templates. Right now it just has a few pastel colors and lined and gridded paper types.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Nithya G.

One of the ideal choice for people who like to be organised!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/17
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

I’ve always struggled to find an app that streamlined all the notes that I have to save. When I first started using one note in 2017, it was a great way to gather all my thoughts in one place. I can continue where I left off and choose how I want to divide them into different sections and headings! I’ve also been able to advise a lot of small companies where I coach managers to start using this as a tool to share ideas amongst team members who can then grow the ideas further by brainstorming! I’ve been hearing positive feedback from other users to whom I have recommended this great software to.

Cons

If it is being used in team situations, if all the members of the team don’t get to use the product in the same way or understand the use of the note and it’s purpose, then it can be hard to collaborate using software. However the help guides can always be handy to solve such issues! So I don’t really have much negatives other than team environments where too many different heads thinking differently might complicate the notes sharing process.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Loralee H.

Easier than Evernote

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/10/26
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

I started using Onenote in 2007, and used it for everything. Then, everyone began recommending Evernote and I jumped on the bandwagon, but years later I realized that I was only saving things in Evernote - not accessing the information, using my checklists, etc. This year I've switched back to using Onenote and haven't looked back.

It's at my fingertips with all of my devices, loads quickly, and everything is sorted in a way that makes logical sense to me.

I can capture things I've found from around the web with the webclipper tool (very similar to the way the webclipper works with Evernote)

I can even use the bookmarks tool to add personal notes, recommendations and then share with other entrepreneurs.

Cons

- sharing sections of a onenote doc with others often requires them to log in, even if it's just set to "view only"
- Moving items between Folders is difficult (moving to other sections inside a folder is easy)
- it doesn't integrate with as many other apps as Evernote

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Microsoft OneNote Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Microsoft OneNote Features


  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Microsoft OneNote

Key features of Microsoft OneNote

  • Book summary
  • Live sharing
  • Remember everything
  • Save while you surf
  • Social notebook
  • Task planner

Benefits

Your friends and family will gawk with amazement at how organized you are.

Microsoft OneNote FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft OneNote.

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

Microsoft OneNote offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: One Time License

Free Trial: Available

Q. What are the main features of Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft OneNote offers the following features:

  • Book summary
  • Live sharing
  • Remember everything
  • Save while you surf
  • Social notebook
  • Task planner

Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft OneNote?

Microsoft OneNote has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Small Business

Q. What languages does Microsoft OneNote support?

Microsoft OneNote supports the following languages:

English

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

Microsoft OneNote has the following pricing plans:

One Time License

Q. Does Microsoft OneNote support mobile devices?

Microsoft OneNote supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Microsoft OneNote integrate with?

Microsoft OneNote integrates with the following applications:

Built.io Flow, Capabiliti, Cloud Elements, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Teams, Obindo, Pro-Sapien, Workato, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Microsoft OneNote offer?

We do not have any information about what support options Microsoft OneNote has