About Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a digital note taking app that can be accessed via Android, Chrome, Windows, iOS and Mac devices. The solution is well-suited for individuals attending numerous meetings per week and working on multiple collaborative projects. OneNote offers deep search functionality for all notes stored in its database. Users can also store and organize audio recordings that are in a searchable format and can be integrated with other Microsoft Office products. OneNote allows users to take handwritten notes with the help of a stylus or fingertip and can also convert these notes to digital text. Important ideas or points can be highlighted by using various shapes and colors. The solution has the ability to embed other Microsoft Office files into a note. They can then be easily edited by OneNote users. OneNote offers cloud-based storage and allows users to easily toggle between separate but synced up enterprise and personal accounts.
Microsoft OneNote Software - Various note types
Microsoft OneNote Software - New note
Microsoft OneNote Software - Create to-do list
Microsoft OneNote Software - Multiple devices
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Microsoft OneNote pricing

Microsoft OneNote does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Microsoft OneNote paid version starts at US$1.99/month.

Starting Price:
US$1.99/month
Pricing Details:
$ 1.99 a month for 50GB OneDrive Storage $6.99 a month for 1000GB OneDrive storage and access to Office 365 Personal Edition
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
No

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Microsoft OneNote Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.5
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 859 View all reviews
Shefali M.
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/01/2022

A great tool for note taking and task management

Overall everyone in my organization uses Microsoft one note for note tracking and task management

Pros

Note taking capabilities are great. Task management, documentation, multiple tab management, export to PDF, html formatting

Cons

No integration with cloud storage products like AWS S3, Azure Storage

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 02/01/2022

Application that keeps its promise!!!

Pros

As a manager I have to constantly keep my notes in order- meeting notes, project notes, client notes. I used to keep a paper notebook but not anymore… I give OneNote a 5/5. I actually saw a colleague of mine use it and I fell in love with it.
Microsoft OneNote is just easy to use unlike traditional paper notebooks which keeps falling apart. And it integrates with your Microsoft email and just like a planner you can tag your book, create subtopics, scroll through them, search them. It even syncs with your corporate and personal email so you never lose your notes and you can even embed contents from other sites. Seamless indispensable tool for everyday use at work or personal organizing.

Cons

With multiple applications open, it slows down the application down. Occasionally I have had issues with sync.

Juan jesús G.
  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 11/01/2022

Ayuda para tomar notas de forma básica

Es útil aunque prefiero otros softwares para tomar notas.

Pros

al ser parte de la suite de MS Office permite compartir información con los otros softwares, en automático reconoce las letras de las imágenes que se cargan lo que facilita la búsqueda de información en las notas.

Cons

Tiene fallas de estabilidad, se cierra sola o tarda en sincronizarse si se usa en varios dispositivos.

Sven H.
  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 15/10/2021

An incredibly powerful one-stop-shop

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 16/12/2021

An excellent multipurpose tool

It's been a great experience working on One Note app and I use it for all my note taking, organizing and journaling purposes

Pros

The product is so versatile and customizable. You can use it for:
Note taking
Journaling
Annotating pdfs and giving feedback
Keeping your thoughts organized for upcoming projects
Creating vision boards
to do list ( and create tasks and reminders with outlook integration)
Have unlimited notebooks and sections to organize things better
Sharing and collaborating capabilities with colleagues/Family

Cons

A few things I would like to see improved are:
Preferences saved on one device should sync across devices or at least there should be an option to do so. I use.

The interface of the online one note app and one-note desktop is quite different which makes switching between them not so pleasant experience.

The quick selection menu is not present on one note for windows 10 and I miss that there

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