Microsoft’s note-taking application
With so many productivity and memorization apps out there, Microsoft had to jump on the bandwagon. OneNote has strong links to their OneDrive application, allowing you to synchronize all your data through a single suite.
A digital notebook
OneNote is a text app by Microsoft which enables you to make various kinds of visual and textual notes for free.
The basic structure of OneNote features excellent organization. The application allows you to create individual notebooks and group your information in them into sections. Every section comes with a different bundle of pages for easy organization.
Moreover, you may save the notes to the cloud, which allows you to synchronize data across devices. As a bonus, the app works on a variety of platforms, ensuring a high level of functionality and productivity.
The notebooks can also get divided into color-coded pages and sections for ease of access. Apart from text, the application supports video and voice input, even featuring its built-in video recorder.
If you're not so textual, OneNote allows you to draw and add online sources to your notes. There's a built-in word processor for formatting, too, and you can convert the handwritten text into a computer font for ease of coordination.
The interface is clean and streamlined, offering all the features you need several clicks away. The layout of the app resembles Microsoft Word, without the learning curve.
As the application comes from Microsoft, it will use OneDrive as Cloud storage. However, it doesn't limit the number of notebooks you create, which means that it's still highly organized, as long as you have enough storage space. You may also share your notes through the Cloud.
Where can you run this program?
You can run OneNote on iOS 12.1.2 and Mac OS X, as well as Android 9.0 and Windows 10.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. If you’re not big on Microsoft, Evernote is the best free option for all kinds of notes, Standard Notes if your primary concern is security, and Notion if you’re working in a team.
OneNote is a great all-in-one tool for taking notes and keeping your ideas and info all in one place. However, if you’re not into full Microsoft integration, you may find it lacking.
Should you download it?
Yes, if you’re a Microsoft user already and need an app to keep track of the information you receive. Otherwise, you won’t find it very useful.
- Flexible options for note design
- User-friendly interface
- Synchronization and sharing options
- Various tools to facilitate note organization
- Requires Microsoft OneDrive
- Not 100% safe