OneNote's review

    Published: 2014-08-20, by .

    Microsoft's official note-taking app, syncs across all devices

    • Syncs your notes across all devices
    • Formatting options
    • Variety of inputs (text, audio, images)
    • Must have Microsoft account

    "Jot it down"

    Remember the days when you used to carry around a beat-up notebook everywhere with you, overflowing with to-do lists, old phone numbers, maps, and budgeting? Microsoft's OneNote is an app designed to replace said scraps of paper. Not only does it provide you with blank slates to jot down anything you need to remember, it also syncs whatever data you input across all your devices by linking it to you Microsoft account.

    That's the big caveat, in fact: you'll need a Microsoft account in order to use OneNote, which means you'll need to hand some personal data over to the hands of Bill Gates. As long as that's palatable, then you'll get access to a digital notebook with infinite pages, wherein you can easily store your lists, notes, plans, ideas, and just about anything you'd like to organize and remember. You can even record audio and add photos, plus handwrite notes to save as images.

    OneNote is a highly functional notekeeping app. If you're using multiple devices (who isn't, these days?), it could be an elegant solution - especially if you already have a Microsoft account.

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    Aug 20, 2014


    Type, hand write, draw, and clip things from the web to get down your thoughts into your notebook. Use OneNote's flexible canvas to place content anywhere you want. You can even scan hand written notes or pages straight into OneNote then make them searchable.

    OneNote is set up like a notebook to bring the familiar physical 3-ring binder to the digital era. Easily use sections and pages to separate out thoughts by theme at school, home or work. Not sure where you categorized something? Use our powerful search to look across all of your notebooks or just the page you're on to find what you're looking for, even words on pages you scanned into your notes. You can use tags to label to-do lists, follow up items, mark what's important or make custom labels. Use OneNote as a notebook, journal or a notepad. Organize in one place, from anyplace.

    Share your notebook with whomever you want, such as your colleagues or family, and work on your projects together. OneNote syncs your notes across all devices and lets multiple people work on the content together, at the same time. Leave comments or tags to people to ask follow up questions, draw up your ideas, plan and journal the family vacation or check off the to-do list.

    OneNote is great on your own or when you share with a team. Use it as a notepad for team meetings, brainstorming projects, draw attention to important points or organize key resources to never lose track of what you need. Work together in real time to stay in sync and on the same page. You can log in with 2 accounts at the same time to seamlessly move from work to personal and back. OneNote is available across your favorite devices, no matter what your team likes to use --Android, Apple or Windows-- you can still work together to get more done.

    OneNote is great for school for both students and teachers. Take your notes during class with ease, mixing in text, ink, and web clippings. Use OneNote to organize your brainstorms, draw mind maps and develop your ideas for your next school assignment. As a teacher, plan your lessons and have all the information you need right in your pocket and on the go.

    OneNote is part of the Office family and works great with your favorite apps, such as Excel or Word to help you do more.

    Use the OneNote badge as a notepad to list your thoughts down no matter when something crosses your mind. The badge hovers on screen and lets you quickly write your thoughts down during a phone call, while on the web or wherever else your mind takes you. In addition to the badge you can launch OneNote from a home screen widget or pin a notebook or page straight to the home screen helping you dive in faster, right where you want.

    You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about OneNote for Android at  

    • Requires Android OS 4.1 or later.  
    • A free Microsoft account is required to use OneNote.  
    • OneNote opens existing notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 format or later. 
    • To sync your notes to OneDrive for Business, sign in with your organization's Office 365 or SharePoint account. 
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