Microsoft OneNote

RATING:

4.6

(1649)

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 365 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 365 files into a note. They can then be...

Microsoft OneNote Pricing

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

Starting price: 

$6.00 per month

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Microsoft OneNote Reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for Microsoft OneNote

1 - 5 of 1,552 Reviews

Destiny

51 - 200 employees

Used more than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

Reviewed August 2021

Keeping track of notes for your 50 weekly meetings is easier with OneNote

User Profile

Frank

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2024

Product title says it all

PROS

It was the first tool I came across that actually felt like taking notes on a piece of paper but on steroids when it comes to links, images and much more. Whether its the local or cloud based version you're in for a treat.

CONS

The search engine is not optimal. The price is a bit expensive. If versioning/version control is a big requirement for documentation you should consider something more enterprise grade than OneNote.

Reason for choosing Microsoft OneNote

It came with the Office package and it was highly recommended.

Kyla

Accounting, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2024

My One Note Review

I really enjoy the simplicity of it and being able to share in current time

PROS

I like that I am able to create different sections for task, and weekly one to one notes. I can also share with colleagues all my notebook

CONS

I would prefer to have templates available and to be able to repeat docs instead of copying and pasting everything individually

Reasons for switching to Microsoft OneNote

heard about it from a friend, and decide to try it

Jean-Michel

Market Research, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed April 2024

It gets the job done, with disastrous ergonomics, but fulfills its mission

We are a small team that needs to take notes to keep various information over time on a multitude of small projects. And we do not have a significant budget for this, if at all. OneNote was suggested by a colleague, it faced resistance to adoption from many, but in the end, it does these three basic tasks very well: taking notes, keeping them, and allowing them to be quickly retrieved.

PROS

Its integration with Windows, and its almost free nature make it a tool immediately available to collaborators within our IT fleet. Everyone knows how to use Microsoft Office, so everyone knows how to use OneNote. It archives note-taking very well, allows for document retention without cluttering the entire screen, and has a basic search tool.

CONS

There are several online tools that are much more attractive in terms of design. However, OneNote still does its job very well: allowing you to take notes, keep them, and find them easily. However, creating dependencies between notes and collaboration is not smooth at all. Other online alternatives do much better. But they require subscribing to plans, while OneNote is integrated into Windows for everyone.

Reason for choosing Microsoft OneNote

The tool is integrated into Windows and was suggested by a colleague who presented us with use-cases that met our needs.

Jon

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2024

Microsoft OneNote Review

Overall, it's the only note taking application I use and it also syncs between my devices so even when I'm away from my office I have access to critical information.

PROS

I take many notes each day. The ease of use to pop open a new page and begin a critical aspect of my job is extremely helpful.

CONS

I often find the need to go back through and organize my notes.

Reasons for switching to Microsoft OneNote

Ease of use compared to always opening up a new blank document.