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.



489 Reviews of OneNote

Overall rating

4.53 / 5 stars

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January 2019

Tim from GTLF

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Onenote has two versions

Pros

What I've found is there are two versions on windows 10. One works well with INK (writing on the screen) and OCR (recognizing text) while the other does not. I think it's free vs paid and it's important to note which one you are using. Cloud sync is the only way to go on this so all devices keep the same notes at all times.

Cons

Sometimes difficult to understand which version to use. Not sure why the paid version doesn't automatically supersede the free version to limit this confusion.

January 2019

Andrew from Csa

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

OneNote has the power

Microsoft

Pros

Production and maximizing your work schedule is the only way to get things done. OneNote make this a reality.

Cons

Microsoft office products can be outdated and uninspired leading to a new need and learnings required.

January 2019

Tejaswi from AVEVA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

One of best place for all the notes!

Pros

Microsoft OneNote has bee a go to tool for a really long time. It is so easy to use and and also is very accessible. When you are working on multiple things and need to keep track of simple things, Microsoft OneNote comes to rescue. I use it mostly for work and haven't used the cloud version.

Cons

There are no Cons with Microsoft OneNote because it does everything that it needs to do. Since, a lot of other tools are available it is on user preference which product or platform to use.

January 2019

Anonymous

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Personalize your notes!

Pros

The pros of onenote is that you can create written annotations and images next to your already uploaded PDFs. It makes note taking a lot more easier!

Cons

The cons of onenote is that I found that the program takes a long to open when a lot of data needs to be downloaded.

January 2019

Anonymous

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Office Product with the fewest syncing issues.

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.

January 2019

Dovy from Aspectiva

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Easy to use

Pros

Very easy to use, I like that you don't have to save every step of the way and that you can make notes anywhere in the page and move everything where you want it. The multiple notebooks and tabs within notebooks and pages within the tabs make it very convenient to keep everything super organized. Being able to import and export documents is also super helpful to have everything in one place, yet be able to share it to other places as well as needed. Overall this is a great tool for keeping projects and accounts organized.

Cons

It is a little slow to sync after updating on one device and then immediately opening it on another.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

One Note - You got everything You need to note.

Pros

A clear and simple tool for anyone to organize notes, perform some structure and never lose his\her brilliant ideas, thoughts or product list for shopping. One Note gives an opportunity to save various notes, edit them, add links, pictures, etc. One of the brightest things are - several notebooks in one place, handwriting (you can write down or draw any idea without typing or taking pictures), sharing.
While sharing some of your notes you can start a collaboration or share your insights with your team.

Cons

I can't mention something really serious. Up to me, it's a good tool, one of the MS still working well nothing to say about Skype and others. In addition, it would be great to have a browser plugin, as far as I know, there is none right now.

January 2019

Mike from Edsa Shangri-La, Manila

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Exceptional Note Taking Application

Discover OneNote Now.

Pros

OneNote is very exceptional because it is very creative and unique compare to other note taking application. The good thing is I dont need to pay to access the OneNote.

Cons

It doesn't have any dislikes and negative side. OneNote appplication is very perfect for my own two eyes.

January 2019

Patricia margarita from Ayala land inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Collaborate with anyone.

Highly recommended apps.

Pros

Onenote apps syncs all notes across to all devices and lets multiple people work on the contents together at the same time.

Cons

Onenote is very accessible and easy-to-use apps its morethan a physical notebook and its convenient.

January 2019

Melanie from RFM Corporation

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Many features to offer

Pros

You can maximize your thoughts and ideas using One note. You can add text, tables images and even links on it. If you are using a touch-screen devices you can draw directly into it.

Cons

At first I find it so confusing for it offers different layout. The online version layout and download version are different from each other. Wish they can make it to be more similar so that beginners won't need to memorize a lot of stuffs just to use both.

January 2019

Jhelene from Federal land inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Awsome functionality

Helpful apps and love to use it.

Pros

Onenote best functions, is that all gathered important notes can be save safely and can be stored in one database and well organised.

Cons

In onenote it is very important that all gathered important information is well organise to ensure that's its easy to find it out.

January 2019

Jay from Ayala land inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

My organizer!

Simple application but very usefull.

Pros

My onenote application organised all details and files like a physical notebook on my device that makes me convenient to use.

Cons

Onenote is accessible at any devices it is easy to use application that anyone can use it. No cons for the apps.

January 2019

Danielle from Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Digital Diary

Pros

Serves as a Digital Diary and you can have it anywhere you want. Can attached photos , videos and anything you want .

Cons

None so far as I am enjoying the features that OneNote can offer. Maybe a features that will surely sort it out any important documents.

January 2019

David from Nickel Keynesbury

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

NOTEBOOK ON THE GO

Pros

It simplifies everything from taking quick notes on the go to planning a trip. It is easier still because I can write and draw using this app. It is far easier this way to write my ideas down quickly. The application is very easy to use, and it makes life very simple. Therefore, there's no need to carry notebooks, jotters, papers, etc. around.

Cons

I haven't had any problems with this product so far as it even makes it easier recalling random notes I have saved. i can also open more pages and this helps me organize my thoughts and ideas quickly. I just like it.

January 2019

Shirley from Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Record it Now and Note it Later in OneNote

Do what you desire in OneNote.

Pros

Wise software that if you need to take note you should record it first then note it later using OneNote then it will be easy and fun.

Cons

Has a lot of competitors who has the great features too but Im contented using OneNote as my business and personal Note taking application.

January 2019

Simon N. from ABAS-UPSA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Makes Information Gathering Easy

Pros

This application has brought easy ways of gathering and sharing information. It allow customization of the information to meet the specific needs of receivers or users.

Cons

I have not had any major challenge with this software since I started using it. It is a very good information gathering software.

January 2019

John from Supervalu Inc.

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Great tool for all of your note taking and saving needs

Highly recommend using this product for your business and personal use. With proper training, even the most stubborn paper note taker will learn to enjoy using this software!

Pros

instant auto save means never losing any of your notes. Search all of your notes quickly and easily using the search function - great for finding notes from years ago. Export emails/calendar invites from Outlook to OneNote to take notes right over the top of them during meetings - or snap a picture with your phone and write notes over the top of the paper agenda! Love the seamless desktop to mobile and back experience.

Cons

The biggest con with utilizing OneNote for "all" of your note taking needs, is having to type or text notes during face to face meetings. This can look unprofessional - but being able to take pictures of hand written notes taken during face to face meetings helps avoid this.

January 2019

MATILDA from NICKEL KEYNESBURY

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

Highly Recommended.

Pros

Fantastic digital note taking app. Help organization especially Secretaries and Personal Assistants organized. Help me manage my files memo and documents all in one central location. Great product. Love it

Cons

Frankly speaking I haven’t encountered any problems as far as I started using this product. It’s a fantastic program. It works for me and that’s all that matters. Great product.

January 2019

Edna from Torre lorenzo development corp

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

My online notebook

Effortless and easy-to-use apps.

Pros

Onenote is my favorite tool everytime im in a meeting and project presentation even in my group discussion.

Cons

Im confident of my onenote application that all important details is noted clearly and complete for someday references.

January 2019

Anthony from AACE

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

Attempted to use regularly but seemed to be work than helpful.

Pros

I liked the idea of being organized and keeping all the information in place with ease of accessibility.

Cons

Maintaining all the information properly became a chore rather than being an aid and make organizing easier.