Microsoft OneNote

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

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 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.
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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$6.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$6.00/month
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
4.3
5 reviews of 1,543 View all reviews
Silas
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 13/01/2024

Quick Notes

It organized my day-to-day notes in a simple way.

Pros

Perfect for quick notes, especially if used together with all Microsoft/Office tools

Cons

Still little used by people. I believe it could be more publicized.

Eddie
  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
2

5
Reviewed on 20/01/2024

OneNote is a Powerful Note Tracking Tool

Pros

I like the functionality of maintaining notebooks for separate projects all at a short click away to access notes and sections. The similarity to other Microsoft tools is extremely helpful and ability to annotate documents, record, etc. are great tools for next level note taking.

Cons

Integrations with more 3rd party tools (Remarkable) would be great.

Riaan
  • Industry: Insurance
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 6/02/2024

Microsoft OneNote

I like the program as it is easy to use and also available on your mobile devices

Pros

It is a digital system with endless capability to store notes. It can be easily shared with other users. All notes can be saved in one place for easy tracking and search capabilities.

Cons

It needs to be syncing a lot and is mostly linked to a specific account. When one has more than two accounts this make the task a bit more tricky. Due to the syncing and collaboration of other programmes, it may take long to start up

Ralph
  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 11/12/2023

The best choice for notetaking

My overall experience with OneNote has been positive. It does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Pros

OneNote is incredibly easy to use and the interface makes it extremely simple to add to my notes as well as search them. I have to use OneNote constantly every day and it is my preferred notation program thanks to ease of use.

Cons

When notebooks are shared via email or SharePoint invitations it does not automatically add the notebook to the users list of notebooks. I have had several users looking for notebooks which were essentially hiding under the "More Notebooks" button.

Alternatives Considered

Notepad++ and Fusebase (Formerly Nimbus)

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft OneNote

Integration with other Microsoft programs.

Switched From

Notepad++

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a Microsoft program and therefore easier to use with my other Microsoft applications.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 8/02/2024

Useful as a Student and now as a Professional

Overall this is a very useful tool for both notetaking and organizing. It has kept me organized both personally and professionally.

Pros

I like that it is really easy to take notes and organize them. I also like that I am able to import other documents and even a personal planner. It was so easy to use when I was a student and now I use it to take notes for meetings at work.

Cons

I don't like that some of the features feel outdated. The math help and the task manager which is why I don't use these functions as much.

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