Microsoft OneNote

What Is Microsoft OneNote?

It is a creative project management solution that helps businesses create notes, add annotations, share ideas, and more.

Microsoft OneNote Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded 1975

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Starting price

US$1,99/month
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Microsoft OneNote deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Microsoft OneNote Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Digital Signature
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Projections
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
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  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Kanban Board
  • Mobile Access
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Task Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Annotations
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Scan
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Classification
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Meeting Notes
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Reminders
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Tagging
  • Templates
  • To-Do List
  • Wiki

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Create Subtasks
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • File Management
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Import Tasks
  • Mobile Access
  • Parent Task
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Search/Filter
  • Spreadsheet View
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Board View
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • To-Do List
  • Workflow Management

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Microsoft OneNote Reviews

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Overall rating

4,5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,5
Customer Service 4,4
Features 4,5
Value for Money 4,5

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André L.
André L.
System Administrator
Chemicals, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/07

"A perfect substitute for your old Notepad"

Comments: On my business side, it is a way to organize all my tasks, users, passwords, network paths, serial numbers, servers names, it is easy to find the information that I want, the idea of notes works very well on the business side. Therefore, I use it on my personal life as well, to organize my grocery shopping, some budgets, stocks price, passwords and users from portals, sites. It is a secure tool provided by Microsoft.

Pros: Easy to use, has very good functionalities, it is totally integrated with the Microsoft Office programs, are the information are stored on the cloud, I can edit something on my computer and continue it on my mobile or tablet.

Cons: It is not so easy to use on the beggining, till you get the idea of create "notes" inside it, I know a lot of people which did not migrate to this tool because of this.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/05/07
Prabhu S.
Prabhu S.
Associate project
Information Technology & Services, 10 000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2020/09/02

"Place to organize official notes"

Comments: My organization partnered with Microsoft. I have got access to Onenote application via my official outlook ID. I am using this application to track my day-to-day activity, Save important points to speaking in status calls ,Tracking my skill growth and also I am using this as a mini agile for my project activity.

Pros: 1. I love this various colours indicators for each tab it helps me to priorities.
2. We able to view notes in a horizontal structure.
3. 7 step hierarchy organization for each note.
4. It didn't use much in drawing and assistance features, but it is also cool.

Cons: I didn't feel any major cons in this application. But still they need to improve their web add-on feature.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2020/09/02
Jennifer H.
Owner
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/08/06

"Excellent software to keep your business digitally organized."

Comments: Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with the way Microsoft OneNote has kept my business organized.

Pros: The ability to search across all notebooks, including scanned PDFs, has been a game changer.

Cons: I wish there were common templates available to import into my notebooks.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/08/06
Verified Reviewer
Student
Computer Hardware, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/10

"Many problems for a renowned product"

Comments: I would give this a 3/5 star but considering how well-known and popular it is, then I can't give it more than a 2 star. It's ok.
Note this is the windows Microsoft Windows 10 version which is not the same as the Office 365 Onenote 2016 ... let alone others.
MS Whiteboard has issues but is much better overall.

Pros: Pros: Wide range of functionality. You can convert to different file types and insert files into it rather easily. It has great cloud support and is overall easy to access.

Cons: Cons:
There is great support for onenote on the web, but at least 90% of the searches I've done to troubleshoot an issue or functionality apply to one type of Onenote and not another... for some reason. I've spent many hours troubleshooting options that don't exist for one type or another. Example:
The ink-to-math is not present in this version. The ink-to-draw is not present in the office 365 version. Why?
There is a view option of fitting what's been drawn to the page width which will also show up if printed to a .pdf. What's bad is that there is no option for displaying where the pages end. I saw a comment from a developer about this saying that it would be too difficult. But I know they could figure out a way to do that. There are so many option. Just have the length of each page increase if a user increases the width to the right. That could cause issues if the user wants the content displayed on certain pages. So, have the page separators actually splice the content shown and add whitespace if page width/length grows ... or shrink/grow content of pages accordingly like a picture. Or, when in "page view mode" like this, warm the user if they are trying to grow pages sizes ... or just have a fixed page size in this mode!
My main issue: Why it is so glitchy with an epen. If I tap the screen it wants me to type - this happens a lot when I'm scrolling and not tapping also. The developers didn't input an option to make the pen the default and disable tap to keyboard.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2020/05/10
Verified Reviewer
Patient Care Technician
Human Resources, 10 000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/03

"Good for taking notes and project management"

Comments: I use OneNote to keep track of weekly bullets and accomplishments. It is useful for when I have to draft my end-of-year accomplishments for my annual performance review.

Pros: I started using OneNote a few years ago and it was very easy to learn and become familiar with. Before using OneNote, all of my notes were in various notepads and were disorganized. OneNote helped me organize everything and put it all in one place.

Cons: OneNote is a quite basic tool with a simple purpose. For some, it may not add much utility over other note-taking and project management software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/06/03