Microsoft OneNote

What is Microsoft OneNote?

Essentially, it’s a digital notebook available anytime, anywhere. Microsoft OneNote is out there as a standard desktop app, a web app, and a mobile app. additionally, a simplified OneNote version comes pre-installed with Windows 10. The features are available to the user depending upon the version and environment used.

Why should I use Microsoft OneNote? 

There are many reasons. It’s a really powerful program with many versatility.

  • You can create sections and pages a bit like a standard notebook, then save and organize your typed or handwritten notes, and other stuff like photos, files, links to websites, screen clippings, videos, etc.
  • You can create further navigational structure by creating section groups or subpages and your own templates.
  • You can look for items by text, tags, or author.
  • OneNote integrates easily with Microsoft Outlook and other Office products.
  • You can email a message to OneNote or email notes captured in OneNote to others. Items assigned in OneNote appear as Tasks in Outlook.
  • You can easily advise and PowerPoint files to OneNote.
  • You can take notes supported by a Word document or PowerPoint presentation and link the notes to the first source file for reference.
  • You can share your notebooks with specific people through an immediate email or to the planet through a sharing link.
  • You can set permissions to look at only or with editing privileges. You’ll password protect sections.
  • You can view recent edits and revert to a previous version if necessary.
  • You can do other cool things too.
  • For example, you’ll ask Cortana or Siri to require notes for you.
  • Another thing you’ll do is convert handwritten notes to text.
  • Finally, you’ll take notes on a webpage then save a screen clip with annotations to OneNote.

Can I use Microsoft OneNote offline?

You can! You’ll need to sync your notebook with One Drive before going offline, then OneNote automatically syncs your changes as you work. If at any time you lose your Internet connection or turn it off, any pending changes will sync as soon as you’re back online.

Click here to download OneNote.

Supported Platforms for MS OneNote

OneNote supports simultaneous editing of shared OneNote documents by multiple users when the document is stored during a shared folder in One Drive. Dropbox was supported a few times as a sync protocol, but after Windows Live Mesh was discontinued, OneNote supported it for cloud-based storage and synchronization of OneNote files. OneNote clients, including the OneNote web app of Office Online, can view and edit them.

OneNote is additionally available for mobile phones. Microsoft has released a stand-alone OneNote app for iOS and Android, which are each free for up to 5GB of storage as a part of One Drive. Beyond 5GB, users can upgrade One Drive to expand their storage.

It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and above and may be downloaded for free of charge from the Mac App Store. Microsoft also made OneNote 2013 for Windows desktop available for free of charge. OneNote for Windows and Mac are both supported by a freemium model. Premium features like SharePoint support, version history, and Outlook integration were previously available only to Office 365 and Office 2013.

Microsoft removed all feature restrictions, except the creation of local notebooks the free edition only stores notebooks on One Drive from the programs, essentially making the program completely liberal to use.

To learn how you can use MS OneNote Click here.