Microsoft OneNote Reviews

Is best in class for native screengrabbing button

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Doesn't matter if you use any of these which I also have extensively used for years / tested almost every workflow and extension you can think of related to onenote / its competitors:

Small Evernote iconEvernote
Small Laverna iconLaverna
Small Google Keep iconGoogle Keep
Small Simplenote iconSimplenote
Small Google Drive - Docs iconGoogle Drive - Docs

OneNote has an evolved form of the native windows Small Snipping Tool iconSnipping Tool which is by far its best feature and the reason you should use onenote, even if you don't use it at all

Pressing WIN + S key to screenshot something natively in a windows PC is only achievable by onenote. I use it almost everyday. Nothing remotely comes close to its sheer simplicity and function

Pairs really well with other apps that I use like (which are my picks for best-in-class) as well

Small Greenshot iconGreenshot
Small ShareX iconShareX
Small Dynalist iconDynalist
Small Microsoft Paint iconMicrosoft Paint
Small draw.io icondraw.io

very handy for making crappy-but-effective UX doodles / diagrams so I can draft proposals in no time at all

[Edited by Kagerjay, July 07]

[Edited by Kagerjay, July 07]

[Edited by Kagerjay, July 07]

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Brilliant note taking application.

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I've been using OneNote for many years now. What I find great, is that it can be used to make simple notes and lists, but on the other hand can be used for much more advanced uses like capturing audio and video, online screen clippings, embedding spreadsheets, exporting to PDF etc. It really is good at taking notes or remembering literally anything.

It is structured in the following way. You have Notebooks. Within a Notebook there are many Sections. Within a Section there can be many individual Notes. This three tier system I find works very well. For example, you can have a Notebook called 'Holidays'. Within 'Holidays' you could have sections such as 'Spain', 'USA', 'Australia' etc. Within each of those destinations, which are Sections, you would have your Notes for each, such as Packing list, Places to Visit, Maps of local area etc.

What is also great now is that it is not part of the paid Office suite (Office 365 for example). It is a fully featured app for Free. I think Microsoft made a wise choice with that as having it part of the paid Office made it unavailable to many.

Overall a top program, well worth trying if you haven't ever used it. Also, OneNote is available on nearly all Desktop platforms, Mobile and on the Web.

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