Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information. It also offers shared notebooks, syncing between multiple computers and devices via Windows Live online storage, and optical character recognition (OCR) for getting a text from pictures, business cards, etc. An online version, https://alternativeto .
- Handles PDFs by converting to screenshots, which eliminates all the advantages of the PDF format (text search, vectorial graphics, lightweightness...).
- OneNote doesn't handle editing of PDF's as easily. It requires file conversion and doesn't intuitively save annotations over the pdf being edited.
- You cannot record your classroom session and have the notes you take appear as the professor is talking, you cannot search for words that you've taken, you cannot slip the screen (eg see the powerpoint on one side and take your notes on the other).