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Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notepad. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Write memos, make a digital sketchbook and save notes right on your phone. Sync your notes via OneDrive to access them anytime, anywhere. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft Account. Take notes, share ideas, organize and collaborate when you download microsoft onenote today. Capture Anything: • Capture your thoughts, save discoveries, share ideas and simplify planning moments with your very own digital notebook. • With OneNote, you can plan that big event, save ideas to create something new and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. • Save pictures of whiteboards, photos or printed documents in your notes with Office Lens. Quickly take a picture, automatically crop and insert the image into your notes. • Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. Organize, Search and Secure: • Quickly organize your notes in a way that works best for you with powerful organizational tools. • Create, rename, search, sort, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks. • Find your most recent notes quickly and pin the pages you use most. • Secure your notes with a password and use touch ID to quickly access them. Sync your Sticky Notes: • Quickly save your thoughts and ideas with colorful sticky notes on the go. • Sync your sticky notes to access them from anywhere on any device, anytime. • Organize your ideas with simple and smart sticky notes. Collaborate and Share: • Share ideas and your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party or a working on a school project with your study group. • Collaborate and work together in a shared notepad. Save and Share Ideas: • Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. • Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. • Achieve more with OneNote when you log in with your Microsoft Account. Make a Check list: • Create to-do lists to keep track of your daily errands, groceries shopping, or travel planning. • Write memos and quick reminders whenever you need them. Write & Draw on iPad: • Take notes at a conference, write math equations in class or sketch your ideas. • Use a variety of pen colors and settings to create beautiful handwritten notes and drawings. • Draw with confidence with "Convert to Shapes" mode: OneNote will automatically convert hand drawn shapes into crisp, perfectly regular polygons and circles. • Use a stylus or the touchscreen to write notes or use OneNote as a sketchbook. OneNote is free on iPhone and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.
Slow with large notes
by Zach37473772 on 2020/06/03 22:34
I can’t get work done well because the app slows down a ton when working with larger notes. It’s not ok because I don’t have this issue when I’m using other apps like noteability
Syncing between mobile and desktop
by Premns2020 on 2020/06/03 18:46
Syncing is an issue as it keeps showing there are conflicts but there is no way to fix those conflicts so it’s annoying. This need to be improved.
Good but can you add this
by chinofo on 2020/06/03 14:18
Is there any other colors? Can you add more colors not only red?
Love it!
by Jazzy+fresh on 2020/06/03 12:28
Just like a real notebook but better. You can create multiple tabs and add pictures. Easy on-the-go access. Transfer your notes to all your devices. Plus you can share your notes with other people!
Immersive reader not working!!
by Des3303 on 2020/06/03 04:09
Since the new update I can’t get the immersive reader to work, all I get is the loading screen and then a message saying ‘Sorry, we couldn't get the right information to show the text correctly.’ I can’t find any way to troubleshoot this. How can I fix this?
Really Nice app needs variety
by Cecelea3 on 2020/06/02 14:09
I love this app as a student. It helps me transfer my notes from my laptop to phone easily. However, the app for phone is very lacking. The highlight and pens are one color, or-if they are multiple colors- I haven’t discovered them yet, making them extremely hard to find. I appreciate the ability to live sync with my laptop to make Chemisty and math super easy to have typed notes, too! I can use the pen in this app to write equations and numbers that might be hard on a pc. Overall, very helpful, but it needs some variety.
Wrecks my notes when exported to pdf.
by PizzaWhore420 on 2020/06/01 23:23
Makes everything exported to pdf completely illegible and unreadable. Also it is a hassle to do anything productive with this app other than drawing.
Goldmine in Hiding
by Peaceful Rest on 2020/06/01 19:57
Sometimes you have exactly what you need right under your nose. I have only been using One Note now for about 2 weeks and already it has helped me to start organizing my extremely busy and sometimes chaotic life. Work, Church, radio, meeting notes and all those little, important, extras that we like to call “etc.”! This is an amazingly wonderful TOOL to help get things organized without all the physical sticky notes and note pads. I LOVE THIS APP!
Love app
by ajb2 on 2020/06/01 14:55
Love this app and the fact that it is cross platform compatible. It was always good, but it keeps getting better and is now easily the best of the best!
Can’t access my notes on ipp
by .손예진. on 2020/06/01 07:18
Just recently keeps crashing.
Best Note Taking App I have found
by myou51 on 2020/06/01 02:04
I love it but I have to deduct one star if not more because of one feature that’s very important to me. When making tables, there is no way for me to make the column a particular width and lock it at that width. Unbelievable! What use is a table if you can’t set the width? Please fix this.
To the point
by a.joze on 2020/05/31 21:30
It’s simple. To the point with no obstacles in the way. Not to mention it sinks to my windows and android devices with ease.
Personal use
by RoseVc on 2020/05/31 13:00
I use OneNote for personal reasons. I track house maintenance and major purchases, computer issues and resolutions, etc. It has been an amazing way to track info and quickly look it up when needed. If I want to know what the warranty is on a product I purchased 5 years ago, I can just search. I added pictures of the receipt, product, important manual info, and warranty info. Descriptions of work done and contact info for service provided all in one place. Love that I can look this up from my phone now. Making this so convenient going from computer to phone or tablet.
No more notebooks
by Msnbc redux on 2020/05/30 19:04
I have OneNote wherever I go. No need for notebooks and searching for that page where I wrote down info I need now.
Latency with apple pencil
by RUNGA88 on 2020/05/30 14:28
There is latency when using apple pencil with ipad pro.
Does not work at all with iPhone 7 Plus
by Robbnz on 2020/05/30 10:04
The create button does nothing and neither does notebook name field
Can't sign in
by 你你嘟嘟 on 2020/05/29 23:28
Why I couldn't sign in OneNote my university email? And couldn't sign in with my other emails
Please fix font error!
by drfbmhlg on 2020/05/29 13:22
As one of the earliest Office 365 users in Myanmar, have been using it for more than five years, really want to use one note’s superior features. But one note never fully worked with Myanmar font (even with Microsoft‘s Own Myanmar Text font). Now although it has better compatibility with Myanmar Text font, we can’t type “pyaw” in Myanmar by combining ေ and ပြာ. We can’t combine ေ and ြ , that is thoroughly used in everyday writing in Myanmar. Please fix this for All Myanmar(the whole country). Thanking in advance!
Powerful, versatile, clunky
by Soggyinmilk on 2020/05/29 11:20
I have grown to use this app all throughout the day, every day. It works so well and meets my needs for everything from to-do lists (although some tools can do that better) to thought splat (although some tools do that better) to high level notes. It also integrates with lots of other stuff. It is a good all in one for wording and noting. But it suffers the same symptoms of most “all-in-ones” which is that it can be clunky, and slow, and some things that seem intuitive and easy just aren’t simple to configure. Syncing, for example, across devices is so great—when it works. When it doesn’t, it can be tricky to resolve and a mystery as to why. All things considered it’s a great app and gets better with time, so far.
Great concept, glitches
by mlvw on 2020/05/28 19:38
Cross platform availability is great. I've had problems with the app crashing when attaching pdfs
Fix the crashing
by Luckysg380 on 2020/05/28 19:37
Please fix the annoying crashing of the app which makes it unusable.
Page breaks
by dz_kz_123 on 2020/05/28 14:04
The app is great. It would be even better if there was an easy way to insert page breaks, so you don’t get a long page when you print as pdf. That would be a game changer. A button to easily export to pdf would also be a welcomed addition
Best of others
by AnuDxb1984 on 2020/05/28 12:04
I am using this for last 10 years with almost 80 gb of my study notes, pdf clips, images, and pen notes except videos. I am very impressive with features. And I’m a software developer, business analyst, I don’t have words how much it is being useful for me. Thanks a lot of giving it free. Organizations are not much understood use of these tools, and individuals are not much used to buy software tools, it is really good giving it fee such a context. I could contribute some if you have any host. Thanks a lot.
意见建议留一星希望改进
by 增加回收站啊 on 2020/05/27 15:58
建议增加一个回收站,再不济删除整个笔记时询问一下,如果手滑点了删除,那就gg了,靠撤销的话实测会有一定混乱,个人建议,建议采纳
5 star if iPad version had Ink to Text feature
by claud1313 on 2020/05/27 05:37
Looks like MS Developers left out some key features from the iPad version to keep its App one notch below their pc based app
Perfect way to organize
by TheOilDerek on 2020/05/27 00:53
Best thing I’ve used to organize and track projects, thoughts, tasks, lists, etc. Cloud based, so others can update in real time if needed.
DOESN’T FULLY SUPPORT EXTERNAL KEYBOARD
by Jimmy Tigerstyle on 2020/05/26 17:15
The biggest issue is that Spacebar behaves like a Tab when I use it with an external keyboard. I have tried it on the new magic keyboard and Logitech MX keyboard. Spacebar just doesn’t work on OneNote. It’s a deal breaker.
Fire the developers!
by X27mw on 2020/05/26 10:37
I’ve been using OneNote and Outlook on my iOS devices for years. Suddenly both have become unusable over the last 2 weeks. OneNote crashes and won’t open and Outlook doesn’t send attachments when shared from an app (both functions worked fine until recent “bug fix” releases). Are you kidding me? The only two apps that don’t work for me are made by a multi-billion dollar company that doesn’t know how to bug test software before release. Wake up you lazy behemoth.
Used to work well, now it won’t sync
by 'ntonio on 2020/05/26 04:43
I have two major issues with this app: One is that handwritting is only automatically recognized in windows systems, in iPad all handwriting is recognized as a drawing. As a result, handwriting in the iPad is not automatically searchable. Secondly OneNote just stopped syncing files between my pc and iPad. I see that everything works fine from the PC end, is this app in the iPad that does not work. I beg you please fix this! This app is great otherwise.
Bad Update
by ShellyWoods on 2020/05/25 18:06
After latest IOS update, it keeps crashing on the iPad Pro. Can’t take notes or anything. Very frustrating!!!!
Too basic
by Jeff881888 on 2020/05/25 14:30
It’s not intuitive and user friendly
College student; issues w/ OneNote & iPad Pro 12.9
by dizzywillow451 on 2020/05/25 06:52
I am student veteran at Kent State University. Thankfully we receive Microsoft 365 complementary. I just purchased a new 2020 apple iPad Pro 12.9 to take notes with as use it for digital books along with Lenovo Thinkpad for more PC need work. Various features in the office suite seem incomplete. For example the insert features in one note are grayed out. I tried going to settings, selecting OneNote, resetting login, and it’s still an issue. Please advise
Amazing! For the most part
by Ree. c on 2020/05/25 02:51
I love OneNote for school and plotting out my stories, the ability to draw and write and type is very useful, the only drawback is that on the current mobile version you can translate writing to text but other than that it’s an amazing app and very useful
Bad Update
by AQguy on 2020/05/25 00:48
Guys, your lasted update it is really bad, do mot understand what you did? Everything was going well till the update. Fix the issue. Microsoft is getting bad more and more. Put your stuff together and start fixing all your internal issues. Star making better products and apps.
Notas
by peñarol #1 on 2020/05/24 14:36
Tengo toda mis notas en un mismo lugar y es fácil y practico
Lack essential feature — manual save
by Alan2065 on 2020/05/24 13:52
Unfortunately, the OneNote developers have decided NOT to let the user be in control. OneNote only has continuous save, which I hate, instead of manual save which would let me save only when I know the document is okay.
One Note - I start loving it
by space-night on 2020/05/23 23:50
I tried out many other note taking apps (Evernote, Notability, Bear, Notebooks) but this app really fulfills all my needs so far. Good job Microsoft for keeping it a free software for everybody to use. We really appreciate it.
Unusable
by AddisonWilliams on 2020/05/23 20:36
Asks me to sign in, and then says it cannot create my first notebook and asks me to sign in again, repeat forever. I love OneNote and would love to use it on my iPad but it’s impossible.
Whoo hoo
by Sea did on 2020/05/23 19:14
I just love this app it’s not like drawing on paper this is so much better you can do so many drawings in one place you can make a calendar and so much more it allows me to draw without wasting paper.
Improving
by the one again on 2020/05/23 16:16
It’s gotten better. But one major flaw! You can’t change the font or background color of the section GROUP titles, you can only change the section color font. This is a MAJOR problem!! Please add this capability!
Easy to use, automatic sync has an issue
by DamasoIl on 2020/05/22 20:48
I love to use One Note on my computer, the main reason I got in on the IPad was to keep all my schoolwork in one place but time after time I’m finding it challenging to keep all notebooks synced. Love the stickers, the ability to add PDFs and create almost unlimited notebooks but the syncing issue is such a turn off .
Life saver
by coldinmarchnyc on 2020/05/22 14:24
Has helped me as a medical professional through one too many board exams. Especially people like me who learned in my early years by copying what the teacher wrote on the board. Excellent app. Would recommend 10/10
Can’t sync simple lists across iOS and Android? Come on MS!
by Buzzatraz on 2020/05/22 13:51
My wife and I share a simple shopping list. Every time I launch the list says changes can’t be merged, please use computer to sync. Who has a computer these days? This is broken
Freezes & Won’t Open
by Q#50 on 2020/05/22 13:00
I used to love this app but now it just freezes and won’t open at all. Totally disappointed.
Actually really helpful...
by King Chris II on 2020/05/22 06:42
Very similar to the notes app on iPhone, with qualities (I believe) help at better keeping track of where things are. I really like this app and use it on a day to day basis. I highly recommend it if your looking for a good note keeping tool.
Syncing problems
by nn000000 on 2020/05/22 05:04
This is the only decent app I can find for my school work, but it freezes a lot and it NEVER syncs for me. I bounce around between my different devices and the syncing never works. So, if I did an assignment on my laptop a few hours ago, but I only have my iPad on me now, it will be updated to what I did on my laptop. I’ve always had problems with this and I’ve tried everything to fix it. No luck. This is very frustrating.
Notes missing
by Bbmmjja on 2020/05/22 00:35
When using iPad split view, OneNote DOES NOT save any notes!!!
2 One Notes
by Fix ASAP 2010 on 2020/05/21 22:24
I have 2 different OneNote apps and they don’t operate as intended. I know they switched it up for Windows 10, but that was an epic failure. There were some great features, like the option to send to OneNote from Outlook. By far one of the most useful features not available with the new version.
Fix It
by entertainer1000 on 2020/05/21 22:02
This app would be perfect- except it crashes continuously running on a new iPad Pro, the syncing continuously interrupts and moves the screen around (have fun with that if you’re writing; it will drag everything upwards so you’ll have long pen streaks to erase), and today it decided to randomly move one of my notes sections around BECAUSE it was having trouble syncing (my Internet is great, nothing else has any sort of problem except OneNote). Please fix your broken app.
Hard to navigate and save
by DMBlu31 on 2020/05/21 20:57
It would be good if it showed the letter
It’s so buggy
by ManijeRagheb on 2020/05/21 20:48
It’s so buggy and keep telling that your cloud storage is full , what the hell? I’m new to Microsoft office apps and that’s how it is , so I get back to original and “good” note apps
Slow af
by Hunkoys on 2020/05/21 19:45
Sidebar cant be hidden, slow ui, moving stuff around is janky,
Cannot log in with a different account
by That was rad on 2020/05/21 16:40
The “log in with a different Microsoft account” button does not work so I cannot use this app, because I can’t log in with the correct account! This is also why I can’t contact tech support via the app because I can’t log in.
Muy buena app de notas
by panitus2016 on 2020/05/21 16:06
App de notas muy amplia, completa amigable y sobre todo libre de pagos . Sincroniza de inmediato. Confiable la recomiendo 100% a ambos usuarios , androide, Apple, y pc.
lacks a few necessary features
by apoplectic.ape on 2020/05/21 06:42
Pretty good but 1. Fix table copy-paste operations. It is stupid that it always nests. 2. Make it easier to Identify and work with your notebook files. Such a mess.
Unfortunately no better option...
by Yehsk8rz on 2020/05/21 00:11
I use this because it’s the only option with the features I’m looking for. But I don’t trust this application with any important data. There are constant sync errors and I just assume data can be lost at anytime. It would also be nice if they could include the page linking capability that they have in the desktop application. If they could improve the reliability and listen to user’s complaints/suggestions, I would definitely give a better rating.
Great product for collaboration
by FrenchP3 on 2020/05/20 19:18
OneNote is a great versatile program and easy to use for collaboration on MS Teams. Love the easy to use interface. Would like to have the ability to upload spreadsheets or PowerPoint directly in to OneNote on the Application.
Iniciar sesión un problema
by Joanquiri on 2020/05/20 18:37
Un problema iniciar sesion
Meh
by lig22 on 2020/05/20 18:30
I liked the app at first but as your notes get larger and larger the app will just crash constantly. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and now it refuses to load my notes since the files are too big.
Shool
by a guy who is smart on 2020/05/20 17:42
Shool
App freezes a lot
by Confused over here on 2020/05/20 16:08
App freezes
Data missing
by mindugu on 2020/05/20 15:24
When I changed the phone. And installed in new phone I see data is missing
Why isn’t there Auto-Correct yet?
by jmsteig on 2020/05/20 13:27
I like one note but have stopped using it because it’s frustrating to not have auto correct. With so many options, doesn’t make sense to me that MS wouldn’t have this option available. I consider it an essential tool... Something that makes my life easier, more convenient and saves time— Isn’t that what One Note is supposed to be helping with? Please listen to your reviews and feedback. There are many requests for this on the internet as well.
The Original Note taking app, Still the Best!
by JEMinier01 on 2020/05/20 13:06
One stop place for everything that Notes taking needs to be, new update makes things look better and few more options to use. Microsoft please keep improving and listen to your customers! That’s the formula for success!
Microsoft OneNote
by memben on 2020/05/20 02:27
The most convenient and paper saving tool for school. Extremely pleased with the app and I love how I can switch the pen colors!
OneDrive
by camintel on 2020/05/19 17:25
Why doesn’t OneNote link to OneDrive to allow linking documents?
Good, but a lot to do to put it at the level of competition
by D_or 2000 on 2020/05/19 15:24
A lot has happened in electronic note taking and there is a lot in the offer. OneNote keeps its advantage being (more or less) integrated with other Office products. However, other apps offer more functionalities and OneNote is not my main note taking app.
Amazing
by lifezblooming on 2020/05/19 14:00
This app has all the features that good notes has but for free!has and that to
Excellent way to remain in communication with my team
by G in Reno on 2020/05/18 14:46
My team and I use OneNote to record our to do lists and mastermind. I use it for idea topic research for my blog. We like many aspects of this awesome note taking and communication tool. We wish we would have better control over the organizing of the notes and their order. We move the subcategory folders into the order within a note and the next day they are back where they were before.
Sync problems
by AP-2010 on 2020/05/18 14:30
This app has problems with syncing and looks like it is a bug that they have not resolved.
Love the App No Support for crashes
by Jers615 on 2020/05/18 10:35
Use it for everything. So now I have a new phone and the app keeps crashing. The only support I can find is community questions from 2017. I’ve spent so much time and effort trying to reach out for tech help and it’s the impossible. Love Office, never had a problem before, now that I do not so sure loving that I’ve spent so much energy trying to get help and still can’t access the app because there is no help. It’s a paid for App, where’s the support? Why is it so difficult to find for such a large corporation? Most importantly what do I do now that everything I need is inaccessible?
Some problems.
by chinafly on 2020/05/16 13:21
I have not been able to get one version on my laptop to sink with my online version. I tried every step listed on line. In general, I find it annoying that the additional functions in adobe have to be paid for in subscription form. I have not been able to add PDFs to my one note.
Keeps Me Organized
by Chick371 on 2020/05/16 13:15
I love how this app keeps me organized and the fact that I can access the information from all of my devices.
Keeps crashing
by Month-end Close Maven on 2020/05/15 20:15
That
I’m in love.
by dvanesse on 2020/05/15 13:25
After having OneNote for over a decade, I am just now FINALLY discovering the incredible capability and possibilities of this program. I did run into some trouble setting up, due to issues syncing with my workplace business drive, personal devices, and different versions of the program. Major headache. So, I decided to just sign in with a fresh personal account and now am thoroughly enjoying getting my new system dialed in! I continue to learn about new features. I especially LOVE the To-Do flagging function and the ability to assign codes for different items. It is wonderfully helpful and convenient to be able to create pages, and sections with detailed lists on my laptop and then access and check them off on my phone...as well as share, print, etc. I’m eager to keep discovering! Highly recommend.
missing features
by squalamack on 2020/05/14 23:41
Mac and iOS are still missing ink-to-text. Outlines are not foldable on iOS.
It’s very good for doing online school
by cam.z.r on 2020/05/14 20:46
Right now in quarantine it’s been really helpful for my school work, it’s easy to edit worksheets and write in them by making then a background picture it’s good for notes and has everything I need.
Sign in issue
by Djfiekdicidksoaoaooaoaappaa on 2020/05/14 18:10
I use it kn the computer for distant learning and love it but on the iPhone app it will not let me sign in on my school account. It asks for my password to my personal email. When I hit sign in under a different account it just Resets to have my sign in on my personal account it doesn’t give me the option to change the account at all. I’ve tried restarting the app and deleting and downloading again.
Great!
by apple=pickle on 2020/05/14 14:54
It is extremely helpful during this COVID 19 outbreak very nice
Great but some problems
by WolfieGacha_Gurl on 2020/05/13 22:46
This app is great and it’s great for my assignments that are online. There has been some disadvantages though. The ink to shape buttons isn’t working for me and instead I use shapes and try drawing a line but it turns to the opposite direction and the app makes the line very big and long. I would recommended using this app but I would fix the problems first.
Need to be able to organize sections, by date!
by improve print functions! on 2020/05/13 22:40
I would pay a monthly fee. Come on, like using all the time. I’m paying for MS Office 365...
Sync needed
by eparcel on 2020/05/13 21:53
There needs to be a manual sync option added in the IPad version
Powerful app
by MoBsTeR DeMs on 2020/05/13 15:32
Use for all notes. Awesome app. Attach pics etc.
Frequently crashed
by IvyLuoooooo on 2020/05/13 13:38
Recently when I open Onenote, it always crashes within one minute. It’s really annoying!!! I cannot take any note!
Can’t tag handwritten notes
by P=Ditty on 2020/05/13 10:13
The fact that this has been disabled via the lasso tool is so screwing up my work flow. Please fix Microsoft...now!
Needs word
by Mmoran4530 on 2020/05/13 08:29
This would be a greater program if it had the ability to share individual notes with other users. As it is I have only been able to share my entire notebook and this negates the advantages of sharing notes. Please address this issue!
Love it. OneNote changes lives....
by Westfalen012 on 2020/05/13 03:07
But I miss the fun update description text when a new update was available on store.
Sync a little buggy
by Upset Airplay on 2020/05/13 01:58
Syncing across Mac and iOS is a little buggy... Also OneNote web clipper for Safari doesn’t work... shame
App crashing
by Smile_4_ever on 2020/05/12 21:59
When I first downloaded this app it was perfect. The more I started to use it the more problems I ran into. The app will randomly shut down or I will be writing with my Apple Pencil and I will stop writing or it’ll literally erase what I just wrote. I really enjoyed this app and I hope they come out with an update soon to fix it. If not I will be on the look out for another app to take notes with.
Crashes! and Eraser?
by Hakkebdhccjaajajj on 2020/05/12 19:47
Like every 15 to 30 minutes, the app crashes! I don’t know if it’s because I’m writing too much or what but Apple needs to fix this. I ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT APPLE COMES UP WITH AN APPLE PENCIL WHERE THE “TOUCH SIDE” IS AN ERASER LIKE THE SURFACE PROs FROM MICROSOFT!!!!!
One note review
by michael melman on 2020/05/12 18:31
I use OneNote for school and it is awesome
Sync Issues
by JD072288 on 2020/05/12 16:15
Not syncing with my desktop
Best App ever for note taking
by adjjbrudo on 2020/05/12 14:50
OneNote is my life. I use it at work to stay organized. I use it also for my personal stuff. Good Job Microsoft.
Thanks
by FatemaZahra on 2020/05/12 06:34
It works well
Love this!
by redlane65 on 2020/05/12 02:44
I am doing a daily diary and with one note, i can update it from multiple devices! Very easy to use!
Crashes on IPad _ please resolve!!!
by lilpen23 on 2020/05/12 01:26
Was working great, but now it crashes on iPad. I see others who are looking for support for similar issues.... please resolve soon!!!
Annoying & Aggravating
by KJT629 on 2020/05/12 01:13
I’ve literally tried everything to make this app stop crashing on my iPad. I only continue to use it because, by majority vote, my classmates chose OneNote for note sharing. I absolutely hate OneNote. The constant crashing is absolutely ridiculous. You all need to fix the poor stability of the app!
Ok
by tung552072 on 2020/05/12 00:28
Very good
Great but needs work
by Epyondingo on 2020/05/11 19:08
The fact that is can use this for multiple platforms is great but that said I’m not sure why some options aren’t available for the Apple version. I use this for my surface 3 laptop and my iPad Pro. The fact when I put anything into OneNote and just sends over to my surface for edits is fantastic. I do a lot of notes and drawings for work and sometimes I need the ruler and pencil instead of the colored pens but for whatever reason they are left out on the Apple version but on my surface I have all of those. Would be great to have those to use.
Awesome but needs work!!!
by SwordD3vil on 2019/04/16 05:03
So Many times have images not show up or show up extremely distorted across devices. Several of my professors prefer to post pdf files of their PowerPoint lectures instead of the PowerPoint itself. These lecture notes are extremely long sometimes 108 slides so I usually download them and use my laptop to insert the pdf files to onenote and then use my iPad to take notes. The converted PDFs sometimes show up extremely distorted on the iPad making it very difficult to annotate and take effective notes. Please fix this issue and make life easier for us college students. One more thing, when I insert a PDF file with several hundred pages and make notes next to it. When I want to print the notes out on a regular A4 paper. Onenote shrinks the pages so much that the hundred of PDF pages fit on only one single A4 paper making it completely unusable. I really really would appreciate having proper page layout options in the touch version of onenote to set strict borders to have specific page size like A4 so that both the inserted PDF pages and my notes next to them will both show up on the A4 paper and not shrink to extremely tiny size.
IPad/Win10S versions need lots of improvements.
by Alboreira on 2018/10/06 13:28
Crashes all the time. Slow as a crawl when handling large notes, try undoing something! Cursor positioning is erratic. Search function is also erratic and clicking on the”next find” or “previous find” buttons often misbehaves, especially after some editing. Draw needs a lot of additional functionality: ability to erase parts of an object, ability to choose adequate erasers, ability to draw shapes without needing to use the primitive “ink to shape” facility, ability to fill an object with a color or pattern, interference between draw and text, inability to peg text to a specific place in the drawing canvas. Try for example something as simple as to draw a chessboard! Inability to create links to locations in the same note or in other notes. Missing menus and features when compared to PC or Mac versions. No recovery from data accidents, I lost notes more than once because of sync issues. Inability to store notes in the Apple iCloud. Poor integration with phone/tablet hand and pencil gestures. Inability to save drawings and text together to the same PDF. No diff feature. I could go on. And ah, an unresponsive development team, I have seen Internet traffic on some of these deficiencies dating from years ago.
Please turn off automatic capitalization
by All_Fruit on 2020/01/13 17:01
Thank you very much for your service. I have recently begun to write more notes for work and school using OneNote. I typically write from a mobile device, on which I definitely have auto-capitalization set to off. Unfortunately, OneNote continues to automatically capitalize my words, even upon review. I deliberately edit notes differently and often do not want capital letters at the beginning of each line or elsewhere. Moreover, I also write in multiple languages, but OneNote seems to have trouble recognizing it and will correct my writing much more frequently than other apps, becoming a great hindrance at times. Please adjust these settings or allow specific control from your application. I do actually have auto-correct and auto-capitalization set to off in my device settings. As a bonus, it would be wonderful to have additional possibilities with regard to editing the text appearance (font styles, sizes, highlights). Thanks! I appreciate your incredible work. Update: I can now expressly adjust settings for spelling and automatically capitalization within the app.
High functionality
by Tickkick14 on 2018/05/11 15:24
This is a flexible app, as it works on every device I need (Microsoft and Apple) with high updating speed in real time so long as there is internet connection. I also have the ability to organize my notes sufficiently as an attorney, and I love that I can have multiple email accounts associated with different of my notebooks so I can access personal and work notes in my device but only my work or personal notes when logging in to my notes in the appropriate account online. Note search function will soon become invaluable. I do wish there was a broader, long-term sharing ability so any of the law clerks or attorneys in my office could see and edit notes without me having to share a notebook each time, but that might be solved when the office totally transitions to electric and we possibly have a singular work account. And I wish I could have the notes appear in certain folders (client folders) I’ve saved and organized in one drive so ALL the client info could be organized in one place instead of opening up two apps. But other than that, I really enjoy OneNote for typing, drawing, and all the other little functions as I discover them.
Excellent program and app, but...
by LJ_Blitz on 2017/10/31 05:55
I have used OneNote for a very long time on my PC, and I’m thrilled that there’s an app! However, the last update has spoiled my workflow. Every time I want to add a new section or note I have to dismiss the ribbon at the bottom of the iPad. I use a Logitech keyboard case with my iPad because I find typing onscreen cumbersome and slow. There’s a ribbon that shows onscreen at the very bottom of the window. This ribbon contains predictive text suggestions, style options, etc. I have tried closing the predictive text in settings, but it does not remove the ribbon within the OneNote app. Before this update the new page/section button was at the top of the window. It now resides on the bottom - causing two problems. The first is that it is covered up by the ribbon I mentioned above. The second problem is that new iOS feature that you can access other apps by tapping the bottom of the window. THAT thing pops up if I am off a fraction of a hair from the button, also frustrating my workflow. Please find a way to put the buttons at the top of the app again to resolve this problem. Otherwise, GREAT app!
WHY ONE STAR
by sorry4ever on 2019/04/09 21:52
Why is it that several notes, which I deleted, ended up in my email? What if I share my email with another person and I don’t want it to be read by the other person? I have no secrets, but what if I did? Where is the privacy? I had used this app several times before and deleted it because I didn’t like the layout. This time I liked it on my NEW phone so I started writing notes on it. But I’m learning that it can’t be trusted. My notes should stay where I put them. Why isn’t there a trash can in the app that you can put notes and delete them for good? Why are they being emailed to my Inbox? If I am deleting them, why aren’t they gone? Please explain this somewhere, as I was not able to find anything about it anywhere, and I find this to be very annoying to say the least. Thanks? PREVIOUS REVIEW This app has had updates, so I'm sure that it's better than it was when it was first developed. And I've read around here and there, reviews from people who stated that they like it. I would love to use it myself. My problem is my phone. My iPhone 5s just does not have enough room for it. Well - you live and learn. 5 Stars for an app that I can't use. It's not their fault, it's mine. So, I give the app 5 stars anyway because I'm sure that it's a great app. Thanks for reading my review.
Awesome app
by 小陈串 on 2018/03/02 01:48
As a college student, this app has saved my life! It’s so much better than the note app that came with the iPad and unlike so many other note taking apps, this is free! It allows for so much more personalization and manipulation of your notes. For example, the apple notes app only has like 5 different colors you can choose from, and 2 of the colors are too light to be note taking colors. But with OneNote, you can customize any color! It comes in very handy because I organize the different sections of my notes by different color writings. Also, it allows you to zoom in and out of the page when writing, which is so cool because I can write really small fonts by zooming the page in and then zoom it back to regular size to have very neat and clear small writing. With other note taking apps, if you want to write very small you just have to pray to god you have surgeon steady hands that won’t make the writings ugly. The one thing I would suggest is to add a ‘pencil’ feature like the notes app because sometimes when I draw math models or graphs, I don’t want every line to be a opaque ‘pen’.
Slow and clunky, with bugs
by claustraphobix on 2018/01/16 20:22
Slow, clunky, and after a while you really start to get annoyed with this app. I used OneNote for the longest time on my computer, so I was excited when they made an app. I use OneNote for quick and simple note-taking, usually just for jotting down ideas. But for that, this app fails. It always takes several seconds to open, in which it shows you the purple landing page. Often I wonder if it's going to open at all. Switching pages takes time as well, and there's these weird bugs where the page won't load correctly and will just look weird. There's also a personal annoyance for me that you can't switch off Auto-Capitalisation. It's already off in my iOS settings, but OneNote overrides it, and that's annoying. Finally, every time you exit the app, let's say to go to another app that you were using, OneNote will close the keyboard automatically. I often switch back and forth between two apps and that is really annoying to me. I know all of the above sounds like petty things, but after using this app for a long time, I have decided to move away from it to something like the in-built iOS Notes app simply because it's faster and it doesn't have any of the annoyances of the above.
Office
by SFZack on 2019/03/01 01:43
Firstly, Is it Office 2016, Office 365, or Office? The answer is blowing in the wind my friends and they are unequal and separate. Secondly, Office Lens is NOT part of OneNote by it doesn’t have Business Card capability to convert business cards into contact card; however it is part of OneDrive where it will take picture of a business card and convert it into a contact card, and guess what, saves the results to OneNote. Now the arduous process of bringing The scanned card into Contacts takes endless trial an error process to save the generated card. I had to trick and deceive to finally save the scanned card to contacts. Never again and save yourself the heartache. If Microsoft was serious about making Office useable by IOS it would have simply added the business card functionality directly into OneNote, having not done that tells you the whole story. OneNote is the most powerful utility bar none. Outlook is the force of global communications, the Outlook Administrator granted me my request to allow editing contacts in iPhone. Now it is someone’s quest to bring Office and its lens to OneNote.
Very Glitchy, Too Risky
by MacUser165 on 2018/10/07 20:45
I’ve used OneNote for the past 3 or so years. My primary use is for taking notes and scratch paper for homework. I’ve always had issues with the app freezing, glitching, and crashing but I usually found some workaround to get it working again. I only use this app because of my school’s integration of Office365; other than that it has no further benefits. After this last update and iOS 12, the app has become unusable. The keyboard frequently (twice a minute) pops up while I’m writing. The pen can’t be reselected after the keyboard pops up until I select the eraser or another color pen which lag behind. The app freezes after it feels like I’ve written enough, which is constantly. Notebook, section, and page graphics constantly scroll and bounce when I’m trying to work with them or add more. I’ve tried restarting my device, reinstalling the app, removing and adding notebooks, and contact support multiple times with no success. These issues cost me time and effort, and when fast pace notes and homework are involved, this app becomes too much of a risk. Just pay for GoodNotes, like me, or just use the Apple stock Notes app, either is at least 100% more reliable. Best, your University student, BS Mechanical Engineering.
Amazing. Especially since it’s free. But there’s one thing...
by Nyah Ewan on 2018/08/13 23:40
This app is awesome. I actually deleted by other note taking app that I spent money on to switch to OneNote. But there is one thing that I have noticed that I believe can be easily fixed. The app tends to have lots of glitches. Things that were erased are appearing again, entire notes that were deleted and back on the app once I have returned to the app after closing it, and there are even white streaks that tend to appear on the screen as a write. Another thing that happens is that when I am using the undo button, the page automatically jumps to the top of the note and I lose my place. I believe this is a simple big issue and I can’t wait for a seamless experience in the future. Please, please, please someone fix this! Sometimes it gets a little embarrassing when my friends are impressed how I manage to do everyone on the iPad, but when these glitches pop up they seemed to be turned away from the idea entirely. Thanks so much!
Mostly just suggestions about the app
by supyo619 on 2019/01/25 21:55
I have been using this app for I think a year and a half. It started out rocky because I was trying to use the app on my iPad and then try to use the same notes on my Mac and if I added anything to the notebook from my Mac it would not be able to sync. I tried contacting support but all they could say was delete everything and start over. Instead I just stopped using my Mac. So one feedback would be to figure out why you can’t go back and forth between the Mac and the iPad app. Why can I access it but not change anything. Another suggestion would be to put in a feature that locks the size (width specifically) of the screen. When using my Apple Pencil I sometimes accidentally zoom in or out because my hand touches in 2 different spots. And that can be very frustrating when you are trying to keep your notes cohesive and the same throughout. I would also like to suggest the ability to voice record and take notes at the same time.
Great but needs work
by Tha Zack on 2017/11/15 22:15
If Microsoft had a best-kept secret, it would be OneNote. Although backed by the world’s biggest software publisher and included for a decade in most versions of Microsoft’s mighty Office suite, it’s still often upstaged by other note-taking apps, such as the ever-popular Evernote. Yet OneNote has evolved into a powerful information capture, management and sharing application that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. It’s available for just about any recent computer or mobile device – and best of all, it’s free. An example of its potential can be found in the education sector, which uses OneNote tools to create shared notebooks with lessons and homework for classes, and to integrate with learning management systems. It can be also be a very useful business tool, as the following seven tips reveal. More than a note-taking app OneNote uses a simple notebook metaphor, allowing you to have any number of notebooks, tabs within each notebook and pages within each tab. But it’s not just for taking notes. OneNote has rich editing tools that let you format text, add pictures and tables to each page, attach files, draw illustrations and link to other OneNote pages. You can also add to-do lists that can be easily turned into Outlook tasks with reminders. OneNote includes a range of templates for quickly creating more complex pages, such as project tasks and meeting notes, and you can create your own templates.
Search function doesn’t work
by Pyr0cbt91 on 2020/04/15 01:00
I use OneNote for school. About a month into using it, the search function just decided to not work properly. If I search for something it’ll do one of three things: 1) give me results from only a few places, 2) give me results from just the first few months of notes or 3) say no results can be found even though I am physically looking at the word on my screen. It’s a great note taking app, but this issue seems to be very common. I tried every method I could find to fix the issue but nothing works. And when I looked online for solutions, it looks like Microsoft doesn’t even know how to fix the issue and they just give answers to other people that give them the “run-around”. It’s not just an iPad issues either. The search function doesn’t work on my HP laptop or my iOS devices. Other apps have great search functionality and Yet Microsoft being the great company they are, can’t even fix this issue? Advice...unless you won’t be using the search function for school then this app is great, if you will be using it, I’d suggest finding a different note taking app.
Great app for School and Personal use
by Juazolo on 2017/09/25 20:09
I have used this app since college and am in Medical School now. Me and a large majority of my classmates use this for note taking in class and outside. The app lets you download/print out the various power points into the app so you can directly annotate them. Very useful for school. You can password protect various tabs, etc. very customizable, I have not even explored everything it can do yet, but for example, I wanted to record my lecture so O found that you can actually insert a little link and file of a video or voice recording right from the app itself. Very cool, don't know of anything else that does that. Syncs with OneDrive, so I suggest you get a OneDrive account (usually schools have a deal to get you like a TB of storage or something of the sort through Office 365, so ask you IT department before buying anything out of pocket-if you aren't a student Microsoft offers 5 GB free of the bat, so there you go).
Love using this for note taking but has a big issue...
by p_alex95 on 2020/03/06 13:39
I LOVE this app for note taking. I do mainly hand written notes since I have the Apple Pencil and both the app and the pencil work great together, and also I don’t type fast enough to take notes. I love the current features, I love easily adding shapes and arrows. Adding different pens to be available right there and then is awesome. Most of this app is great. I mainly have one issue with this app and it’s a big one for me. The entire eraser tool. When I use the eraser it will erase the letter that I just wrote down which is what I want buut it’ll take other things with it. Some times it’ll take more than one letter away, or parentheses and other symbols. This is a very frustrating issue with both the regular eraser and the stroke eraser. It’s annoying, please fix that. I want to be able to delete one letter at a time with one tap on the desired letter to be deleted. Not one tap equaling multiple letters or symbols being deleted. It’s also annoying that you can’t adjust the size of the eraser. You can with all the pens but not with the eraser?
Beware of syncing problems
by lena559 on 2019/09/10 02:43
Just bought an iPad for grad school to complement my MacBook. OneNote was fine on the MacBook, not great, still had minor issues here and there regularly but fine. Then I got the iPad. Things were fine for a week and then I started having syncing issues. My iPad couldn’t sync in real time. Then one day it stopped syncing altogether. I tried everything to fix, exited OneNote on both devices, tried restarting both, logged out and in of my account in OneNote on both, and finally uninstalled OneNote on the iPad to try and get it to sync. That was the final, wrong step. I now can’t access my notes on either device AS WELL AS online where they were supposed to be backed up to. All of them just say “content not yet available” even on my iPad where the original notes came from. So essentially my notes are now lost forever. SO moral of my story here, if you are going to try OneNote, back up all your own notes daily don’t trust the upload to OneDrive since it also has the potential to glitch and screw you over, and don’t expect syncing to be in real time if you have more than one device.
A brief review of OneNote—released in 2019
by dtynes2 on 2020/03/23 03:16
The mobile program is great. However, when I look at the desktop edition, I do not understand why functionality has been taken away. I used to see OneNote as a bridge between Word and Excel, where the action takes place on an infinite canvas. By taking away functionality, you force me to use Word first, for word processor functions and VBA routines, then copy-and-paste my final text into OneNote. The same is true in regards to Excel, except the rendering of tables in OneNote is absolutely horrid; copy-and-paste will not preserve Excel’s Stylings. Lastly, I have a great deal of trouble using the new OneNote application on my desktop when all that I want to do is connect to my cloud files; I receive error messages that are incomprehensible. If I were to rate the desktop application, I would give it a 1 instead of the 5 stars that I give the mobile application for the iPad Pro.
Best thing I've found to organize busy law office
by Lollycat1029 on 2018/08/08 12:15
I have search wide and far to find something that would allow me to keep my law practice organized, and onenote has taken the cake thus far. My main goal is simply to keep a cohesive list of things to do, and calls that come in, organized in a manner that allows my team to all be on the same page, and for messages to not slip through the cracks. Other to do lists did not suffice, and I literally tried them all. The main reason onenote works bets is because it allows me to set everything up in a format where there are tabs for each area: to do list, calls, notes, etc, and everyone can see everything very clearly and maneuver between the easily. My only complaint is that there doesn't seem to be the ability to create a checklist where items disappear after ticking them off.
Been loving it for four years! Just one request!
by BXJB777 on 2019/10/27 11:07
I love the OneNote app... and even traditional OneNote itself. I’ve been using it for four years and, by far, my favorite feature is how I can access my notes from anywhere and any device as long as I login to my OneNote account. I love that you can create different folders and have different notes inside of each folder. I love the basic customization features such as being able to add a little color to different know for organizational purposes. My only request is that some features be added that are geared towards poets and/or writers. I switched to OneNote years ago after seeing how practical it was for storing my poetry and also loved the fact that I could lock certain notes for privacy. I’m not going anywhere as it is, but adding some writing/poetry geared features would definitely make me love this app for life! Just putting that out there! Thanks anyway!
Good evernote replacement
by Whatho on 2018/12/11 19:14
Like many, I fled Evernote for Onenote when the former’s free version became too stingy. Onenote is definitely a notch down from Evernote in terms of general smoothness and integration of complex features like OCR or tagging. But, once you get the hang of navigating ON’s many features, you’ll surely find some that will help you get through your day. I particularly like to scribble on pdfs with my Apple pencil. ON is excellent for that. On the other hand, Onenote’s help materials and internal guidance both claim that it automatically scans handwritten notes and converts them to searchable text. I have turned the function on in the appropriate place but I have no idea how to use it. None of ON’s searches includes my handwritten notes and I can’t find any way to ask the program to do the promised text recognition. That’s typical Onenote. The feature is probably there but you need to call tech support to figure out how to use it!
Hasn’t Figured out how to be an effective App yet
by 17benjosoccer on 2018/12/07 04:20
I seem to use oneNote quite a bit these days. However it seems to work best on the desktop – not on the app. There are small little quirks that slow me down and make it nearly impossible to be productive. For example, if you place the cursor someplace and hit return to start a new line, the app places the cursor way up at the top corner of your note. Before you know it, your inserting text way up at the top of your note. At the beginning. And heaven forbid if you leave the app to look at another app and then toggle back. For example I might want to look at what song is playing, or what my friend just texted me, or any other app. Wait a couple minutes and try to go back to OneNote and nine times out of ten you’ll get a white screen of death. Of course you have to force close down the app and restart it and go find your note again and put the cursor where used to be. Just don’t hit return to start a new line. Not Quite ready for real productivity yet.
Really Great all it needs is a few tweaks
by Radio active kiwis on 2020/01/25 01:26
This app honestly is really amazing and it offered you so many of the same features that other note taking apps do, and the best part is that it’s for free. The lasso tool is really handy and I also like how you can change the style and color of the paper you write on. This app would be truly amazing if it offered an option to record while you write, which would be effective to use during lectures. Another thing that would make this all amazing is the option for page breaks. While an infinite page is really beneficial for some people, I would prefer page breaks which would make printing easier and have more of a notebook feel. Other than those small preferences this app is really great if you want to switch over to digital note taking or anything else.
Better than Notability for notes, better than $40 writing apps
by just some guy on iTunes on 2020/01/23 02:08
For writing Notability is great but it doesn't interface with desktop unless you want to spend another $10-$20 to re-buy the app. OneNote works everywhere and is just as fun to use on desktop or laptop as on iPad. I’m getting into writing screenplays, and mind-mapping is easy on OneNote. We’ll see how easy, but I like being able to draw lines between things with my hands. Notability also doesn’t have workable text insertion into a document. I like that with OneNote that you touch anywhere with pen or mouse icon or fingertip and the cursor goes there. On notability it doesn’t. You have to tediously drag and drop and it’s always left-justified. A real mess. I regret buying it because I can do everything on notability on OneNote, and have such more seamless integration among my devices.
Almost perfect, but there are some issues....
by NickWetzig on 2017/10/26 20:07
Every time I reload OneNote, it resets my pen presets. Like the thickness of the pen strokes resets every time I reopen the app. I wish it would just stay were I put it. Also, sometimes when you write a lot onto one page, it starts slowing down, especially when you try to erase something it can take a little bit for it to process what you're doing. When you're using this in school during fast paced lectures, this slow down can be an issue when it occurs. Speed improvements need to be made. Idea for a feature: being able to split the page to make more space to write. Sometimes when writing with my Apple Pencil, I want to go back and add some stuff where I missed and I end up having to use the lasso tool and lasso everything beneath where I want to add and I have to shift it all down manually(this also lags it). If there was a spacing feature it would be the perfect solution.
My Favorite Software !!!!
by Ramosjp on 2017/10/29 13:06
I normally don't have time to write reviews. But when this popped up on my phone I just had to. I use window every single day for everything that I do from my personal life to what I do in my business. I have known about one note for years but have not been able to tap its potential until I really started using it in the last six months. It has an amazing way for you to be able to store every project that you do and for you to use it across multiple platforms from your iPhone to your iPad to your desktop computer. The software is very fluid and easy-to-use everything from inserting a picture inserting a hyperlink and text all at the same time seamlessly. I highly recommend that you use this software if productivity and project management are important to you.
Needs a tweaking
by Crystalleyezedreams on 2018/05/23 11:14
I love this app, it just needs a few things fixed. 1. Ruler to create straight lines. I underline my notes and sometimes need a ruler but it’s hard to find a compatible ruler for the ipad. It would be great to see some sort of a ruler feature or something similar to other apps where you hold down the Apple Pencil for a few seconds and it creates a straight line. 2. I miss the color wheel!! 3. Having a defined “notebook” page would be great and efficient instead of the zoom messing up with my palm only to have to scroll up to resize the screen accurately. It would feel more like a real notebook. I screenshot textbook pages and write/type notes next to it and the two are such complete different sizes it’s annoying having to switch the zoom constantly to accommodate both. 4. Plz include capability to open more than one note at a time side by side. I have to use another app to open up multiple notes.
I’m in love.
by dvanesse on 2020/05/15 13:25
After having OneNote for over a decade, I am just now FINALLY discovering the incredible capability and possibilities of this program. I did run into some trouble setting up, due to issues syncing with my workplace business drive, personal devices, and different versions of the program. Major headache. So, I decided to just sign in with a fresh personal account and now am thoroughly enjoying getting my new system dialed in! I continue to learn about new features. I especially LOVE the To-Do flagging function and the ability to assign codes for different items. It is wonderfully helpful and convenient to be able to create pages, and sections with detailed lists on my laptop and then access and check them off on my phone...as well as share, print, etc. I’m eager to keep discovering! Highly recommend.
Too useful
by creator5280 on 2020/02/26 05:23
I love using OneNote for school, doodling, and random notes. The integration with the Apple Pencil seems to be occasionally buggy, but usually works well and has nothing app breaking so I deal with it. I’ve never used another stylus and note taking app that I liked better than the Apple Pencil and OneNote. I can’t use any other app now, which is actually an issue: I wish I could open multiple instances of OneNote, allowing me to quickly mark up multiple documents and sets of notes, but the app currently dies not support it. I was excited when ipadOS 13 was set to allow multiple instances of the same app, but am disappointed to find that the Microsoft office apps still do not support this very useful productivity feature. For now I’m forced to emulate multiple instances by using 3rd party viewers and note apps as the extra “instances” which is far from ideal. Add multi-instance support for iPadOS, and it’ll be a 5 star review. Good work so far.
Missing good sorting and search. Not free if syncing > 5 GB
by Simdude on 2019/10/05 12:32
I tried switching from Evernote and like OneNote but like its mac version its ability to sort notes is non existent. A app designed to hold hundreds or thousands of notes should be able to sort by name or date for each section. There also needs to be a way to act on search results. For example, search all notes with word xyz and be able to grab them and move collectively to another section. OneNote is also directly tied to OneDrive. You can not have notebooks on iCloud or Dropbox. If you use the mac version, you can not store notebooks on a local or shared drive. So, take all the claims about FREE with a grain of salt. OneDrive only gives 5 GB free to sync your devices so plan on an office 365 subscription. Syncing can also be slow and problematic. I pulled in thousands of notes from Evernote using Microsoft’s importer on my mac. I had to break the notes into a couple dozen notebooks so they were small enough to be usable. Also a warning. The import is a mess. I had a notebook from my MBA classes with a section for each class in Evernote. The sections all got blended together when importing putting notes together that had the same tags into a section with the tag name. Tag support in OneNote is horrible. Overall, despite past issues with Evernote it has been improved and is so superior to Onenote for sorting, searching and tagging that I will stick with Evernote.
It’s good but needs much work
by thaesino on 2020/04/11 20:18
Baffles my mind that OneNote (and the whole group of Office 365 apps) still has so many issues with syncing. This app, as well as all the others, works well within one device. All the tools are there, and everything is almost perfect. But it’s 2020 and I don’t only use one device. And that’s where the wrinkles begin to show. Notes that have been deleted continue reappearing. Changes that have been made do not sync over even after syncing has been updated. The app continues suggesting I am two different users and can not access my own data (this happens to me often between my MacOS and iPad OS work). In short, it is a good note app, with a few issues here and there regarding language differences and not recognizing certain characters from other languages. But I think Microsoft knows most note apps out there are an equal mess, and so they don’t care to do more than necessary.
One of the greatest unknown software tools
by Britcaus on 2017/10/05 14:59
I came across OneNote by accident. It has been under the radar for years! Only one person I asked from very many knew what it was - and he was ecstatic about it. I agree it’s a fabulous tool. A cross platform tool with storage in the cloud so you can retrieve and edit from any PC or smartphone. A great way to keep all your ideas together and easily share them. I save my research notes on my PC but can view or update on laptop and iPhone. Adequate formatting & good search capability as well as edit history so you can see who changed what and when. Astonishing that it is so poorly marketed, it is great standalone or integrated with MS Office. Drop in Excel charts, Visio drawings, hyperlink, email snippets or almost anything. Only 4 stars because it lacks the full capability of Word for formatting and a little more flexibility with tables. Love it nonetheless.
Add better voice memo organization
by weirdsmystyle on 2019/05/15 17:15
Great app, I won’t use anything else to organize and take my notes. I love the web clipper extension as well. I would really like to see more page layout options on the mobile app, like changing the font color and page color. Please add more font options as well. I think customization is the biggest lacking function. Another big opportunity imo is the memo recording feature. As a musical artist I would love to see a better organization of recording memos within notes. They are hard to organize on the page, I can’t put two memos on the same line together for example and it just feels clunky due to every memo taking up a lot of real estate on the page versus simply being a file name or a tidier type of icon for example. For now I’m using a different app for saving and organizing my recording ideas.
Multiple problems
by Wow wow I'm amazed best there on 2020/04/23 14:22
Word is an amazing site while not as fast as google docs it does do its job, however one note is slow and i mean extremely slow, it can take up to 1 minuets to change anything and get it to sync, the idea is pretty good, however the execution is horrible. Its hard to sync and every time you try and edit something it wants to open up a new writing bar. To improve this product it first needs an easier layout one that is harder to screw up, second it needs to sync between mobile, pc, browser, pc app, and teams app alot better, this causes the most problems and unsaved work, because i could see it on my pc app or on my phone but my professors might not be able to see anything or even worse they could see past work i deleted and mistake it for present work. I do not think it is a failure just incomplete. Its also very stressful to learn how to use as well. En suite needs better layout, editing, syncing, and ease of access.
Great for tracking to do list. Search function could be better.
by Octiious on 2020/02/12 14:57
I use a windows PC at work and iPhone OneNote is the best free app that I've found to allow access to notes and share to do lists also with my family. I store things that I need to archive without the fear of Google looking through my content on my google drive. Unlike the windows version, iOS version search function is really poor (better than before). When searching, it will find the note pages but won’t scroll to where the search term is. And, when searching for multi keywords, results will show any part of the search term, search defaults to the “or” logic and you can’t sforce the “and” logic. The app is not terrible, but I expected more out of the iOS versions. At least 5o be on par wi5h windows version.
Sticky Notes needs more love
by Caayit on 2019/08/21 09:28
Yes, the app is good for taking notes that will last for a long time, like lecture notes, or notes that you take during a meeting. But what about an unnecessary note that you only scribble something or maybe a very basic shopping list? Sticky notes work faster and better for that both on mobile and desktop. For that, you need lists. But for some reason you cannot add lists to sticky notes. You can create bullet points, but that is not as useful since you cannot simply tap on a box to get rid of an element of the list when you do that. Other than that, it can be one of the best note taking apps there. If you use it for years though, probably 5GB drive space will not be enough for you so you’ll have to purchase new space. Keep this in mind before transferring everything you have to OneNote.
Battery life drain, features lacking,
by Jeff 7429247 on 2019/11/25 06:17
I dig using onenote on a desktop platform, so it’s nice having a mobile version to capture something from my phone. However the mobile version seems incomplete, rushed, shoddy, etc. especially by the standards of a name like Microsoft (and because you need a subscription to access Office programs like this...) Since i installed the app i noticed a considerable increase of battery loss even when the app is closed, even with background app refreshes off, even when the phone has no apps open and is locked. I have an iphone 8 so it’s not the latest model, but it’s also not terribly old. Mostly though, a literal notes-taking cloud app should not be using this much battery. Further, you can’t change font sizes on the fly. Just seems like a super basic function that’s overlooked. You can change default font size deep in the menus, but once you start a note, you cannot change its font size. If you copy text from the title into the note, the letters will be huge and you cant change it without creating a new note entirely— And you’d have to retype it because copying just keeps the font size. The menus are poorly organized and options are limited. In all, a but disappointed with the mobile version. At the very least, please figure out what’s causing its battery usage. Otherwise i cant justify having it so much as installed on my phone.
Really needs handwriting-to-text fixed. It’s been years...
by MeetYourMakerr on 2019/01/16 02:08
I love OneNote, but I wish some features worked. One in particular that I see people have complained about for a long time. That issue would be write to text. It either doesn’t work, at all, some devices don’t even have that option, or it’ll select maybe three words out of an entire paragraph, you hit ok, and still doesn’t work. Long story short, hand writing to text doesn’t work, and it’s been a problem for years, as that’s all you see on the Internet about it. The fact that it still isn’t working after years have gone by, that shows arrogance and ignorance. Please, it would be an incredible feature to have working, if once and for all it would work/be fixed. One note would be used a lot more, have a much wider range of capabilities, and it’s simply an incredible feature if it would work. Thanks.
Look Elsewhere.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/04/23 23:29
Super disappointed in Microsoft right now. I got a school-owned PC with Onenote already on it recently and I was looking for a new note-taking service anyways so I thought I would give this a try. It worked well for a long time, until the day when it wiped an entire section of my important notes clean off of all my devices. I couldn’t open almost all of the notes in my most important section because of syncing issues. I finally decided to delete the notes out of frustration, so I select all of them and hit the trash button. What happens next? Onenote deletes everything I HADN’T selected (the notes I could actually open) and keeps everything I HAD. And of course there’s no recently deleted section as far as I can tell, so I can’t get them back. I will keep using the service, but in all honesty, if you want good functionality, use a different service.
Constantly crashes on iPhone
by Seeinggodinart on 2018/01/30 10:09
I’ve had the OneNote program on my personal PC for years and also use the web-based version at work. I’ve used it for organizing my notes for college, doctoral exam readings, all my dissertation notes, grant writing, recipe collections, menus, lists, and many other uses. It’s invaluable to me. I was pleased to have the iPhone app, but last fall it began crashing soon after opening. I’m able to navigate to the section I need, but then the app just quits, poof, gone. I’ve tried turning off WiFi, thinking maybe it’s a problem with syncing, but that didn’t help. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I’ve searched online forums and saw others have had the same problem but no solution. I really wish either MS or Apple would fix this.
Needs some work
by PaigeeAF on 2017/11/29 18:39
I use this app every single day. However, there needs to be some improvements. I wish you could change the default font size. When I’m typing on PowerPoints from my teachers, the default font is way bigger than the existing print so it takes extra time for me to change the font size which is hard when I’m trying to listen to the lecture and take down the notes. Also, I wish there was a button that you could quickly view slides only. On the iPad app you can’t even get rid of the sidebar so it decreases your field of view by a few inches. I wish that the pen tool was a little neater. Also sometimes my notebooks will not sync even when I’m in WiFi that is working otherwise. There are a few things more that I feel like the app needs. This is the only app I have found effective for note taking so I really hope these issues get fixed.
Please allow the ability to record audio while taking notes (iPad Pro)
by Drewww49 on 2018/12/10 12:11
This note taking app is my favorite. However, I don’t like fact that I can’t record and take notes at the same time. I don’t see the point of having the ability to record audio and not being able to do anything else. Please allow us to record audio on the background without the audio pop-up freezing and disabling the ability to write notes. Also, it’s the same thing when playing the audio recording, I am not able to scroll down or look at my notes while listening at the same time. The notability app got this feature right. I am also able to do this on a computer, why can’t this be done on my iPad Pro? Please fix this. I really don’t want to switch to another note taking app.
The App Has it All
by Tomshz on 2019/11/21 19:49
Microsoft One Note App brings new level of features I have never experienced before . This App is not just taking notes , it also revolutionizing the app features in a new ways by adding so many features that give the users the ability of recording , communicating , transmitting, and mostly , convenient and easy learning ability . The new features of integration and interfaces , and linking brings the user the ability to make its work in a easy ,fast yet secure ways to coordinate a project or team environment. You can take a leisure notes or make professional notes by using Microsoft One Note App, the new colored folders and the immersive lens features are just my favorites features. Try it by yourself , you will not be disappointed.
Great! Eventually...
by Utundu on 2019/03/19 09:50
I have been using one note for about a year now, and there are some amazing things about it and some things that drive me bonkers. Some of the in app glitches on the iPad include the page jumping when using other apps at the same time. If I am texting on my iPad and using OneNote at the same time when I click off of onenote and text, and then click back into onenote, the page “jumps” to its previously selected location. Pen colors disappear at random, but that’s nothing to important. The most difficult thing about onenote is actually getting things into onenote, the hoops you have to jump through to get some documents in is actually comical, and some you just end up giving up on and using a different app to view. Onenote is the best app I have found for grad school, but it is far from perfect. If there was a better option I would switch.
Best organizer app ever
by Base 7 on 2019/11/28 18:13
I love this app because I’m either too lazy to organize or just don’t know how. This app is so easy to navigate and it helps me keep everything I need in order. I also really like that you can choose your fonts and the dark mode is awesome. It’s very visually pleasing and there’s no unnecessary clutter. There’s even a sticky note page that is perfect for when i need to jot down a quick thought or “to do” list. It’s exactly what I want/need from a organization app. The ONLY thing I have to say is that I wish it were a little easier to see what fonts are being used on specific notes, maybe I’m just bad with technology but sometimes fonts carry over to different folders and some don’t. Overall incredible app, highly recommend
Needs better search feature
by Buffer34 on 2018/11/15 14:38
In general, the app works well and I like it for entering notes by class, day, etc., but the Search function is in vast need of improvement on all platforms. In the iOS app, I can search to see which notes text appears in, but it doesn't actually show me where in the note the text is, or if it appears multiple times, or let me tap a sort of Next button to move from result to result. MacOS app gets confused by long notes and all results point to a hyperlink that had nothing to do with my search text. I've seen that happen multiple times and it doesn't make sense. At least on web I can combine it with the browser's built-in search. The web app is actually the most useful search and sometimes I log in just so I can search more accurately.
Lacks Simple Functions
by W7PCA on 2018/02/09 21:47
There are many positive attributes of OneNote for IOS. More baffling, however, are simple things that it lacks. For starters, the IOS versions do not have the ability to “Find Tags” (like To Dos, important items, questions, etc.). Unbelievable! You have to go hunt them down individually across pages and notebooks. Also, it doesn’t follow Apple’s autocorrect conventions. Instead it has it’s own table of autocorrections that a user has no access to... So, for example if you have an abbreviation like HSA (short for Health Savings Account) it will frustratingly and incorrectly change that to HAS every time. You can’t change that. It also takes over your capitalization decisions and you cannot control that... Very unproductive...
All I need is meeting notes support and it’s a 10⭐️
by Agent619 on 2018/01/25 16:46
This app is by far the best notebook. Better than Evernote and all the rest. It also has a steeper learning curve but once it works and you figure out how you like to use onenote, it becomes amazing. I personally use it with a Wacom pen tablet on my windows laptop and access everything using onedrive on my iPhone. The mobile app doesn’t let me draw, but I do get to see my notes and handwritten titles! My writing displays in the page titles colored and all. The mobile app has basic features I need when I’m on the go. The mobile version is different from the office 2016 version that is the latest 365 subscription based onenote for power users. 2016 has more bells and whistles BUT the mobile app holds its own. The mobile app has a few tricks of its own and it syncs perfectly regardless of which version you use. So I can make something in the detailed 2016 onenote and hop on the mobile app or tablet app on pc and have a cleaner more modernized look and feel. I’m glad the onenote mobile app is available on iPhone because it helps me to make notes on the go and review everything in a nicely presented way. Thanks!
Very pleased
by Al Havemann on 2017/10/25 02:03
I’ve been using One Note for about 2 years starting on a Windows machine and later a MacBook Pro and now an iPad. With a few exceptions it has served me well but I would wish for a more efficient way to list Notebook titles because the graphic of a notebook takes up too much space and causes time wasting scrolling. I have about 90 notebooks now and the amount increases by about a dozen a month and would greatly prefer a simple listing, without the notebook graphic. A simple listing would speed things up nicely. Perhaps a setting could be added to allow this option. This may not matter to most people but when the number of notes pass the many thousand, as mine do, organization becomes a very important issue and anything that would speed things up is desirable.
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Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notepad. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Write memos, make a digital sketchbook and save notes right on your phone. Sync your notes via OneDrive to access them anytime, anywhere. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft Account. Take notes, share ideas, organize and collaborate when you download microsoft onenote today. Capture Anything: • Capture your thoughts, save discoveries, share ideas and simplify planning moments with your very own digital notebook. • With OneNote, you can plan that big event, save ideas to create something new and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. • Save pictures of whiteboards, photos or printed documents in your notes with Office Lens. Quickly take a picture, automatically crop and insert the image into your notes. • Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. Organize, Search and Secure: • Quickly organize your notes in a way that works best for you with powerful organizational tools. • Create, rename, search, sort, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks. • Find your most recent notes quickly and pin the pages you use most. • Secure your notes with a password and use touch ID to quickly access them. Sync your Sticky Notes: • Quickly save your thoughts and ideas with colorful sticky notes on the go. • Sync your sticky notes to access them from anywhere on any device, anytime. • Organize your ideas with simple and smart sticky notes. Collaborate and Share: • Share ideas and your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party or a working on a school project with your study group. • Collaborate and work together in a shared notepad. Save and Share Ideas: • Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. • Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. • Achieve more with OneNote when you log in with your Microsoft Account. Make a Check list: • Create to-do lists to keep track of your daily errands, groceries shopping, or travel planning. • Write memos and quick reminders whenever you need them. Write & Draw on iPad: • Take notes at a conference, write math equations in class or sketch your ideas. • Use a variety of pen colors and settings to create beautiful handwritten notes and drawings. • Draw with confidence with "Convert to Shapes" mode: OneNote will automatically convert hand drawn shapes into crisp, perfectly regular polygons and circles. • Use a stylus or the touchscreen to write notes or use OneNote as a sketchbook. OneNote is free on iPhone and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.
Slow with large notes
by Zach37473772 on 2020/06/03 22:34
I can’t get work done well because the app slows down a ton when working with larger notes. It’s not ok because I don’t have this issue when I’m using other apps like noteability
Syncing between mobile and desktop
by Premns2020 on 2020/06/03 18:46
Syncing is an issue as it keeps showing there are conflicts but there is no way to fix those conflicts so it’s annoying. This need to be improved.
Good but can you add this
by chinofo on 2020/06/03 14:18
Is there any other colors? Can you add more colors not only red?
Love it!
by Jazzy+fresh on 2020/06/03 12:28
Just like a real notebook but better. You can create multiple tabs and add pictures. Easy on-the-go access. Transfer your notes to all your devices. Plus you can share your notes with other people!
Immersive reader not working!!
by Des3303 on 2020/06/03 04:09
Since the new update I can’t get the immersive reader to work, all I get is the loading screen and then a message saying ‘Sorry, we couldn't get the right information to show the text correctly.’ I can’t find any way to troubleshoot this. How can I fix this?
Really Nice app needs variety
by Cecelea3 on 2020/06/02 14:09
I love this app as a student. It helps me transfer my notes from my laptop to phone easily. However, the app for phone is very lacking. The highlight and pens are one color, or-if they are multiple colors- I haven’t discovered them yet, making them extremely hard to find. I appreciate the ability to live sync with my laptop to make Chemisty and math super easy to have typed notes, too! I can use the pen in this app to write equations and numbers that might be hard on a pc. Overall, very helpful, but it needs some variety.
Wrecks my notes when exported to pdf.
by PizzaWhore420 on 2020/06/01 23:23
Makes everything exported to pdf completely illegible and unreadable. Also it is a hassle to do anything productive with this app other than drawing.
Goldmine in Hiding
by Peaceful Rest on 2020/06/01 19:57
Sometimes you have exactly what you need right under your nose. I have only been using One Note now for about 2 weeks and already it has helped me to start organizing my extremely busy and sometimes chaotic life. Work, Church, radio, meeting notes and all those little, important, extras that we like to call “etc.”! This is an amazingly wonderful TOOL to help get things organized without all the physical sticky notes and note pads. I LOVE THIS APP!
Love app
by ajb2 on 2020/06/01 14:55
Love this app and the fact that it is cross platform compatible. It was always good, but it keeps getting better and is now easily the best of the best!
Can’t access my notes on ipp
by .손예진. on 2020/06/01 07:18
Just recently keeps crashing.
Best Note Taking App I have found
by myou51 on 2020/06/01 02:04
I love it but I have to deduct one star if not more because of one feature that’s very important to me. When making tables, there is no way for me to make the column a particular width and lock it at that width. Unbelievable! What use is a table if you can’t set the width? Please fix this.
To the point
by a.joze on 2020/05/31 21:30
It’s simple. To the point with no obstacles in the way. Not to mention it sinks to my windows and android devices with ease.
Personal use
by RoseVc on 2020/05/31 13:00
I use OneNote for personal reasons. I track house maintenance and major purchases, computer issues and resolutions, etc. It has been an amazing way to track info and quickly look it up when needed. If I want to know what the warranty is on a product I purchased 5 years ago, I can just search. I added pictures of the receipt, product, important manual info, and warranty info. Descriptions of work done and contact info for service provided all in one place. Love that I can look this up from my phone now. Making this so convenient going from computer to phone or tablet.
No more notebooks
by Msnbc redux on 2020/05/30 19:04
I have OneNote wherever I go. No need for notebooks and searching for that page where I wrote down info I need now.
Latency with apple pencil
by RUNGA88 on 2020/05/30 14:28
There is latency when using apple pencil with ipad pro.
Does not work at all with iPhone 7 Plus
by Robbnz on 2020/05/30 10:04
The create button does nothing and neither does notebook name field
Can't sign in
by 你你嘟嘟 on 2020/05/29 23:28
Why I couldn't sign in OneNote my university email? And couldn't sign in with my other emails
Please fix font error!
by drfbmhlg on 2020/05/29 13:22
As one of the earliest Office 365 users in Myanmar, have been using it for more than five years, really want to use one note’s superior features. But one note never fully worked with Myanmar font (even with Microsoft‘s Own Myanmar Text font). Now although it has better compatibility with Myanmar Text font, we can’t type “pyaw” in Myanmar by combining ေ and ပြာ. We can’t combine ေ and ြ , that is thoroughly used in everyday writing in Myanmar. Please fix this for All Myanmar(the whole country). Thanking in advance!
Powerful, versatile, clunky
by Soggyinmilk on 2020/05/29 11:20
I have grown to use this app all throughout the day, every day. It works so well and meets my needs for everything from to-do lists (although some tools can do that better) to thought splat (although some tools do that better) to high level notes. It also integrates with lots of other stuff. It is a good all in one for wording and noting. But it suffers the same symptoms of most “all-in-ones” which is that it can be clunky, and slow, and some things that seem intuitive and easy just aren’t simple to configure. Syncing, for example, across devices is so great—when it works. When it doesn’t, it can be tricky to resolve and a mystery as to why. All things considered it’s a great app and gets better with time, so far.
Great concept, glitches
by mlvw on 2020/05/28 19:38
Cross platform availability is great. I've had problems with the app crashing when attaching pdfs
Fix the crashing
by Luckysg380 on 2020/05/28 19:37
Please fix the annoying crashing of the app which makes it unusable.
Page breaks
by dz_kz_123 on 2020/05/28 14:04
The app is great. It would be even better if there was an easy way to insert page breaks, so you don’t get a long page when you print as pdf. That would be a game changer. A button to easily export to pdf would also be a welcomed addition
Best of others
by AnuDxb1984 on 2020/05/28 12:04
I am using this for last 10 years with almost 80 gb of my study notes, pdf clips, images, and pen notes except videos. I am very impressive with features. And I’m a software developer, business analyst, I don’t have words how much it is being useful for me. Thanks a lot of giving it free. Organizations are not much understood use of these tools, and individuals are not much used to buy software tools, it is really good giving it fee such a context. I could contribute some if you have any host. Thanks a lot.
意见建议留一星希望改进
by 增加回收站啊 on 2020/05/27 15:58
建议增加一个回收站,再不济删除整个笔记时询问一下,如果手滑点了删除,那就gg了,靠撤销的话实测会有一定混乱,个人建议,建议采纳
5 star if iPad version had Ink to Text feature
by claud1313 on 2020/05/27 05:37
Looks like MS Developers left out some key features from the iPad version to keep its App one notch below their pc based app
Perfect way to organize
by TheOilDerek on 2020/05/27 00:53
Best thing I’ve used to organize and track projects, thoughts, tasks, lists, etc. Cloud based, so others can update in real time if needed.
DOESN’T FULLY SUPPORT EXTERNAL KEYBOARD
by Jimmy Tigerstyle on 2020/05/26 17:15
The biggest issue is that Spacebar behaves like a Tab when I use it with an external keyboard. I have tried it on the new magic keyboard and Logitech MX keyboard. Spacebar just doesn’t work on OneNote. It’s a deal breaker.
Fire the developers!
by X27mw on 2020/05/26 10:37
I’ve been using OneNote and Outlook on my iOS devices for years. Suddenly both have become unusable over the last 2 weeks. OneNote crashes and won’t open and Outlook doesn’t send attachments when shared from an app (both functions worked fine until recent “bug fix” releases). Are you kidding me? The only two apps that don’t work for me are made by a multi-billion dollar company that doesn’t know how to bug test software before release. Wake up you lazy behemoth.
Used to work well, now it won’t sync
by 'ntonio on 2020/05/26 04:43
I have two major issues with this app: One is that handwritting is only automatically recognized in windows systems, in iPad all handwriting is recognized as a drawing. As a result, handwriting in the iPad is not automatically searchable. Secondly OneNote just stopped syncing files between my pc and iPad. I see that everything works fine from the PC end, is this app in the iPad that does not work. I beg you please fix this! This app is great otherwise.
Bad Update
by ShellyWoods on 2020/05/25 18:06
After latest IOS update, it keeps crashing on the iPad Pro. Can’t take notes or anything. Very frustrating!!!!
Too basic
by Jeff881888 on 2020/05/25 14:30
It’s not intuitive and user friendly
College student; issues w/ OneNote & iPad Pro 12.9
by dizzywillow451 on 2020/05/25 06:52
I am student veteran at Kent State University. Thankfully we receive Microsoft 365 complementary. I just purchased a new 2020 apple iPad Pro 12.9 to take notes with as use it for digital books along with Lenovo Thinkpad for more PC need work. Various features in the office suite seem incomplete. For example the insert features in one note are grayed out. I tried going to settings, selecting OneNote, resetting login, and it’s still an issue. Please advise
Amazing! For the most part
by Ree. c on 2020/05/25 02:51
I love OneNote for school and plotting out my stories, the ability to draw and write and type is very useful, the only drawback is that on the current mobile version you can translate writing to text but other than that it’s an amazing app and very useful
Bad Update
by AQguy on 2020/05/25 00:48
Guys, your lasted update it is really bad, do mot understand what you did? Everything was going well till the update. Fix the issue. Microsoft is getting bad more and more. Put your stuff together and start fixing all your internal issues. Star making better products and apps.
Notas
by peñarol #1 on 2020/05/24 14:36
Tengo toda mis notas en un mismo lugar y es fácil y practico
Lack essential feature — manual save
by Alan2065 on 2020/05/24 13:52
Unfortunately, the OneNote developers have decided NOT to let the user be in control. OneNote only has continuous save, which I hate, instead of manual save which would let me save only when I know the document is okay.
One Note - I start loving it
by space-night on 2020/05/23 23:50
I tried out many other note taking apps (Evernote, Notability, Bear, Notebooks) but this app really fulfills all my needs so far. Good job Microsoft for keeping it a free software for everybody to use. We really appreciate it.
Unusable
by AddisonWilliams on 2020/05/23 20:36
Asks me to sign in, and then says it cannot create my first notebook and asks me to sign in again, repeat forever. I love OneNote and would love to use it on my iPad but it’s impossible.
Whoo hoo
by Sea did on 2020/05/23 19:14
I just love this app it’s not like drawing on paper this is so much better you can do so many drawings in one place you can make a calendar and so much more it allows me to draw without wasting paper.
Improving
by the one again on 2020/05/23 16:16
It’s gotten better. But one major flaw! You can’t change the font or background color of the section GROUP titles, you can only change the section color font. This is a MAJOR problem!! Please add this capability!
Easy to use, automatic sync has an issue
by DamasoIl on 2020/05/22 20:48
I love to use One Note on my computer, the main reason I got in on the IPad was to keep all my schoolwork in one place but time after time I’m finding it challenging to keep all notebooks synced. Love the stickers, the ability to add PDFs and create almost unlimited notebooks but the syncing issue is such a turn off .
Life saver
by coldinmarchnyc on 2020/05/22 14:24
Has helped me as a medical professional through one too many board exams. Especially people like me who learned in my early years by copying what the teacher wrote on the board. Excellent app. Would recommend 10/10
Can’t sync simple lists across iOS and Android? Come on MS!
by Buzzatraz on 2020/05/22 13:51
My wife and I share a simple shopping list. Every time I launch the list says changes can’t be merged, please use computer to sync. Who has a computer these days? This is broken
Freezes & Won’t Open
by Q#50 on 2020/05/22 13:00
I used to love this app but now it just freezes and won’t open at all. Totally disappointed.
Actually really helpful...
by King Chris II on 2020/05/22 06:42
Very similar to the notes app on iPhone, with qualities (I believe) help at better keeping track of where things are. I really like this app and use it on a day to day basis. I highly recommend it if your looking for a good note keeping tool.
Syncing problems
by nn000000 on 2020/05/22 05:04
This is the only decent app I can find for my school work, but it freezes a lot and it NEVER syncs for me. I bounce around between my different devices and the syncing never works. So, if I did an assignment on my laptop a few hours ago, but I only have my iPad on me now, it will be updated to what I did on my laptop. I’ve always had problems with this and I’ve tried everything to fix it. No luck. This is very frustrating.
Notes missing
by Bbmmjja on 2020/05/22 00:35
When using iPad split view, OneNote DOES NOT save any notes!!!
2 One Notes
by Fix ASAP 2010 on 2020/05/21 22:24
I have 2 different OneNote apps and they don’t operate as intended. I know they switched it up for Windows 10, but that was an epic failure. There were some great features, like the option to send to OneNote from Outlook. By far one of the most useful features not available with the new version.
Fix It
by entertainer1000 on 2020/05/21 22:02
This app would be perfect- except it crashes continuously running on a new iPad Pro, the syncing continuously interrupts and moves the screen around (have fun with that if you’re writing; it will drag everything upwards so you’ll have long pen streaks to erase), and today it decided to randomly move one of my notes sections around BECAUSE it was having trouble syncing (my Internet is great, nothing else has any sort of problem except OneNote). Please fix your broken app.
Hard to navigate and save
by DMBlu31 on 2020/05/21 20:57
It would be good if it showed the letter
It’s so buggy
by ManijeRagheb on 2020/05/21 20:48
It’s so buggy and keep telling that your cloud storage is full , what the hell? I’m new to Microsoft office apps and that’s how it is , so I get back to original and “good” note apps
Slow af
by Hunkoys on 2020/05/21 19:45
Sidebar cant be hidden, slow ui, moving stuff around is janky,
Cannot log in with a different account
by That was rad on 2020/05/21 16:40
The “log in with a different Microsoft account” button does not work so I cannot use this app, because I can’t log in with the correct account! This is also why I can’t contact tech support via the app because I can’t log in.
Muy buena app de notas
by panitus2016 on 2020/05/21 16:06
App de notas muy amplia, completa amigable y sobre todo libre de pagos . Sincroniza de inmediato. Confiable la recomiendo 100% a ambos usuarios , androide, Apple, y pc.
lacks a few necessary features
by apoplectic.ape on 2020/05/21 06:42
Pretty good but 1. Fix table copy-paste operations. It is stupid that it always nests. 2. Make it easier to Identify and work with your notebook files. Such a mess.
Unfortunately no better option...
by Yehsk8rz on 2020/05/21 00:11
I use this because it’s the only option with the features I’m looking for. But I don’t trust this application with any important data. There are constant sync errors and I just assume data can be lost at anytime. It would also be nice if they could include the page linking capability that they have in the desktop application. If they could improve the reliability and listen to user’s complaints/suggestions, I would definitely give a better rating.
Great product for collaboration
by FrenchP3 on 2020/05/20 19:18
OneNote is a great versatile program and easy to use for collaboration on MS Teams. Love the easy to use interface. Would like to have the ability to upload spreadsheets or PowerPoint directly in to OneNote on the Application.
Iniciar sesión un problema
by Joanquiri on 2020/05/20 18:37
Un problema iniciar sesion
Meh
by lig22 on 2020/05/20 18:30
I liked the app at first but as your notes get larger and larger the app will just crash constantly. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and now it refuses to load my notes since the files are too big.
Shool
by a guy who is smart on 2020/05/20 17:42
Shool
App freezes a lot
by Confused over here on 2020/05/20 16:08
App freezes
Data missing
by mindugu on 2020/05/20 15:24
When I changed the phone. And installed in new phone I see data is missing
Why isn’t there Auto-Correct yet?
by jmsteig on 2020/05/20 13:27
I like one note but have stopped using it because it’s frustrating to not have auto correct. With so many options, doesn’t make sense to me that MS wouldn’t have this option available. I consider it an essential tool... Something that makes my life easier, more convenient and saves time— Isn’t that what One Note is supposed to be helping with? Please listen to your reviews and feedback. There are many requests for this on the internet as well.
The Original Note taking app, Still the Best!
by JEMinier01 on 2020/05/20 13:06
One stop place for everything that Notes taking needs to be, new update makes things look better and few more options to use. Microsoft please keep improving and listen to your customers! That’s the formula for success!
Microsoft OneNote
by memben on 2020/05/20 02:27
The most convenient and paper saving tool for school. Extremely pleased with the app and I love how I can switch the pen colors!
OneDrive
by camintel on 2020/05/19 17:25
Why doesn’t OneNote link to OneDrive to allow linking documents?
Good, but a lot to do to put it at the level of competition
by D_or 2000 on 2020/05/19 15:24
A lot has happened in electronic note taking and there is a lot in the offer. OneNote keeps its advantage being (more or less) integrated with other Office products. However, other apps offer more functionalities and OneNote is not my main note taking app.
Amazing
by lifezblooming on 2020/05/19 14:00
This app has all the features that good notes has but for free!has and that to
Excellent way to remain in communication with my team
by G in Reno on 2020/05/18 14:46
My team and I use OneNote to record our to do lists and mastermind. I use it for idea topic research for my blog. We like many aspects of this awesome note taking and communication tool. We wish we would have better control over the organizing of the notes and their order. We move the subcategory folders into the order within a note and the next day they are back where they were before.
Sync problems
by AP-2010 on 2020/05/18 14:30
This app has problems with syncing and looks like it is a bug that they have not resolved.
Love the App No Support for crashes
by Jers615 on 2020/05/18 10:35
Use it for everything. So now I have a new phone and the app keeps crashing. The only support I can find is community questions from 2017. I’ve spent so much time and effort trying to reach out for tech help and it’s the impossible. Love Office, never had a problem before, now that I do not so sure loving that I’ve spent so much energy trying to get help and still can’t access the app because there is no help. It’s a paid for App, where’s the support? Why is it so difficult to find for such a large corporation? Most importantly what do I do now that everything I need is inaccessible?
Some problems.
by chinafly on 2020/05/16 13:21
I have not been able to get one version on my laptop to sink with my online version. I tried every step listed on line. In general, I find it annoying that the additional functions in adobe have to be paid for in subscription form. I have not been able to add PDFs to my one note.
Keeps Me Organized
by Chick371 on 2020/05/16 13:15
I love how this app keeps me organized and the fact that I can access the information from all of my devices.
Keeps crashing
by Month-end Close Maven on 2020/05/15 20:15
That
I’m in love.
by dvanesse on 2020/05/15 13:25
After having OneNote for over a decade, I am just now FINALLY discovering the incredible capability and possibilities of this program. I did run into some trouble setting up, due to issues syncing with my workplace business drive, personal devices, and different versions of the program. Major headache. So, I decided to just sign in with a fresh personal account and now am thoroughly enjoying getting my new system dialed in! I continue to learn about new features. I especially LOVE the To-Do flagging function and the ability to assign codes for different items. It is wonderfully helpful and convenient to be able to create pages, and sections with detailed lists on my laptop and then access and check them off on my phone...as well as share, print, etc. I’m eager to keep discovering! Highly recommend.
missing features
by squalamack on 2020/05/14 23:41
Mac and iOS are still missing ink-to-text. Outlines are not foldable on iOS.
It’s very good for doing online school
by cam.z.r on 2020/05/14 20:46
Right now in quarantine it’s been really helpful for my school work, it’s easy to edit worksheets and write in them by making then a background picture it’s good for notes and has everything I need.
Sign in issue
by Djfiekdicidksoaoaooaoaappaa on 2020/05/14 18:10
I use it kn the computer for distant learning and love it but on the iPhone app it will not let me sign in on my school account. It asks for my password to my personal email. When I hit sign in under a different account it just Resets to have my sign in on my personal account it doesn’t give me the option to change the account at all. I’ve tried restarting the app and deleting and downloading again.
Great!
by apple=pickle on 2020/05/14 14:54
It is extremely helpful during this COVID 19 outbreak very nice
Great but some problems
by WolfieGacha_Gurl on 2020/05/13 22:46
This app is great and it’s great for my assignments that are online. There has been some disadvantages though. The ink to shape buttons isn’t working for me and instead I use shapes and try drawing a line but it turns to the opposite direction and the app makes the line very big and long. I would recommended using this app but I would fix the problems first.
Need to be able to organize sections, by date!
by improve print functions! on 2020/05/13 22:40
I would pay a monthly fee. Come on, like using all the time. I’m paying for MS Office 365...
Sync needed
by eparcel on 2020/05/13 21:53
There needs to be a manual sync option added in the IPad version
Powerful app
by MoBsTeR DeMs on 2020/05/13 15:32
Use for all notes. Awesome app. Attach pics etc.
Frequently crashed
by IvyLuoooooo on 2020/05/13 13:38
Recently when I open Onenote, it always crashes within one minute. It’s really annoying!!! I cannot take any note!
Can’t tag handwritten notes
by P=Ditty on 2020/05/13 10:13
The fact that this has been disabled via the lasso tool is so screwing up my work flow. Please fix Microsoft...now!
Needs word
by Mmoran4530 on 2020/05/13 08:29
This would be a greater program if it had the ability to share individual notes with other users. As it is I have only been able to share my entire notebook and this negates the advantages of sharing notes. Please address this issue!
Love it. OneNote changes lives....
by Westfalen012 on 2020/05/13 03:07
But I miss the fun update description text when a new update was available on store.
Sync a little buggy
by Upset Airplay on 2020/05/13 01:58
Syncing across Mac and iOS is a little buggy... Also OneNote web clipper for Safari doesn’t work... shame
App crashing
by Smile_4_ever on 2020/05/12 21:59
When I first downloaded this app it was perfect. The more I started to use it the more problems I ran into. The app will randomly shut down or I will be writing with my Apple Pencil and I will stop writing or it’ll literally erase what I just wrote. I really enjoyed this app and I hope they come out with an update soon to fix it. If not I will be on the look out for another app to take notes with.
Crashes! and Eraser?
by Hakkebdhccjaajajj on 2020/05/12 19:47
Like every 15 to 30 minutes, the app crashes! I don’t know if it’s because I’m writing too much or what but Apple needs to fix this. I ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT APPLE COMES UP WITH AN APPLE PENCIL WHERE THE “TOUCH SIDE” IS AN ERASER LIKE THE SURFACE PROs FROM MICROSOFT!!!!!
One note review
by michael melman on 2020/05/12 18:31
I use OneNote for school and it is awesome
Sync Issues
by JD072288 on 2020/05/12 16:15
Not syncing with my desktop
Best App ever for note taking
by adjjbrudo on 2020/05/12 14:50
OneNote is my life. I use it at work to stay organized. I use it also for my personal stuff. Good Job Microsoft.
Thanks
by FatemaZahra on 2020/05/12 06:34
It works well
Love this!
by redlane65 on 2020/05/12 02:44
I am doing a daily diary and with one note, i can update it from multiple devices! Very easy to use!
Crashes on IPad _ please resolve!!!
by lilpen23 on 2020/05/12 01:26
Was working great, but now it crashes on iPad. I see others who are looking for support for similar issues.... please resolve soon!!!
Annoying & Aggravating
by KJT629 on 2020/05/12 01:13
I’ve literally tried everything to make this app stop crashing on my iPad. I only continue to use it because, by majority vote, my classmates chose OneNote for note sharing. I absolutely hate OneNote. The constant crashing is absolutely ridiculous. You all need to fix the poor stability of the app!
Ok
by tung552072 on 2020/05/12 00:28
Very good
Great but needs work
by Epyondingo on 2020/05/11 19:08
The fact that is can use this for multiple platforms is great but that said I’m not sure why some options aren’t available for the Apple version. I use this for my surface 3 laptop and my iPad Pro. The fact when I put anything into OneNote and just sends over to my surface for edits is fantastic. I do a lot of notes and drawings for work and sometimes I need the ruler and pencil instead of the colored pens but for whatever reason they are left out on the Apple version but on my surface I have all of those. Would be great to have those to use.
Awesome but needs work!!!
by SwordD3vil on 2019/04/16 05:03
So Many times have images not show up or show up extremely distorted across devices. Several of my professors prefer to post pdf files of their PowerPoint lectures instead of the PowerPoint itself. These lecture notes are extremely long sometimes 108 slides so I usually download them and use my laptop to insert the pdf files to onenote and then use my iPad to take notes. The converted PDFs sometimes show up extremely distorted on the iPad making it very difficult to annotate and take effective notes. Please fix this issue and make life easier for us college students. One more thing, when I insert a PDF file with several hundred pages and make notes next to it. When I want to print the notes out on a regular A4 paper. Onenote shrinks the pages so much that the hundred of PDF pages fit on only one single A4 paper making it completely unusable. I really really would appreciate having proper page layout options in the touch version of onenote to set strict borders to have specific page size like A4 so that both the inserted PDF pages and my notes next to them will both show up on the A4 paper and not shrink to extremely tiny size.
IPad/Win10S versions need lots of improvements.
by Alboreira on 2018/10/06 13:28
Crashes all the time. Slow as a crawl when handling large notes, try undoing something! Cursor positioning is erratic. Search function is also erratic and clicking on the”next find” or “previous find” buttons often misbehaves, especially after some editing. Draw needs a lot of additional functionality: ability to erase parts of an object, ability to choose adequate erasers, ability to draw shapes without needing to use the primitive “ink to shape” facility, ability to fill an object with a color or pattern, interference between draw and text, inability to peg text to a specific place in the drawing canvas. Try for example something as simple as to draw a chessboard! Inability to create links to locations in the same note or in other notes. Missing menus and features when compared to PC or Mac versions. No recovery from data accidents, I lost notes more than once because of sync issues. Inability to store notes in the Apple iCloud. Poor integration with phone/tablet hand and pencil gestures. Inability to save drawings and text together to the same PDF. No diff feature. I could go on. And ah, an unresponsive development team, I have seen Internet traffic on some of these deficiencies dating from years ago.
Please turn off automatic capitalization
by All_Fruit on 2020/01/13 17:01
Thank you very much for your service. I have recently begun to write more notes for work and school using OneNote. I typically write from a mobile device, on which I definitely have auto-capitalization set to off. Unfortunately, OneNote continues to automatically capitalize my words, even upon review. I deliberately edit notes differently and often do not want capital letters at the beginning of each line or elsewhere. Moreover, I also write in multiple languages, but OneNote seems to have trouble recognizing it and will correct my writing much more frequently than other apps, becoming a great hindrance at times. Please adjust these settings or allow specific control from your application. I do actually have auto-correct and auto-capitalization set to off in my device settings. As a bonus, it would be wonderful to have additional possibilities with regard to editing the text appearance (font styles, sizes, highlights). Thanks! I appreciate your incredible work. Update: I can now expressly adjust settings for spelling and automatically capitalization within the app.
High functionality
by Tickkick14 on 2018/05/11 15:24
This is a flexible app, as it works on every device I need (Microsoft and Apple) with high updating speed in real time so long as there is internet connection. I also have the ability to organize my notes sufficiently as an attorney, and I love that I can have multiple email accounts associated with different of my notebooks so I can access personal and work notes in my device but only my work or personal notes when logging in to my notes in the appropriate account online. Note search function will soon become invaluable. I do wish there was a broader, long-term sharing ability so any of the law clerks or attorneys in my office could see and edit notes without me having to share a notebook each time, but that might be solved when the office totally transitions to electric and we possibly have a singular work account. And I wish I could have the notes appear in certain folders (client folders) I’ve saved and organized in one drive so ALL the client info could be organized in one place instead of opening up two apps. But other than that, I really enjoy OneNote for typing, drawing, and all the other little functions as I discover them.
Excellent program and app, but...
by LJ_Blitz on 2017/10/31 05:55
I have used OneNote for a very long time on my PC, and I’m thrilled that there’s an app! However, the last update has spoiled my workflow. Every time I want to add a new section or note I have to dismiss the ribbon at the bottom of the iPad. I use a Logitech keyboard case with my iPad because I find typing onscreen cumbersome and slow. There’s a ribbon that shows onscreen at the very bottom of the window. This ribbon contains predictive text suggestions, style options, etc. I have tried closing the predictive text in settings, but it does not remove the ribbon within the OneNote app. Before this update the new page/section button was at the top of the window. It now resides on the bottom - causing two problems. The first is that it is covered up by the ribbon I mentioned above. The second problem is that new iOS feature that you can access other apps by tapping the bottom of the window. THAT thing pops up if I am off a fraction of a hair from the button, also frustrating my workflow. Please find a way to put the buttons at the top of the app again to resolve this problem. Otherwise, GREAT app!
WHY ONE STAR
by sorry4ever on 2019/04/09 21:52
Why is it that several notes, which I deleted, ended up in my email? What if I share my email with another person and I don’t want it to be read by the other person? I have no secrets, but what if I did? Where is the privacy? I had used this app several times before and deleted it because I didn’t like the layout. This time I liked it on my NEW phone so I started writing notes on it. But I’m learning that it can’t be trusted. My notes should stay where I put them. Why isn’t there a trash can in the app that you can put notes and delete them for good? Why are they being emailed to my Inbox? If I am deleting them, why aren’t they gone? Please explain this somewhere, as I was not able to find anything about it anywhere, and I find this to be very annoying to say the least. Thanks? PREVIOUS REVIEW This app has had updates, so I'm sure that it's better than it was when it was first developed. And I've read around here and there, reviews from people who stated that they like it. I would love to use it myself. My problem is my phone. My iPhone 5s just does not have enough room for it. Well - you live and learn. 5 Stars for an app that I can't use. It's not their fault, it's mine. So, I give the app 5 stars anyway because I'm sure that it's a great app. Thanks for reading my review.
Awesome app
by 小陈串 on 2018/03/02 01:48
As a college student, this app has saved my life! It’s so much better than the note app that came with the iPad and unlike so many other note taking apps, this is free! It allows for so much more personalization and manipulation of your notes. For example, the apple notes app only has like 5 different colors you can choose from, and 2 of the colors are too light to be note taking colors. But with OneNote, you can customize any color! It comes in very handy because I organize the different sections of my notes by different color writings. Also, it allows you to zoom in and out of the page when writing, which is so cool because I can write really small fonts by zooming the page in and then zoom it back to regular size to have very neat and clear small writing. With other note taking apps, if you want to write very small you just have to pray to god you have surgeon steady hands that won’t make the writings ugly. The one thing I would suggest is to add a ‘pencil’ feature like the notes app because sometimes when I draw math models or graphs, I don’t want every line to be a opaque ‘pen’.
Slow and clunky, with bugs
by claustraphobix on 2018/01/16 20:22
Slow, clunky, and after a while you really start to get annoyed with this app. I used OneNote for the longest time on my computer, so I was excited when they made an app. I use OneNote for quick and simple note-taking, usually just for jotting down ideas. But for that, this app fails. It always takes several seconds to open, in which it shows you the purple landing page. Often I wonder if it's going to open at all. Switching pages takes time as well, and there's these weird bugs where the page won't load correctly and will just look weird. There's also a personal annoyance for me that you can't switch off Auto-Capitalisation. It's already off in my iOS settings, but OneNote overrides it, and that's annoying. Finally, every time you exit the app, let's say to go to another app that you were using, OneNote will close the keyboard automatically. I often switch back and forth between two apps and that is really annoying to me. I know all of the above sounds like petty things, but after using this app for a long time, I have decided to move away from it to something like the in-built iOS Notes app simply because it's faster and it doesn't have any of the annoyances of the above.
Office
by SFZack on 2019/03/01 01:43
Firstly, Is it Office 2016, Office 365, or Office? The answer is blowing in the wind my friends and they are unequal and separate. Secondly, Office Lens is NOT part of OneNote by it doesn’t have Business Card capability to convert business cards into contact card; however it is part of OneDrive where it will take picture of a business card and convert it into a contact card, and guess what, saves the results to OneNote. Now the arduous process of bringing The scanned card into Contacts takes endless trial an error process to save the generated card. I had to trick and deceive to finally save the scanned card to contacts. Never again and save yourself the heartache. If Microsoft was serious about making Office useable by IOS it would have simply added the business card functionality directly into OneNote, having not done that tells you the whole story. OneNote is the most powerful utility bar none. Outlook is the force of global communications, the Outlook Administrator granted me my request to allow editing contacts in iPhone. Now it is someone’s quest to bring Office and its lens to OneNote.
Very Glitchy, Too Risky
by MacUser165 on 2018/10/07 20:45
I’ve used OneNote for the past 3 or so years. My primary use is for taking notes and scratch paper for homework. I’ve always had issues with the app freezing, glitching, and crashing but I usually found some workaround to get it working again. I only use this app because of my school’s integration of Office365; other than that it has no further benefits. After this last update and iOS 12, the app has become unusable. The keyboard frequently (twice a minute) pops up while I’m writing. The pen can’t be reselected after the keyboard pops up until I select the eraser or another color pen which lag behind. The app freezes after it feels like I’ve written enough, which is constantly. Notebook, section, and page graphics constantly scroll and bounce when I’m trying to work with them or add more. I’ve tried restarting my device, reinstalling the app, removing and adding notebooks, and contact support multiple times with no success. These issues cost me time and effort, and when fast pace notes and homework are involved, this app becomes too much of a risk. Just pay for GoodNotes, like me, or just use the Apple stock Notes app, either is at least 100% more reliable. Best, your University student, BS Mechanical Engineering.
Amazing. Especially since it’s free. But there’s one thing...
by Nyah Ewan on 2018/08/13 23:40
This app is awesome. I actually deleted by other note taking app that I spent money on to switch to OneNote. But there is one thing that I have noticed that I believe can be easily fixed. The app tends to have lots of glitches. Things that were erased are appearing again, entire notes that were deleted and back on the app once I have returned to the app after closing it, and there are even white streaks that tend to appear on the screen as a write. Another thing that happens is that when I am using the undo button, the page automatically jumps to the top of the note and I lose my place. I believe this is a simple big issue and I can’t wait for a seamless experience in the future. Please, please, please someone fix this! Sometimes it gets a little embarrassing when my friends are impressed how I manage to do everyone on the iPad, but when these glitches pop up they seemed to be turned away from the idea entirely. Thanks so much!
Mostly just suggestions about the app
by supyo619 on 2019/01/25 21:55
I have been using this app for I think a year and a half. It started out rocky because I was trying to use the app on my iPad and then try to use the same notes on my Mac and if I added anything to the notebook from my Mac it would not be able to sync. I tried contacting support but all they could say was delete everything and start over. Instead I just stopped using my Mac. So one feedback would be to figure out why you can’t go back and forth between the Mac and the iPad app. Why can I access it but not change anything. Another suggestion would be to put in a feature that locks the size (width specifically) of the screen. When using my Apple Pencil I sometimes accidentally zoom in or out because my hand touches in 2 different spots. And that can be very frustrating when you are trying to keep your notes cohesive and the same throughout. I would also like to suggest the ability to voice record and take notes at the same time.
Great but needs work
by Tha Zack on 2017/11/15 22:15
If Microsoft had a best-kept secret, it would be OneNote. Although backed by the world’s biggest software publisher and included for a decade in most versions of Microsoft’s mighty Office suite, it’s still often upstaged by other note-taking apps, such as the ever-popular Evernote. Yet OneNote has evolved into a powerful information capture, management and sharing application that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. It’s available for just about any recent computer or mobile device – and best of all, it’s free. An example of its potential can be found in the education sector, which uses OneNote tools to create shared notebooks with lessons and homework for classes, and to integrate with learning management systems. It can be also be a very useful business tool, as the following seven tips reveal. More than a note-taking app OneNote uses a simple notebook metaphor, allowing you to have any number of notebooks, tabs within each notebook and pages within each tab. But it’s not just for taking notes. OneNote has rich editing tools that let you format text, add pictures and tables to each page, attach files, draw illustrations and link to other OneNote pages. You can also add to-do lists that can be easily turned into Outlook tasks with reminders. OneNote includes a range of templates for quickly creating more complex pages, such as project tasks and meeting notes, and you can create your own templates.
Search function doesn’t work
by Pyr0cbt91 on 2020/04/15 01:00
I use OneNote for school. About a month into using it, the search function just decided to not work properly. If I search for something it’ll do one of three things: 1) give me results from only a few places, 2) give me results from just the first few months of notes or 3) say no results can be found even though I am physically looking at the word on my screen. It’s a great note taking app, but this issue seems to be very common. I tried every method I could find to fix the issue but nothing works. And when I looked online for solutions, it looks like Microsoft doesn’t even know how to fix the issue and they just give answers to other people that give them the “run-around”. It’s not just an iPad issues either. The search function doesn’t work on my HP laptop or my iOS devices. Other apps have great search functionality and Yet Microsoft being the great company they are, can’t even fix this issue? Advice...unless you won’t be using the search function for school then this app is great, if you will be using it, I’d suggest finding a different note taking app.
Great app for School and Personal use
by Juazolo on 2017/09/25 20:09
I have used this app since college and am in Medical School now. Me and a large majority of my classmates use this for note taking in class and outside. The app lets you download/print out the various power points into the app so you can directly annotate them. Very useful for school. You can password protect various tabs, etc. very customizable, I have not even explored everything it can do yet, but for example, I wanted to record my lecture so O found that you can actually insert a little link and file of a video or voice recording right from the app itself. Very cool, don't know of anything else that does that. Syncs with OneDrive, so I suggest you get a OneDrive account (usually schools have a deal to get you like a TB of storage or something of the sort through Office 365, so ask you IT department before buying anything out of pocket-if you aren't a student Microsoft offers 5 GB free of the bat, so there you go).
Love using this for note taking but has a big issue...
by p_alex95 on 2020/03/06 13:39
I LOVE this app for note taking. I do mainly hand written notes since I have the Apple Pencil and both the app and the pencil work great together, and also I don’t type fast enough to take notes. I love the current features, I love easily adding shapes and arrows. Adding different pens to be available right there and then is awesome. Most of this app is great. I mainly have one issue with this app and it’s a big one for me. The entire eraser tool. When I use the eraser it will erase the letter that I just wrote down which is what I want buut it’ll take other things with it. Some times it’ll take more than one letter away, or parentheses and other symbols. This is a very frustrating issue with both the regular eraser and the stroke eraser. It’s annoying, please fix that. I want to be able to delete one letter at a time with one tap on the desired letter to be deleted. Not one tap equaling multiple letters or symbols being deleted. It’s also annoying that you can’t adjust the size of the eraser. You can with all the pens but not with the eraser?
Beware of syncing problems
by lena559 on 2019/09/10 02:43
Just bought an iPad for grad school to complement my MacBook. OneNote was fine on the MacBook, not great, still had minor issues here and there regularly but fine. Then I got the iPad. Things were fine for a week and then I started having syncing issues. My iPad couldn’t sync in real time. Then one day it stopped syncing altogether. I tried everything to fix, exited OneNote on both devices, tried restarting both, logged out and in of my account in OneNote on both, and finally uninstalled OneNote on the iPad to try and get it to sync. That was the final, wrong step. I now can’t access my notes on either device AS WELL AS online where they were supposed to be backed up to. All of them just say “content not yet available” even on my iPad where the original notes came from. So essentially my notes are now lost forever. SO moral of my story here, if you are going to try OneNote, back up all your own notes daily don’t trust the upload to OneDrive since it also has the potential to glitch and screw you over, and don’t expect syncing to be in real time if you have more than one device.
A brief review of OneNote—released in 2019
by dtynes2 on 2020/03/23 03:16
The mobile program is great. However, when I look at the desktop edition, I do not understand why functionality has been taken away. I used to see OneNote as a bridge between Word and Excel, where the action takes place on an infinite canvas. By taking away functionality, you force me to use Word first, for word processor functions and VBA routines, then copy-and-paste my final text into OneNote. The same is true in regards to Excel, except the rendering of tables in OneNote is absolutely horrid; copy-and-paste will not preserve Excel’s Stylings. Lastly, I have a great deal of trouble using the new OneNote application on my desktop when all that I want to do is connect to my cloud files; I receive error messages that are incomprehensible. If I were to rate the desktop application, I would give it a 1 instead of the 5 stars that I give the mobile application for the iPad Pro.
Best thing I've found to organize busy law office
by Lollycat1029 on 2018/08/08 12:15
I have search wide and far to find something that would allow me to keep my law practice organized, and onenote has taken the cake thus far. My main goal is simply to keep a cohesive list of things to do, and calls that come in, organized in a manner that allows my team to all be on the same page, and for messages to not slip through the cracks. Other to do lists did not suffice, and I literally tried them all. The main reason onenote works bets is because it allows me to set everything up in a format where there are tabs for each area: to do list, calls, notes, etc, and everyone can see everything very clearly and maneuver between the easily. My only complaint is that there doesn't seem to be the ability to create a checklist where items disappear after ticking them off.
Been loving it for four years! Just one request!
by BXJB777 on 2019/10/27 11:07
I love the OneNote app... and even traditional OneNote itself. I’ve been using it for four years and, by far, my favorite feature is how I can access my notes from anywhere and any device as long as I login to my OneNote account. I love that you can create different folders and have different notes inside of each folder. I love the basic customization features such as being able to add a little color to different know for organizational purposes. My only request is that some features be added that are geared towards poets and/or writers. I switched to OneNote years ago after seeing how practical it was for storing my poetry and also loved the fact that I could lock certain notes for privacy. I’m not going anywhere as it is, but adding some writing/poetry geared features would definitely make me love this app for life! Just putting that out there! Thanks anyway!
Good evernote replacement
by Whatho on 2018/12/11 19:14
Like many, I fled Evernote for Onenote when the former’s free version became too stingy. Onenote is definitely a notch down from Evernote in terms of general smoothness and integration of complex features like OCR or tagging. But, once you get the hang of navigating ON’s many features, you’ll surely find some that will help you get through your day. I particularly like to scribble on pdfs with my Apple pencil. ON is excellent for that. On the other hand, Onenote’s help materials and internal guidance both claim that it automatically scans handwritten notes and converts them to searchable text. I have turned the function on in the appropriate place but I have no idea how to use it. None of ON’s searches includes my handwritten notes and I can’t find any way to ask the program to do the promised text recognition. That’s typical Onenote. The feature is probably there but you need to call tech support to figure out how to use it!
Hasn’t Figured out how to be an effective App yet
by 17benjosoccer on 2018/12/07 04:20
I seem to use oneNote quite a bit these days. However it seems to work best on the desktop – not on the app. There are small little quirks that slow me down and make it nearly impossible to be productive. For example, if you place the cursor someplace and hit return to start a new line, the app places the cursor way up at the top corner of your note. Before you know it, your inserting text way up at the top of your note. At the beginning. And heaven forbid if you leave the app to look at another app and then toggle back. For example I might want to look at what song is playing, or what my friend just texted me, or any other app. Wait a couple minutes and try to go back to OneNote and nine times out of ten you’ll get a white screen of death. Of course you have to force close down the app and restart it and go find your note again and put the cursor where used to be. Just don’t hit return to start a new line. Not Quite ready for real productivity yet.
Really Great all it needs is a few tweaks
by Radio active kiwis on 2020/01/25 01:26
This app honestly is really amazing and it offered you so many of the same features that other note taking apps do, and the best part is that it’s for free. The lasso tool is really handy and I also like how you can change the style and color of the paper you write on. This app would be truly amazing if it offered an option to record while you write, which would be effective to use during lectures. Another thing that would make this all amazing is the option for page breaks. While an infinite page is really beneficial for some people, I would prefer page breaks which would make printing easier and have more of a notebook feel. Other than those small preferences this app is really great if you want to switch over to digital note taking or anything else.
Better than Notability for notes, better than $40 writing apps
by just some guy on iTunes on 2020/01/23 02:08
For writing Notability is great but it doesn't interface with desktop unless you want to spend another $10-$20 to re-buy the app. OneNote works everywhere and is just as fun to use on desktop or laptop as on iPad. I’m getting into writing screenplays, and mind-mapping is easy on OneNote. We’ll see how easy, but I like being able to draw lines between things with my hands. Notability also doesn’t have workable text insertion into a document. I like that with OneNote that you touch anywhere with pen or mouse icon or fingertip and the cursor goes there. On notability it doesn’t. You have to tediously drag and drop and it’s always left-justified. A real mess. I regret buying it because I can do everything on notability on OneNote, and have such more seamless integration among my devices.
Almost perfect, but there are some issues....
by NickWetzig on 2017/10/26 20:07
Every time I reload OneNote, it resets my pen presets. Like the thickness of the pen strokes resets every time I reopen the app. I wish it would just stay were I put it. Also, sometimes when you write a lot onto one page, it starts slowing down, especially when you try to erase something it can take a little bit for it to process what you're doing. When you're using this in school during fast paced lectures, this slow down can be an issue when it occurs. Speed improvements need to be made. Idea for a feature: being able to split the page to make more space to write. Sometimes when writing with my Apple Pencil, I want to go back and add some stuff where I missed and I end up having to use the lasso tool and lasso everything beneath where I want to add and I have to shift it all down manually(this also lags it). If there was a spacing feature it would be the perfect solution.
My Favorite Software !!!!
by Ramosjp on 2017/10/29 13:06
I normally don't have time to write reviews. But when this popped up on my phone I just had to. I use window every single day for everything that I do from my personal life to what I do in my business. I have known about one note for years but have not been able to tap its potential until I really started using it in the last six months. It has an amazing way for you to be able to store every project that you do and for you to use it across multiple platforms from your iPhone to your iPad to your desktop computer. The software is very fluid and easy-to-use everything from inserting a picture inserting a hyperlink and text all at the same time seamlessly. I highly recommend that you use this software if productivity and project management are important to you.
Needs a tweaking
by Crystalleyezedreams on 2018/05/23 11:14
I love this app, it just needs a few things fixed. 1. Ruler to create straight lines. I underline my notes and sometimes need a ruler but it’s hard to find a compatible ruler for the ipad. It would be great to see some sort of a ruler feature or something similar to other apps where you hold down the Apple Pencil for a few seconds and it creates a straight line. 2. I miss the color wheel!! 3. Having a defined “notebook” page would be great and efficient instead of the zoom messing up with my palm only to have to scroll up to resize the screen accurately. It would feel more like a real notebook. I screenshot textbook pages and write/type notes next to it and the two are such complete different sizes it’s annoying having to switch the zoom constantly to accommodate both. 4. Plz include capability to open more than one note at a time side by side. I have to use another app to open up multiple notes.
I’m in love.
by dvanesse on 2020/05/15 13:25
After having OneNote for over a decade, I am just now FINALLY discovering the incredible capability and possibilities of this program. I did run into some trouble setting up, due to issues syncing with my workplace business drive, personal devices, and different versions of the program. Major headache. So, I decided to just sign in with a fresh personal account and now am thoroughly enjoying getting my new system dialed in! I continue to learn about new features. I especially LOVE the To-Do flagging function and the ability to assign codes for different items. It is wonderfully helpful and convenient to be able to create pages, and sections with detailed lists on my laptop and then access and check them off on my phone...as well as share, print, etc. I’m eager to keep discovering! Highly recommend.
Too useful
by creator5280 on 2020/02/26 05:23
I love using OneNote for school, doodling, and random notes. The integration with the Apple Pencil seems to be occasionally buggy, but usually works well and has nothing app breaking so I deal with it. I’ve never used another stylus and note taking app that I liked better than the Apple Pencil and OneNote. I can’t use any other app now, which is actually an issue: I wish I could open multiple instances of OneNote, allowing me to quickly mark up multiple documents and sets of notes, but the app currently dies not support it. I was excited when ipadOS 13 was set to allow multiple instances of the same app, but am disappointed to find that the Microsoft office apps still do not support this very useful productivity feature. For now I’m forced to emulate multiple instances by using 3rd party viewers and note apps as the extra “instances” which is far from ideal. Add multi-instance support for iPadOS, and it’ll be a 5 star review. Good work so far.
Missing good sorting and search. Not free if syncing > 5 GB
by Simdude on 2019/10/05 12:32
I tried switching from Evernote and like OneNote but like its mac version its ability to sort notes is non existent. A app designed to hold hundreds or thousands of notes should be able to sort by name or date for each section. There also needs to be a way to act on search results. For example, search all notes with word xyz and be able to grab them and move collectively to another section. OneNote is also directly tied to OneDrive. You can not have notebooks on iCloud or Dropbox. If you use the mac version, you can not store notebooks on a local or shared drive. So, take all the claims about FREE with a grain of salt. OneDrive only gives 5 GB free to sync your devices so plan on an office 365 subscription. Syncing can also be slow and problematic. I pulled in thousands of notes from Evernote using Microsoft’s importer on my mac. I had to break the notes into a couple dozen notebooks so they were small enough to be usable. Also a warning. The import is a mess. I had a notebook from my MBA classes with a section for each class in Evernote. The sections all got blended together when importing putting notes together that had the same tags into a section with the tag name. Tag support in OneNote is horrible. Overall, despite past issues with Evernote it has been improved and is so superior to Onenote for sorting, searching and tagging that I will stick with Evernote.
It’s good but needs much work
by thaesino on 2020/04/11 20:18
Baffles my mind that OneNote (and the whole group of Office 365 apps) still has so many issues with syncing. This app, as well as all the others, works well within one device. All the tools are there, and everything is almost perfect. But it’s 2020 and I don’t only use one device. And that’s where the wrinkles begin to show. Notes that have been deleted continue reappearing. Changes that have been made do not sync over even after syncing has been updated. The app continues suggesting I am two different users and can not access my own data (this happens to me often between my MacOS and iPad OS work). In short, it is a good note app, with a few issues here and there regarding language differences and not recognizing certain characters from other languages. But I think Microsoft knows most note apps out there are an equal mess, and so they don’t care to do more than necessary.
One of the greatest unknown software tools
by Britcaus on 2017/10/05 14:59
I came across OneNote by accident. It has been under the radar for years! Only one person I asked from very many knew what it was - and he was ecstatic about it. I agree it’s a fabulous tool. A cross platform tool with storage in the cloud so you can retrieve and edit from any PC or smartphone. A great way to keep all your ideas together and easily share them. I save my research notes on my PC but can view or update on laptop and iPhone. Adequate formatting & good search capability as well as edit history so you can see who changed what and when. Astonishing that it is so poorly marketed, it is great standalone or integrated with MS Office. Drop in Excel charts, Visio drawings, hyperlink, email snippets or almost anything. Only 4 stars because it lacks the full capability of Word for formatting and a little more flexibility with tables. Love it nonetheless.
Add better voice memo organization
by weirdsmystyle on 2019/05/15 17:15
Great app, I won’t use anything else to organize and take my notes. I love the web clipper extension as well. I would really like to see more page layout options on the mobile app, like changing the font color and page color. Please add more font options as well. I think customization is the biggest lacking function. Another big opportunity imo is the memo recording feature. As a musical artist I would love to see a better organization of recording memos within notes. They are hard to organize on the page, I can’t put two memos on the same line together for example and it just feels clunky due to every memo taking up a lot of real estate on the page versus simply being a file name or a tidier type of icon for example. For now I’m using a different app for saving and organizing my recording ideas.
Multiple problems
by Wow wow I'm amazed best there on 2020/04/23 14:22
Word is an amazing site while not as fast as google docs it does do its job, however one note is slow and i mean extremely slow, it can take up to 1 minuets to change anything and get it to sync, the idea is pretty good, however the execution is horrible. Its hard to sync and every time you try and edit something it wants to open up a new writing bar. To improve this product it first needs an easier layout one that is harder to screw up, second it needs to sync between mobile, pc, browser, pc app, and teams app alot better, this causes the most problems and unsaved work, because i could see it on my pc app or on my phone but my professors might not be able to see anything or even worse they could see past work i deleted and mistake it for present work. I do not think it is a failure just incomplete. Its also very stressful to learn how to use as well. En suite needs better layout, editing, syncing, and ease of access.
Great for tracking to do list. Search function could be better.
by Octiious on 2020/02/12 14:57
I use a windows PC at work and iPhone OneNote is the best free app that I've found to allow access to notes and share to do lists also with my family. I store things that I need to archive without the fear of Google looking through my content on my google drive. Unlike the windows version, iOS version search function is really poor (better than before). When searching, it will find the note pages but won’t scroll to where the search term is. And, when searching for multi keywords, results will show any part of the search term, search defaults to the “or” logic and you can’t sforce the “and” logic. The app is not terrible, but I expected more out of the iOS versions. At least 5o be on par wi5h windows version.
Sticky Notes needs more love
by Caayit on 2019/08/21 09:28
Yes, the app is good for taking notes that will last for a long time, like lecture notes, or notes that you take during a meeting. But what about an unnecessary note that you only scribble something or maybe a very basic shopping list? Sticky notes work faster and better for that both on mobile and desktop. For that, you need lists. But for some reason you cannot add lists to sticky notes. You can create bullet points, but that is not as useful since you cannot simply tap on a box to get rid of an element of the list when you do that. Other than that, it can be one of the best note taking apps there. If you use it for years though, probably 5GB drive space will not be enough for you so you’ll have to purchase new space. Keep this in mind before transferring everything you have to OneNote.
Battery life drain, features lacking,
by Jeff 7429247 on 2019/11/25 06:17
I dig using onenote on a desktop platform, so it’s nice having a mobile version to capture something from my phone. However the mobile version seems incomplete, rushed, shoddy, etc. especially by the standards of a name like Microsoft (and because you need a subscription to access Office programs like this...) Since i installed the app i noticed a considerable increase of battery loss even when the app is closed, even with background app refreshes off, even when the phone has no apps open and is locked. I have an iphone 8 so it’s not the latest model, but it’s also not terribly old. Mostly though, a literal notes-taking cloud app should not be using this much battery. Further, you can’t change font sizes on the fly. Just seems like a super basic function that’s overlooked. You can change default font size deep in the menus, but once you start a note, you cannot change its font size. If you copy text from the title into the note, the letters will be huge and you cant change it without creating a new note entirely— And you’d have to retype it because copying just keeps the font size. The menus are poorly organized and options are limited. In all, a but disappointed with the mobile version. At the very least, please figure out what’s causing its battery usage. Otherwise i cant justify having it so much as installed on my phone.
Really needs handwriting-to-text fixed. It’s been years...
by MeetYourMakerr on 2019/01/16 02:08
I love OneNote, but I wish some features worked. One in particular that I see people have complained about for a long time. That issue would be write to text. It either doesn’t work, at all, some devices don’t even have that option, or it’ll select maybe three words out of an entire paragraph, you hit ok, and still doesn’t work. Long story short, hand writing to text doesn’t work, and it’s been a problem for years, as that’s all you see on the Internet about it. The fact that it still isn’t working after years have gone by, that shows arrogance and ignorance. Please, it would be an incredible feature to have working, if once and for all it would work/be fixed. One note would be used a lot more, have a much wider range of capabilities, and it’s simply an incredible feature if it would work. Thanks.
Look Elsewhere.
by SwordInTheLight on 2019/04/23 23:29
Super disappointed in Microsoft right now. I got a school-owned PC with Onenote already on it recently and I was looking for a new note-taking service anyways so I thought I would give this a try. It worked well for a long time, until the day when it wiped an entire section of my important notes clean off of all my devices. I couldn’t open almost all of the notes in my most important section because of syncing issues. I finally decided to delete the notes out of frustration, so I select all of them and hit the trash button. What happens next? Onenote deletes everything I HADN’T selected (the notes I could actually open) and keeps everything I HAD. And of course there’s no recently deleted section as far as I can tell, so I can’t get them back. I will keep using the service, but in all honesty, if you want good functionality, use a different service.
Constantly crashes on iPhone
by Seeinggodinart on 2018/01/30 10:09
I’ve had the OneNote program on my personal PC for years and also use the web-based version at work. I’ve used it for organizing my notes for college, doctoral exam readings, all my dissertation notes, grant writing, recipe collections, menus, lists, and many other uses. It’s invaluable to me. I was pleased to have the iPhone app, but last fall it began crashing soon after opening. I’m able to navigate to the section I need, but then the app just quits, poof, gone. I’ve tried turning off WiFi, thinking maybe it’s a problem with syncing, but that didn’t help. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I’ve searched online forums and saw others have had the same problem but no solution. I really wish either MS or Apple would fix this.
Needs some work
by PaigeeAF on 2017/11/29 18:39
I use this app every single day. However, there needs to be some improvements. I wish you could change the default font size. When I’m typing on PowerPoints from my teachers, the default font is way bigger than the existing print so it takes extra time for me to change the font size which is hard when I’m trying to listen to the lecture and take down the notes. Also, I wish there was a button that you could quickly view slides only. On the iPad app you can’t even get rid of the sidebar so it decreases your field of view by a few inches. I wish that the pen tool was a little neater. Also sometimes my notebooks will not sync even when I’m in WiFi that is working otherwise. There are a few things more that I feel like the app needs. This is the only app I have found effective for note taking so I really hope these issues get fixed.
Please allow the ability to record audio while taking notes (iPad Pro)
by Drewww49 on 2018/12/10 12:11
This note taking app is my favorite. However, I don’t like fact that I can’t record and take notes at the same time. I don’t see the point of having the ability to record audio and not being able to do anything else. Please allow us to record audio on the background without the audio pop-up freezing and disabling the ability to write notes. Also, it’s the same thing when playing the audio recording, I am not able to scroll down or look at my notes while listening at the same time. The notability app got this feature right. I am also able to do this on a computer, why can’t this be done on my iPad Pro? Please fix this. I really don’t want to switch to another note taking app.
The App Has it All
by Tomshz on 2019/11/21 19:49
Microsoft One Note App brings new level of features I have never experienced before . This App is not just taking notes , it also revolutionizing the app features in a new ways by adding so many features that give the users the ability of recording , communicating , transmitting, and mostly , convenient and easy learning ability . The new features of integration and interfaces , and linking brings the user the ability to make its work in a easy ,fast yet secure ways to coordinate a project or team environment. You can take a leisure notes or make professional notes by using Microsoft One Note App, the new colored folders and the immersive lens features are just my favorites features. Try it by yourself , you will not be disappointed.
Great! Eventually...
by Utundu on 2019/03/19 09:50
I have been using one note for about a year now, and there are some amazing things about it and some things that drive me bonkers. Some of the in app glitches on the iPad include the page jumping when using other apps at the same time. If I am texting on my iPad and using OneNote at the same time when I click off of onenote and text, and then click back into onenote, the page “jumps” to its previously selected location. Pen colors disappear at random, but that’s nothing to important. The most difficult thing about onenote is actually getting things into onenote, the hoops you have to jump through to get some documents in is actually comical, and some you just end up giving up on and using a different app to view. Onenote is the best app I have found for grad school, but it is far from perfect. If there was a better option I would switch.
Best organizer app ever
by Base 7 on 2019/11/28 18:13
I love this app because I’m either too lazy to organize or just don’t know how. This app is so easy to navigate and it helps me keep everything I need in order. I also really like that you can choose your fonts and the dark mode is awesome. It’s very visually pleasing and there’s no unnecessary clutter. There’s even a sticky note page that is perfect for when i need to jot down a quick thought or “to do” list. It’s exactly what I want/need from a organization app. The ONLY thing I have to say is that I wish it were a little easier to see what fonts are being used on specific notes, maybe I’m just bad with technology but sometimes fonts carry over to different folders and some don’t. Overall incredible app, highly recommend
Needs better search feature
by Buffer34 on 2018/11/15 14:38
In general, the app works well and I like it for entering notes by class, day, etc., but the Search function is in vast need of improvement on all platforms. In the iOS app, I can search to see which notes text appears in, but it doesn't actually show me where in the note the text is, or if it appears multiple times, or let me tap a sort of Next button to move from result to result. MacOS app gets confused by long notes and all results point to a hyperlink that had nothing to do with my search text. I've seen that happen multiple times and it doesn't make sense. At least on web I can combine it with the browser's built-in search. The web app is actually the most useful search and sometimes I log in just so I can search more accurately.
Lacks Simple Functions
by W7PCA on 2018/02/09 21:47
There are many positive attributes of OneNote for IOS. More baffling, however, are simple things that it lacks. For starters, the IOS versions do not have the ability to “Find Tags” (like To Dos, important items, questions, etc.). Unbelievable! You have to go hunt them down individually across pages and notebooks. Also, it doesn’t follow Apple’s autocorrect conventions. Instead it has it’s own table of autocorrections that a user has no access to... So, for example if you have an abbreviation like HSA (short for Health Savings Account) it will frustratingly and incorrectly change that to HAS every time. You can’t change that. It also takes over your capitalization decisions and you cannot control that... Very unproductive...
All I need is meeting notes support and it’s a 10⭐️
by Agent619 on 2018/01/25 16:46
This app is by far the best notebook. Better than Evernote and all the rest. It also has a steeper learning curve but once it works and you figure out how you like to use onenote, it becomes amazing. I personally use it with a Wacom pen tablet on my windows laptop and access everything using onedrive on my iPhone. The mobile app doesn’t let me draw, but I do get to see my notes and handwritten titles! My writing displays in the page titles colored and all. The mobile app has basic features I need when I’m on the go. The mobile version is different from the office 2016 version that is the latest 365 subscription based onenote for power users. 2016 has more bells and whistles BUT the mobile app holds its own. The mobile app has a few tricks of its own and it syncs perfectly regardless of which version you use. So I can make something in the detailed 2016 onenote and hop on the mobile app or tablet app on pc and have a cleaner more modernized look and feel. I’m glad the onenote mobile app is available on iPhone because it helps me to make notes on the go and review everything in a nicely presented way. Thanks!
Very pleased
by Al Havemann on 2017/10/25 02:03
I’ve been using One Note for about 2 years starting on a Windows machine and later a MacBook Pro and now an iPad. With a few exceptions it has served me well but I would wish for a more efficient way to list Notebook titles because the graphic of a notebook takes up too much space and causes time wasting scrolling. I have about 90 notebooks now and the amount increases by about a dozen a month and would greatly prefer a simple listing, without the notebook graphic. A simple listing would speed things up nicely. Perhaps a setting could be added to allow this option. This may not matter to most people but when the number of notes pass the many thousand, as mine do, organization becomes a very important issue and anything that would speed things up is desirable.
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