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Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. 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. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. -- CAPTURE ANYTHING -- Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. 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. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. -- POWERFUL ORGANIZATION -- Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. 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. -- THINK TOGETHER -- Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook. -- ALWAYS WITH YOU -- 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. -- CHECK THESE LISTS -- Create to-dos to keep track of your daily errands, groceries shopping, or travel planning. -- WRITE & DRAW ON iPAD -- Scribble your notes at a conference, write math equations in class or sketch your ideas. With a variety of pen colors and settings, you can 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. 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.
Glitchy after update
by clairebear83613 on 2019/04/22 15:12
Keeps force closing after software update
One more wish...
by Jim in Santa Cruz on 2019/04/22 12:41
Wish it had HWR for searching hand written material, etc, like the Windows version, and the A12 CPU definitely has enough power for that. Other than that great!
WASTE OF TIME
by Uhliezuh on 2019/04/22 10:36
App doesn’t work, it completely deleted MONTHS of my important notes. Nowhere for me to even recover them. Doesn’t automatically save to cloud like it claims and it wont sync to my Mac or iPad OneNote apps either so everything is just a disorganized mess. And it also crashes every 5 seconds. JUST DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS. I’ve already tried troubleshooting and all of the directions on the support website and nothing.
Where is sticky notes?
by 邵夷贝 on 2019/04/22 06:17
You are kidding me?
The best notebook for any phone
by krissett on 2019/04/22 04:58
I’ve been using this notebook for years now and I have no complaints. Easy to attach documents, pictures or files to notes. Syncs to all your equipments once you’ve uploaded the app. Easy to use tabs. It’s my everywhere diary! Supermarket list! Shopping list! Dreams and aspirations list! Get it you won’t regret.
Impossible to use the Apple Pencil to highlight text in Imported documents
by Leonardo09 on 2019/04/22 04:36
I’m using an iPad Pro20\8 and trying to highlight text in a word document imported as printout in OneNote. The document jumps around as you touch a text in the middle of the document making the highlighting just impossible.
Trash
by anonymous iPad UsEr 12345 on 2019/04/21 21:39
This app is the worst. It deleted notes that I took and I cannot recover them despite trying multiple ways to access them (online on my computer, on the app on my computer, phone and iPad). This app is unreliable and crashes all the time.
Printing
by oldsnwbrdr on 2019/04/21 20:42
Why don’t we have the ability to print directly from within the iOS app?
yos
by TheSKY5ire on 2019/04/21 18:43
love it very helpful 10/10 would buy again its great its free its nice to see open an egg stay awhile dont eat all the vegetables just eat the eggshells its fine
awesome cloud-based app
by lquang222 on 2019/04/21 18:20
I’ve started to use this app to take notes and share my result.
New Tile is Ugly but Works Ideally
by Zack (reviews) on 2019/04/21 18:08
The app is essentially perfect. I’ve had no problems with it over the years and functions very well when working across devices. But I don’t understand why they changed the logo/tile - it’s really very ugly now and it used to look great! Felt compelled to say something.
Love its functionality
by NoNiNam on 2019/04/21 18:04
Love that I can write and access notes on the go from my desktop to my iPhone and have it all synced.
Glitchy
by lakers373 on 2019/04/21 14:05
App freezes while I am in class taking notes. Has happened many times. Also sometimes note half load and have to restart the app. Please fix because I am a frequent user.
Great Support for the New Apple Pencil
by mveeneman on 2019/04/21 02:43
Thank you for finally supporting the new Apple Pencil.
Keeps Crashing after update!!
by gol4corea on 2019/04/21 00:02
The app crashes after the most recent update. Please fix it.
Best organizer, journal, blogging platform, everything
by btylerr on 2019/04/20 19:58
I have never used something as robust as one note and something that can be transferable across everything that you’re trying to accomplish. I have started using this at work and in my personal life and I could not have asked for anything better Get this app
Few more option needed
by avi19989 on 2019/04/20 18:19
1. It should have the option to fix the page size while drawing as it is inconvenient when the size of the page changes suddenly while drawing 2. It should let give copy paste functionality for the Lasso cut sections
Wow!
by DASJR56 on 2019/04/20 17:33
I can use OneNote on all my devices. I have gone paperless at work for meeting notes. Having this app allows me to carry all of my notes with me everywhere. The search function makes it easy to find what I need.
Great App! But...
by ilysweg on 2019/04/20 15:49
I’ve used this application across numerous devices and it’s great! I love it and I don’t use anything else for note-taking. But the iPhone and iPad versions don’t allow you to record and write notes or listen and write notes at the same time. PLEASE fix this! Would improve the app so much. Thanks!
New app logo is ugly
by Natini1988 on 2019/04/20 15:13
I love that windows 10 sticky notes is integrated finally though.
Great app
by Xxzzxxzzxxzx on 2019/04/20 13:52
Thank you for keeping the updates. Great app and it’s free.
The sucking noise of cross platform uniformity.
by danielbartolini on 2019/04/20 01:20
Microsoft has, for a while, been a surprisingly good member of the iOS ecosystem - often paying close attention to system conventions, and occasionally leading the way with new conventions. Recently, however, the lights have dimmed a bit. There seems to be a grand unification of MS apps happening, and it’s leading to strange decisions - such as the way text selection is broken in this app update. Why doesn’t standard force press on the keyboard work? Why do you need your own color scheme for text selection? This app is fine. But it also makes me sad.
Yikes
by Layasmin on 2019/04/19 21:01
New icon is so ugly it almost makes me wanna deinstall the app.
Bad Update
by Sophisticated Traveler on 2019/04/19 19:13
The most recent update keeps synching and then crashes every time I open it. Won’t allow me to work offline, which I routinely do, without crashing. Tries to force sign-in, which I don’t care about. Please fix!
Potential
by Eagle132 on 2019/04/19 18:14
This app has the potential to be amazing, yet there isn’t a ruler feature. (available for PowerPoint, why?)
Review
by fsandran on 2019/04/19 17:01
I would like to see ‘macros’ options. Tables and Word features.
It doesn't get any better than this
by lorenafrith on 2019/04/19 16:42
I have absolutely nothing but Praise for this app. It's my ultimate favorite software for keeping up with my million notes and journaling and I get to carry it around with me. No complaints, it just works!
Please fix disconnect message
by Gzus freak on 2019/04/19 14:51
Multiple times during class, I will be writing and a pop up will cause the screen to shift down, messing up my notes. Please stop making the network disconnect message from pushing the screen down.
Don’t download
by bigpapagainz on 2019/04/19 10:37
Always crashing and it’s almost impossible to upload any data from the phone.
Bad update
by Kobe Reader on 2019/04/19 05:32
Since this update my app has yet to work. It syncs for forever and then just crashes. I am a college student and have been using this app for 3 years and it decides to crash with all my notes the week of my final exams.
Tamanho da página
by Jose Cattel on 2019/04/19 04:57
Vocês precisam nos dar condições para que haja como definir o tamanho de páginas, A4 etc
Great but how come this version doesn’t have the Math solver?
by sharmagne2018 on 2019/04/19 01:08
Would be 5 stars except it doesn’t have the math solver feature that others have when using the app on an android or windows. Please please add this feature to the iPad version...
Great...but please improve Search!!!!
by T-Lo22 on 2019/04/18 22:54
I was so excited when the recent update said: “Phrase Search: You can now use quotes around a phrase to search for that exact phrase.” BUT... On an iPhone or iPad, when you search for a word or phrase, “search” only shows you the page your word or phrase is located on. What if your page has 1,000’s of words? Search becomes useless. On a Mac, it’s better. But incomplete. Sometimes words or phrases that are searched for are highlighted on the page. Other times they are not highlighted and you must scan down through the page. PLEASE IMPROVE THE SEARCH FUNCTION!!! This is a vital ingredient to making OneNote THE BEST note taking app. In summary: ✅ iPhone and iPad: Please highlight the words or phrases we search for on the page. ✅ MAC: Please make the highlighting of searched-for words and phrases consistent so that all (not some) of the searches are highlighted. ✅ Find next feature: Is there a way to choose “find next”? Sometimes the searched-for word or phrase appears multiple time on a long page. “Find next” would be very helpful. I know (I hope) these requests are coming. I just hope it is sooner than later. Thanks very much!
1 Note
by Azor 999 on 2019/04/18 17:54
I have very poor sync between iPads over WiFi. Syncing is displayed, but never completes
Slow App Start
by ysn.e on 2019/04/18 14:58
Slow App Start 😑👎
From 4 stars to 1
by FDHAB on 2019/04/18 12:17
Latest update broke search. I can see pages, but search can’t. This is probably the third time MS breaks search on iOS. This app is useless without it. Please, test the app before you disturb our daily workflows.
another fugly icon
by TonyB from MD on 2019/04/18 11:42
Microsoft says they are listening to customer feedback but are they? The new icons are hideous.
Powerful
by DYarborough on 2019/04/18 09:52
Potentially the best classroom software ever produced. Works even better on an apple. Well done MS.
A number one “OneNote”
by Joe90jnr on 2019/04/18 08:37
I have used this app in different versions for around five years, this is an excellent app for keeping information in a single place - which syncs across all platforms. I do have a Microsoft licence but this is not required to fully use on any platform- it is free and does an amazing job. Thanks for a great free app..... cheeky i know but I also use Linux, OneNote be available for that platform? :-)
One of my favs
by Peppadep2016 on 2019/04/18 07:27
OneNote has always been a fab of mine. But Microsoft has managed to create an app that is both easy to use, AND very effective. Nicely done Microsoft. 😎
SLOW and crashes a LOT
by Jarebear256 on 2019/04/18 03:27
Slow to open, slow to respond, and crashes all the time. Using an iPhone X on 12.1.4. Have 96GB of free space. Have signed out, uninstalled, deleted, rebooted, and reinstalled, to no avail. It’s been like this ever since I first switched to it (months ago). If you’re considering switching from another notes app, don’t (yet). It has some amazing features, and I waited a while to switch. Didn’t wait long enough though. Has a very long way to go in terms of performance and reliability.
One Note Rocks Baby
by Scotty O 123456789 on 2019/04/17 21:01
Love this app. So easy to use and stores all my ideas.
A very functional app
by DemoLawyer on 2019/04/17 20:15
Think of your college days and organizing everything in a big three ring binder for each class. Now think of having infinite binders, each with an infinite number of subject tabs holding an infinite number of pages each with each page having infinite space that can hold text, attachments, videos and URL links, and just about anything else. That’s OneNote.
Excellent app
by Festus Martingale on 2019/04/17 19:57
Definitely the best pencil-based note taking app for the iPad Pro. Works as advertised. The only reason for the one-star review is the pop up screen asking the user to rate the app.
Great, But Needs Better Pencil Speed
by naqahdah on 2019/04/17 19:26
The templates, options and syncing make this one of the best all-around note taking apps out there. The ONLY thing that keeps me from using it as my primary app is that I take a lot of handwritten notes, and for whatever reason, OneNote has a very perceptible lag when using the Apple Pencil. I write relatively quickly, and compared to something like Notability, it reminds me of one of those really old Wacom pads, where the line appearing on screen is like 1/2”+ behind where the tip of the Pencil is, and it’s jarring. I don’t know what technique other apps like Notability or GoodNotes use, but if they incorporated it here, I wouldn’t need any other note apps.
Love, but...
by Music&talk on 2019/04/17 13:35
So I’m really hoping Someone can help me resolve this issue. I love OneNote and switched over from being a dedicated Evernote user. It’s just far more intuitive, easier to use, and faster too. I’ve loved having it on all of my devices as well. Until recently, I’ve never had an issue. I just had to have my iphone replaced due to accidental breakage and now, even though the app recognizes my account, there is no sign of my notebooks on my phone’s app. Thankfully everything is still present in my iPad’s app, as well as the online website version. I now can’t figure out how to get them to sync to my phone and I can’t reach anyone. So PLEASE, if anyone knows how to get around this, let me know!
Can’t log in
by Pork Boss on 2019/04/17 12:53
I hit “sign in” and then I enter my email, then it says “you may already have an account with us would you like to sign in?” And I say yes that’s what I already did then the password screen keeps loading forever and ever
Microsoft Desktop is My favorite but this one is lacking a lot
by mtogaru on 2019/04/17 12:19
OneNote is class note taker but you can’t record and write at the same time .need to more desktop version for the iPad which makes the cross platform usage and mobility of the onenote sooo much useful
The app crashes when syncing notes with a lot of images
by Lucas2032 on 2019/04/17 11:54
The app crashes when syncing notes with a lot of images
It’s okay
by MJYUHICO on 2019/04/17 02:15
It’s good until you have to add multiple accounts and it keeps giving syncing errors between devices. I’m trying everything I can to save my class notes and sync it to my other devices... of course P.C. and Mac hate each other to thy could be a problem too. It worked fine when I had one account. The problems started once I added in another account to my notebooks. Microsoft fail as usual
More Paper Color Options!!!
by Cjdjdjskdkd on 2019/04/16 20:00
I love this app and use it for all my classes. However, I really think it would be neat if there was an option to select any color as the paper color—like black for instance, and write with white. Like a blackboard feel.
Functionality and Cloud
by Chynielle on 2019/04/16 18:45
Love the new sticky notes tab! Love that the app can be used on all devices (iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, iPad, and Tablets). Please upgrade the recording feature to be able to record and take notes at the same time. And please add a feature when scanning/taking a picture of a document convert it to pdf or where Pic is clear no shadows etc.
It needs more rework by the Microsoft soft developers of the app.
by Seasalty24 on 2019/04/16 18:26
It doesn’t work as expected. It freezes on me on many occasions when am about to retrievers my input information from the app on my iPhone . In summary, extremely disappointed. ...
It doesn't work for me
by aaallliram on 2019/04/16 16:28
It takes hours to load and never opens
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
by Mark Ochave on 2019/04/16 13:48
This app is completely life changing when it comes to the possibilities. It's like you have an entire library of blank canvases for you to use.
Game changer
by Wheremypizza on 2019/04/16 05:06
It has really been a game changer when it came to writing stand up comedy
Awesome but needs work!!!
by THORisHERE! 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.
Better!
by Cadiz93 on 2019/04/16 03:32
Looks much faster than before.
Let the user change the icon
by mp1124455764 on 2019/04/16 01:57
The app opens much faster. But PLEASE change the icon to a solid colour like before or just allow the user to change the icon.
Great Notebook, Even Better Organization!
by FearlessLeaderb on 2019/04/15 14:44
This app is great for just about anything from taking notes as a teacher, and everyday meeting meetings at the office. Best of all it keeps it all organized perfectly, so I never confused as to where my notes are for 1 organization to the next. I hope One Note continues to add functionality as there are still apps such as notability that has some features that rival this like the ability to take audio while you take notes and sync them together.
Noticeable lag using Apple Pencil on iPad Air
by tts7en on 2019/04/14 19:45
Overall very nice. But the lags are too bad when using the Apple Pencil. More optimization needed.
Theme Colors
by ~Eau~ on 2019/04/14 15:14
I really need to change these colors. Can you give us an option to lose the dominant color of the app so we can focus on what we’re making? The blaring colors clash. Thanks.
OneNote for all devices
by MattieRojas on 2019/04/14 05:16
I've used OneNote off and on with different devices. Recently getting an iPad pro going back to this for the handwriting and cross platform made it the easiest and by far best choice. Why pay when you just need an account and have it on any devices
Wonderful Tool
by Mvmjim on 2019/04/14 03:41
Working with OneNote and loving it. I’m sure it has a lot more to offer but for me, being able to save my story and my research all in one place is fantastic! Using across multiple devices is icing on the cake.
Annoying bug in text input
by Lifidea on 2019/04/13 16:36
Often the cursor moves over two letters in a single arrow. And I have to delete two letters to fix one. Obviously the team doesn’t use this app for note taking...
Too confusing
by Chknow7 on 2019/04/13 15:30
What is this app actually for?
Where has this software been all my life
by Kellyind on 2019/04/13 11:36
One note is the this best note taking software I have ever use. I use it every day for business and personal notes. It work on all my devices, so where I go it go’s. I recommend it to all my family and business colleagues to stay organized. OneNote is the best and it’s free
Good app, need to fix for iPhone notch
by ujjwalj on 2019/04/12 07:07
Crop option after taking a picture in notes is partially seen due to notch.
Free
by Tom Francen on 2019/04/11 23:11
It’s free!
Works well, thanks,
by MN Scales on 2019/04/11 17:34
Perfect for keeping track of our collections and sharing them with others!
It’s ok
by lmj55 on 2019/04/11 04:08
Yep. It is.
Travel size
by sweetpea1289 on 2019/04/10 23:08
Very helpful doesn’t take up space which is a bonus can download the recording. Unfortunately, does not play animations.
Consistently Crashes
by llarrel on 2019/04/10 12:36
Had this app for a few years with no issues, but in the past month I've had major issue. The app constantly crashes. I’ve deleted the app countless times and reinstalled. It will immediately work, but once it’s closed, it will not re-open. Only remedy is to uninstall and then reinstall each time you need to access your notes. Not worth the hassle. Moving my notes elsewhere
OneNote Just Works
by Papo11467 on 2019/04/10 05:54
I must admit, OneNote seems to be working the best out of all the note taking apps I have on my iPad. I think it even works better than the Microsoft word app for iOS. It syncs seamlessly between all my devices with attachments and all. Definitely a worthy app.
I never write reviews but here you go
by Celph1488 on 2019/04/09 22:14
God I love this app it is so easy too use and I didn’t have too watch a freakin YouTube video like I did with Evernote . They did such a good job making this it has all the cool features I was hoping for and it’s EASY too organize your folders and all I figured most of the basic stuff out in like 2 hours of just using it during college classes. I first had it on Lenovo c930 Yoga and now just downloaded onto my iPhone . Awesome !
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.
Really coo app I have to admit.
by BD BoBalski on 2019/04/09 20:53
I like it
Used to love it
by Mamabug1972 on 2019/04/09 14:33
Used to love it. Now, it crashes in the middle of making a note. It says it can't sync, but my account is up to date and I've updated the app. Can't even add to notes now. Frustrating.
Outstanding
by oldsneakers on 2019/04/09 10:17
I have tried just about all the Note/cloud programs out there for the PC and iPad. Evernote is not bad. But One Note is the best. I am amazed at the speed of the syncing between platforms. They have it down to a few seconds most of the time. And it has the ability to do anything you can think of. A program like this shows you what Microsoft can do when it wants to. Keep up the great work.
OneNote for MACs , unacceptable
by gyd2020 on 2019/04/09 09:24
I need the features that were available on my windows pc, pinned views, links to outlook tasks and emails... ugh!
No offline backup!?!?
by Dhwvdisbe on 2019/04/09 04:14
No offline backups make using this app like playing Russian roulette.
Microsoft, please you should retire
by Msmly2 on 2019/04/09 04:07
You should retire
The best app ever
by fer villamil on 2019/04/08 18:33
The best app ever
Apparently Users asked to make the app unusable
by Dougmemering on 2019/04/08 18:03
When MS listened to the users and made it work the way “we” wanted, those users must have said they love for it crash constantly, never be able to synchronize with cloud, and entering their credentials 50 times per day. Since the last update the app is unusable. Glad I became dependent on it now ( that is sarcasm in case MS can’t tell)
Good app
by simonximeng on 2019/04/08 14:55
Very friendly
Great but needs backup functionality
by Stringbean9 on 2019/04/08 14:15
I have been using OneNote religiously for years. In general, I love it. However, the iPad app is in need of some features/bug fixes. Mainly, a backup feature. I lost a week’s worth of notes while simply trying to move pages between notebooks. A) the bug that allowed my notes to disappear while being moved should be fixed immediately and B) an occasional, local auto-backup would have saved my work. There are also some smaller bugs that cause the screen to snap to the top left corner when certain buttons are pressed which is mildly annoying.
Does not support Apple Pencil 2
by y tho??? on 2019/04/08 10:02
This app still does not support the latest Apple Pencil functions. There is no excuse for this from an app from Microsoft. Many other apps from smaller companies have the feature.
Things to do
by keys pen on 2019/04/07 19:36
Siding on building Finish grass Plant flowers
Big Project
by brucegroberts on 2019/04/07 16:49
I have been working on a large project for over a year. I could not have done it without Onenote’s organization.
keyboard support + shortcuts needed
by bcambas on 2019/04/07 15:43
OneNote for iPad needs external keyboard shortcuts using the same key combinations as the Mac version (including applying styles). While several shortcuts exist for, they are different than those found on other platforms. As iPad users continue to adopt external hardware keyboards, this creates unnecessarily inefficient workflows.
Almost Perfect
by smgordon on 2019/04/07 11:56
UPDATED 4/2019 Call me a traditionalist, but I STILL can’t stand the navigation. I barely use this app anymore because for my purposes, the section tabs across the top work so much better!!! I’m thinking it’s not so hard to make the top navigation a preference. I believe users did have the option to choose at one point! The Product Manager really dropped the fall on this one. ************ This app is perfect for me as it helps me keep things organized. My biggest complaint is that it FORCES you to keep everything in the cloud. Although they offer the option of protecting sections using a password, there are just some things I DON'T WANT IN THE CLOUD. This forces me to have to use a secondary means of storage for sensitive data that I keep in local storage. For that reason alone I can't give it 5 stars.
Help
by Msyezi on 2019/04/07 04:21
It recently unable to change the color of the text when I edit notes on app, someone could help to look into it? Thank you
Great, but could be better
by Jiajun159 on 2019/04/07 03:26
Overall, the app is pretty good with little flaws. One flaw is that you can't change the default paper style. If that were possible, it would mean the world for me. There's also the issue with opening Microsoft one note on the pc. It isn't fast and it takes a while for it to load.
Best note application ever!
by WestTxDawn on 2019/04/06 16:17
I have been using this for 10 years and it just keeps getting better!
Best ever
by simging man on 2019/04/06 10:38
Smart as do intuative.
Great app
by michyn on 2019/04/06 03:35
Easy to use
Lost my notes
by Creeper103 on 2019/04/05 21:30
Lost all my notes when app crapped out and unexpectedly closed. Poof. Gone. You better backup manually on your computer because they are nowhere to be found.
Much improved!
by Dignic on 2019/04/05 13:44
Still has some issues with sync, but besides that, very good!
I love this app.
by Rachel Fennell on 2019/04/05 13:43
I love using this app so much! I can edit my lists on either my iPad or my computer and it is super easy. The only thing that frustrates me is when on my iPad the keyboard comes up. In order to get the keyboard to leave my screen, I must click on a different list then click back onto the list I wanted to see.
Life saver from Evernote, Apple Notes, Simple Note
by Shmuelik on 2018/05/15 11:08
I started out with Evernote and then a few years ago they changed policy and the program was just unusable, expensive with an invading privacy policy that I didn’t want to except. Then I switched over to Apple Notes and was very happy till the day I lost 2500 of my notes that the app just erased without any ability to retrieve them back from a TimeMachine back up that I had and with being for hours with Customer Service who couldn’t help. Then I went on to another quest for finding a new note taking app. I tried about 5-10 apps and got hung up with OneNote. OneNote in essence is an almost perfect note taking app. It is free, it is very flexible how you can group different contents, multimedia, text all in one note and regroup them like on a physical desktop without any formatting limitations. Hard to explain here. The one thing that I would like to see improved is that some files don’t create preview thumbnails like videos. Also you can get some sync errors that you have to find a way around till it syncs properly. Other than that knock on wood it’s going well. But in general the one thing I have noticed with note apps is that they start well off and then deteriorate over time. I hope this won’t happen with this Microsoft app. Thank you for putting it out there. And did I mention that it’s entirely free?
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.
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.
Awesome but needs work!!!
by THORisHERE! 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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
Best Note Taking App I have found
by myou51 on 2017/12/10 04:25
This is by far the best note taking app I have ever used! I used to use Evernote but once they restricted me to just 2 devices unless I pay a monthly subscription I decided to look elsewhere. I understand that developers need to make money, and I would have been willing to pay a modest fee to buy Evernote, but I just don't like renting my apps. I can't believe that OneNote is free! I hope they don't ruin it by going the subscription route. One of the things I love about OneNote is that it syncs between all of my devices. I currently use an iPad Pro, an iPhone, and a Windows laptop and the sync works very well. I also like how I can put a text box anywhere on a page and I can also add free hand drawings everywhere. The Apple pencil makes it feel like I'm actually using a paper and pencil. Highlighting my notes with the pencil and drawing is so much more natural than using a regular stylus. I liked the tabs on the top rather than on the sides. I was disappointed when they made that change, but it’s not too big of a deal. I really wish they would allow us to change the line spacing. I use my notes for public speaking and it’s much easier to see my notes if I could change the spacing between the lines. Its a great app! You can't go wrong downloading it and giving it a try!
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!
Ok notes app. Let’s make it better
by herroimseto on 2019/03/11 06:17
This app has replaced GoodNotes 5 and notability for me. That’s really good. I really like the feature of making more space between lines of writing. It looks like Microsoft is finally getting a very polished product, however there are still a few annoying things onenote does that causes friction in my workflow. If I were to highlight something, such as a vocal word I don’t know and want to erase the highlighter only, there is no way to delete the highlight in an easy way without deleting the words as well. Also there’s terrible tag support iOS. I want to make my tags like in the BEAR APP!! why is this so difficult to develop?? Idk, idc, but I want..no I need it. Onenote is the one stop shop for synthesizing typed notes and digitally written notes, but is still has many features such as the ones I highlighted that prevents it from being a treat to use but rather a tool I’m forced to use.
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.
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.
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.
LEFT-HANDERS PLEASE READ (Undo Button)
by JayBirdPlaysZF on 2018/04/15 21:56
I jumped to OneNote at the beginning of my Pharmacy school career this past fall from many sources saying it was better than Notability. That, for the most part has held its end to be true, which I am so thankful for when it comes to needing a reliable source to take notes! Sometimes i know major data suckers like this can tend to be glitchy and that you guys are always working to improve this software. Speaking of which, being left-handed, it would make a world of a difference for me in class, if i could have my right hand near the top of my iPad if when i chose a “Left Handed” support option that it would put this undo button on the opposite side it is currently located on, allowing me to not miss a beat when taking notes and efficiently undo an error right quick. Thank you for the hard work you guys do!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still no pencil???
by ..::Jei::.. on 2018/10/24 17:43
I get that this is a free app and for a free app it’s pretty good. However I pay for the Microsoft sub so I can mainly get OneDrive, PP, and OneNote. OneNote on my pen tablet monitor is FANTASTIC. One of the best brainstorming apps and the pencil works so well it makes up for a lack of pen style options and assistance/stabilization. The iOS app gets updated regularly but hardly ever with anything really useful like the pencil option or more pen styles/stabilization. What’s worse is that the notes I take with the pencil on pc that look fairly decent turn into chicken scratch when I open them on the iPad. I don’t really care if it’s 99.9% stable and crash free if all my writing is fugly. Please help a faithful user out. I really, really want to love OneNote on the iPad but as is I just start it, shake my head, and silently hope the next update brings meaningful updates before sighing and closing the app.
As I learn more, it has gotten easier and more valuable
by JustPlainBen on 2018/09/23 21:53
Had this app quite a while and found it hard to use and ultimately unusable. Using it keep images of documents, clippings, and my notes on family history (more than 10k names) and it is surprisingly useful. Things I tried to organize using Excel workbooks, large Word tables, genealogy websites, and a family tree app have started coming together easily in One Note. Instead of having to abandon unsuccessful old attempts to get organized, I can link and import them directly into Note books alongside text explaining what I wanted to accomplish and how to follow up. Still a novice with it but surprised at how much my perception has changed and how valuable it has become.
Good but needs some tweaks for mobile optimization
by CollegeBanker on 2019/02/07 04:47
On the whole, I love OneNote and rely very heavily on it on my PC for classes. The tabs and the ability to collapse concepts makes organizing and finding information a breeze on the computer version. The app is more of a mini version and doesn’t seem truly ready to be maximized on the app. Adding in the ability to collapse concepts and more of an ability to zoom out or adjust font size on the app would be super helpful. (Ie my notes are in size 12 font on the computer for easy reading. On the app, it appears more like 24, which can make it harder to find info quickly for the scrolling. Since the font needs to stay 12 for the computer, maybe the app could shrink the font or allow to zoom out of page.)
Best app ever for nursing students
by SuzyB1980 on 2018/11/04 19:17
I have used this app for 3 semesters now and noticed that the first gig is free then after that I noticed it slowed down and I began to have problems... well I have learned that everything good cost money .. so I couldn’t give up on this app since it had all my notes. I logged into my Microsoft account and purchased their versions of ICloud for $10 a month where I have the ability to save up to 1terabite , so I downloaded the cloud app and linked it to one note app.. so worth it. After that the app works beautifully.. no problems no glitches.. but u must pay.. I use this app with my iPad and apple pen for notes... all my PowerPoint are downloaded where I can write notes on them... sooo convenient
Apple Should Thank Microsoft
by TeachThought on 2018/12/28 17:46
Because One Note actually makes the iPad usable as a work and creative device. Entirely legitimizes the iPad Pro. I’ve used dozens of note-taking apps for years and now I feel silly for not having had used this to begin with. It’s not perfect, but it’s close. The app I used and loved previously stopped being supported and no longer works and that’s another lesson here: while I like to support mom and pop developers, the app world is a tough world to survive in. Invest all of your notes and ideas and maps and drawings in an app—only to have it stop working. Paper doesn’t do that. If you want to take this risk, consider doing so with a large developer who has a better chance of long-term support.
Feels natural buttttt
by onenoteuserv on 2018/12/28 19:12
As a college student, I take all my notes on my iPad because it is more practical and easier to stay organized. When I first started doing this I tried basically every other popular app out there and even paid money for a lot of them. However I keep coming back to this one. It feels more natural when I write, and I love that I can see how much I am zooming in to write so my handwriting size stays consistent. The only flaw that I have noted, which is why my other friends opt for the other apps is that there are no grid lines that show printing page restrictions. It would be nice if they could add a setting for printing preview like the ones excel has so you see as you write , whether you are within the page boundary. Otherwise, great app!
OneNote review
by Organization Buff on 2017/10/21 19:59
I like the program a lot, but there are some things They need to fix. I’ve sent them now multiple letters and requests and they just ignore me. On printing you cannot highlight a specific area to print. If on one page you had 20 pages of writing for example to print one paragraph you have to print off 20 pages! I’ll sometimes keep an ongoing journal on one page that git’s thats long. Almost any program has that feature except for OneNote. I guess Microsoft doesn’t have the financial resources to correct something so simple. And they don’t even have the time to respond to their customers request! I just don’t understand it. Our whole business uses Microsoft software and I was a big fan of it in the past. We’re switching more and more to Apple because they listen to their customers.
Started off loving this app
by Booger man 19 on 2018/12/03 10:47
One note was a lifesaver after I lost ALL my notes from another app. Since this holds everything related to my business, it needs to be super reliable! Lately, the notes with passwords attached won’t open on my phone. It freezes and then crashes. I have to access them from my laptop- which is not convenient if I’m with a client and don’t have my laptop with me (I’m a fitness trainer- my notes must be portable without lugging around a laptop). At this point, half of the program is unusable in the way I need it to be. Am searching for another solution, but in the meantime with be printing all my client notes in case it decides to crash altogether and I loose everything!
School Work
by 212324Bb on 2018/04/22 03:24
I use this for school work for almost every class. At first i wasn't sure about it since i was new to the whole iPad idea of taking notes, but after getting the pencil i started playing with it. Now i can take notes, draw, and everything else with it. It makes it easier for me to take notes when i am in my accounting classes trying to keep up with the problems since they can sometimes be really long and run for a couple pages. Now i can narrow it down to one page and keep the sections of the books separated for easy access. The paper style feature is also wonderful! Definitely helps with me not having to carry so many notebooks around campus.
Auto-capitalization feature off???
by Pillydaer on 2018/07/09 12:35
This app is great for a college student like me and allows me to take note in class on my ipad. This is all great until my computer Science class. As the app programmers may know, programming is very case sensitive and this app does not allow you to tuen off the auto capitalization feature. This is a major problem. I have gone into the settings of my ipad and turned it off for my overall device but the app refuses to make a change. After looking into several forums, I have found that this is a huge problem for many people for many reasons: people writing in a different language, people keeping track of passwords and other case sensitive material, etc. Please one note, I love your app but if this is not rectified soon I will be forced to look into other note taking app.
No ink to text handwriting conversion
by Popstar Dad on 2018/02/03 12:54
I wanted to love the OneNote system. Sadly, the handwriting conversion feature which is so touted for OneNote, is not a feature of the app. This makes the app minimally useful for the hopes of taking notes on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. The support recommendation is to open the handwritten notes on the desktop version, convert them there, then sync them back to the iPad. Too many steps, Microsoft developers! But, maybe they’re hoping this will encourage Surface purchases over iPad. Their business decision, for sure, but my business decision is now to simply dump all my Office programs and apps for a different working environment that will fully integrate. Plenty of other good apps that are hardware agnostic. Why not let your products stand on their own merit, rather than handicapping them in other systems in hopes of creating a crappy user experience with competing hardware? The latter is too shortsighted and obvious guys, you can do better!
Very difficult to link notes...
by vak1 on 2018/10/16 23:56
To link note, you must find other note, then copy link, then paste. It used to be that you can paste the link using title between two sets of squarely brackets. Even that was very cumbersome, but they have removed it for much more complicated system used now. On Windows desktop, you can use Control K and dialogue allowing you to search the notes pops up. Without this functionality, OneNote is not really usable if you have more then a few notes and want to link them. I hope that this functionality would be added, but until it is the only version of OneNote that is really usable to me is Windows Desktop one. At the same time, if a way to link notes is added, I would consider this a five star, best in class software. As is, software is powerful but penalizes power users on any platform but Desktop Windows.
Better than Notability
by Kugelblitz on 2018/09/16 02:34
While Notability is great given its intuitive GUI and simple layout, One Note has a superior edge given its compatibility within MS Office, its dynamic ability to grab web page articles (Web Clipper), and seamless integration into the cloud. One of my favorite aspects of it is that I don’t have to buy it twice. When you’re not a student, this is expensive, but being a student I was miffed that Notability wanted to charge me 2x, once for MacOS and once for iOS. I wrote them about it, and they confirmed that they do charge twice. MS didn’t do that. It downloads here, and downloads on my iMac. Microsoft, you rock! Thanks for making a great product, and I’m happy to look forward to learning how great this is.
NOT compatible with MS Word 🤬😡🤬😡
by TxtrMom on 2018/08/09 22:31
After reading all the rave reviews on OneNote a few years ago, I switched to it from Evernote, cumbersomely but effectively importing all my Evernote files. I enjoyed OneNote’s way of organizing my files inside the app, but imagine my surprise and consternation when I found out— during a critical crunch point in my work flow— that Microsoft managed to create a NOTES app that canNOT cut&paste nor export to its own WORD PROCESSING app!!! I had been gathering notes intended for larger Word documents, and found that all that time and effort had been wasted— I had to re-type EVERYTHING I had already composed in expectation of using those thoughts in my Word documents. Totally unacceptable. Also, I am not a fan of OneDrive— I MUCH prefer Dropbox or iCloud. These two decisions on the developers’ part make it clear to me that I am not their target audience... so I’m not their audience at all anymore.
Recommended by a Friend, Now an Invaluable Asset
by DH_WCS on 2018/12/15 13:32
This app was recommended to me by a classmate halfway through the semester. Now I use it for all my notes, homework, study sessions, and exam revision. Instead of carrying heavy books and printed PowerPoint slides (professors LOVE slides), everything is consolidated into one place (my iPad). There are other alternatives out there, but you can never go wrong with the Microsoft Office. Best thing about it is that I can access my notes from anywhere, not just my iPad. Keep it up, hopefully future updates don’t mess up this app (I’ve noticed a trend with note taking/organizing apps where they think they’re adding features but end up bloating the software and making it unusable).
Brilliant!
by Aniljacobs on 2018/11/19 12:44
I have been using OneNote for collaborating with colleagues and family for 8 years and no other app comes even close to it. The ability to share meeting notes with voice over or video, hand written network diagrams and Visio diagrams, To Do Lists with checkboxes is exceptional. OneNote works on all platforms and we even used it for Monthly/Quarterly business reviews. Try sharing your OneNote pages with friends/colleagues half way across the world and you will see updates in real time. The speed at which it syncs your updates is like no other Note taking app. I also use OneNote to plan and print travel itineraries as you can print straight from web apps to OneNote. My only feedback is to add more improvements for writing with Pen.
Ppt—>pdf—>import is annoying; app crashes every 10 minutes
by Top_Books on 2018/03/03 15:37
I’ve tried using OneNote on my iPad Pro/MacBook Pro but have become most frustrated with the lack of usability for PowerPoints. In order to get a ppt on OneNote in the iPad, I have to first download the ppt on my Mac, save it as a pdf, upload it to OneNote on my Mac, sync, open OneNote on my iPad, sync, and hope it loads. Maybe I missed a shortcut somewhere but this process is a huge hindrance to the usability of the app. I also find the OneNote app crashes every 10 minutes—sometimes every 5 minutes. Whatever I was doing right before the crash is also lost. :( I gave two stars because the options in OneNote are great. The interface is easy to use and I like the options for note taking. The idea behind OneNote it great—the execution is just not there for Mac and iPad users unfortunately. Fix it and I’ll come back!
Great, but would be 5 stars with a few updates!
by LeahBugg611 on 2018/09/24 21:17
This app allows me to take notes and have it accessible in any device that has OneNote downloaded. As a student, I am able to study on different devices, edit notes across all devices, and share my notes with classmates. I’d give this app 5 stars if the following things were updated: 1. It’d be great if there was a printable version that doesn’t cut off the notes or an option to write on a 8x11 page so that printing isn’t an issue 2. On the MacBook version of the app, I am able to record and take notes then go back and click on notes and be able to play the recording that’s associated with that notes. Unfortunately, the iPad app version doesn’t allow for that so allowing the app to do that would be amazing! 3. Anything above 100mb cannot be downloaded on a single page, which is inconvenient as a pre-med student who needs a lot of pictures on her slides because of classes like Anatomy and Physiology Overall, the app is great when it comes to note taking, drawing/writing, and typing. These small changes that already exist in other devices would make this a 5 star app.
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Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. 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. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. -- CAPTURE ANYTHING -- Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. 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. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. -- POWERFUL ORGANIZATION -- Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. 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. -- THINK TOGETHER -- Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook. -- ALWAYS WITH YOU -- 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. -- CHECK THESE LISTS -- Create to-dos to keep track of your daily errands, groceries shopping, or travel planning. -- WRITE & DRAW ON iPAD -- Scribble your notes at a conference, write math equations in class or sketch your ideas. With a variety of pen colors and settings, you can 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. 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.
Glitchy after update
by clairebear83613 on 2019/04/22 15:12
Keeps force closing after software update
One more wish...
by Jim in Santa Cruz on 2019/04/22 12:41
Wish it had HWR for searching hand written material, etc, like the Windows version, and the A12 CPU definitely has enough power for that. Other than that great!
WASTE OF TIME
by Uhliezuh on 2019/04/22 10:36
App doesn’t work, it completely deleted MONTHS of my important notes. Nowhere for me to even recover them. Doesn’t automatically save to cloud like it claims and it wont sync to my Mac or iPad OneNote apps either so everything is just a disorganized mess. And it also crashes every 5 seconds. JUST DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS. I’ve already tried troubleshooting and all of the directions on the support website and nothing.
Where is sticky notes?
by 邵夷贝 on 2019/04/22 06:17
You are kidding me?
The best notebook for any phone
by krissett on 2019/04/22 04:58
I’ve been using this notebook for years now and I have no complaints. Easy to attach documents, pictures or files to notes. Syncs to all your equipments once you’ve uploaded the app. Easy to use tabs. It’s my everywhere diary! Supermarket list! Shopping list! Dreams and aspirations list! Get it you won’t regret.
Impossible to use the Apple Pencil to highlight text in Imported documents
by Leonardo09 on 2019/04/22 04:36
I’m using an iPad Pro20\8 and trying to highlight text in a word document imported as printout in OneNote. The document jumps around as you touch a text in the middle of the document making the highlighting just impossible.
Trash
by anonymous iPad UsEr 12345 on 2019/04/21 21:39
This app is the worst. It deleted notes that I took and I cannot recover them despite trying multiple ways to access them (online on my computer, on the app on my computer, phone and iPad). This app is unreliable and crashes all the time.
Printing
by oldsnwbrdr on 2019/04/21 20:42
Why don’t we have the ability to print directly from within the iOS app?
yos
by TheSKY5ire on 2019/04/21 18:43
love it very helpful 10/10 would buy again its great its free its nice to see open an egg stay awhile dont eat all the vegetables just eat the eggshells its fine
awesome cloud-based app
by lquang222 on 2019/04/21 18:20
I’ve started to use this app to take notes and share my result.
New Tile is Ugly but Works Ideally
by Zack (reviews) on 2019/04/21 18:08
The app is essentially perfect. I’ve had no problems with it over the years and functions very well when working across devices. But I don’t understand why they changed the logo/tile - it’s really very ugly now and it used to look great! Felt compelled to say something.
Love its functionality
by NoNiNam on 2019/04/21 18:04
Love that I can write and access notes on the go from my desktop to my iPhone and have it all synced.
Glitchy
by lakers373 on 2019/04/21 14:05
App freezes while I am in class taking notes. Has happened many times. Also sometimes note half load and have to restart the app. Please fix because I am a frequent user.
Great Support for the New Apple Pencil
by mveeneman on 2019/04/21 02:43
Thank you for finally supporting the new Apple Pencil.
Keeps Crashing after update!!
by gol4corea on 2019/04/21 00:02
The app crashes after the most recent update. Please fix it.
Best organizer, journal, blogging platform, everything
by btylerr on 2019/04/20 19:58
I have never used something as robust as one note and something that can be transferable across everything that you’re trying to accomplish. I have started using this at work and in my personal life and I could not have asked for anything better Get this app
Few more option needed
by avi19989 on 2019/04/20 18:19
1. It should have the option to fix the page size while drawing as it is inconvenient when the size of the page changes suddenly while drawing 2. It should let give copy paste functionality for the Lasso cut sections
Wow!
by DASJR56 on 2019/04/20 17:33
I can use OneNote on all my devices. I have gone paperless at work for meeting notes. Having this app allows me to carry all of my notes with me everywhere. The search function makes it easy to find what I need.
Great App! But...
by ilysweg on 2019/04/20 15:49
I’ve used this application across numerous devices and it’s great! I love it and I don’t use anything else for note-taking. But the iPhone and iPad versions don’t allow you to record and write notes or listen and write notes at the same time. PLEASE fix this! Would improve the app so much. Thanks!
New app logo is ugly
by Natini1988 on 2019/04/20 15:13
I love that windows 10 sticky notes is integrated finally though.
Great app
by Xxzzxxzzxxzx on 2019/04/20 13:52
Thank you for keeping the updates. Great app and it’s free.
The sucking noise of cross platform uniformity.
by danielbartolini on 2019/04/20 01:20
Microsoft has, for a while, been a surprisingly good member of the iOS ecosystem - often paying close attention to system conventions, and occasionally leading the way with new conventions. Recently, however, the lights have dimmed a bit. There seems to be a grand unification of MS apps happening, and it’s leading to strange decisions - such as the way text selection is broken in this app update. Why doesn’t standard force press on the keyboard work? Why do you need your own color scheme for text selection? This app is fine. But it also makes me sad.
Yikes
by Layasmin on 2019/04/19 21:01
New icon is so ugly it almost makes me wanna deinstall the app.
Bad Update
by Sophisticated Traveler on 2019/04/19 19:13
The most recent update keeps synching and then crashes every time I open it. Won’t allow me to work offline, which I routinely do, without crashing. Tries to force sign-in, which I don’t care about. Please fix!
Potential
by Eagle132 on 2019/04/19 18:14
This app has the potential to be amazing, yet there isn’t a ruler feature. (available for PowerPoint, why?)
Review
by fsandran on 2019/04/19 17:01
I would like to see ‘macros’ options. Tables and Word features.
It doesn't get any better than this
by lorenafrith on 2019/04/19 16:42
I have absolutely nothing but Praise for this app. It's my ultimate favorite software for keeping up with my million notes and journaling and I get to carry it around with me. No complaints, it just works!
Please fix disconnect message
by Gzus freak on 2019/04/19 14:51
Multiple times during class, I will be writing and a pop up will cause the screen to shift down, messing up my notes. Please stop making the network disconnect message from pushing the screen down.
Don’t download
by bigpapagainz on 2019/04/19 10:37
Always crashing and it’s almost impossible to upload any data from the phone.
Bad update
by Kobe Reader on 2019/04/19 05:32
Since this update my app has yet to work. It syncs for forever and then just crashes. I am a college student and have been using this app for 3 years and it decides to crash with all my notes the week of my final exams.
Tamanho da página
by Jose Cattel on 2019/04/19 04:57
Vocês precisam nos dar condições para que haja como definir o tamanho de páginas, A4 etc
Great but how come this version doesn’t have the Math solver?
by sharmagne2018 on 2019/04/19 01:08
Would be 5 stars except it doesn’t have the math solver feature that others have when using the app on an android or windows. Please please add this feature to the iPad version...
Great...but please improve Search!!!!
by T-Lo22 on 2019/04/18 22:54
I was so excited when the recent update said: “Phrase Search: You can now use quotes around a phrase to search for that exact phrase.” BUT... On an iPhone or iPad, when you search for a word or phrase, “search” only shows you the page your word or phrase is located on. What if your page has 1,000’s of words? Search becomes useless. On a Mac, it’s better. But incomplete. Sometimes words or phrases that are searched for are highlighted on the page. Other times they are not highlighted and you must scan down through the page. PLEASE IMPROVE THE SEARCH FUNCTION!!! This is a vital ingredient to making OneNote THE BEST note taking app. In summary: ✅ iPhone and iPad: Please highlight the words or phrases we search for on the page. ✅ MAC: Please make the highlighting of searched-for words and phrases consistent so that all (not some) of the searches are highlighted. ✅ Find next feature: Is there a way to choose “find next”? Sometimes the searched-for word or phrase appears multiple time on a long page. “Find next” would be very helpful. I know (I hope) these requests are coming. I just hope it is sooner than later. Thanks very much!
1 Note
by Azor 999 on 2019/04/18 17:54
I have very poor sync between iPads over WiFi. Syncing is displayed, but never completes
Slow App Start
by ysn.e on 2019/04/18 14:58
Slow App Start 😑👎
From 4 stars to 1
by FDHAB on 2019/04/18 12:17
Latest update broke search. I can see pages, but search can’t. This is probably the third time MS breaks search on iOS. This app is useless without it. Please, test the app before you disturb our daily workflows.
another fugly icon
by TonyB from MD on 2019/04/18 11:42
Microsoft says they are listening to customer feedback but are they? The new icons are hideous.
Powerful
by DYarborough on 2019/04/18 09:52
Potentially the best classroom software ever produced. Works even better on an apple. Well done MS.
A number one “OneNote”
by Joe90jnr on 2019/04/18 08:37
I have used this app in different versions for around five years, this is an excellent app for keeping information in a single place - which syncs across all platforms. I do have a Microsoft licence but this is not required to fully use on any platform- it is free and does an amazing job. Thanks for a great free app..... cheeky i know but I also use Linux, OneNote be available for that platform? :-)
One of my favs
by Peppadep2016 on 2019/04/18 07:27
OneNote has always been a fab of mine. But Microsoft has managed to create an app that is both easy to use, AND very effective. Nicely done Microsoft. 😎
SLOW and crashes a LOT
by Jarebear256 on 2019/04/18 03:27
Slow to open, slow to respond, and crashes all the time. Using an iPhone X on 12.1.4. Have 96GB of free space. Have signed out, uninstalled, deleted, rebooted, and reinstalled, to no avail. It’s been like this ever since I first switched to it (months ago). If you’re considering switching from another notes app, don’t (yet). It has some amazing features, and I waited a while to switch. Didn’t wait long enough though. Has a very long way to go in terms of performance and reliability.
One Note Rocks Baby
by Scotty O 123456789 on 2019/04/17 21:01
Love this app. So easy to use and stores all my ideas.
A very functional app
by DemoLawyer on 2019/04/17 20:15
Think of your college days and organizing everything in a big three ring binder for each class. Now think of having infinite binders, each with an infinite number of subject tabs holding an infinite number of pages each with each page having infinite space that can hold text, attachments, videos and URL links, and just about anything else. That’s OneNote.
Excellent app
by Festus Martingale on 2019/04/17 19:57
Definitely the best pencil-based note taking app for the iPad Pro. Works as advertised. The only reason for the one-star review is the pop up screen asking the user to rate the app.
Great, But Needs Better Pencil Speed
by naqahdah on 2019/04/17 19:26
The templates, options and syncing make this one of the best all-around note taking apps out there. The ONLY thing that keeps me from using it as my primary app is that I take a lot of handwritten notes, and for whatever reason, OneNote has a very perceptible lag when using the Apple Pencil. I write relatively quickly, and compared to something like Notability, it reminds me of one of those really old Wacom pads, where the line appearing on screen is like 1/2”+ behind where the tip of the Pencil is, and it’s jarring. I don’t know what technique other apps like Notability or GoodNotes use, but if they incorporated it here, I wouldn’t need any other note apps.
Love, but...
by Music&talk on 2019/04/17 13:35
So I’m really hoping Someone can help me resolve this issue. I love OneNote and switched over from being a dedicated Evernote user. It’s just far more intuitive, easier to use, and faster too. I’ve loved having it on all of my devices as well. Until recently, I’ve never had an issue. I just had to have my iphone replaced due to accidental breakage and now, even though the app recognizes my account, there is no sign of my notebooks on my phone’s app. Thankfully everything is still present in my iPad’s app, as well as the online website version. I now can’t figure out how to get them to sync to my phone and I can’t reach anyone. So PLEASE, if anyone knows how to get around this, let me know!
Can’t log in
by Pork Boss on 2019/04/17 12:53
I hit “sign in” and then I enter my email, then it says “you may already have an account with us would you like to sign in?” And I say yes that’s what I already did then the password screen keeps loading forever and ever
Microsoft Desktop is My favorite but this one is lacking a lot
by mtogaru on 2019/04/17 12:19
OneNote is class note taker but you can’t record and write at the same time .need to more desktop version for the iPad which makes the cross platform usage and mobility of the onenote sooo much useful
The app crashes when syncing notes with a lot of images
by Lucas2032 on 2019/04/17 11:54
The app crashes when syncing notes with a lot of images
It’s okay
by MJYUHICO on 2019/04/17 02:15
It’s good until you have to add multiple accounts and it keeps giving syncing errors between devices. I’m trying everything I can to save my class notes and sync it to my other devices... of course P.C. and Mac hate each other to thy could be a problem too. It worked fine when I had one account. The problems started once I added in another account to my notebooks. Microsoft fail as usual
More Paper Color Options!!!
by Cjdjdjskdkd on 2019/04/16 20:00
I love this app and use it for all my classes. However, I really think it would be neat if there was an option to select any color as the paper color—like black for instance, and write with white. Like a blackboard feel.
Functionality and Cloud
by Chynielle on 2019/04/16 18:45
Love the new sticky notes tab! Love that the app can be used on all devices (iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, iPad, and Tablets). Please upgrade the recording feature to be able to record and take notes at the same time. And please add a feature when scanning/taking a picture of a document convert it to pdf or where Pic is clear no shadows etc.
It needs more rework by the Microsoft soft developers of the app.
by Seasalty24 on 2019/04/16 18:26
It doesn’t work as expected. It freezes on me on many occasions when am about to retrievers my input information from the app on my iPhone . In summary, extremely disappointed. ...
It doesn't work for me
by aaallliram on 2019/04/16 16:28
It takes hours to load and never opens
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
by Mark Ochave on 2019/04/16 13:48
This app is completely life changing when it comes to the possibilities. It's like you have an entire library of blank canvases for you to use.
Game changer
by Wheremypizza on 2019/04/16 05:06
It has really been a game changer when it came to writing stand up comedy
Awesome but needs work!!!
by THORisHERE! 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.
Better!
by Cadiz93 on 2019/04/16 03:32
Looks much faster than before.
Let the user change the icon
by mp1124455764 on 2019/04/16 01:57
The app opens much faster. But PLEASE change the icon to a solid colour like before or just allow the user to change the icon.
Great Notebook, Even Better Organization!
by FearlessLeaderb on 2019/04/15 14:44
This app is great for just about anything from taking notes as a teacher, and everyday meeting meetings at the office. Best of all it keeps it all organized perfectly, so I never confused as to where my notes are for 1 organization to the next. I hope One Note continues to add functionality as there are still apps such as notability that has some features that rival this like the ability to take audio while you take notes and sync them together.
Noticeable lag using Apple Pencil on iPad Air
by tts7en on 2019/04/14 19:45
Overall very nice. But the lags are too bad when using the Apple Pencil. More optimization needed.
Theme Colors
by ~Eau~ on 2019/04/14 15:14
I really need to change these colors. Can you give us an option to lose the dominant color of the app so we can focus on what we’re making? The blaring colors clash. Thanks.
OneNote for all devices
by MattieRojas on 2019/04/14 05:16
I've used OneNote off and on with different devices. Recently getting an iPad pro going back to this for the handwriting and cross platform made it the easiest and by far best choice. Why pay when you just need an account and have it on any devices
Wonderful Tool
by Mvmjim on 2019/04/14 03:41
Working with OneNote and loving it. I’m sure it has a lot more to offer but for me, being able to save my story and my research all in one place is fantastic! Using across multiple devices is icing on the cake.
Annoying bug in text input
by Lifidea on 2019/04/13 16:36
Often the cursor moves over two letters in a single arrow. And I have to delete two letters to fix one. Obviously the team doesn’t use this app for note taking...
Too confusing
by Chknow7 on 2019/04/13 15:30
What is this app actually for?
Where has this software been all my life
by Kellyind on 2019/04/13 11:36
One note is the this best note taking software I have ever use. I use it every day for business and personal notes. It work on all my devices, so where I go it go’s. I recommend it to all my family and business colleagues to stay organized. OneNote is the best and it’s free
Good app, need to fix for iPhone notch
by ujjwalj on 2019/04/12 07:07
Crop option after taking a picture in notes is partially seen due to notch.
Free
by Tom Francen on 2019/04/11 23:11
It’s free!
Works well, thanks,
by MN Scales on 2019/04/11 17:34
Perfect for keeping track of our collections and sharing them with others!
It’s ok
by lmj55 on 2019/04/11 04:08
Yep. It is.
Travel size
by sweetpea1289 on 2019/04/10 23:08
Very helpful doesn’t take up space which is a bonus can download the recording. Unfortunately, does not play animations.
Consistently Crashes
by llarrel on 2019/04/10 12:36
Had this app for a few years with no issues, but in the past month I've had major issue. The app constantly crashes. I’ve deleted the app countless times and reinstalled. It will immediately work, but once it’s closed, it will not re-open. Only remedy is to uninstall and then reinstall each time you need to access your notes. Not worth the hassle. Moving my notes elsewhere
OneNote Just Works
by Papo11467 on 2019/04/10 05:54
I must admit, OneNote seems to be working the best out of all the note taking apps I have on my iPad. I think it even works better than the Microsoft word app for iOS. It syncs seamlessly between all my devices with attachments and all. Definitely a worthy app.
I never write reviews but here you go
by Celph1488 on 2019/04/09 22:14
God I love this app it is so easy too use and I didn’t have too watch a freakin YouTube video like I did with Evernote . They did such a good job making this it has all the cool features I was hoping for and it’s EASY too organize your folders and all I figured most of the basic stuff out in like 2 hours of just using it during college classes. I first had it on Lenovo c930 Yoga and now just downloaded onto my iPhone . Awesome !
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.
Really coo app I have to admit.
by BD BoBalski on 2019/04/09 20:53
I like it
Used to love it
by Mamabug1972 on 2019/04/09 14:33
Used to love it. Now, it crashes in the middle of making a note. It says it can't sync, but my account is up to date and I've updated the app. Can't even add to notes now. Frustrating.
Outstanding
by oldsneakers on 2019/04/09 10:17
I have tried just about all the Note/cloud programs out there for the PC and iPad. Evernote is not bad. But One Note is the best. I am amazed at the speed of the syncing between platforms. They have it down to a few seconds most of the time. And it has the ability to do anything you can think of. A program like this shows you what Microsoft can do when it wants to. Keep up the great work.
OneNote for MACs , unacceptable
by gyd2020 on 2019/04/09 09:24
I need the features that were available on my windows pc, pinned views, links to outlook tasks and emails... ugh!
No offline backup!?!?
by Dhwvdisbe on 2019/04/09 04:14
No offline backups make using this app like playing Russian roulette.
Microsoft, please you should retire
by Msmly2 on 2019/04/09 04:07
You should retire
The best app ever
by fer villamil on 2019/04/08 18:33
The best app ever
Apparently Users asked to make the app unusable
by Dougmemering on 2019/04/08 18:03
When MS listened to the users and made it work the way “we” wanted, those users must have said they love for it crash constantly, never be able to synchronize with cloud, and entering their credentials 50 times per day. Since the last update the app is unusable. Glad I became dependent on it now ( that is sarcasm in case MS can’t tell)
Good app
by simonximeng on 2019/04/08 14:55
Very friendly
Great but needs backup functionality
by Stringbean9 on 2019/04/08 14:15
I have been using OneNote religiously for years. In general, I love it. However, the iPad app is in need of some features/bug fixes. Mainly, a backup feature. I lost a week’s worth of notes while simply trying to move pages between notebooks. A) the bug that allowed my notes to disappear while being moved should be fixed immediately and B) an occasional, local auto-backup would have saved my work. There are also some smaller bugs that cause the screen to snap to the top left corner when certain buttons are pressed which is mildly annoying.
Does not support Apple Pencil 2
by y tho??? on 2019/04/08 10:02
This app still does not support the latest Apple Pencil functions. There is no excuse for this from an app from Microsoft. Many other apps from smaller companies have the feature.
Things to do
by keys pen on 2019/04/07 19:36
Siding on building Finish grass Plant flowers
Big Project
by brucegroberts on 2019/04/07 16:49
I have been working on a large project for over a year. I could not have done it without Onenote’s organization.
keyboard support + shortcuts needed
by bcambas on 2019/04/07 15:43
OneNote for iPad needs external keyboard shortcuts using the same key combinations as the Mac version (including applying styles). While several shortcuts exist for, they are different than those found on other platforms. As iPad users continue to adopt external hardware keyboards, this creates unnecessarily inefficient workflows.
Almost Perfect
by smgordon on 2019/04/07 11:56
UPDATED 4/2019 Call me a traditionalist, but I STILL can’t stand the navigation. I barely use this app anymore because for my purposes, the section tabs across the top work so much better!!! I’m thinking it’s not so hard to make the top navigation a preference. I believe users did have the option to choose at one point! The Product Manager really dropped the fall on this one. ************ This app is perfect for me as it helps me keep things organized. My biggest complaint is that it FORCES you to keep everything in the cloud. Although they offer the option of protecting sections using a password, there are just some things I DON'T WANT IN THE CLOUD. This forces me to have to use a secondary means of storage for sensitive data that I keep in local storage. For that reason alone I can't give it 5 stars.
Help
by Msyezi on 2019/04/07 04:21
It recently unable to change the color of the text when I edit notes on app, someone could help to look into it? Thank you
Great, but could be better
by Jiajun159 on 2019/04/07 03:26
Overall, the app is pretty good with little flaws. One flaw is that you can't change the default paper style. If that were possible, it would mean the world for me. There's also the issue with opening Microsoft one note on the pc. It isn't fast and it takes a while for it to load.
Best note application ever!
by WestTxDawn on 2019/04/06 16:17
I have been using this for 10 years and it just keeps getting better!
Best ever
by simging man on 2019/04/06 10:38
Smart as do intuative.
Great app
by michyn on 2019/04/06 03:35
Easy to use
Lost my notes
by Creeper103 on 2019/04/05 21:30
Lost all my notes when app crapped out and unexpectedly closed. Poof. Gone. You better backup manually on your computer because they are nowhere to be found.
Much improved!
by Dignic on 2019/04/05 13:44
Still has some issues with sync, but besides that, very good!
I love this app.
by Rachel Fennell on 2019/04/05 13:43
I love using this app so much! I can edit my lists on either my iPad or my computer and it is super easy. The only thing that frustrates me is when on my iPad the keyboard comes up. In order to get the keyboard to leave my screen, I must click on a different list then click back onto the list I wanted to see.
Life saver from Evernote, Apple Notes, Simple Note
by Shmuelik on 2018/05/15 11:08
I started out with Evernote and then a few years ago they changed policy and the program was just unusable, expensive with an invading privacy policy that I didn’t want to except. Then I switched over to Apple Notes and was very happy till the day I lost 2500 of my notes that the app just erased without any ability to retrieve them back from a TimeMachine back up that I had and with being for hours with Customer Service who couldn’t help. Then I went on to another quest for finding a new note taking app. I tried about 5-10 apps and got hung up with OneNote. OneNote in essence is an almost perfect note taking app. It is free, it is very flexible how you can group different contents, multimedia, text all in one note and regroup them like on a physical desktop without any formatting limitations. Hard to explain here. The one thing that I would like to see improved is that some files don’t create preview thumbnails like videos. Also you can get some sync errors that you have to find a way around till it syncs properly. Other than that knock on wood it’s going well. But in general the one thing I have noticed with note apps is that they start well off and then deteriorate over time. I hope this won’t happen with this Microsoft app. Thank you for putting it out there. And did I mention that it’s entirely free?
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.
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.
Awesome but needs work!!!
by THORisHERE! 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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
Best Note Taking App I have found
by myou51 on 2017/12/10 04:25
This is by far the best note taking app I have ever used! I used to use Evernote but once they restricted me to just 2 devices unless I pay a monthly subscription I decided to look elsewhere. I understand that developers need to make money, and I would have been willing to pay a modest fee to buy Evernote, but I just don't like renting my apps. I can't believe that OneNote is free! I hope they don't ruin it by going the subscription route. One of the things I love about OneNote is that it syncs between all of my devices. I currently use an iPad Pro, an iPhone, and a Windows laptop and the sync works very well. I also like how I can put a text box anywhere on a page and I can also add free hand drawings everywhere. The Apple pencil makes it feel like I'm actually using a paper and pencil. Highlighting my notes with the pencil and drawing is so much more natural than using a regular stylus. I liked the tabs on the top rather than on the sides. I was disappointed when they made that change, but it’s not too big of a deal. I really wish they would allow us to change the line spacing. I use my notes for public speaking and it’s much easier to see my notes if I could change the spacing between the lines. Its a great app! You can't go wrong downloading it and giving it a try!
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!
Ok notes app. Let’s make it better
by herroimseto on 2019/03/11 06:17
This app has replaced GoodNotes 5 and notability for me. That’s really good. I really like the feature of making more space between lines of writing. It looks like Microsoft is finally getting a very polished product, however there are still a few annoying things onenote does that causes friction in my workflow. If I were to highlight something, such as a vocal word I don’t know and want to erase the highlighter only, there is no way to delete the highlight in an easy way without deleting the words as well. Also there’s terrible tag support iOS. I want to make my tags like in the BEAR APP!! why is this so difficult to develop?? Idk, idc, but I want..no I need it. Onenote is the one stop shop for synthesizing typed notes and digitally written notes, but is still has many features such as the ones I highlighted that prevents it from being a treat to use but rather a tool I’m forced to use.
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.
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.
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.
LEFT-HANDERS PLEASE READ (Undo Button)
by JayBirdPlaysZF on 2018/04/15 21:56
I jumped to OneNote at the beginning of my Pharmacy school career this past fall from many sources saying it was better than Notability. That, for the most part has held its end to be true, which I am so thankful for when it comes to needing a reliable source to take notes! Sometimes i know major data suckers like this can tend to be glitchy and that you guys are always working to improve this software. Speaking of which, being left-handed, it would make a world of a difference for me in class, if i could have my right hand near the top of my iPad if when i chose a “Left Handed” support option that it would put this undo button on the opposite side it is currently located on, allowing me to not miss a beat when taking notes and efficiently undo an error right quick. Thank you for the hard work you guys do!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still no pencil???
by ..::Jei::.. on 2018/10/24 17:43
I get that this is a free app and for a free app it’s pretty good. However I pay for the Microsoft sub so I can mainly get OneDrive, PP, and OneNote. OneNote on my pen tablet monitor is FANTASTIC. One of the best brainstorming apps and the pencil works so well it makes up for a lack of pen style options and assistance/stabilization. The iOS app gets updated regularly but hardly ever with anything really useful like the pencil option or more pen styles/stabilization. What’s worse is that the notes I take with the pencil on pc that look fairly decent turn into chicken scratch when I open them on the iPad. I don’t really care if it’s 99.9% stable and crash free if all my writing is fugly. Please help a faithful user out. I really, really want to love OneNote on the iPad but as is I just start it, shake my head, and silently hope the next update brings meaningful updates before sighing and closing the app.
As I learn more, it has gotten easier and more valuable
by JustPlainBen on 2018/09/23 21:53
Had this app quite a while and found it hard to use and ultimately unusable. Using it keep images of documents, clippings, and my notes on family history (more than 10k names) and it is surprisingly useful. Things I tried to organize using Excel workbooks, large Word tables, genealogy websites, and a family tree app have started coming together easily in One Note. Instead of having to abandon unsuccessful old attempts to get organized, I can link and import them directly into Note books alongside text explaining what I wanted to accomplish and how to follow up. Still a novice with it but surprised at how much my perception has changed and how valuable it has become.
Good but needs some tweaks for mobile optimization
by CollegeBanker on 2019/02/07 04:47
On the whole, I love OneNote and rely very heavily on it on my PC for classes. The tabs and the ability to collapse concepts makes organizing and finding information a breeze on the computer version. The app is more of a mini version and doesn’t seem truly ready to be maximized on the app. Adding in the ability to collapse concepts and more of an ability to zoom out or adjust font size on the app would be super helpful. (Ie my notes are in size 12 font on the computer for easy reading. On the app, it appears more like 24, which can make it harder to find info quickly for the scrolling. Since the font needs to stay 12 for the computer, maybe the app could shrink the font or allow to zoom out of page.)
Best app ever for nursing students
by SuzyB1980 on 2018/11/04 19:17
I have used this app for 3 semesters now and noticed that the first gig is free then after that I noticed it slowed down and I began to have problems... well I have learned that everything good cost money .. so I couldn’t give up on this app since it had all my notes. I logged into my Microsoft account and purchased their versions of ICloud for $10 a month where I have the ability to save up to 1terabite , so I downloaded the cloud app and linked it to one note app.. so worth it. After that the app works beautifully.. no problems no glitches.. but u must pay.. I use this app with my iPad and apple pen for notes... all my PowerPoint are downloaded where I can write notes on them... sooo convenient
Apple Should Thank Microsoft
by TeachThought on 2018/12/28 17:46
Because One Note actually makes the iPad usable as a work and creative device. Entirely legitimizes the iPad Pro. I’ve used dozens of note-taking apps for years and now I feel silly for not having had used this to begin with. It’s not perfect, but it’s close. The app I used and loved previously stopped being supported and no longer works and that’s another lesson here: while I like to support mom and pop developers, the app world is a tough world to survive in. Invest all of your notes and ideas and maps and drawings in an app—only to have it stop working. Paper doesn’t do that. If you want to take this risk, consider doing so with a large developer who has a better chance of long-term support.
Feels natural buttttt
by onenoteuserv on 2018/12/28 19:12
As a college student, I take all my notes on my iPad because it is more practical and easier to stay organized. When I first started doing this I tried basically every other popular app out there and even paid money for a lot of them. However I keep coming back to this one. It feels more natural when I write, and I love that I can see how much I am zooming in to write so my handwriting size stays consistent. The only flaw that I have noted, which is why my other friends opt for the other apps is that there are no grid lines that show printing page restrictions. It would be nice if they could add a setting for printing preview like the ones excel has so you see as you write , whether you are within the page boundary. Otherwise, great app!
OneNote review
by Organization Buff on 2017/10/21 19:59
I like the program a lot, but there are some things They need to fix. I’ve sent them now multiple letters and requests and they just ignore me. On printing you cannot highlight a specific area to print. If on one page you had 20 pages of writing for example to print one paragraph you have to print off 20 pages! I’ll sometimes keep an ongoing journal on one page that git’s thats long. Almost any program has that feature except for OneNote. I guess Microsoft doesn’t have the financial resources to correct something so simple. And they don’t even have the time to respond to their customers request! I just don’t understand it. Our whole business uses Microsoft software and I was a big fan of it in the past. We’re switching more and more to Apple because they listen to their customers.
Started off loving this app
by Booger man 19 on 2018/12/03 10:47
One note was a lifesaver after I lost ALL my notes from another app. Since this holds everything related to my business, it needs to be super reliable! Lately, the notes with passwords attached won’t open on my phone. It freezes and then crashes. I have to access them from my laptop- which is not convenient if I’m with a client and don’t have my laptop with me (I’m a fitness trainer- my notes must be portable without lugging around a laptop). At this point, half of the program is unusable in the way I need it to be. Am searching for another solution, but in the meantime with be printing all my client notes in case it decides to crash altogether and I loose everything!
School Work
by 212324Bb on 2018/04/22 03:24
I use this for school work for almost every class. At first i wasn't sure about it since i was new to the whole iPad idea of taking notes, but after getting the pencil i started playing with it. Now i can take notes, draw, and everything else with it. It makes it easier for me to take notes when i am in my accounting classes trying to keep up with the problems since they can sometimes be really long and run for a couple pages. Now i can narrow it down to one page and keep the sections of the books separated for easy access. The paper style feature is also wonderful! Definitely helps with me not having to carry so many notebooks around campus.
Auto-capitalization feature off???
by Pillydaer on 2018/07/09 12:35
This app is great for a college student like me and allows me to take note in class on my ipad. This is all great until my computer Science class. As the app programmers may know, programming is very case sensitive and this app does not allow you to tuen off the auto capitalization feature. This is a major problem. I have gone into the settings of my ipad and turned it off for my overall device but the app refuses to make a change. After looking into several forums, I have found that this is a huge problem for many people for many reasons: people writing in a different language, people keeping track of passwords and other case sensitive material, etc. Please one note, I love your app but if this is not rectified soon I will be forced to look into other note taking app.
No ink to text handwriting conversion
by Popstar Dad on 2018/02/03 12:54
I wanted to love the OneNote system. Sadly, the handwriting conversion feature which is so touted for OneNote, is not a feature of the app. This makes the app minimally useful for the hopes of taking notes on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. The support recommendation is to open the handwritten notes on the desktop version, convert them there, then sync them back to the iPad. Too many steps, Microsoft developers! But, maybe they’re hoping this will encourage Surface purchases over iPad. Their business decision, for sure, but my business decision is now to simply dump all my Office programs and apps for a different working environment that will fully integrate. Plenty of other good apps that are hardware agnostic. Why not let your products stand on their own merit, rather than handicapping them in other systems in hopes of creating a crappy user experience with competing hardware? The latter is too shortsighted and obvious guys, you can do better!
Very difficult to link notes...
by vak1 on 2018/10/16 23:56
To link note, you must find other note, then copy link, then paste. It used to be that you can paste the link using title between two sets of squarely brackets. Even that was very cumbersome, but they have removed it for much more complicated system used now. On Windows desktop, you can use Control K and dialogue allowing you to search the notes pops up. Without this functionality, OneNote is not really usable if you have more then a few notes and want to link them. I hope that this functionality would be added, but until it is the only version of OneNote that is really usable to me is Windows Desktop one. At the same time, if a way to link notes is added, I would consider this a five star, best in class software. As is, software is powerful but penalizes power users on any platform but Desktop Windows.
Better than Notability
by Kugelblitz on 2018/09/16 02:34
While Notability is great given its intuitive GUI and simple layout, One Note has a superior edge given its compatibility within MS Office, its dynamic ability to grab web page articles (Web Clipper), and seamless integration into the cloud. One of my favorite aspects of it is that I don’t have to buy it twice. When you’re not a student, this is expensive, but being a student I was miffed that Notability wanted to charge me 2x, once for MacOS and once for iOS. I wrote them about it, and they confirmed that they do charge twice. MS didn’t do that. It downloads here, and downloads on my iMac. Microsoft, you rock! Thanks for making a great product, and I’m happy to look forward to learning how great this is.
NOT compatible with MS Word 🤬😡🤬😡
by TxtrMom on 2018/08/09 22:31
After reading all the rave reviews on OneNote a few years ago, I switched to it from Evernote, cumbersomely but effectively importing all my Evernote files. I enjoyed OneNote’s way of organizing my files inside the app, but imagine my surprise and consternation when I found out— during a critical crunch point in my work flow— that Microsoft managed to create a NOTES app that canNOT cut&paste nor export to its own WORD PROCESSING app!!! I had been gathering notes intended for larger Word documents, and found that all that time and effort had been wasted— I had to re-type EVERYTHING I had already composed in expectation of using those thoughts in my Word documents. Totally unacceptable. Also, I am not a fan of OneDrive— I MUCH prefer Dropbox or iCloud. These two decisions on the developers’ part make it clear to me that I am not their target audience... so I’m not their audience at all anymore.
Recommended by a Friend, Now an Invaluable Asset
by DH_WCS on 2018/12/15 13:32
This app was recommended to me by a classmate halfway through the semester. Now I use it for all my notes, homework, study sessions, and exam revision. Instead of carrying heavy books and printed PowerPoint slides (professors LOVE slides), everything is consolidated into one place (my iPad). There are other alternatives out there, but you can never go wrong with the Microsoft Office. Best thing about it is that I can access my notes from anywhere, not just my iPad. Keep it up, hopefully future updates don’t mess up this app (I’ve noticed a trend with note taking/organizing apps where they think they’re adding features but end up bloating the software and making it unusable).
Brilliant!
by Aniljacobs on 2018/11/19 12:44
I have been using OneNote for collaborating with colleagues and family for 8 years and no other app comes even close to it. The ability to share meeting notes with voice over or video, hand written network diagrams and Visio diagrams, To Do Lists with checkboxes is exceptional. OneNote works on all platforms and we even used it for Monthly/Quarterly business reviews. Try sharing your OneNote pages with friends/colleagues half way across the world and you will see updates in real time. The speed at which it syncs your updates is like no other Note taking app. I also use OneNote to plan and print travel itineraries as you can print straight from web apps to OneNote. My only feedback is to add more improvements for writing with Pen.
Ppt—>pdf—>import is annoying; app crashes every 10 minutes
by Top_Books on 2018/03/03 15:37
I’ve tried using OneNote on my iPad Pro/MacBook Pro but have become most frustrated with the lack of usability for PowerPoints. In order to get a ppt on OneNote in the iPad, I have to first download the ppt on my Mac, save it as a pdf, upload it to OneNote on my Mac, sync, open OneNote on my iPad, sync, and hope it loads. Maybe I missed a shortcut somewhere but this process is a huge hindrance to the usability of the app. I also find the OneNote app crashes every 10 minutes—sometimes every 5 minutes. Whatever I was doing right before the crash is also lost. :( I gave two stars because the options in OneNote are great. The interface is easy to use and I like the options for note taking. The idea behind OneNote it great—the execution is just not there for Mac and iPad users unfortunately. Fix it and I’ll come back!
Great, but would be 5 stars with a few updates!
by LeahBugg611 on 2018/09/24 21:17
This app allows me to take notes and have it accessible in any device that has OneNote downloaded. As a student, I am able to study on different devices, edit notes across all devices, and share my notes with classmates. I’d give this app 5 stars if the following things were updated: 1. It’d be great if there was a printable version that doesn’t cut off the notes or an option to write on a 8x11 page so that printing isn’t an issue 2. On the MacBook version of the app, I am able to record and take notes then go back and click on notes and be able to play the recording that’s associated with that notes. Unfortunately, the iPad app version doesn’t allow for that so allowing the app to do that would be amazing! 3. Anything above 100mb cannot be downloaded on a single page, which is inconvenient as a pre-med student who needs a lot of pictures on her slides because of classes like Anatomy and Physiology Overall, the app is great when it comes to note taking, drawing/writing, and typing. These small changes that already exist in other devices would make this a 5 star app.
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