Microsoft OneNote

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Microsoft OneNote is a note capturing, file storage & sharing solution

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Microsoft OneNote review by <span>Ajaykumar M.</span>
Ajaykumar M.
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"Collaborate with anyone using Microsoft OneNote"

What do you like best?

Microsoft OneNote is a perfect tool to take quick notes and organize your ideas and thoughts. One can make checklists and to-do lists and add tags to any notes. The best part is that you can keep all the notebooks on One Drive and easily collaborate with others. Since everything is stored in the cloud, one can access it from any device. You can add excel spreadsheets and easily integrate with Outlook. I also liked the option of adding and recording audio and videos.

What do you dislike?

This is best suited in desktop's and tablet but not for mobile's. The mobile version could have been better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I strongly recommend Microsoft OneNote to others. It is very easy to use and is highly beneficial to plan your work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are many business benefits that Microsoft OneNote provides such as -

1) Easily take notes and organize your ideas

2) Add and record audio and video files

3) Integrate with Outlook and jot down the ideas quickly

4) Meeting notes easily drafted

5) Save important news documents and many more....

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Microsoft OneNote review by <span>My N.</span>
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"The best tool for organizing information ever"

What do you like best?

If you want to choose only one app for notes and information storage, Iwould recommend OneNote. It does the job and makes your life so much easier and cleaner. I like it even better than the famous Evernote. I have been using OneNote for years. It's easy to use and convenient. I use it both for personal purposes (to do list, travel list, cooking ideas,etc) and for professional purposes. My company use OneNote to track and assign tasks for teams.

What do you dislike?

PLEASE. Improve the onenote app on the phone! Much as I love OneNote and use it EVERY DAY, I barely touched its phone version... Somehow it's not convenient and nice looking, and time consuming to update notes. Sometimes I would rather wait until I go home and update ideas I come up with rather than immediately putting the idea down on the app phone version. Please fix this. Also, when I delete a section, it will be gone, but actually it's still there without content. I just want the section to be completely gone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

OneNote is a game changer. Save your life. You need it because your brain cannot store all information you ever come across.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OneNote is my go-to tool for organizing and taking notes for projects such as books and articles. I use Evernote for research. Given that they're now both free, it gives me the best of both worlds. You can use both for different purposes. However, if you want only one, OneNote is the way to go. It organizes things super well and user-friendly.

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Microsoft OneNote review by <span>Amny N.</span>
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"facilitate note-taking, information gathering, and multi-user collaboration"

What do you like best?

It is designed to collect, organize and share materials without design, usually for projects, while text and wikis processors are usually directed to the publication of content. The difference is shown in some functions and features (for example, the pages can be as large as one wishes, the bitmap images can be inserted without loss of quality, does not allow the application of a uniform page layout, their capacity Multi-user allows you to edit a note offline and synchronize it later, making it a suitable tool for groups whose members are not always online OneNote is designed as a collaboration tool and allows more than one person to work a page at the same time, it is a tool that helps a lot to create work teams, brainstorming

What do you dislike?

If you choose a Workstation installation or Run from network server, the speed of execution of the programs can be reduced if the volume of network traffic is very high or if the use of the network server is very intense. Also, if the server is offline (for example, for repairs or maintenance), you and other users will not be able to use the Microsoft Office programs.

If you choose a Workstation or Run from network server installation, you must be connected to the network server in order to run any of the Office programs

Recommendations to others considering the product

The combination of your mobile device and OneNote is ideal for capturing and storing items such as receipts and business cards. It is easy to work at the time of making important notes for the working day, it is good to have a large capacity disk and that you can compile too much information and you could slow down your computer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I find the information more quickly. Efficient search technology with optical character recognition helps you find what you're looking for most quickly (whether it's handwritten notes, text in pictures or words spoken in audio and video recordings). I can work in a team in a more efficient way. Shared notebooks give everyone access to the same information at the same time, either online or offline. Office OneNote 2007 manages changes for you, so that multiple users can work simultaneously on the same notebook without the need to track versions and changes. With the sessions shared in real time, geographically separated teams can view and modify the same page of notes at the same time

Microsoft OneNote review by <span>Jeff L.</span>
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"Integration comes with a cost."

What do you like best?

Love the mobile app on my iPad, well actually, I love taking notes with the apple pencil on my iPad. I find the best features are the size of the Note Canvas area, seems to go on forever, which really allows me to create visual spaces as well as just documenting information. Great support for files, audio, video, links and pretty much anything else you can think of.

What do you dislike?

I am really frustrated that there seems to be no handwriting recognition included in the product. I loved its competitor due to the fact that I could search my handwritten notes to find something I was working on. OneNote doesn't seem to support this. I am not a fan of the individual boxes the app makes when adding content. It seems that everything is placed in a document window on the canvas. While I'm sure there are good reasons for this I find it takes away from the flow of my notes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great organizational tool, I do recommend it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Documentation, writing meeting notes are the best case for this app. Also as a developer, I often cut/paste code snippets for reuse later on other projects. It is a fantastic organizational tool for any user that is jumping between apps or projects and just needs a scrapbook.

Microsoft OneNote review by <span>Abdiel L.</span>
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"Notas de una forma practica"

What do you like best?

Es una herramienta muy rápida y practica para la toma de notas. Este programa tiene la completa función de una agenda de notas electrónica con las herramientas de un bloc de papel aplicadas como un moderno software, lo mas practico es la opción de la cooperación con otros usuarios para la edición de las notas.

What do you dislike?

En realidad no tengo alguna queja en particular ademas del tiempo que le toma iniciar

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es una herramienta muy practica y util para el uso dentro de una compañia

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es una opción para llevar tus notas en un grupo y darle seguimiento a los comentarios que los usuarios tienen . Es particular mente útil para los casos donde se revisan puntos de mejoras y/o correcciones que se requieren realizar para un desarrollo ya que de esta forma es mas fácil llevar un control de las necesidades de un cliente , que puede ser actualizado para indicar que ya fue atendido y que puntos estan pendientes de ser atendidos.

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Microsoft OneNote review by <span>Ricardo S.</span>
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"very good work tool"

What do you like best?

very good work tool, I work a lot when remembering things or write them down so they do not get lost. it is easy to use, it has nothing to envy to other applications or programs, it is compatible with many programs, it does not require much hardware for its good function, it does not cover so much hard disk space and its files are not very heavy

What do you dislike?

nothing, since it does not cover so much hard disk space and its files are not very heavy, very good work tool, it is compatible with many programs, it works a lot when it comes to remembering things or writing them down so they do not get lost . it is easy to use, it has nothing to envy to other applications or programs, it does not require a lot of hardware for its good function.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend them a lot, it is a very good tool and it helps a lot when looking for an information or topic that you have thought at some time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

many, it works a lot when it comes to remembering things or writing them down so they do not get lost, since it does not cover so much hard disk space and its files are not very heavy, very good work tool, it is compatible with many programs ,. it is easy to use, it has nothing to envy to other applications or programs, it does not require a lot of hardware for its good function.

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