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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Notion

If you are generating a lot of content and working in a team environment, Notion is a clutch way to make sure that every member of the team is working on the same draft or version of your document. If you are in a process chain, it also becomes quite useful being able to drag the content card from one person's to do list from another's when it becomes their responsibility.
Garrett Lemons | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

It is well suited for capturing weekly departmental task lists. For example, each week we create a new page in a shared departmental notebook. In this new page, each department member enters his/her top 3 accomplishments for the week and the top 3 things which the member will attempt to accomplish in the coming week. We then use this page during our Monday morning stand-up meeting and it helps provide an agenda, structure, and discussion points for the meeting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Notion
6.7
OneNote
Task Management
Notion
8.2
OneNote
Gantt Charts
Notion
7.1
OneNote
Scheduling
Notion
6.0
OneNote
Workflow Automation
Notion
4.5
OneNote
Mobile Access
Notion
8.5
OneNote
Search
Notion
6.1
OneNote
Visual planning tools
Notion
6.4
OneNote

Communication

Notion
8.0
OneNote
Chat
Notion
9.0
OneNote
Notifications
Notion
7.8
OneNote
Discussions
Notion
8.3
OneNote
Surveys
Notion
6.0
OneNote
Internal knowledgebase
Notion
9.0
OneNote

File Sharing & Management

Notion
7.3
OneNote
8.5
Versioning
Notion
6.7
OneNote
8.1
Video files
Notion
7.0
OneNote
8.0
Audio files
Notion
6.5
OneNote
8.3
Document collaboration
Notion
9.0
OneNote
9.1
Access control
Notion
7.7
OneNote
8.3
Advanced security features
Notion
5.3
OneNote
Integrates with Google Drive
Notion
6.5
OneNote
Device sync
Notion
9.3
OneNote
8.8
File search
Notion
OneNote
8.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Notion
OneNote
8.6
User and role management
Notion
OneNote
8.1
File organization
Notion
OneNote
8.9
Device management
Notion
OneNote
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Notion
OneNote
8.6
Performance
Notion
OneNote
8.6
Reliability
Notion
OneNote
8.4
Storage Reports
Notion
OneNote
8.7

Pros

Notion

  • Notion is very easy to use and create content on. With other Wikis, you have to edit the page using widgets and never know what it will look like until you are done. With Notion you get to create in the same view that others will see when they view your page.
  • Notion is very clean and easy to read. There are a lot of different choices for how to format the content however you wold like.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

  • Because of its flexibility and ability to hold different types of content (text, images, tables), it is a great tool for collecting content from different resources and organizing it in one place.
  • Technical support analysts are using sections for their support case analysis; they paste pieces of logs, screen-shots, document their steps in troubleshooting etc., all in one section, to get the full picture yet stay organized.
  • The logic of content structure; Notebook>Section>Page>Paragraph, allows you to manage and collect all needed information by the areas of the user's responsibility. For example; each of my projects has its own section, in which each page is a task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Notion

  • Sometimes the data functions are difficult to get working.
  • Wish there was an option for folders to better organized.
  • Formatting does not work well when using copy/paste or exporting to another type of file or document.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

  • It is not always clear where your OneNote files are kept. I prefer to keep all my OneNote files in the cloud, but the actual location of those files in OneDrive can sometimes be a mystery. If I install OneNote on my home computer, I have to open up my work OneNote in the browser and then sync it to my PC. I'm not able to find and open the file in OneDrive through File Explorer.
  • The ability to find notebooks that are shared with you is getting better, but it can sometimes be difficult to locate the right one. I often see duplicate notebooks and end up opening up the wrong one. Would be great if Microsoft only showed you links to notebooks that were actually available to you.
  • Microsoft is shifting away from OneNote 2016 and moving people on to OneNote that comes native with Windows 10. The interface is different enough that I don't like it. I am staying with OneNote 2016 because of the ease of seeing multiple notebooks open at the same time and being able to get to the exact information I need quickly. If you don't like the native OneNote built into Windows 10, you won't like the future of OneNote.
Joel Brache | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Notion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneNote

OneNote 10.0
Based on 13 answers
As this is not a compulsory tool in our organization, I would say all depends on the decision makers, however since this is a part of MS Office, I am sure we will have it for as long as we will possibly need it. However, I would not be so sure, if it was a separate product
Ausrine Pasakarnyte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Notion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneNote

OneNote 9.5
Based on 10 answers
I find OneNote incredibly usable. I'm fairly middle of the road when it comes to tech savvy-ness. The platform was very easy to learn and explore. I like that OneNote is no clunky and offers a clean interface. This is important when it comes to deciding if a tool is usable for multiple people.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Notion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneNote

OneNote 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Overall, I rate OneNote's performance highly. In general, notebooks, sections and pages load quickly. OneNote integrates with other apps and info ca easily be shared/copied to and from the tool to other tools. Moreover, Notebooks tend to sync quickly meaning shared notebooks are up to date almost immediately provided there are no syncing issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Notion

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneNote

OneNote 8.5
Based on 24 answers
Microsoft does an alright enough job supporting issues in OneNote and updated as of late have brought welcome features. Several years ago they were not as supportive, but current rating reflects updates as Microsoft has seemed to consolidate around the Microsoft Store app. I haven't had many issues where I directly needed to call support.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Notion

I have replaced Evernote use with Notion. Evernote became just a place to shuffle resources to essentially read later, however products like Pocket have replaced that as well. Inclusion of the database approach from Notion far exceeds what Evernote offered. Evernote was good at keeping notes, but good portion of notes in my workflow are temporary and easy delete or archive.
Theodore K. Langston | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

The only real product that I can directly hold in juxtaposition to OneNote is Evernote. OneNote ultimately wins that battle because of its zero cost. It compares like for like in most other ways to Evernote, with the exception of its organizational system. If you intend to organize items into more than 10 topics of interest, Evernote may be better suited to your needs, as it's tagging system is more robust for larger categories of organization. If, however, like most users, you're limiting your categorization into 10 or fewer categories, OneNote is excellent, and it excels at helping you find information that falls into a smaller number of buckets than Evernote.Both applications have excellent mobile apps that will handle document scanning, pictures, and the like for you, so it's largely the same there. Overall, I'll continue to use OneNote because it is free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Notion

  • It reduces duplicative work as everyone is literally on the same page.
  • Allows multiple stages of the production to happen simultaneously without impeding the other, i.e. content editing and photo insertion can happen simultaneously once the draft is finished.
Garrett Lemons | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

  • OneNote makes me more productive because I'm always able to remember discussion points and next steps for any meeting
  • OneNote makes me less reliant on my laptop, when I'm having an informal coffee meeting, for example, which can be freeing
  • OneNote can sometimes be a little slow to use, which can be frustrating when I'm trying to type fast and make notes
Gagan Kanwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Notion

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Notion Editions & Modules

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OneNote

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OneNote Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft OneNoteFree
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