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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

OneNote

Organizing data and information objects, according to your own logic of structure. For example, organizing all info about the cases you are working on, so each case will have a dedicated section or a page. Collaborating with colleagues who are working together on a project, so they can share a notebook, a section, or a page, and from there share meetings notes, lists of action items, links to other resources, and more.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

OneNote
7.6
Versioning
OneNote
8.4
Video files
OneNote
4.8
Audio files
OneNote
6.1
Document collaboration
OneNote
8.1
Access control
OneNote
7.5
File search
OneNote
8.6
Device sync
OneNote
9.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

OneNote
8.6
User and role management
OneNote
9.0
File organization
OneNote
8.1
Device management
OneNote
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

OneNote
8.7
Performance
OneNote
8.3
Reliability
OneNote
9.1
Storage Reports
OneNote
8.6

Pros

  • 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.
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Cons

  • Using the search functionality isn't comfortable; the search is run from a small text box at the corner of the window, and results are listed there as a narrow list of pages, without the context of the search-terms (no snippet, in other words). Searching by Tags is also uncomfortable and not intuitive.
  • Lacking integration with Outlook; because many people are using Outlook as their main tool for time management and self-productivity, it would have been great to have more options to export, or even better, export and link paragraphs to Outlook items like the Calendar and Tasks list.
  • Although there is an option to open an Outlook Task linked to a tag in Onenote, that isn't enough. Also, there is no option to tag people from the organization's directory, and that would have been great, especially for teams that are sharing sections.
  • The Draw options are not as far-reaching as in other Microsoft product (e.g. Word). Especially important is the option to group objects together and keep them as one image.
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Likelihood to Renew

OneNote10.0
Based on 13 answers
I could not imagine living without it
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Usability

OneNote9.0
Based on 5 answers
Even if it's not intuitive, you can easily save your work until you can figure out how to do something.
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Alternatives Considered

I tried using Evernote and it is an equally usable tool, however, I prefer the interface and capabilities of OneNote. OneNote seems much easier to use and understand. I think that may primarily be because OneNote is a Microsoft application and I am very used to using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, etc.I also use OneNote to keep my grocery list. It does as good of a job as the grocery list applications out there, only I like the flexibility I have with OneNote and how I specifically do my shopping.
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Return on Investment

  • Real-time updating across the team
  • No longer needing to search as much for the proper presentation before a call
  • Sharing with end users made easier
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Pricing Details

OneNote

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