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OneNote

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

pCloud

  • pCloud is quite suitable for most users. It does a lot well, such as file storage, being multi-platform, and decent user experience with folder organizing and moving files around.
  • Where it isn't at apt would be in workspaces to manage documents like Google Drive, and even dropbox would provide. The ability to manage google docs, sheets, etc. would be a significant plus.
  • The ability to use a workflow to store file shortcuts (don't like their star system quite as much)
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

OneNote
8.5
pCloud
Versioning
OneNote
8.4
pCloud
Video files
OneNote
7.9
pCloud
Audio files
OneNote
8.1
pCloud
Document collaboration
OneNote
9.2
pCloud
Access control
OneNote
8.4
pCloud
File search
OneNote
8.7
pCloud
Device sync
OneNote
8.9
pCloud

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

OneNote
8.5
pCloud
User and role management
OneNote
8.3
pCloud
File organization
OneNote
8.7
pCloud
Device management
OneNote
8.4
pCloud

Cloud Storage Platform

OneNote
8.8
pCloud
Performance
OneNote
8.8
pCloud
Reliability
OneNote
8.8
pCloud
Storage Reports
OneNote
8.8
pCloud

Pros

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

pCloud

  • Syncs really fast....both upload and download
  • Is reliable....decent uptime and quite stable
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

pCloud

  • Offline folders (a normal sync rather than a separate folder would do)
  • Backups (ability to keep them longer and not be upsold for it)
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

pCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

pCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

OneNote

OneNote 8.8
Based on 3 answers
I find OneNote to perform very well. I experience quick load times and automatic updates which are two things that are very important to our organization. I personally do not integrate OneNote with other software or systems but I do like that it can generate a sharing link for other people to view.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

pCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

OneNote

OneNote 8.5
Based on 12 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

pCloud

pCloud 6.0
Based on 1 answer
  • I'm quite as impressed with it, although their faqs cover most current and pending issues. They take around 48 hours to respond to inquiries, while platforms like Gsuite have an instant agent and multiple contact options.
  • They do attend to you, and I do understand they're trying to keep a lean team and reduce operational costs. For a frequent user who uses cloud storage for multiple things such as website databases, etc. and has clients, it could be a tad frustrating.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

pCloud

  • pCloud makes the storage and retrieval process quite easy. With Google Drive, sure you can store lots of items, but the Linux functionality just wasn't there.
  • The same was the case with OneDrive, which I still use. However, it can be buggy and taxing on computer systems.
  • pClould is quite simple to use, flexible, and quite effective at what it does. And it's conveniently priced too.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

pCloud

  • Less stress (since I can switch computers and not be limited by hard drive space yet having access to what I need.
  • Integrating Linux into our workflow (they take the cake there, and that makes life so much easier.
Craige Hardel | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

OneNote

General

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

OneNote Editions & Modules

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pCloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

pCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium 500 GB3.99 /mo1
Premium Plus 2 TB7.99 /mo1
Premium 500 GB Lifetime$1752
Premium Plus 2 TB Lifetime$3502
  1. per installation
  2. One-time payment
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