OneNote: One Place for Everything Important
Updated February 27, 2015

OneNote: One Place for Everything Important

Melissa Esquibel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

We use OneNote across our organization for various purposes. Primarily, we use it manage work assignments and travel. We use it to collaborate with our business partners and conduct research projects as well. For us, the biggest bang for the buck is its portability to various platforms and devices, Mac, Android, phone, tablet, computer.
  • Portability to popular platforms - When I travel, my entire itinerary is visible at a glance on my Android Ap. My right hand person is a Mac guy. So, he can use what he likes and I can use what I like and we both know what's going on with a project or assignment.
  • Content agnostic - There's virtually no type of content that can't be included in a OneNote notebook. I send e-mail messages there, insert PowerPoint slides, capture audio and video, as well as cell phone camera content on my Android phone. You can type, draw, capture screenshots. Nothing is off the table.
  • Nimble - We can start collaborating on an idea with a partner on a single page in a single section, then grow that notebook to be the project repository, and finally the location for all finished work.
  • Affordability - Free is a pretty good price!
  • I would love to see OneNote offer an option to sort pages within a notebook.
  • The look and feel of the online version is substantially different from the desktop app. Would be nice if they were more alike.
  • Tags are a great way to get an additional "layer" of organization. However, searching for tags is a little clumsy. Would love that to be a little more elegant.
  • Fewer missed deadlines!
  • No need for several software packages or software services.
  • Overall, less wasted time looking in multiple locations for related information.
I've looked at Evernote and a few miscellaneous Android apps but nothing is as integrated with Microsoft Office or quite as flexible as OneNote. To be honest, OneNote chose me. It has been a part of Office Professional for many years. Though, I admit I didn't start really using it until one of my key clients insisted upon communicating technical specs this way. After using it for awhile, I looked a few apps that would be accessible on my Android device (prior to OneNote compatibility change). They were all great for text notes and quick scribbles, but none seemed to be "growable" into more than just that.
This tool is ideal for managing projects, organizing travel, collecting research and collaborating.

Using OneNote

OneNote has become an integral way of how we collaborate and manage projects. As integrated as it is with Microsoft Office and SharePoint, I don't see a shift necessary in the foreseeable future.