A Super Powered Notebook
Updated February 25, 2015

A Super Powered Notebook

Bridgette Barry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

OneNote is implemented across the organization but it is up to the individual to learn it and incorporate it into their day to day job. It is an excellent resource to replace and enhance the use of traditional pen and paper.
  • Organization of day to day meeting and task notes- The best thing about OneNote is the ability to organize notes to make them easy to access and use as needed. The sections can be used to create a category and pages of notes can be added as subcategories to that section (think of a paper file folder filled with documents). The search functionality allows you to use any word within any file to easily locate a particular note page. Extras such as "to do", "important" tags and "question" tags make it easy to find and and sort by these categories as well.
  • Easy to Use- One note is so much like a traditional notebook, file cabinet and MS Word that getting started requires little or no training. The product is very intuitive to organize and use with only a small learning curve. All of the editing is very similar or the same as MS Word so anyone who can use Word can use OneNote.
  • Easy to Enhance with References- Beyond the ability to create and organize notes, OneNote allows you to easily insert links to web pages, other files such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint, photos, audio and video recordings and drawings. This makes it very easy to locate anything refereed to in the notes.
  • Ability to share notebooks with others- Although the product offers several ways to share with others it is confusing to decide which option to use and in some cases requires the user to create a Windows Live ID. This has made it challenging for me to use OneNote to collaborate with others.
  • OneNote has made it easier for me to find and organize the multiple projects I have going at one time. I believe it makes me more efficient by being able to access and easily find everything in one spot rather than searching through old notebooks or sorting through physical or desktop files.
I would recommend OneNote for any situation in which notes are taken such as schools, trainings and meetings. Although it's easy to fall back to old school pen and paper, the enhanced abilities of OneNote to let you add supporting links and documents, save to a cloud environment, organize and find makes it far more usable.

Using OneNote

OneNote is a tool that I reply on everyday to do my job more efficiently and effectively.