OneNote is a good in-office note-taking program.
July 05, 2014

OneNote is a good in-office note-taking program.

Jeremy Ma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Office 365

Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

I do not use OneNote at my current job. As far as I know, it does not solve any business problem. It may be a choice for some employees to use OneNote when they are in a meeting, and want to take notes of the things people are discussing in a meeting.
  • I really enjoy how you can really write anywhere on the page. It's just like an actual notebook! This allows for more flexibility in what your notes look like, as opposed to dealing with alignments and margins in Word.
  • This software allows for touch and pen input (if your computer supports it) and it is really useful when you can't quite express something in words.
  • With Office 365, OneNote can now be synced with OneDrive, which is included in Office 365. This allows your notes to be accessed from any computer or device with an Internet connection.
  • Microsoft OneNote can't be accessed from a mobile web browser.
  • OneNote is a paid service.
  • We do not use OneNote.
OneNote has a wider selection of fonts. OneNote also allows for more flexibility in formatting. Evernote, on the other hand, is a free service. Even though Office 365 allows for several GB of space on OneDrive, it is still a paid service, and Evernote gives free users more space each month.
If you are only interested in using OneNote, without using other MS Office products, then I would recommend using Evernote instead. OneNote does, however, come as part of Office Home and Student, which includes the three base products, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Those products are useful for students as well as most office employees, and getting the package may be worth the price.
It's appropriate whenever you want to take note of something around you. It's more appropriate in the workplace and in school, because it looks like an application you would use professionally. It's not so much something you'd use on a vacation or when you're with friends.