OneNote your personal thought organizer
September 29, 2014

OneNote your personal thought organizer

Ausrine Pasakarnyte | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Microsoft OneNote 2010

Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

OneNote comes with a standard MS Office package. I have to stress that it is not a compulsory tool to use throughout the organization but rather something to be used on a personal level. I am not sure about my other colleagues, as this is a personal preference tool.
I personally choose to use it for training purposes, mainly organizing loads of different information.
  • With all other online tools in place one might think there is no need anymore for OneNote, however it has some capabilities that not all little note organizing apps and programs have. For example it has built in calculation tools. You start writing e.g. 100 / 2 = and once you put space after = sign you get your answer. I have not seen other note compiling apps do that.
  • It gives the feeling of an actual note book with all the tabs of important information you want to store. Compared to other note keeping products where it is more tag based.
  • I love the search option, that is so convenient.
  • Screen clipping is much more convenient than any other program.
  • Sharing could be little bit easier.
  • I feel it has a little bit bulky file appearance (a folder with multiple files). I would say, it is not anymore OneNote but Multiple notes (even though it compiles it all together pretty nice).
  • As this is not compulsory tool in our company, I would say the impact it has on me is the following: easy tool to organize procedures before publishing.
  • Easy tool to organize learning/ training materials
  • And I personally absolutely love screen clipping option, that made my life so much easier.
I would think OneNote would be useful for keeping and organizing programming, language, html codes.
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.
I personally really like OneNote for developing procedures. You know when you start creating department procedures there are more and more things that pop out that need to be elaborated. Well as a draft version, before it gets published on the company online platform, it is a perfect place to organize your thoughts.