Microsoft Cloud Collaboration on a notepad
March 09, 2016

Microsoft Cloud Collaboration on a notepad

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Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

OneNote is used more for personal use vs. a collaborative tool than on an organizational basis. The problem with this is that this is more for smaller ideas and great for combining notes in a meeting and such. However, if the people that are given this do not have a real organizational use, then it will most likely be used only as a personal note utility.


  • Personal record keeping.
  • Scheduled tasks and timelines.
  • Collaborative thoughts on meetings.
  • Keeps the classic Microsoft look and feel, so it's easy to use if one is familiar with MS Word.


  • Collaborative tools are only as good as those that use it. If your team does not share each others notes then the program is almost useless.
  • The program could be better in terms of how well the application runs, at times it feels slow. Along with this, the applications on devices could have been implemented better on devices such as iPhone and Android.
  • I can't say much in terms of ROI. However, due to the nature of the application, I personally have not noticed any personal impact on the way I do things. I do not use it collaboratively nor plan on doing so unless required.
I feel that OneNote is a good take on Evernote and even Google Keep which is not listed as far as cloud note taking abilities is concerned with some collaborative abilities. One would use OneNote as they would be more familiar with how MS products works as it is the staple office utility.

I would recommend it for users that have a specific need for it. There are other products that are free that can basically do the same thing on a more personal level. It is not a must have.

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