OneNote - for individual users on a daily basis
July 21, 2016

OneNote - for individual users on a daily basis

Tiago Martines | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

OneNote was used individually by me in order to take notes during classes and meetings.
  • Easy to create a note/notebook any time, from any device.
  • NoteS are saved on the cloud and synced frequently.
  • More flexible than Word or another text editor to quickly create documents of different formats/media types.
  • It tries too hard to be used every time. Taskbar icon begs to be used. Sometimes I don't need OneNote.
  • Pen recognition is not as quick for handwriting as other alternatives (e.g. S-Note from Samsung on Android devices)
  • OneNote relies on OneDrive, which is does not do as great as other cloud storage providers in terms of reliability/speed
  • S-Note
S-Note is very local and works only on your Samsung device. Attempting to share S-Note notes across devices will turn them into pictures, which are hardly useful on a PC. OneNote's format is standardized between PC/Mobile/Web. Also, OneNote is clearly better for the different media it supports (e.g. videos/audio). S-Note, at this point, does a better job at recognizing handwriting and doing special actions based on it (like arranging a meeting or making a call). OneNote is improving on that area, but only if you allow it to tap Cortana's power.
Adobe Photoshop, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), TeamViewer
If you own a Microsoft portable device (e.g. Surface Pro) you will definitely be using OneNote all the time :)

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