How did we live before OneNote?!
June 22, 2021

How did we live before OneNote?!

Jill Liegghio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneNote

We use OneNote for personal note taking as well as creating shared notebooks for different teams and projects. Our team note books include sections for meeting notes, work instructions, frequently used sites and contact information. As a manager, I have sections for future team and project strategies as well as staff pages for information tracking and development planning.
  • OneNote provides a safe space for data storage. If you’re someone who needs to write things down, this is a much safer replacement.
  • It allows data to be well organized in pages, sections and sub-sections.
  • You’re able to send notes to attending via email with a simple click.
  • You can create shared note books for collaborative data sharing.
  • Shared notebooks can be added to your personal notebook with real time syncing.
  • You can add links to frequently used sites that can be accessed with a click.
  • Your OneNote books are backed up into the cloud and can be accessed through mobile devices.
  • It has a cool new feature for simple math that will calculate formulas when typed into a page.
  • The cloud version of the software - which can be added to Teams sites has limited features and isn’t as easy to navigate. It would be great if this version had more features.
  • You can create templates for recurring notes - like meetings. However, saving something as a template is not easy to find in the software. I always have to look this up on the internet.
  • Emailing of notes to attendees after meetings.
  • Shared notebooks for work instructions, projects and meetings.
  • Ease of use.
  • Added features like being able to share new notebooks, add urls to pages and images.
  • This one software purchase is a game changer. We have a shared platform for all manners of collaboration and archiving data.
  • This software platform is stable and easily accessible. If you’ve ever needed to get to some data in the middle of a call or meeting - you’ll soon realize there is no better way.
  • This software allows large organizations and diverse teams to work together on a common platform - regardless of the user’s location.
I’ll be honest, once I met OneNote, I knew my search was over. I found a software package that could do everything I needed and more. Pen and paper are helpful but not searchable, not private, not easily shared. Your notebook can be misplaced or stolen. You cannot use it to access websites with a click. I was a user of Lotus notes back in the day and though it had better function than pen and paper, I lost my entire notebook twice because of system issues and it didn’t have 1/10th of the function OneNote had.

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In my opinion OneNote is a must for anyone who does business. It’s versatile, stable and sustainable. It can keep private information private - like passwords. It can be used for collaborative work - like standard operating procedures. It is fairly easy to use and far superior to pen and paper. When used for meeting notes, it can be flagged with icons that are searchable - like ideas or important items. You can even create Outlook tasks on the fly.

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