Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote

By Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2014-03-17
  • Current Version: 16.17
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 415.31 MB
  • Developer: Microsoft Corporation
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.12 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 32,157 Ratings


Chosen *Best of 2014* by Apple Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. -- YOUR NOTES IN YOUR STYLE -- Type anywhere on this free-form canvas and easily rearrange and move your content to any place on the page. Style your notes as you wish. Make your notes bold, italicized, or colorful and organize your content with tables. -- CAPTURE ANYTHING -- Add pictures of recipes, your PowerPoint doc or PDF for school, links to your favorite sites, and web articles for future reference. Capture it all in OneNote and add your annotations right on top of your content. -- POWERFUL ORGANIZATION -- Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, color code, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like. Keep your private notes safe. -- TAG IT -- Easily tag your notes so you can get back to them later. Track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture. -- THINK TOGETHER -- Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook. -- ALWAYS WITH YOU -- Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. Achieve more with OneNote.



  • It is way too slow now

    By Smart Thinker
    This was my absolute most favorite program at first so I uploaded numerous categories and files and could access them with a quick tap. Once I updated it suddenly a circle appears when I click a file and it takes several seconds for the document to open. I am an attorney, so I don’t have those seconds to access documents when I am in the heat of battle. If Microsoft figures out how to restore the original speed and keep the lovely enhancements I will revise my review. However at this point I have tons of documents that I can’t use because I can’t access them instantaneously anymore!
  • Great product

    By c.m.u.k
    Easy to use and well designed. Way better than the other note-taking apps that I have tried.
  • About 99% of the way there…needs a few tweaks

    By Big Uncle Meat
    Up until recently, I used another note-taking app that has increasingly been the talk of financial difficulties. I decided to jump ship to OneNote using a purpose-built importer. Overall, I like OneNote. There’s a crazy number of options, most of which I’ll likely never use, but it’s nice to know I will have the flexibility to change the note contents, appearance, etc. around however I deem necessary. A few gripes/suggestions: 1. Allow adding columns (date created, name, etc.) and sorting by those columns. 2. Allow sortation of sections/pages alphabetically/create date/etc. The inability to do this is baffling. Otherwise, great app the eliminates the need to have post-its and scraps of paper all over the place.
  • It’s amazing—it lets me take notes how I want to take notes

    For so long, I had to adjust my notetaking to my wordprocesser, BUT NOT ANY MORE. Life changing, I don’t know how I’d get through school without it.
  • Very intuitive and useful application

    By The_Messiah13
    I have found OneNote very helpful when it comes to jotting down information for classes, daily life, and work related tasks. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who needs to write down notes.
  • Undoubtedly the finest notetaking application.

    By beigelicious
    I’ll keep this short and sweet. What I love about this product is it’s organization, and the ability to search everything. I love being able to have multiple books/chapters/pages, and being able to color code them accordingly. I love that I can search my entire library of notebooks and find exactly what I’ve saved. It’s a great tool, and want to shout out microsoft for making it free.
  • Needs improvements

    By KingKongRumbles
    The first week of opening this on your Macbook or Apple device (if you previously owned this on PC, or even a different older Apple device) may cause sync errors and crashes when starting to move larger files above 30MB. It will also save time after the calibration, but for older generations (prior to 1980) or the executive white male types with little patience, it will make your employees and/or yourself miserable during that time to put to use at work. For newer millenial generations inundated with files, this will work well. Specifically, if you are operating with 20+ or more files either in work or school for commonly complex procedures (such as billing for Medicare with 20 different types of products and/or 500 codes with unique details for each to deal with) or a master program with 2 years of notes to keep organized for reference, this is a great tool to use to click between the files and actually read them again quickly (the alternative is all in MS Word documents that need at least 10 seconds to load between each one). If you have a set of files such as myself at 300 files, you will benefit from this ultra-organization tool. The improvements needed include more reliable syncing, and making load times be as fast as possible per each opening of the app on MacBook or Apple device (iPad and iPhone). Also, making the MS Word tools for making grids, or bringing in an Excel file too, would be nice. The PDF import prints are extremely useful.
  • All in One Organizing Tool

    By TravelDude1234
    One Note is a great and flexible organizing system that allows me to organize family, work and hobbies in their own sections without being too out of sight and mind. It’s great to have the controls to share notes as well too with people. Love that I can use it on my Notebook, Ipad and phone too…helps to keep track of quick ideas without having to always use a post it note.
  • Good app but poor customer service

    Good app, just poor customer service when things go wrong. If you got an issue that can’t be solved online, don’t expect any type of reply from them.
  • Great Application

    By Ochosis
    Use it everyday.