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Please turn off automatic capitalizationThank you very much for your service. I have recently begun to write more notes for work and school using OneNote. I typically write from a mobile device, on which I definitely have auto-capitalization set to off. Unfortunately, OneNote continues to automatically capitalize my words, even upon review. I deliberately edit notes differently and often do not want capital letters at the beginning of each line or elsewhere. Moreover, I also write in multiple languages, but OneNote seems to have trouble recognizing it and will correct my writing much more frequently than other apps, becoming a great hindrance at times. Please adjust these settings or allow specific control from your application. I do actually have auto-correct and auto-capitalization set to off in my device settings. As a bonus, it would be wonderful to have additional possibilities with regard to editing the text appearance (font styles, sizes, highlights). Thanks! I appreciate your incredible work. Update: I can now expressly adjust settings for spelling and automatically capitalization within the app..Version: 16.33

Paperless Uni StudentI went into Uni with the mindset of not having to bring any books or pens or erasers, this was the solution. I’ve spend 2 weeks now using the iPad as my source of note taking and this is the perfect app for it. It syncs relatively well with my laptop and my pc so I always have access to my notes. Everything is organised beautifully and the pure writing experience with the apple pen makes note taking genuinely a fun experience. I have one suggestion though, please make It so you can drag slides and pages of PDFs instead of needing to insert the entire thing in. I’ve had to screenshot my screen and then insert the photo and crop the slide into my page just so it’s there. Pretty annoying, other than that, great app..Version: 16.23

Mostly just suggestions about the appI have been using this app for I think a year and a half. It started out rocky because I was trying to use the app on my iPad and then try to use the same notes on my Mac and if I added anything to the notebook from my Mac it would not be able to sync. I tried contacting support but all they could say was delete everything and start over. Instead I just stopped using my Mac. So one feedback would be to figure out why you can’t go back and forth between the Mac and the iPad app. Why can I access it but not change anything. Another suggestion would be to put in a feature that locks the size (width specifically) of the screen. When using my Apple Pencil I sometimes accidentally zoom in or out because my hand touches in 2 different spots. And that can be very frustrating when you are trying to keep your notes cohesive and the same throughout. I would also like to suggest the ability to voice record and take notes at the same time..Version: 16.21

Teacher bliss.I use this all the time for lesson planning, delivery, and evidence for what I’ve done. I love how easily I can switch seamlessly between multiple platforms. For instance, l’ve been able to design a lesson on my phone while drinking my coffee, and then pulling what l’ve compiled up on my smart board in my classroom. The delay between platforms (writing something on my iPad, and having it show up on another device) is like 1 second, which is pretty impressive. This software might make your life a lot easier….Version: 16.49

Great app for School and Personal useI have used this app since college and am in Medical School now. Me and a large majority of my classmates use this for note taking in class and outside. The app lets you download/print out the various power points into the app so you can directly annotate them. Very useful for school. You can password protect various tabs, etc. very customizable, I have not even explored everything it can do yet, but for example, I wanted to record my lecture so O found that you can actually insert a little link and file of a video or voice recording right from the app itself. Very cool, don't know of anything else that does that. Syncs with OneDrive, so I suggest you get a OneDrive account (usually schools have a deal to get you like a TB of storage or something of the sort through Office 365, so ask you IT department before buying anything out of pocket-if you aren't a student Microsoft offers 5 GB free of the bat, so there you go)..Version: 16.5

Great but needs workIf Microsoft had a best-kept secret, it would be OneNote. Although backed by the world’s biggest software publisher and included for a decade in most versions of Microsoft’s mighty Office suite, it’s still often upstaged by other note-taking apps, such as the ever-popular Evernote. Yet OneNote has evolved into a powerful information capture, management and sharing application that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. It’s available for just about any recent computer or mobile device – and best of all, it’s free. An example of its potential can be found in the education sector, which uses OneNote tools to create shared notebooks with lessons and homework for classes, and to integrate with learning management systems. It can be also be a very useful business tool, as the following seven tips reveal. More than a note-taking app OneNote uses a simple notebook metaphor, allowing you to have any number of notebooks, tabs within each notebook and pages within each tab. But it’s not just for taking notes. OneNote has rich editing tools that let you format text, add pictures and tables to each page, attach files, draw illustrations and link to other OneNote pages. You can also add to-do lists that can be easily turned into Outlook tasks with reminders. OneNote includes a range of templates for quickly creating more complex pages, such as project tasks and meeting notes, and you can create your own templates..Version: 16.6

Love this app - tags on iPhone would be perfect thoughI love this app. The desktop version has revolutionised my way of working in my day job. I never print papers for meetings anymore, taking notes whilst docked to the document, add tags and use templates to track deadlines etc. It’s absolutely fantastic. This app version is wonderful - I find it more intuitive and convenient than Evernote and Bear. But I wish there was one or two tiny additions. Being able to tag notes would be brilliant as I use, amongst other things, I have a huge collection of recipes. Being able to tag them would help narrow the choices when I particularly fancy something Mexican for instance. The other thing I’d love is to link between notes. So for instance I have a section for photos of meals I’ve tried - being able to link back to the recipe would be perfect. Overall though this is one of my favourite apps :).Version: 16.6

Amazing!This app is absolutely amazing and I love it. I used to have trouble writing down notes on paper during lectures because of my extremely slow handwriting😔 and is was actually so frustrating because i always ended up forgetting what I was gonna write howeverrr this app was literally life changing as I can just write everything very quickly on a phone and the drawing is literally so smooth like it not crooked or anything like I’m just so impressed like bro and I love that i can write over stuff. Now.. to be honest I was kind of disappointed when I couldn’t change the colour of the pen but everything has possible improvements so I hope this feature can be added in the future!😊.Version: 16.46

The best app few people useOne note is the gold standard when it comes to digital note taking. I use it extensively every day. I really don’t understand why more people don’t use in. I’m in an organisation of 50 people, but I think only about 3 of us use it, despite it having been an office product for years. People are weird. I keep telling them how brilliant and useful it is, but because there is a very minor learning curve (like anything else), people are reluctant to put in the 10 minutes requirement to learn how to use it. I find it had to believe this product isn’t used by more people. I shall keep singing it’s praises. Long live OneNote!.Version: 16.33

Best app to get organizedI have been using this app since 7 years ; guess even before MS buying it out; but it’s only today that I am writing a review. I love each and every feature of this app; the facility to drag n drop ; record ; insert vids etc and most of all ; make notes and can email it out too The integration w MS suite is the best thing to happen to reap benefits of One note ; all-in-one- place !!! Bottom line - and this is me personally writing not auto-generated by ON is that; it has helped me become more efficient by150%, primatily serving the purpose of having all information st one place; across devices ( laptop n mobile) which is fantastic; features are unparalleled. Makes exponential workload easy to manage..Version: 16.69

2 RequestsHello, just wanted to say the app is amazing to keep me organised in work and life. However I mostly use the app on my phone and I realised comparing to a computer or a laptop - when I delete a page from one of my sections by accident I can’t get it back. There’s no button and I’ve lost many things. I feel hesitant when I touch the pages and I was wondering if there can be a button to get that page back. Just another minor request. I like to use the checklist a lot on my phone, and I feel it would be amazing if it had a vibration when I tick the box. But yeah overall great app..Version: 16.39

Finally better than EvernoteI’ve used Evernote for about a decade, and was a fan. However, it has failed to keep up with the times: limited ability to do basic Word Processing and an organisation structure that feels old (even though updated recently). But OneNote felt like a child’s toy for years. Not any more: it is exactly the organisation tool I’ve been hoping for: files drop in and update (!!) when the files changes, full word processing including proper line spacing etc (Evernote is locked into some weird grid), flexibility on the page, easy to share pages with others, etc. so I finally switched. One downside: no good way to move files en masse from Evernote to OneNote (the software doesn’t work for me). Still worth it..Version: 16.60

Great app but tends to crashI love using OneNote for my studies as it keeps things really organised and has a lot more features than Microsoft Word, particularly when drawing. However, I would love if there were features such as insert symbols or equations, which can be found on desktop, as this would be great for any subject that requires mathematical symbols etc. Also the app tends to crash a lot, particularly as I use it for many hours a day (probably around 8 hours on average). It usually crashes at least once a day, up to 5 or 6 times. This isn’t a huge issue but is certainly frustrating. All in all though, this app has really impressed me and I will definitely continue to use it..Version: 16.30.1

Life changingOnce you get the feel of how Onenote works and what its capabilities are, you’ll get how much of a game changer having a searchable, annotatable, cross platform & cross device personal knowledge base is. Whether for work life, personal use or both, this app can serve as your note taking, document library, scrapbooking hub; accessible from any device. Has its limitations... every app does... but even if it was a paid app it would be beyond amazing... BUT ITS FREE. Of all the MS apps... this is the one I couldn’t do without. (Well... this and excel..).Version: 16.7

Amazing. Especially since it’s free. But there’s one thing...This app is awesome. I actually deleted by other note taking app that I spent money on to switch to OneNote. But there is one thing that I have noticed that I believe can be easily fixed. The app tends to have lots of glitches. Things that were erased are appearing again, entire notes that were deleted and back on the app once I have returned to the app after closing it, and there are even white streaks that tend to appear on the screen as a write. Another thing that happens is that when I am using the undo button, the page automatically jumps to the top of the note and I lose my place. I believe this is a simple big issue and I can’t wait for a seamless experience in the future. Please, please, please someone fix this! Sometimes it gets a little embarrassing when my friends are impressed how I manage to do everyone on the iPad, but when these glitches pop up they seemed to be turned away from the idea entirely. Thanks so much!.Version: 16.16

It’s the ultimate note-taking app for all devices (Mac, IPad, andriod etc.)I think its suffice to say its has features most note-taking apps don’t (in the App Store). My favourite features that are the wide spaces to jot down notes, ability to sync over all devices whether Apple devices or other OS. There are still some teething sync issues but with features like those Ive describe, the benefits probably outweigh the shortcomings. One of the defining feature that I love is the wide space to type or write your notes. Unlike many other apps, which restricts note-taking to the screen of your iPad, OneNote allows you to go beyond them, allowing more notes within one page. Clearly this is a winner, although some other apps may allow you to search your handwriting, I think it would soon be updated to support that..Version: 16.30.1

Good but update means I cant see the timeNow that the top is white, i cant see the time or date along the top of my iPad, as this info is in white. White text on a white background is not functional. Please change it back- this update was totally unnecessary and quite annoying.Version: 16.60

Great app for organizing. One fatal flawI’ve only been using for a couple of weeks and I love the app and how I syncs across devices. Wonderful ability to help prioritize. Fatal flaw is the accidental deletion of notes are unrecoverable. I lost a critical dictation by accidentally swiping the screen and it’s gone forever. NEEDS to go to a deleted items folder, like email or Apple Notes does. I can’t use this app for risk of that happening again, unfortunately..Version: 16.34

University notesI chose OneNote as an alternative to paper notes for my recording notes during lectures, I am not a quick typer so much prefer to write down my notes, which OneNote has made possible. I use this app with my IPad and Apple Pencil, i can write everything down just like i would if i was using a paper based notebook, additionally, I can also take photos of the lecture slides and effortlessly incorporate them into my notes and draw/ highlight over the pictures. You can also type into OneNote, but i much prefer to hand write, would recommend to any University students :).Version: 16.48

So easy to use interactivelyI am migrated to one note from Evernote and haven’t looked back. The ease with which one can create notebooks sections, subsections and customize those is great. Most of all though the ease with which one can rearrange pages within the notebook on the fly and have full integration to all other mobile devices is fantastic. In addition being able to send webpage clipsStraight into OneNote has been a blessing. Of course Evernote could do most of these things too but does not integrate as well with the Microsoft office suite of applications..Version: 16.44.1

Never use a paper notebook again!I almost NEVER wrote reviews - but this application is hands down the best thing I use every day. So much so that I've made it a standard in our company, it's INCREDIBLY useful and truly better than anything else. Also, It's ironically better on iPad than on a Windows device too! Worth the 365 subscription cost on its own......Version: 16.29

Constantly have to resign in everydayEveryday I get a message saying I am working offline and have to sign in again..Version: 16.46

Awesome!OneNote has many values. Have put many, many recipes in OneNote that our family has at their finger-tips and we all love it!.Version: 16.5

Best thing I've found to organize busy law officeI have search wide and far to find something that would allow me to keep my law practice organized, and onenote has taken the cake thus far. My main goal is simply to keep a cohesive list of things to do, and calls that come in, organized in a manner that allows my team to all be on the same page, and for messages to not slip through the cracks. Other to do lists did not suffice, and I literally tried them all. The main reason onenote works bets is because it allows me to set everything up in a format where there are tabs for each area: to do list, calls, notes, etc, and everyone can see everything very clearly and maneuver between the easily. My only complaint is that there doesn't seem to be the ability to create a checklist where items disappear after ticking them off..Version: 16.15

Graduate student toolAs a graduate student who works between a few devices, I hesitated to purchase an iPad in place of a laptop for my classes because I didn’t know whether I could keep everything straight and synced. However, OneNote works perfectly — If I change a note on my iPad, within a minute the change is seamlessly reflected on my computer, which makes note-taking and paper writing a breeze. I’ve found note taking with my Apple Pencil to be really enjoyable, and better than competing note-taking apps (or the default one). Being able to search handwritten notes is a feature which I never thought possible, but has made my life infinitely easier. For my student friends — a combination of Adobe Acrobat, Dropbox, Google Docs, and OneNote have streamlined my workflow in a way I never thought possible. Now, I can take my iPad with me to class or when running out of the house and I still have access to all my materials..Version: 16.43

Great appEasy to use and it’s been making my life a lot easier!!!.Version: 16.68

One note on iPadIt still has some tool like select and drags objects moving around still struggling. I wish in IOS could use more functions transfer hand writing to typing like on surface. Moreover, functions to edit pictures after inserting still not work very well sometimes I want to crop pictures I cannot. On iPad pdf filed size over50mb are not supported. I cannot insert in One note. So annoying that I has to capture one by one and insert it manually. Overall is really nice I appreciate that this app work across Microsoft and Apple barrier quite nice..Version: 16.29

Essential AppOneNote is the app I use most on all devices. I use it to keep all my personal and work notes and URLs handy. Unfortunately search is poor on desktop and almost useless on mobile because it does not go to the specific text in the page. On desktop, searching for a phrase, after putting quotes around it, search in all Notebooks or current Notebook then the current page is the process most likely to be successful..Version: 16.58

Absolutely Brilliant and Free!!!!!!!!While there are apps like Goodnotes and Notability which are both paid by the way, Microsoft OneNote is absolutely free and a brilliant app. There are so many dedicated pens for selection and the best part is, we can add more. I can type from my Mac in OneNote and it gets reflected in real time on my iPad. I am very good at typing so I type my notes on my Mac but draw diagrams and write equations through the Apple Pencil. I learn online to it just makes my life so easy to open the tutorial on my Mac and draw and write equations on my iPad. This app also lets us use paper with lines as background. I just wish they included more customised options for changing the paper to dark colours than the usual presets in the app. Also I wish it could do OCR which should not be a problem as Microsoft has its own OCR. Goodnotes excel here. Thank you Microsoft for keeping this app as free and thank you Apple for making such a brilliant machine and a stylus..Version: 16.31

Wonderful app (better than Evernote)Truth in advertising: I used to work for Microsoft and was an internal “dog fooder” for OneNote back in 2002. Having said that, I will say that I left the OneNote world for many years, becoming an ardent user of Evernote. What I found, over time, is that OneNote made significant leaps and bounds in the user experience, particularly with respect to pasting in text/data from web pages. I became an exclusive user of OneNote (again) starting in 2014 (although I visit Evernote from time to time to see if it has blown past OneNote — I’m ex-Microsoft, but not “hard core” Microsoft. The trick to OneNote (or similar apps) is to establish a pattern of organization for notebooks, sections, and pages. Moving things around is easy, and OneNote’s integration with OneDrive makes things extremely easy. I now write books and articles using OneNote, as well as use it to casually keep quick notes/reminders..Version: 16.41

Does many things well...butThis app has been great for me. Works excellent with Apple Pencil 2 and iPad Pro. But...would really help if some basic features could be added that I have on the windows version 1: back button. (Go back to page I just came from. 2: skip to next or prior page in section. Please. 3: changing font size or font when typing text. Thanks.Version: 16.24

Importing function needs to be improvedIt is inconvenient to import pinouts (PDFs or .pots) from the safari browser. I have to import the lecture slides from my PC..Version: 16.42

Great, but latest update is frustratingLove this app in general. Its better than Evernote in many ways, particularly in table creation, pen use and sharing across my organisation. However the latest update continually asks me to sign in. Every few seconds. Its so frustrating. When it does log in, it often says ‘working offline’ in certain notebooks that are on a share point/onedrive server. This appears to be an authentication issue which comes back regularly. As a result, I have returned to Apple Notes for my personal notes, and just use OneNote for business..Version: 16.33

It’s greatOkay, I think that this is good because I found out that it was great for me to make notebooks about my holidays, but I think that this needs a little more improvement because every time I use it, there’s viruses and it types on its own about things that are completely off topic! Please can you try your best to make virus go away? I know they are getting fixed but, I think you need to try again but, better late then ever. There are more good things about this app and they are: quite amazing because I’ve realised that the tools for the text make it look great, and that there are so many other features that make it look good. I’m sorry about this but, the bad things about this app are that: sometimes it doesn’t let me highlight the important features in the notebook, and the last bad thing is sometimes it doesn’t let me type properly and I don’t get the words that I need. Microsoft Corporation, can you please fix the viruses and other bad things, please? (Although, this is still a great app though) [Review written by Falleta ☺️].Version: 16.63

Great for cross platform sharing and sketchingBut why can't I delete notes from Apple devices?.Version: 16.5

Any time anywhere!I am thoroughly enjoying using my new notebook. It is incredibly simple to use. It is just like having a real notebook, there are multiple tabs where you can save data. I am very easily able to cut-and-paste data from emails and it is readily at my fingertips, when I need it. I can search my notebook, if I can’t remember where I wrote something down! It gives me a choice of what I am looking for. I am able to use it as my address book, somewhere handy to store phone numbers, and make my to do list. Really incredibly useful. I have my notebook on my laptop at work and the same notebook is replicated on my mobile phone. Yay what can I say!.Version: 16.47

Love it, but..I love OneNote but it needs dark mode!!!.Version: 16.29

App crashes often and some work is lostHi, the app crashing often. And closing unexpectedly. I also end up losing some of my recent work. This has been going on for a couple of months. It would a huge relief if it was fixed.Version: 16.34

Wonderful for school useI use OneNote Class Notebook to keep an eye on written assignments. I can log how much work students are doing and when, I can give verbal feedback when written is as suitable and I have evidence of marking all recorded without having the students to bring in their books. I am currently self isolating and Class Notebook has meant I can teach remotely using Microsoft Teams and monitor their answers with OneNote at the same time! My students are without doubt benefiting. At home we used it all the time for my own children so I did not need to print everything out. I can’t recommend this highly enough for educators of students who have access to iPads, laptops or computers..Version: 16.43

Navigation BarI am a leftie, and I find on the IPad when using OneNote as an app that my hand tends to touch the navigation bar. This is really annoying as the page that I am working on is suddenly changed to another. There needs to function to completely close the nav bar like there is on the online version. I love the app but this really needs to be changed, or made more clear how to change it..Version: 16.43

Fast and accurateReally fast and save my work even if I close and reopen it accidentally.Version: 16.34

Easy to useOneNote is really easy to use and the fact that it links to your other devices to take the notes off those is great.Version: 16.31

Great app but...This is a very nice app, full of useful features and well integrated with the cloud. I’ve noticed 3 things so far that could do with improving. First and most importantly, you cannot select text using 3D Touch. When I press in, i can move the cursor but if I press in again, it just jumps back to typing mode without selecting anything. This makes selecting quite tedious compared with other apps and needs to be fixed asap. Another thing is, while I like the text box layout of OneNote because it lets you put text wherever you want, it glitches out when you try to move bigger boxes around. It’s also quite fiddly to select a box to move it. Also, it can be a bit annoying when you have several boxes one below another and as you type the text, the box expands and the text starts to overlap with the text box below. It might be nice to have an option to shift the boxes as you type. I understand it might be tricky, in terms of logic, to find the balance between arranging the boxes and having them move automatically but I hope the devs can find a way..Version: 16.9

Made Studying experience so much better- don’t have to carry around paper, all my slides and notes are on one note - I can scribble on my notes, - categorising my study material is easy as per the date - simply love it.Version: 16.46

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A+ for Getting My Life Organized!I have been using One Note for years and years. It is amazing how many ways I use it in my personal and work life! It has dramatically cut down on the paper in my life. I teach a college personal finance class and highly recommend it as a way to store and keep copies of personal records (e.g., driver’s licenses, pics of auto license plates, insurance cards, health history and passports). I also keep contact info on credit cards in case one is lost or stolen. For electronics, it is a handy place to store passwords, user ids and software reminders. When I travel I couldn’t live without OneNote as a means to keep track of my itinerary, lodging/transportation reservations, suggested sites to see, and so much more! Also use it as a gardening tool to keep track of what I have planted with names, pics, sun/shade preferences, care tips, etc. Would you believe this is just a sampling of the many ways I find the software useful. And what really makes the software great is its search feature. Everything is at my fingertips by just typing a a few letters and I get a quick list of related notes. Installed on my mobile phone, everything goes with me for whenever I need it!.Version: 16.70

Pkjlbefduyrgh2qury7I love this app and this app is loveab Le but it was my first choice for the last two days I had a few weeks ago to be able and more than I had on i then forgot my ipad so the app doesn’t work that much anymmre. That is okay as I will not forget my iPad again., if i dont forget my ipad again then it should work again but again this isn’t about iPads is it. I’m depressed and your app isn’t helping but again im generous so i will rate your app 5/5 but im again depressed and this isn’t about i rate it five startssss.Version: 16.69

Needs tag searchingGreat app, but the iPad version needs to include the ability to view a summary of all tags. It’s no use having the ability to tag lines within a note but then having no way to view a summary of these tags unless using the Windows deaktop version.Version: 16.13

Poor searchThe search many times don’t return anything when there are multiple sheets. It certainly need improvement . Refer to google sheets as an example , they are great.Version: 16.28

Great app overall. But buggy.Using an iPad 6th gen. Would have given this app 5 stars but sometimes when writing notes with the Apple Pencil, once I finish my stroke, what I just wrote will flash (disappear then reappear very quickly). Doesn’t affect the usability at all but makes the app look very tacky. I believe this lets the app down because otherwise it is perfect. I can drop my lecture slides in and write notes on them, but a great feature that I haven’t found in other apps is the space next to your slides so in case you need more space for notes, don’t worry one note will provide it. Overall great app apart from the one issue..Version: 16.17

A great app, incredibly useful!I guess notebooks for many are a thing of the past, but the need to keep notes never goes away, especially when ideas pop into our head which we don’t want to forget. As a writer this is something I do all the time. Notes is a great app for this. It is automatically backed up to the Cloud, allows notes to be structured in easy and convenient ways and can easily accessed from a desktop. For me it’s the perfect solution!.Version: 16.58

More than a note bookAs a home user OneNote on my Mac has proved to be a useful repository for a range of documents including instruction manuals, financial records, portfolios, utility company information etc. I can organise hundreds of pdf scanned and downloaded documents easily and neatly for finding and recalling when necessary. This may seem rather odd but I do not need this app for note taking. I am rather fussy on how all my documents, which run into hundreds are presented. OneNote fulfils extremely this need extremely well with its versatility and well designed layout. I have been using another Mac app for my document needs but OneNote has quite an edge with its versatility and u.i. I am currently transferring all my pdfs over which is taking some time but I think it is time well spent. Being a free app. this was a true bonus in my decision to change especially given Microsoft’s Office collection which has a pricing policy quite prohibitive for the home user..Version: 16.35

Multiplatform, Powerful, Quick, VersatileOneNote is a great way to share notes and links between iphone and windows, especially w/ Quick Notes builtin handy default location. I also use it on iPhkne and Windows to track investing ideas and research. I do different types of research on both platforms (more in depth on laptop, more news and light fun reading on iphone. Surprisingly full featured on all platforms, yet light weight. The way OneNote allows entry of text or pictures is clean and simple. I have used commercial and opensource note taking apps for years (other good ines inckude keepnote, quiver), and no other app handles allows such free form entry in flexible and intelligent cells. I can paste pictures and include text and if i want can turn it into a cell and move it around or cooy between. Only feature i miss in OneNote is a multi-level folder structure. Handling folders should be as easy as using a browser's bookmark manager, or Windows Explorer..Version: 16.54

Helps usThank you for who created this amazing app. This isn’t just helpful for students but for teachers as well. My teacher sends my class homework and tasks to do. It is really fun to use it. It is like pages but even better. Thanks for letting us use and I love your amazing effect you put in this..Version: 16.24

Very handy and always helpfulHave been using since quite a long time now and happy with its performances..Version: 16.52

Maths teacherI have gone paperless with all my classes using OneNote and have not looked back! This has allowed me to very easily teach virtually, when the need has arisen. For me the key to using it was has been to learn to organise work into folders. I use a classnotes folder for each term, a homework folder for each term and a revision folder for each main exam - we have one in the first term and one in the third term. Within the classnotes folder I organise sub-folders for each topic. Within the homework folder I name every homework the date it is to be done by..Version: 16.49

Does not work since iOS11 updatesThis is used to be an amazing app. Since the iOS11 updates many iPad Pro users find that the content of notes cannot be displayed. All notebooks can sync, but only blank pages will display. If you read through Microsoft Community forums you can see Microsoft cannot provide any response to this and so far don’t seem to care. I would suggest all users avoid this app and use Evernote until M’soft fixes the issue..Version: 16.6

Nearly perfectLove OneNote. Use it all the time for day to day notetaking. Have done for nearly a decade. The only issues I have are the text boxes (they are so annoying visually distracting and I wish there was an option to turn them off) and the fact that some fonts are not true fonts for example times new roman doesn’t show correct apostrophes it quotation marks for times new Roman. If Microsoft fixes those things then I’ll give a full stars rating. Nevertheless I still cope without having OneNote there to joy down work and personal notes every day..Version: 16.30

Generally works well, but the default template and sorting don’t workI love using OneNote but I’ve found two issues with the iIS app: If I set a default template for a section using the desktop Windows 10 app, when I create a new page in a section on the iOS app it doesn’t use that template, it just created a blank page, please fix this. Additionally on the Windows 10 desktop app if I set the sort order for a section, that sort order is not respected on the iOS app, new pages always appear at the bottom instead of in the position determined by the sort order of that section..Version: 16.30.1

EVERYTHING in one place & mega easy to findI don’t how I survived without this. Anything I could possibly want to get my hands on is just a search away. And the search function is awesome. I have been able to create a bullet journal with a few tweaks here and there of what I want and it works so well for me. I use this at work too and it’s a lifesaver when you need information quickly Logical filing becomes somewhat unnecessary with the search function being so brilliant but it helps to give a bit of thought to the title you give a page and what its purpose will be. Quick notes are great when you are on the run and need to jot stuff down quickly with a view to properly locating the page later. As for function, I have barely scratched the surface of the options in my own use but watch plenty of fascinating YT videos that amaze me. Being able to clip part of a web page and have the hyperlink automatically logged is brilliant as is OneNote’s ability to read text that has been written on the page. I haven’t shared my books but you can and they can be locked too. Use OneNote and end the multi app/endless notepads for different things. You won’t regret it, I promise. I convert everyone! Just ask my friends and colleagues 😀.Version: 16.18

OneNote solves my tasksTake the time to learn how to use OneNote, the my I use it the better it gets, I use it to store emails, tasks, notes, etc and place a check box against items that I need to follow up, search on my check boxes and have an instant task list that I can work on. Being the highest selling sales person in my field in South Australia I need something that I can have access to on my Mac, iPad, iPhone and windows computer and one note is fantastic for this too..Version: 16.29

Generative Learning toolIn my Art/Science Medical sales profession- persuasive scientific communication- I succeed by discovering and developing my own One Percenters. Discovery only comes through systematic written reflection. Period! The rules of thumb in my profession primarily come in my ‘reflective laboratory’ using a versatile, iterative documenting tool, particularly MS OneNote, or similar similar advanced e-notebooks. In my medical sales world, I have to 1) say things more accurately and more succinctly that I can never truly outsource; and 2) discover and refine new heuristics/rules of thumb, from customer accessibility and profiling to producing engaging, influencing storyline’s. A line of sight recording tool is a major catalyst for my continued self-development- from the laboratory of reflective notes to the coal-face with the customer. It allows me to offer continued added-value to each customer. I can even use it on a hand held smart phone. That is scarily good! Thanks Microsoft Team for allowing me to do my Grunt Work on MS OneNote. Blessings..Version: 16.34

Great for the visual thinker (comments apply mainly to use on laptop)I love OneNote because my memory works best with visual prompts rather than, say file names. It allows me to spatially arrange information in every format I have ever needed and to have a picture alongside any file I store. The concept of pages and sections in note books works very well for me too as a way to organise info: my note books are extensive but I rarely have difficulty finding what I need - this is certainly the best method I have ever had of organising information! It’s four rather than five stars because it can be a bit glitchy and behaves rather unpredictably when printing out files unless to a completely blank new page. I really appreciate the recent fix to zooming in, which now expands the page around the location of the cursor - it makes navigation SO much easier. I wish file names always appeared in their entirety (as when inserting as printout) as opposed to small icons which show only a little of the file name (as when inserting as attachment)..Version: 16.44.1

DifficultOh well overall it is not bad but it is difficult to press the create notebook button so please fix this.Version: 16.61.1

No ink to text on iPadWould be good if ink to text feature worked on iPad as you are highly likely to use an ipencil on a tablet, but other than that works and syncs well..Version: 16.36

Almost nailed itThere are a few bugs and then a few things that would be useful but this is the best the app has ever been. Please dont mess it up with the next update I would however like to see the auto shape convert lines into straight lines and arrows into perfect arrows. I know this app is free but it would be a cool feature if it would convert your hand writing into text with a tool like auto shape maybe auto text? I know thats a challenge but the only thing this is missing. Oh and it would also be nice if i could rename my notebooks, maybe you can and i just haven't found out how..Version: 16.6

I cant live without it..I didn’t know i needed it until i started using it all the time at work. (Where i have multiple OneNotes for different areas). It is my virtual filing cabinet and it is expandable to whatever size it want. If i want to rearrange things.. i can start a new OneNote and move single pages, or sections or even section groups. I can search for anything over ALL the notebooks. I can move backwards and forward easily. THEN i discovered i could use a cloud onenote on my home laptop and view or edit on my phone. Enter my shopping list easily via my laptop and use my phone to access it when shopping. Yep.. i am a complete convert to OneNote and I have encouraged staff to use it after which they then become converts too. It is essential for my day to day everything....Version: 16.47

Great ControlUsed to control audit files back in 1996 on a manual process, where I have to have a top page, sections and sub-sections (sometimes called as divider), this was further controlled through references and cross references. Now this one note file is totally the same concept though can’t understand why so late, but really had made work life a lot easier and simple, a way to manage work load, files and notes. Certainly with time further advancements are equally important, and I remember some points where few changes similar to my old manual process can be made..Version: 16.24

Makes me so productive.. butThis app is so great and makes taking notes and making to do lists incredibly easily, plus the familiar interface from Microsoft word and the entire office suite makes the learning curve non-existent, the file system is also great but one small downside is simply having to manually select things... even to rename them, which to some may seem petty but it certainly did irritate me to begin with, overall this for me has been the easiest to use, and most feature packed app for note taking, especially with the Apple Pencil support, as well as the ability to sync it across both apple devices and windows through OneDrive, absolute pleasure to use and my A-levels are going to thank me for downloading it..Version: 16.45

FunctionalityThey keep removing tools!!! Like arrows and shapes! What the hell man..Version: 16.19

Needs To Add RulerThe ruler function is only available on windows tablets! I need a ruler function so I can complete diagrams for school work. Now I am forced to use Notability instead, which is a shame because I really like OneNote overall. The straight line function is too sensitive and somehow moves the entire document around, making it essentially useless..Version: 16.41

Extremely convenientCan write on the same file between Pc and mobile is extremely convenient anytime and anywhere.Version: 16.53.1

Great, but there is room to grow.Great app. Very good Apple Pencil integration. My only issue is not being able to delete notebooks..Version: 16.5

Great app but limited Apple Pencil supportApp sync seamlessly across variety of iOS and windows devices However Apple Pencil limited to drawing only ie no text recognition So use it more like a conventional note pad.Version: 16.66

One Note ExcellenceI have been using One Note for years. It’s great advantage is the ability to file and index Notes the way you wish. I worked with people who kept paper notes either on sheets or In bound books. They often struggled to find what they needed as they flicked through page after page in various books. I had a reliable Archive that proved its worth many times. One Note has many features that you need for business note taking. I sent many Weekly Status Reports to my boss straight from One Note. Formatting is easy and you can develop your own speedy style. My iPad & PC Note books synch seamlessly so I am always up to-date. Don’t bother with other apps just use One Note..Version: 16.33

Changed to 5 star, thank you very much for the prompt fix(For iPad) New Review: Wow, within 1-2 patches after my first review, not only was the very niche issue fixed immediately but the new animation slaps. I had a sneaking feeling that Office support would be speedy, but wow. Thank you for giving me a fantastic reason to continue buying MSFT shares. Old Review: I appreciate all the work that has gone into making OneNote a native-like iPad work and I use it everyday at work. My only quip is that the “lost connection” notification at the top of a notebook scrolls the rest of the notebook page down, decimating whatever poor letter I was writing with the Apple Pencil at the time and then predictably again when I regain connection. For a few seconds at a time, I lose connection at least 20 times per hour while tethering from an iPad2021 & iPhone 12. I am glad the notification lets me know my notes may not be saving, but it would be fantastic if it did not interrupt writing or stylus input. Thank you..Version: 16.58

Been loving it for four years! Just one request!I love the OneNote app... and even traditional OneNote itself. I’ve been using it for four years and, by far, my favorite feature is how I can access my notes from anywhere and any device as long as I login to my OneNote account. I love that you can create different folders and have different notes inside of each folder. I love the basic customization features such as being able to add a little color to different know for organizational purposes. My only request is that some features be added that are geared towards poets and/or writers. I switched to OneNote years ago after seeing how practical it was for storing my poetry and also loved the fact that I could lock certain notes for privacy. I’m not going anywhere as it is, but adding some writing/poetry geared features would definitely make me love this app for life! Just putting that out there! Thanks anyway!.Version: 16.30.1

It is an awesome appThis app makes purchasing iPad worth it. I’ve tried 5 different note taking apps and I think this is the better amongst the others. One thing I wish it had is, the ability to edit the format styles (h1, h2 etc), line height etc. for eg, when you put ‘lines’ as bg, the text doesn’t align to those lines and that’s annoying..Version: 16.14

Some weird font issues.Overall I’m really happy with my OneNote experience. I like the layout and all the features. I’m transitioning from using Evernote to using OneNote and one thing I’ve noticed is there seems to be less bugs than with the Evernote iOS app. I switch back and forth between mobile and PC versions fairly frequently and I have noticed I have less syncing errors with OneNote than with Evernote, so I’m pretty happy with it OneNote. One bug that is more annoyance than anything else is that the font randomly changes at times. I’ve noticed this in the windows version as well, and I suspect it might be linked to when it cloud saves. Anyway, like I said it is more annoyance than anything. If you backspace into the last thing you typed before it changed font and start typing again it goes back to the previous font. Otherwise you can just select what you typed and manually change the font back so it’s no biggie..Version: 16.70

Bon mais...Lors d’une recherche, ne place pas le curseur sur le mot trouvé dans la note Il manque la recherche à l’intérieur d’une note Il manque l’annotation sur image ou ImpÉc comme dans Evernote Bug récurrent en voulant rajouter du texte à la fin d’une note: le curseur « saute » au début de la note.Version: 16.19

Mostly useful except random tab order and colourIt would be useful if the index tabs could be ordered and colour coded by the user instead of being random. It would also be nice if the viewing order of entries by date could be flipped so that most recent were at the top instead of at the bottom. Annoying how updates mess up our system Annoying how it generates random new pages in our documents. We keep using it because of lack of other options.Version: 16.43

OCR copy text takes time! Please tell (new) users!Main reason I wanted this was for OCR to copy text from images for documents but this option appeared to be not available when I did the prescribed actions as per the online tuition videos. I couldn't understand why it worked on older notes with images until I eventually found an explanation that it can take quite a while for it to analyse the image and offer this option. In other words you have to WAIT or leave it for a time. Why the hell don't they issue a warning message or make it clear?!!?.Version: 16.47

Just needs two more thingsNumber one: it needs dark mode. Apple has the smart invert function that kinda works, but the toolbar at the top gets ruined and becomes even brighter colours, so that ruins the point of dark mode. Number 2: Zoomed up writing. A lot of other note taking apps (including free ones like this one) have a zoomed up writing function where a seperate box come up at the bottom, and it is a zoomed up area on where you are writing. Above the box at the bottom you see the page and a smaller box up there that shows where the box at the bottom is zoomed up on. You can mover the box at the top to write at different spots. Hope that made sense. Besides that very handy app..Version: 16.23

A nice one stop note app that can do a lot but somethings could be better refined.A great app that seamlessly syncs between devices, stores a lot of different file types and makes note taking a breeze. However, there are few things I would love to see in this app that would take it to next level. List of expected features is as follows: 1) Pinning note/chapters on top for ease of access, currently its has to be through finding the notebook/section/ sub section / Page. Which is distracting if you are actively working on a certain section and need a quick access. 2) Ability to hyperlink other pages/notes for definition, details etc. and ability to have a quick preview of those notes without leaving the current note. 3) The ability to select page size for notes, this is particularly important if the notes ever needs to be printed of shared as PDF. The current infinitely extending page is great for brainstorming but makes it a pain to print or share the idea through other apps like an email. 4) The lack of inline support for latex modes (How difficult is it to make a latex text box that compiles into a beautiful math equations) makes note taking of math equations a pain. Apple Pencil can only be used after selecting draw mode (its been years since this app is on iOS, is that apple not allowing this feature or developer not implementing?).Version: 16.60

Excellent program and app, but...I have used OneNote for a very long time on my PC, and I’m thrilled that there’s an app! However, the last update has spoiled my workflow. Every time I want to add a new section or note I have to dismiss the ribbon at the bottom of the iPad. I use a Logitech keyboard case with my iPad because I find typing onscreen cumbersome and slow. There’s a ribbon that shows onscreen at the very bottom of the window. This ribbon contains predictive text suggestions, style options, etc. I have tried closing the predictive text in settings, but it does not remove the ribbon within the OneNote app. Before this update the new page/section button was at the top of the window. It now resides on the bottom - causing two problems. The first is that it is covered up by the ribbon I mentioned above. The second problem is that new iOS feature that you can access other apps by tapping the bottom of the window. THAT thing pops up if I am off a fraction of a hair from the button, also frustrating my workflow. Please find a way to put the buttons at the top of the app again to resolve this problem. Otherwise, GREAT app!.Version: 16.6

Excellent for work and schoolI’ve used OneNote for many years now and find it very helpful for organizing my work and educational notes. I use it across PC, Mac, iOS and iPadOS. It is great to have access to notes on all devices and combines written and typed text, hyperlinks, screenshots, attachments. The writing is natural and smooth. The biggest shortcoming for me is the poor printing or PDF export capability. OneNote treats the document as one continuous document. This is very nice for restriction-free notes, but when it comes to printing or exporting to PDF, there should be some flexible page set up option which aren’t there. Because of this, for submitting written homework or saving notes to share with others at work, I find that I need to use other apps to get the job done with reasonable formatting. It also does not play nicely with formatting when pasting from OneNote to other Microsoft products. These haven’t been fixed in sometime. I hope this review/suggestion is read by the development team, because it would then be a very complete tool for me. Another more minor improvement would be the tables, which are self-formatting. Some improved control over those would be helpful..Version: 16.43

A Fantastic Notes App on iPad, but Mouse Support Needs WorkOneNote is a great app for notetaking on iPads, whether via typing or handwriting with a compatible stylus. Both can be used together interchangeably to create a remarkably versatile workflow that syncs seamlessly across devices. It’s an extremely useful tool for college notes that I come back to often. There is one issue with the app that frustrates the experience a bit, however, and that is the clunky mouse support. With other Office apps being able to take full advantage of the fast-highlighting features that iPadOS has brought to the table, being unable to quickly highlight and format text the same way in OneNote makes the experience more jarring. It takes a double-click to initiate highlighting mode on a word, as the pointer does little more than emulate a finger at this point; from there, the highlighting start and end bars have to be moved around, then formatting applied. It’s not a deal-breaking issue, but it can be an impedence to a note-taking workflow which makes it a bit harder to be swift and organized with color or other formatting compared to a PC. Aside from this, the app functions incredibly smoothly, and is a great, free all-rounder notes option for all sorts of different applications..Version: 16.48

Fast and EasyI have One Note across my phone, iPad and laptops. I use One Note for live and changing information and archiving. Work syncs quickly between devices. Really helpful..Version: 16.45

Perfect organizerVery useful tool if you’re an organizing person to keep track of everything and be reminded.Version: 16.30.1

Really good appI have been using Evernote but now prefer OneNote as it stores files etc the way I think and works across all my devices easier than Evernote OneNote really rocks ........Version: 16.16

Good but ONE MAJOR PROBLEM- CANT RECOVER A DELETED NOTEBOOK FROM IPHONEI have been using this app for many years now for pretty much anything and everything— it has also been my journal for 5 years and got me through a devastating loss when my boyfriend passed away 5 years ago. The other day I realized many of my notes were not syncing and in an attempt to fix the issue I deleted the entire notebook from my iPhone with one click. I thought nothing of this because I assumed it could easily be restored. Apparently that was not the case. I am very upset that Microsoft office OneNote would not make it more difficult to delete a notebook if it is permanent and can’t ever be recovered again. I was in a hurry and just wanted to resolve the problem and all those years of my heart and soul and journey to recovery after loss are FOREVER LOST. Please Microsoft One Note Support: PLEASE FIX THIS FOR US. I don’t want to see someone else go through the pain and stress it causes to lose something so important. I had no idea that clicking that button meant I would never again get to recover my notebook. I thought it would be just like an app on the phone. Something that can be deleted and brought back to life to get rid of the glitches. ATTN MS ONE NOTE SUPPORT TEAM: If there is any way that you know how to recover this I would appreciate if you could reach out to me to walk me through the process. It would mean the world to me!.Version: 16.65

Great!!This is my go-to app for taking notes since I have a Windows laptop — absolutely flawless sharing and easy to use. Some suggestions would be to allow for customization of shortcut tools (ex. Choosing highlight color), allowing voice recording while taking notes, and customizing headings. Otherwise, beautiful integration between devices and overall fantastic application..Version: 16.21

Love being so organised!I am a 'list' person and have tried various Apps to organise projects, Christmas, events, finances and home life in general but none of them have worked the way in which OneNote does! I love the separate pages and the Quick Notes and I'm still exploring all it's functions. It's great how it syncs with my mobile, iPad and laptop and I can also share pages with I have started a separate OneNote at work for my personal workload and also shared team tasks and it's so useful being able to see live updates in meetings as they are being keyed. Love it! 😊.Version: 16.17

Crashes quite often, but great app with huge potential.Often struggles especially in split screen on my iPad Pro. Also: Would be great if you could start an audio recording and leave it recording in background without it blocking the screen - maybe even set time limits on recordings so I can record lectures. Cheers! Keep up the great work!!.Version: 16.22

Excellent across ALMOST all platformsI have been using OneNote for several years now, at first in a work environment, later for personal use. In my work setting, using OneNote harkens back to the old Briefcase from Windows 9x era, the ability to have a ‘binder’ that is organizable by subject, tabs, etc. Different topics ordered and organized in a way that give peers easy access to useful information. In personal use, I’ve found the ability to markup documents and images and rearrange my thoughts in blocks quite useful. It’s great for brainstorming on the fly. Used on an iPad with Apple Pencil is smooth and natural, the tools, could be improved upon, but with recent updates for Dark Mode, progress is being made. My one complaint is OneNote on the MacOS. There is no way to store the OneNote binders locally due to Office365 integrations, the dependency on OneDrive is frustrating and locks you into the MS ecosystem. If not for the slow growth in tooling, and the lack of proper MacOS support, I would definitely award this five stars..Version: 16.43

Annoyingly UnreliableOneNote is great. It’s a clever app. It syncs well between devices and is great for schoolwork and projects. It’s got a simple design, and is easy to navigate. It works well with the Apple Pencil and it’s great for organising files. In theory. In reality, it’s not very good. It often crashes once or twice a day, and sometimes freaks out and rearranges folders. Sometimes it refuses to pick up my Apple Pencil, other times it straight-up refuses to connect to the internet. I want to use OneNote, but it’s just not reliable enough. Please fix these glaring issues, and I’ll change my rating. Thanks..Version: 16.37

Great app-missing small featureThis app is great and syncs so quickly between my laptop, iPad and phone. The only frustrating thing is that on the iPad, OneNote mirrors the display settings of the iPad itself. I had my iPad on Dark mode, which rendered my notes difficult to read. I couldn’t fix this without switching off dark mode altogether for the whole iPad. Hopefully this can be fixed as it’s not a problem on the desktop app.Version: 16.52

Useful but can be improvedI like the sync between phone and PC plus general layout and way of breaking down notebooks (prefer the desktop application when working on PC). On the iPhone app snapping a photo of a document direct into OneNote is very handy. However I really, really want a way to lock the position of containers relative to each other as currently things can so easily get accidentally moved around and that leaves me nervous and takes away any benefit to making notes over the top of something else like a screen shot, diagram or picture. Also would like to see text and table formatting improved so they get closer to simplified versions of Word and Excel. For example it is a bit slow to Embed Excel docs but the OneNote table features are just a bit too clunky compared even to a very basic spreadsheet so I find too often I end up wanting to go back to Excel for things that naturally would live with notes. Not for massive spreadsheets or complex calculations but with data entry and editing that more closely matches Excel when used for making lists and comparison tables..Version: 16.13

Awesome but needs work!!!So Many times have images not show up or show up extremely distorted across devices. Several of my professors prefer to post pdf files of their PowerPoint lectures instead of the PowerPoint itself. These lecture notes are extremely long sometimes 108 slides so I usually download them and use my laptop to insert the pdf files to onenote and then use my iPad to take notes. The converted PDFs sometimes show up extremely distorted on the iPad making it very difficult to annotate and take effective notes. Please fix this issue and make life easier for us college students. One more thing, when I insert a PDF file with several hundred pages and make notes next to it. When I want to print the notes out on a regular A4 paper. Onenote shrinks the pages so much that the hundred of PDF pages fit on only one single A4 paper making it completely unusable. I really really would appreciate having proper page layout options in the touch version of onenote to set strict borders to have specific page size like A4 so that both the inserted PDF pages and my notes next to them will both show up on the A4 paper and not shrink to extremely tiny size..Version: 16.24

Great utilityHave used this for years couldn’t do without it especially having so many things to remember.Version: 16.65

Improved with better Apple Pencil recognitionThe latest update has considerably improved the recognition of writing with the Apple Pencil. There are still a few issues with hand detection when writing as the page will occasionally change zoom. Please Microsoft make the option to start all new notes with ruled pages standard in the app, not just the desktop software. The app is where this makes the most sense. The rest of the app is standard OneNote. Which means it’s firmly my favourite note taking app..Version: 16.12

OneNote to rule them allMy wife has been using OneNote for her classroom for a while now. I was using GoodNotes, Evernote and nearly every other app I could find. I thought I would give OneNote a go this year and I’m glad I did. Being able to organize notes into sections, pages and pages gives me all the hierarchy I need to catergorise all the notes for my different businesses and interests. I particularly like the real-time sync on the iMac which would be great for presentations. Being able to set up templates on my iMac then write notes on my iPad Pro works really well. I have now consolidated all of my notes from the other platforms onto OneNote. Highly recommended..Version: 16.23

Good, but missing features…As an iPad Pro user, the iPad app is good, but missing key features that collectively make the App far less efficient and useful. All of these missing features pertain to the draw function. On Desktop, you can convert Ink to Text and Ink to Math. On the iPad OS version, you can only convert Ink to Shapes, which, for the business professional, is entirely useless. It is my understanding that the Ink to Text feature has been the number one (by far) requested feature for the iPad OS version of OneNote for YEARS, yet Microsoft has yet to add this functionality. Why?? The Desktop version is fantastic, as it offers essentially every functionality you could ever need or want in a digital notebook, and that’s why it has historically reigned supreme to its competitors. It’s absurd to have to use the Apple Notes app, which offers Ink to Text functionality, then copy over the converted text into OneNote… Why can’t Microsoft afford the same plethora of features offered on Desktop on mobile??.Version: 16.55

Very Useful Middle School PupilDo you ever need school done , but never have equipment? And only you’re phone? Well, this is for you! If your object can run any browser or this app, it is very useful for quickly finishing of a project anywhere anytime. Super easy to use for all skill levels, as it has guides and help on the app interface. 5 stars🙂.Version: 16.25

Super clean and easy to use!Works really well with syncing between the desktop application and mobile. Easy to use functionality is another bonus.Version: 16.43

High functionalityThis is a flexible app, as it works on every device I need (Microsoft and Apple) with high updating speed in real time so long as there is internet connection. I also have the ability to organize my notes sufficiently as an attorney, and I love that I can have multiple email accounts associated with different of my notebooks so I can access personal and work notes in my device but only my work or personal notes when logging in to my notes in the appropriate account online. Note search function will soon become invaluable. I do wish there was a broader, long-term sharing ability so any of the law clerks or attorneys in my office could see and edit notes without me having to share a notebook each time, but that might be solved when the office totally transitions to electric and we possibly have a singular work account. And I wish I could have the notes appear in certain folders (client folders) I’ve saved and organized in one drive so ALL the client info could be organized in one place instead of opening up two apps. But other than that, I really enjoy OneNote for typing, drawing, and all the other little functions as I discover them..Version: 16.12.1

Finally working like it used toI’ve used one note since 2007 when I bought a tablet PC. The program just made sense. All your lecture notes and handwritten annotations , PDFs, screen shots in one place. The initial release on Mac seemed to offer less features, however now it works wonderfully. I love being able to add PDF documents of Readings or PowerPoint/keynote slides on the iMac, sync these to my iPad version and then highlight and hand write notes on my IPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Although an expensive way to take notes, having everything organised in one place is so valuable to me. Occasionally I have had issues with sync , especially when working away from an internet connection so you do need to ensure if using this on you Mac (eg adding documents to annotate ) that you sync the iPad version as well. Would be great to save locally , maybe I’m missing how to do that. Having tried other note taking software. What I really like about OneNote is that you can have individual note books with sections and then pages within that section . For example I sort my notebooks by subject, each subject notebook has a week or lecture topic , then each week or topic has a page for each reading , lecture or handwritten notes . Thanks for a great app..Version: 16.36

My pen setup for drawing is occasionally randomisedI use Onenote every day at university as well as using it for personal journaling and for writing down and sketching ideas. As the title of this review suggests, one of the more annoying issues I continue to encounter is that the selection of pens (which I have carefully edited and ordered based on my note-taking system) will occasionally be randomised when I start one-note. I have to take the time to put everything back the way it was. It would be great to see this particular glitch fixed as it can be rather frustrating..Version: 16.12.1

Great for iPad, but missing featuresI rely on one note a lot, especially across platforms. Most of my remote work is done on my iPad though, and it bums me out that there are certain features missing on the iPad version of the app that are included in the free Windows 10/11 version on the desktop. In particular I hope that we get functionality with the Apple Pencil, especially ink to text. It exists in the windows version of the app, but bizarrely enough not on the iPad, despite there being settings for the Apple Pencil. Also, and this is more of a general thing. Custom tags don’t seem to carry over from the desktop version, which sort of locks me out of using them since I switch back and forth between the two devices quite frequently. I’d like to organize everything by custom tags, but if I can’t search by them or create them on my iPad, then what’s the point? 🥲 Otherwise, great app, not sure what I’d do without it. 😅.Version: 16.66

Helps me keep up with collegeOneNote has helped me keep up with my college homework and notes. It allows me to do different things such as use the drawing tools to take handwritten notes, and also to type whenever it’s most convenient for me. Another big thing I like is that the canvas is infinite, and the app gives me templates such as different sized squared paper and lined paper. I can edit PDFs, add photos, add charts, etc. I can see my notes from all of my devices without a FEE! It’s completely free which is important to me. There are some downsides, however. I am taking math courses which would require me to have a ruler, and although the app on my laptop does have a ruler, my iPad doesn’t. Now, i can always switch to my laptop when I need to use it, but it would be more convenient for me to have it across all of my devices. There are a few things that could be changed to make the OneNote app more aesthetically pleasing, such as a better highlighter when using dark mode, because I can only see what I’ve written highlighted but cannot see the rectangle. Again, this isn't a big issue but a suggestion. Overall, I am very happy with using OneNote. It’s a MUST for college students!.Version: 16.71

Zoom in/outSmarter zooming in and out would be welcomed me on OneNote pages. The magnify option has a preference for the bottom right - the top left would be preferable - where the mouse pointer is would be even more preferable..Version: 16.15

Almost thereGreat app but I wish there was an option to limit the pages, unlimited pages is the worst part of this app..Version: 16.45

Awesome appAs a college student, this app has saved my life! It’s so much better than the note app that came with the iPad and unlike so many other note taking apps, this is free! It allows for so much more personalization and manipulation of your notes. For example, the apple notes app only has like 5 different colors you can choose from, and 2 of the colors are too light to be note taking colors. But with OneNote, you can customize any color! It comes in very handy because I organize the different sections of my notes by different color writings. Also, it allows you to zoom in and out of the page when writing, which is so cool because I can write really small fonts by zooming the page in and then zoom it back to regular size to have very neat and clear small writing. With other note taking apps, if you want to write very small you just have to pray to god you have surgeon steady hands that won’t make the writings ugly. The one thing I would suggest is to add a ‘pencil’ feature like the notes app because sometimes when I draw math models or graphs, I don’t want every line to be a opaque ‘pen’..Version: 16.10.1

Limitless canvas is great, but there are other limitationsI use this because of the limitless canvas, which is really helpful. But there are serious downsides to this as well. The handwriting functionality is pretty horrible and looks ugly. On the iPad app, at least, you cannot do basic things like introduce double spacing in a text box. And when you import PDFs, the quality of them is seriously compromised when you zoom in. These things are a real pity and I would’ve thought a company with a might of Microsoft would be able to fix them very easily. If Microsoft OneNote and Notability were to have a child, that would solve everything..Version: 16.66

How I Benifit from One NoteI keep personal notes, business notes & Convention notes I use the copy & paste features when I study my Bible. These are helpful when sharing with my Congregation, the points or qualities I have noted about the characters involved in the reading as well as the attributes of our Creator, Jehovah God. I especially enjoy using the colors while note taking as well as the Bold feature, perhaps to indicate a lesson learned. I also use it for the names of new friends I have met. Thank you for always improving One Note & giving choices for the size as well as the type of Script we can use. Again thanks for your brilliant work!!👍 I totally agree with the first paragraph, I wrote above for your last survey.I am enjoying all your nice features every morning. Pus I use it for special lectures, & Conventions. It is a very useful tool for notes. Thank You again for using your skills to make our lives more accurate & simple..Version: 16.55

Page stuck at startThis issue persists through the last several updates. Whenever I start One Note, the page prevents me from scrolling up/down until 1-2 minutes later when the sync is finished. This is insane!! Please fix. Another issue is the drawn letters will shift downward slightly once the input is complete. Not sure if it’s due to the input accuracy or the input lag..Version: 16.60

Insert spaceThere are a lot of handwriting notepad apps and I have paid for and used most of them. OneNote’s tans are clever but complex. It really only is useful inside OneNote. So my conclusion is if u can live inside OneNote for all your note taking it works. But I generate a lot of notes for different meetings so my plan is to keep the file structure simple and export pages to PDF and store them in a cloud drive. PDF enables me to read them anywhere. I just have to keep the content to one page. The feature that really works for me is insert space. In this age of digital handwriting you should be able to go back to a previous paragraph and add some more notes. Very few apps have this feature. It the reason I will give OneNote a go. Main limitation i can see is creating a to do task only is readable if it is on text. iOS has very limited ways to view your to do tasks. It’s only really on the windows 10 vs under 0365. If can’t see an organised list of my tasks on iOS this feature is useless..Version: 16.26

I like.Edit - 24 Jan 2021: I don’t know why you want reviews when you don’t seem to take notice of them. Anyway, this is not in reference to the draw function in OneNote but to the ability of OneNote making use of the iPad wit Apple Pencil scribble feature. Will OneNote support the write to type feature? If so, the sooner the better, in my opinion. Leave draw features as they are because hand writing has its uses. But, when not in the draw section, set OneNote to make use of the iPad Scribble feature. Original review: I do love this app. As an author, I didn't want to spend money on one particular program when I had MS Office; so I'd started teaching myself how to use OneNote in conjunction with Word. I'm enjoying it. The fact that I can open a file on my iPad that I'd created on my computer, makes things so much easier for me when I want to work but can't be at my computer. The ability to swap between computer and mobile devices and seeing all updates in place, regardless of the device used, is fantastic. I also love the automatic save (not to be confused with Word's autosave) and think that should be a feature across all the programs in MS Office. In regards to adding lines to the pages' looks, I would like to see the option of dots to select from as well..Version: 16.45

Outstanding, just FABULOUSThis is VERY helpful and amazing and great for uni and school work and it is easy to work and very professional so I DEFFINETELY advise this app as it is outstanding. Well done 🤗 Also, I would certainly advise this, ignore what everyone else says! (I’m using an iPad) AND A COMPUTER and it works on both!! It keeps work organised even for the messiest of people! It is simple and quick and you can use apple pencils on it and it can connect to your school account so your teachers can automatically send you feedback and answers! 10/10! WELL DONE 👍🏼.Version: 16.37

OneNote App- Not compatible with Mac. Not able to create new Notebook Accounts.Not compatible with Mac. However, it states it is. Too difficult to create other Notebooks (not sections). I called for assistance with this (I received really kind & good customer service) just to find that this program is not compatible with my new MacBook Air. Although, this program’s website states/stayed it is compatible. I’ve been using OneNote for years. Originally, with a Samsung using Windows 10, in which it worked just fine. However, I was still unable to create an entire new Notebooks/accounts for separate use (i.e., for education, personal, & professional notebooks) to allow me to switch between notebook accounts (without the program automatically syncing the same notebooks/sections across all Main Notebook/accounts). Other than these very important key points, it would be... ONE OF THE BEST APPS, PERIOD! Perfect for writers, students, organization, sharing, creating documents, business, the list goes on..Version: 16.46

Missing good sorting and search. Not free if syncing > 5 GBI tried switching from Evernote and like OneNote but like its mac version its ability to sort notes is non existent. A app designed to hold hundreds or thousands of notes should be able to sort by name or date for each section. There also needs to be a way to act on search results. For example, search all notes with word xyz and be able to grab them and move collectively to another section. OneNote is also directly tied to OneDrive. You can not have notebooks on iCloud or Dropbox. If you use the mac version, you can not store notebooks on a local or shared drive. So, take all the claims about FREE with a grain of salt. OneDrive only gives 5 GB free to sync your devices so plan on an office 365 subscription. Syncing can also be slow and problematic. I pulled in thousands of notes from Evernote using Microsoft’s importer on my mac. I had to break the notes into a couple dozen notebooks so they were small enough to be usable. Also a warning. The import is a mess. I had a notebook from my MBA classes with a section for each class in Evernote. The sections all got blended together when importing putting notes together that had the same tags into a section with the tag name. Tag support in OneNote is horrible. Overall, despite past issues with Evernote it has been improved and is so superior to Onenote for sorting, searching and tagging that I will stick with Evernote..Version: 16.29

Please make light/dark mode changeable in the app!The app is generally very good for making notes, despite some minor flaws. The one big issue I have is that if I want to use light mode or dark mode, I have to change my entire system setting, rather than making it app specific. This is really annoying as when writing on a white document in dark mode, it will appear as white on my computer..Version: 16.46

Amazing, but it’s missing some featuresI’d love it if I could change the color of the what I write by selecting the words with the lasso select and choosing another color. This feature is available in the laptop version. Plus, it would be nice if it had a sticky note function, or like a note that I could just place over my normal sheet and write on that and move it around..Version: 16.21

I'd discounted it, but not any more: 5*The clean synchronisation and functionality spanning Wten and iOS makes this app a real winner. I'd previously thought it was a low brow nothing application in the Office suite, but after doing a MS online training course am a convert. It will totally replace my other note taking apps on the iPad, Noteability, GoodReader and iAnnotate..Version: 16.5

Does everything I want and then someHaving seen people using OneNote around the office for a while now, thought I would give it a try. The desktop version is great! Really improved my workflow and organising lots of small pieces of information. Then someone mentioned there’s a mobile client too. Didn’t have high hopes as mobile versions of desktop apps are often done poorly. Boy was I wrong. This is executed BRILLIANTLY. Everything is where you expect it to be. It syncs with my notebook stored in the corporate OneDrive reliably. It can even export to PDF then email right within the app. Super handy, super convenient, well done Microsoft. Big thumbs up..Version: 16.14

Great. Simply greatIt’s a little quirky but once you master it.... great product. Thanks..Version: 16.6

The Best Microsoft AppThis app is very good, but far from perfect. Best in class. Hopefully Microsoft will aim for 5 stars, so I will wait until they achieve this before I rate them as such. Undelete and syncing problems need ironing out. The Win 10 mobile version is basic and lacks most of the editing tools of the other platforms, so I have to use it only to view notes made on other devices. Annoying but not unexpected. There’s work yet to be done. On the complementary side, the updates are progressive and constant..Version: 16.9

Super good - one thing thoughI Love onenote because it makes revision super organised, but i’m using my iphone and atm there’s no option to change the colours for highlighters or pens if you want to draw, which makes my notes look super boring and i’m not sure how to go around it. in a new update i’d love to see some options for using different colours, thickness, opacity etc because it would make note taking on it that much better. but if you’re using and ipad i think it works so i’d definitely recommend using it for notes on ipads..Version: 16.33

Great tool to keep them informedAs an on the road sales rep this tool is great for jotting down post meeting notes, which my support team back in the office can instantly pick up and review and then give support where needed without to much delay..Version: 16.15

Handy little app.This app is very handy, and easy to use on the go. I use it all the time to make notes on all sorts of things. I love how you can organise pages into sections and notebooks. I use it as a diary as well. And the other great thing is that it syncs across all devices. Hardly a day goes by without me using OneNote to record or recall something. My only complaint is that when copying and pasting to or from other apps, the font size is usually a different size to the default and on the mobile app you can’t change font sizes..Version: 16.35.1

Great App, Minor IssuesOne Note helps me keep organised. It is very easy to use and has features such as drawing tools and folders which enable multiple people to view the content, and the app enables you to document anything in an orderly manner. The only issues are occasional syncing problems and sometimes when I am typing something, it will not work and will take ages to catch up to what I am doing. However, this occurs rarely and 95% of the time it is fine- the easiest way to organise work. This is an amazing app..Version: 16.20

Appreciate the ability to structure my notesWhat OneNote does better than competitive products in the “Drawing” space is allow your “Notes” to be “filed” using its Notebook/Section/Sheet structure.Version: 16.46

Great App!!I honestly didn’t like it at first, but I have grown to like it. Some features that people will want is an audio recording function to play back lectures. Notability does a great job at that, Some improvements for example is one note is the lag between writing and typing. It just doesn’t feel smooth sometimes. Also, lag and exporting of images is not good. I want to move images freely, spin them around, zoom in and out without any hassle. Last thing, is the paging of it. *IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT*-The paging of one note is weird that I wish it is like notability and good notes 5 like page 1, 2, etc of page breaks. Then, show the pages like 1-10 on the side that I can find, instead of me scrolling down to find that particular page. **IMPORTANT TO HIGHLIGHT*-The “endless page” feature is a pain to deal with then being a perk. The pages never end or break like notability. Especially when I need to export pdf’s or print one note notes. When I go print the pages as review to see physically the format is messed up. I hope one note fixes this issue. Also, split screen should apply to OneNote like notability and goodnotes. There should be rulers, or the straight lines or straight shapes feature. If one note has the same features as one note it surely will be the greatest note-taking app. The syncing is amazing though..Version: 16.57

Placement of Notebooks, Sections and Pages AND Tag functionalityI would really like the OneNote 2016 functionality to be on the ipad and office365 versions of onenote - The concept of Notebooks on the Left, Sections along the Top and Pages down the Right (or Left) hand side please. The current approach is really annoying. I have been using OneNote since inception and coming up for 20 years. Also, please let me customise my own tags - I usually run around 30 -50 customised tags. These tags are split between People, Companies and Projects. This way, I can run a search for all actions that need to be performed by a Person, Company or Project…. If you don’t reinstate this functionality, then you are no better than all the other note taking apps and I might as well review contemporary ones that are now available. I used to show people how I use OneNote and within 30 minutes, I could convert them from Paper based notes to OneNote digital note taking. Cheers Brian.Version: 16.62

With out doubt the best note taking app.Right ! I have tried all of the well known note taking apps in the app store Paid, Free and trial including Apples own Note taking app. Cost a fortune so far but all have had a niggle in one department or another. Some with major niggles. I wanted one that was easy, intuitive, quick, reliable, easily syncable between all Mac OSX and iOS devices etc. I needed it to store and read a complete 250 odd page pdf book and to be able to high light various bits and pieces. I needed it to draw, write text, import pictures, take photos, share and a lot more. A large requirement and not probably not going to get that in a one stop shop. Well I was wrong. This app by MicroSoft does just that and it is totally FREE. It will even audibly read the book or notes out loud on the iOS devices. Give it a try you will not be disappointed..Version: 16.37

AMAZINGI love this app and nothing is wrong. Helps you efficiently organize everything so you know where to find it using notebooks, and within those notebooks, there are sections and within the sections are pages. With each page you get an infinite amount of space, that you can type, draw and insert images on. They have various pens to choose from, including a rainbow and sparkly options. There is a print function so you can easily print you notes in an organized way. Hundreds of different fonts are offered, along with being able to bold, emphasize, underline and change the color of text. I use this app for many school projects and it has been ver helpful! They have a desktop and Apple Watch versions, so you can have your notes on the go! I use this regularly, and its amazing every time. Definitely would recommend..Version: 16.68

Using it for yearsI tried many other apps to track and manage all the minutiae I need for my varied life family work health ministry spiritual life and entrepreneurial issues. I tried others because they had just some advantage in one way. I would wish One Note could do this one more thing. Now One Note is everything I generally need in one place. The only thing more would be a mind mapping app type feature like Lucidchart. If Microsoft added that to One Note WOW it would totally rock. THE best part of One Note is that over many year and many devices and computers my notes have never been seamlessly picked up in the new device. The least stressful app I ever owned. Exact opposite actually, it makes me relax once I capture my thought in One Note. It is like extra raw memory power in my brain. It saved me from loosing a good detail idea for a particular client many times. I stress much less taking notes in One Note knowing I will always see them again no matter what happens to my device. Backups don’t work as well as that... l mean if you have 30 clients and you have quick note to make on the job and then over the phone then a photo to add or screenshot with weblink to a supplier or pdf One Note does it like nothing else can..Version: 16.44.1

Great filing systemA really easily accessible app that has a visually appealing interface. Easy to work with and has a faculty to allow you to copy anything from anywhere online directly into OneNote as it provides that option when selecting COPY on any website. One suggestion for improvement though...allow pages within each tab to be arranged ALPHABETICALLY. IT is annoying when searching e.g. for a recipe within a folder/tab and pages are not in alphabetical order. Otherwise, a great app!.Version: 16.24

Favourite notes appHave been using OneNote for years on my laptop for lecture notes. I now use it on my iPad and appreciate it even more. Love the organisation and layout, everything is clear and easy to locate. I also love how it automatically saves and I can access it from other devices through my Microsoft office account. It has so many great features like drawing and easily inserting pictures from online or from your own photos. And the view options are great, I always make my lecture notes on lined paper and change the background colour for different topics :).Version: 16.66

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