Taking Notes to the Next Level with Microsoft One.Note

By Emma Crameri Emma Crameri has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
on 23 February 2021

Microsoft’s One.Note allows you to keep all of your work notes in one place.

You can have multiple notebooks, a number of coloured section dividers (at the top) each containing pages. So, it might take a little bit of playing around to figure out a good system.

I like the way you can add tick box formatting easily to a list of things to do and checklists. You can create priorities, and search the notes. You can clip and collate things you find and like from the web, with the clipping tool. You can clip screenshots of online products and save important news items.

You can sync your notes to Microsoft OneDrive and share them with anyone on a PC, phone or tablet. You can share your notebooks with other people, via email or allow them to edit them in a browser. For example, if you’re planning a group trip interstate you can add sections for the itinerary, sights to see and transportation. You can then add a page for each destination.

Tables in One.Note can be easily converted to an Excel spreadsheet. You can you doodle and write notes on PowerPoint slides or Word documents, with highlighters and finger-paint. If you like drawing and brainstorming, then you might enjoy the white space.

Some teams may keep all of their team meetings minutes in One.Note, as the application works well with Outlook to add the meeting details.

In 2017, Microsoft worked on simplifying the navigation and improving the accessibility of One.Note.

As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “We will focus on designing and building products that our customers love and that are accessible to everyone and built for each of us.” In this update, we focused on making OneNote more usable for those with disabilities—such as vision and mobility impairments. We interviewed hundreds of people and analyzed product telemetry to understand how to improve keyboard shortcuts and the screen reader experience. We’re excited to share a vastly improved user experience in these two areas.

There is real-time sync on the same page in One.Note and everything is stored in the cloud, so you can access the notes from any device.

To get OneNote for free, leave a suggestion or ask for help, follow these links: Get OneNote: Mac | iOS | Android | Windows | OneNote Online


About Microsoft One.Note

With Microsoft OneNote, take notes the way you want. You can type notes, write notes, convert handwritten notes to text, and even record audio notes. Learn more at the OneNote Help Centre: https://support.office.com/onenote

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