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    The Many Features of OneNote

    This topic was prompted by a post by a member of another forum who mentioned not being familiar with OneNote. Since OneNote is one of my favorite apps, I am sharing this for the benefit of others who may not be familiar with OneNote.

    I have multiple notebooks in OneNote, all organized with numerous sections and I use it throughout the day -- on my laptop, desktop and phone. A few example notebooks are notebooks for Books & TV, Personal, Recipes, Windows & Programs and more. Coincidentally, I recently replied to a Twitter comment Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft, posted about OneNote saying, "I agree 100%. I use it constantly. With it synched from laptop to desktop to phone, I have important information, notes, references, resources, etc. at my fingertips wherever I am." which resulted in a Microsoft OneNote Twitter reply asking me which features I use the most. I provided a screen copy of a page from my Books & TV notebook:



    As can be seen in the image, I have favorite authors indexed and listed alphabetically in OneNote. Each author page includes a link to their website and a list of their books. Since I read three or four books a week, this is how I keep track of which books I've read and the books next on the list to borrow from the library. The list also came in handy when plodr and I were discussing authors not long ago. I went through my list and gave her links to a number of favorite authors and she gave me names that I added to a list to check the library online catalog.

    In the "Recipe" notebook, I have a "Grocery List". It is broken down by category (produce, dairy, baking, etc.) and has check boxes (To do). When I'm running low on something, I place a check next to the item. Then, the next trip to the grocery store, I pull up the list and uncheck each item as I add it to the grocery cart. No more forgetting to pick up some needed item.

    The OneNote app is pre-installed on Windows 10. The desktop, phone, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android versions are available at the locations below. Also included is the Web link for OneNote online:


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    One last thing for this starter topic: In the Twitter conversation I mentioned above, the conversation went back & forth for a bit and, coincidentally, whoever does the Microsoft OneNote Twitter account created and posted the cutest (ok, to me it was cute) image yesterday.



    Please share tricks, tips and how you use OneNote or ask questions about features.
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    Re: The Many Features of OneNote

    I'm in a love-hate relationship with OneNote I wouldn't be without it, but it has some bugs and quirks that make me despise it sometimes

    I use a Microsoft Surface at University, and take all my lecture notes on it using either the pen or the keyboard, depending on what the lecture is about. This is great, because I can never lose my notes and I can access them from another computer if I don't have my Surface with me. I normally use the 'modern' app from the store due to its extra features, although if I encounter some of its bugs, I do switch back to the 2016 version! Here's an example of some of my notes:

    The Many Features of OneNote-onenote-png

    At my old school, we are pushing to move students and teachers onto OneNote using the Class Notebook features - OneNote Class Notebook. All students are automatically given notebooks for their subjects, and teachers can view students work, distribute worksheets and easily give personalised feedback - all whilst reducing paper usage and costs. Everyone gets one-click access to the notebooks they need for that day on the school's intranet.
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    Re: The Many Features of OneNote

    Plus, the OneNote Class Notebook is free and the Add-in is built in to Windows 10 (and Mac).


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    Re: The Many Features of OneNote

    A nice breakdown of the difference between OneNote (pre-installed with Windows 10) and OneNote 2016 (included with Microsoft Office 2016 and available free download from Microsoft OneNote | The digital note-taking app for your devices What’s the difference between OneNote and OneNote 2016? – UK Microsoft Educator Blog.
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