No consistency between different platforms 1/5
By Praetor V8
It is so infuriating that OneNote works differently on every single platform: online, MacOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows. Where is the consistency? MacOS version supports typing subscript and superscript text. But iPad does not. Windows version supports handwriting to text. But iPad with Apple Pencil does not. And why is it taking so long for these note taking apps to fully support tables? GoodNotes and Notability can’t create tables at all. OneNote for iPad can create tables, but is unable to resize rows and columns.
By At Peace JM
This is an excellent tool for keeping track of business or personnel life !!
Not working on mine 1/5
Freeze after opening the app
Good, but needs some important fixes 3/5
By 2 kuehl
I am generally happy with the app. There are some major issues that I would like addressed. The tap to top is extremely annoying when you are trying to press undo or change pens and it brings you back to the top of the page(really annoying when trying to keep up with the professor’s notes in class). It limit the distance below the drawing area, so if you copy/paste or lasso select, it makes the page jump up and move whatever you are moving or makes a quick vertical line if you are drawing/writing. It pulls up a banner that says working offline about 1/4 inch at the top of the canvas, so when it appears, the page jumps and this happens frequently throughout note taking. REALLY ANNOYING!!! The infinite canvas is nice, but it would be great to be able to limit the width of the page. There are more issues, but these are the main ones.
I love this note app, BUT!!! 5/5
This is my best note taking app on my ipad, the only unfortunate thing is that it doesn’t have a ruler. This is a very important feature and i found myself googling for a physical ruler and ruling on my notes with one of the sides on my iphone. Please include this feature and make it as easy as placing 2 fingers on the screen static for a few seconds for the ruler to appear. PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE. It is the only thing that makes me take certain notes one apple notes. The canvas is huge and i use the ruler to separate parts of my note and underline new topics
When going offline, the whatever I was writing becomes a vertical line because of notification shifting the screen.
I cannot write PSet without autocorrecting to Pset.
In the windows version, there is ruler for straight lines useful which remains static when scrolling, good for very long lines. I just like the ruler and am sad it’s not on the iPad version.
These problems make it 4 instead of 5 stars
Notes will not sync across my devices!!! 1/5
Notes do not sync. Very frustrating
Slow glitchy difficult to use 2/5
It's good. 5/5
I like it I guess. Fun to use, write on.
Need to be more simple 3/5
It needs to have an option to be more simple as apple notes.
No handwriting conversion to text on iPad 3/5
I would love to be able to hand write my notes and have them converted to text similar to Apple notes. Microsoft OneNote has the potential to be more productive than Apple notes, but for me missing this feature, which is available on other versions of OneNote is a big drawback.
Useless Search Tool 3/5
I am shocked Microsoft still hasn’t improved OneNote’s Search ability. It is soooo antiquated. If you use quotes to isolate a word you want to search for, it will include every page you ever typed quotes in which renders your search useless. There is no way to search for two words used on a page using the “+” sign. I am debating about switching to Evernote simply for this reason. I wish I had known this before starting to use OneNote. Whats the use of such a great notetaking app if you can't find the content you know is somewhere in there.
Keeps me nSync better then a Boy band 5/5
Great for sharing personal passwords across devices. I have multiple devices that use the same app and I find it difficult sometimes sharing the complex codes Password Mgrs spit out these days.
One note 5/5
By Steve 2035
This app is very handy to this app is very handy to write down a quick note so you won’t forget
Needs work 2/5
MS Note for iPad needs some work to match the iPhone version. The checklist (list with checkboxes) in the iPad version needs the Show/Hide Completed feature urgently. That feature has been present in the iPhone since the early versions, and the absence in the iPad version defeats the purpose to help organize notes and ideas. Without that feature in the iPad, the checklist looks completely disorganized and chaotic.
Need recent note button in the bottom buttons menu! 1/5
By Zahir Hussain
I use OneNote more oftentimes. Most of the time I end up updating/accessing recent note.
I like to have recent note button in the bottom buttons menu along with Notebooks, search and sticky notes. I can rate 5 stars once I have this option.
Been using Microsoft for years and it hasn’t disappointed me BUT 1/5
OneNote on IPad Pro doesn’t have ink to text function! This function is really important and they don’t have it? What are developers thinking? Can’t even use the normal convert to text as you write with the Apple Pencil! I know it is free and satisfy many needs but losing the “essential” functions really bring Microsoft down. I usually don’t have a problem like this with Microsoft but this time, it is extremely disappointing
Unable to crate notebook 1/5
Unable to crate notebook
Kept pestering me for a review 1/5
Microsoft wanted me to review their app so badly that I got a prompt every time I opened the app, so their review solicitation process gets their app a 1 star rating.
Writ a story draw do home work anything
Doesn’t recognize email 1/5
I’ve been trying to log in on my iPhone app, for weeks, and everytime I put my school email it tells me “Can’t find account associated with that email”. So the I go to safari and use the web-based version, and have absolutely no problem loggin in with the SAME email…. Beyond frustrating.
Great dog with fleas 4/5
By Earnetworks LLC
The dog being that it’s tied to a Microsoft suite making it nearly impossible to do things like buy more memory. Can’t sync to other devices unit I have more memory. Can’t copy and past. Must export as pdf’s. Doesn’t have a feature that shows you what is using memory with the ability to do housecleaning and know what you’re deleting. I still think it has the ability of being the best personal data library available
One of the best apps for studying 4/5
After trying several apps on iPad for studying (notability, GoodNotes, acrobat,..), I ended up with using OneNote.
Reason is that it lets you import pdf files as printouts and leave you a wide space to write your notes/practices just next to your printouts.
I am taking out one start to push the publisher to enhance stability, and the search function (look into scans, enhance handwriting recognition, and include a search bar to look for next instances/results in same file result).
With these minor downfalls, it still remains the most practical app to use for your studies.
Good for notes but always stops working 1/5
This is the first semester using this app and I like it a lot for writing. But, just out of no where when I’m writing or erasing, it just stops working and that loading icon just pops up and it keeps going and going no matter how long I wait, so it just wasn’t doing anything. I would have to keep exiting out and refreshing the app, but it keeps happening. This happened before but I had to delete the app and redownload it. I’m not sure if it’s because I have “a lot” of information stored in the app but I did have to delete most of my notes the first time it happened, and I don’t want to keep deleting notes.
Another problem is not being able to switch through notebooks or pages. It’s usually stuck on one page and even if I tap on different different tabs, it’s still stuck on one page. I offloaded the app and deleted it so many times, even restarted my iPad but the problem stays the same. I have all of my handwritten notes in the app and I guess the app can’t handle more than 5 pages of writing.
There is almost always a sync error which is confusing since I am connected to my internet which is perfectly ok. Even when I try to sync it, it apparently just doesn’t sync so that error is there all the time. I thought an app like this would work better with tablets.
Nigh unusable due to login policy 1/5
Can’t even use it anymore because I’m prompted to enter my company credentials a million times and I won’t let me just use a personal account and my phone as storage
Stops syncing after a while 1/5
By Senior Oppenhiemer
Not sure why, but stopped syncing after a few weeks
Something needs to change 1/5
Onenote works great when it works. I have discovered that many of my notes now have a little red x and are now unusable. Not a great time to Find out all of your grad school notes are now useless!
Es lo máximo 5/5
Es lo máximo… Por fin una aplicación de Microsoft que no es tan cuadrada. Es decir, que tienes libertad para colocar un texto, imagen o gráfico, donde quieres.
Eso es libertad.
Sync issues 1/5
By Koby grimes
Wouldn’t sync with Samsung notes
Pictures missing 1/5
One note was working perfect on iPhone 11, since i shifted to iPhone 12 pro max, whenever i open a notebook it opens but the pictures never show, although one note works perfectly fine on my desktop and laptop…..i am not sure if it Apple taking revenge from Microsoft or other way around…..but really really disappointed in One Note, won’t recommend it to anyone- would prefer everNote
Love it! 4/5
I love this app! It makes my college experience so much easier!!
Long term fan of OneNote 5/5
By Davr B
I have been using OneNote for about five years and I am pleased with the ease of use and flexibility.
Since I have so much information in OneNote, I was concerned when I heard that Microsoft might be discontinuing it. I was very happy to learn that OneNote for Desktop and OneNote for Windows 10 will be around for a while.
Then, when I installed OneNote on my iPhone and it’s synced with my Microsoft account easily, it was a great day. I am also using the web version of OneNote on my Chromebook and it works great. Microsoft please keep oOneNote around forever!
I hate these review pop ups 1/5
I hate these review pop ups inside the app.
A waste of my time.
Best I’ve Used so Far . 5/5
No more paper shopping lists! 5/5
Always know what I need & can add to it any time!
Available on phone, iPad and laptop!
One problem 4/5
By Brenna Han
This app would be PERFECT for my work notes, but I cannot record audio and type notes at the same time on the app for ipad. I can do it on my desktop, but I work away from my office and have to use another note app for recording and typing at the same time.
If only it stayed in synch 1/5
Like all things Microsoft, a great idea poorly executed. It’s like 4 different dev groups were involved and did not speak to one and other. Shame
Great to centralize notes and make them accessible with any device.
App Crashing 3/5
This app crashes constantly and then I get the message that my notebook needs to be synced and I have to get on my computer to fix it… it loses things I add all the time because of the continuous crashing. Need a fix!
Works better in Android 2/5
By Yvohe Fit💪🏼
Works better in Android. I use it for work with my clients and I have a better experience when using on Android. Especially, when I need to select text or cels in a table, it’s very limited due to iOS.
One Note 5/5
What a great program. It work well to organize my day!
Love it 5/5
Great features. Very crafty and efficient amongst all devices
Not reliable 1/5
I lost all my notes twice already. Always breaks
Great app... Missing Scribble 1/5
Title says all. Scribble is a wonderful feature that has surprisingly universal support across the iPad. Except in Microsoft apps.
By Suzanne Prevost
It’s a bit quirky. Some of the features like selecting copy work intermittently. Just does not function as well on iPad as it doesn’t Windows.
Can’t delete notebooks 1/5
Why does’t MS allow users to delete their notebooks? I need complete control over my environment. Control is bad.. OneNote is bad.
Critical search capability missing 2/5
App is pretty good except for one very critical capability. You cannot search within pages and searches do not highlight search results. This means you know the search text hit a match somewhere, but you are left not knowing where. Big oversight. A deal breaker.
I really like it 5/5
Hi, my name is Stephanie and I got the notebook. And I really enjoy it so I would like to reward y’all with an emoji❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖🖤🤍🤎💔