Horrendous sync issues. 3/5
I use OneNote since years, I use Evernote too.
Two issues still and have never ever got solved inside OneNote, and really there is no sense why they get no solved!
1- The notes view on phone.
It’s so bad to see a note that has text yet if you move to the right or zoom out, it moves as if an endless screen as on the OneNote PC, which is awful for phones!
Oh, and hello if your note has pictures. Everything has sizes on their owns!
2-Sync issues, Sync issues, Sync issues.
For no reason, I always, find note not syncing correctly to the latest I have done on whatever I was using.
Always conflicts, always slow, always late, always fails as the note gets bigger or has some pictures in it.
Work on the go 5/5
OneNote is the best app I’ve found for enabling me to get work done “on the go” and gives me peace of mind that I’ll be able to access my work in the future from just about anywhere
Hunter Shongwe P.i 4/5
I have used this app for 5 yrs I'm very happy with it when I started using it u could not upload pics but know u can which is very gud I don't have a problem to keep all my very important information and all I do I write on my phone and I will view it on my ipad right around which is very good thanks.
I am missing a better pdf importer 4/5
I love everything else. But I don’t like the result of the pdf importation
Love it 5/5
Greatest note app ever
Unable to record and write simultaneously 3/5
The ability to take notes while recording is the most useful feature that OneNote has in Windows. Not having that feature on iPad is a deal breaker for me. Please add it soon.
So slow to load!! 2/5
For a NOTE app, this thing takes a long time to load on iPhones and iPads. Very long times to load.
I suspect it maybe booting Windows 95 in the background to run this app. ;)
Excellent App 5/5
I love this app. I am an electrical engineer who travels the world a lot doing various projects and planning.
It saved my *** on a couple major job sites. I was able to take pictures of documents, buildings, and whatever else I needed... Then easily draw on them, resize them, crop them. Whatever I wanted. Then I can write my notes, reorganize my notebook. Create a new page for a new job site, create a new section for a different company. All on the fly. It saves to the cloud and I’m secure.
Then I can go back to my hotel and do all the major engineering and planning, add more to the books and easily export things using multitasking on my iPad.
Needs a tweaking 3/5
I love this app, it just needs a few things fixed.
1. Ruler to create straight lines. I underline my notes and sometimes need a ruler but it’s hard to find a compatible ruler for the ipad. It would be great to see some sort of a ruler feature or something similar to other apps where you hold down the Apple Pencil for a few seconds and it creates a straight line.
2. I miss the color wheel!!
3. Having a defined “notebook” page would be great and efficient instead of the zoom messing up with my palm only to have to scroll up to resize the screen accurately. It would feel more like a real notebook. I screenshot textbook pages and write/type notes next to it and the two are such complete different sizes it’s annoying having to switch the zoom constantly to accommodate both.
4. Plz include capability to open more than one note at a time side by side. I have to use another app to open up multiple notes.
Crashes constantly on iPhone 1/5
So frustrating. I use this app a lot and it crashes randomly and loses data. Going to another notes app until Microsoft can get this resolved.
Could be more up to date on software. And should display better.
Excellent tool for success. 5/5
By 4Runner Family
I am an active professional and part time graduate student. I use OneNote for both applications. This is an excellent tool for success for those who are over organized, those looking to become organized, or those looking to do something as simple as an electronic scrap book. Very user friendly.
Review of One Note 5/5
Great for making daily to do notes. Organizing garage sale items.
Everything’s great except for one thing 4/5
I enjoy using OneNote mainly for educational purposes. As the app fulfills most of my needs, there is a one problem that I’m struggling with. Deleting notes on iPad is way too easy and what’s interesting is that you can’t restore them. Happened to my today and but, luckily, I sent a pdf copy of note to friend earlier so I could restore the lost file. However, if you are careful the app should be just great for you, just like it is for me.
You cannot search in a page 1/5
One cannot search and highlight a keyword in a page !!! This is such a basic functionality, cannot give more than a star
Deleted notes! 1/5
Please do add a way to get back deleted notes. If I delete a note accidentally in iPhone it becomes permanently lost. This is really pathetic.
Long Time OneNote User 4/5
By Eng PM
Bring scratch out text feature to pen use and you have a five-star winner.
Doesn't work. 1/5
Every time I open the app, I get the error "There was a problem with OneNote. Go to settings and clear all notes." So I do that, and it still doesn't work. I've tried logging out and back in repeatedly, clearing all app data, opening and closing the app, and turning my phone off and back on. Out of all those things, nothing has made this app work at all. I'm really disappointed, since I want a good note taking app for my new Apple Watch, and this one was highly recommended by basically every website out there. But no matter how good an app's interface and features might be, it's worthless if I can't even get it to work.
Lacks basic sharing capabilities 2/5
You can only share via the native iOS Mail app. If you use other email apps, or want to share via a text message, some other messaging apps, etc, you are out of luck. I often need to send notes or save them to a variety of destinations but OneNote can't do any of that.
Won’t work without sync account 1/5
The app won’t even open until you log in or sign up for a sync account. I wanted to use this locally and simply.
My privacy is too valuable for a “free” app that mines my life for data to sell.
Looks good, confusing 2/5
The two minute video looks great. Looks nothing like the app and works nothing like the app. Program looks more like an ad for itself and is confusing not user friendly at all. If it takes longer than ten minutes to figure out how to get to the first page it is not worth bothering with.
Great app! 5/5
Latest update broke search 5/5
Searching now shows incomplete results. On desktop, shows 100 pages. On iOS, shows ten only and on some searches, none (it should).
One note has become an indispensable part of my life, it is and I can do assistant, always there, always ready, indispensable.
Not able to synchronize with pc Notes 1/5
It would not sync with my OneNote from the pc.
Come on now...since iOS11 came out a year ago there has been drag and drop. I like the app, but if yall are not going to add this i am gonna have to use another note taking app. Also why is it that when i have two windows open and i start typing on the other app OneNote decides to scroll to the bottom of the page. You know how annoying that is when I am going over notes and texting or looking something up online.
Please add cursor support 4/5
For the apple notes, I can tap two fingers on the screen to make a cursor appear. This is super useful compared to the typical tap and select. However for some reason this isn’t a part of Microsoft apps. PLEASE ADD IT.
Every time I open this app (daily) it asks me to enter my password. Every time. I am not exaggerating. It did not used to do this. What the heck?!?!
Can’t see INK TO TEXT on latest version
It’s Getting Annoying 1/5
I’ve been entering my password every waking minute while using this app, because it never keeps me logged in. It won’t sync with my OneDrive because it won’t ever save my password, so it’s useless right now. I’ve tried deleting the app and redownloading it but that didn’t do anything.
Enjoying OneNote 5/5
Hi to all,
I enjoy using OneNote everyday and it helps me through my daily tasks very efficiently. I just miss the handwriting recognition.
The best app for taking notes 5/5
Simple and easy to use
Using iPad Pro 2/5
By Bea del Mar
The smart keyboard intermittently isn’t recognized within the one note app even though it works in other apps without problem. When it is recognized while I’m typing the list of notebooks on the left side consistently shift which is distracting.
Favorite note app 5/5
Easy and makes sense, intuitive, useful and fun!!!
Daily use 5/5
Very useful. Easy to use! Use it daily to keep my life and notes in order.
The searched item isn’t highlighted on windows phone or iPhone X application. This makes it useless to search because you need to scroll up and down to find what you’re looking for. On my mini iPad it highlights what you’re looking for which is nice.
Omg yes 5/5
Okay so I have a windows 10 Acer comp and I have all my writing on there well recently my comp has been having issues and I thought I lost all my work forever well not that I have this on my phone I am beyond thrilled that I have not lost my work and that I can continue to work on my projects. Thanks for making this possible I am so exited!!!
I can’t read none of my notes after I transfer them on one drive!!!!!
Life saver from Evernote, Apple Notes, Simple Note 4/5
Then I went on to another quest for finding a new note taking app. I tried about 5-10 apps and got hung up with OneNote.
OneNote in essence is an almost perfect note taking app. It is free, it is very flexible how you can group different contents, multimedia, text all in one note and regroup them like on a physical desktop without any formatting limitations. Hard to explain here. The one thing that I would like to see improved is that some files don’t create preview thumbnails like videos. Also you can get some sync errors that you have to find a way around till it syncs properly. Other than that knock on wood it’s going well. But in general the one thing I have noticed with note apps is that they start well off and then deteriorate over time. I hope this won’t happen with this Microsoft app. Thank you for putting it out there. And did I mention that it’s entirely free?
Very Good App, But Could Be Better ... 4/5
I like the app and the feature it has. I wish there was more flexibility to be creative with using the app. The fact that it’s free and it has a lot of cool features - especially for those with the Apple Pencil/ stylus - it definitely worth it.
Not good for my iPad mini 2/5
It constantly crashes mid note taking. I truly cannot work with this product every day because it slows me down so much.
Apple Pencil support 2/5
Needs better Apple pen support
why does it keep changing fonts on me? 3/5
I tried to have my notes in a font that was not the default—it kept changing them back to Calibri. Ok, so I changed everything to Calibri so that it would stop switching back and forth randomly—now it’s changing it to Cambria, which is not even the default...
Good but 3/5
By Renzo Fortini
When i type sometimes it added extra spaces like as if the settings got changed to 2 inch each space but goes back to normal after a few minutes its a bit annoying
Just one more feature to make this app perfect for college students... 4/5
This app is amazing! I love using this app on my iPad to take notes during class. I would like to see a record feature while taking notes for iPad. As of now the app will only allow you to do one or the other, not both.
OneNote doesn't work on my Apple Watch 1/5
When I try to use OneNote on my Apple Watch I keep getting a message saying I should sign into OneNote on my iPhone. But I signing out and into OneNote on the iPhone doesn't help. I still can't use OneNote on my Apple Watch. This is a big disappointment.
Crashing on my iphone 6s 1/5
Will not stay open. Won’t sync. Opens on its own. All after last update.
High functionality 4/5
This 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.
Recent updates have erecked this app 1/5
Used to be quite good, but now the genius developers have replaced horizontal tabs with vertical ones. Time to find a new app ... a total disregard for customers' needs and feedback. No improvement still ...