Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote for PC and Mac

Written by Microsoft Corporation

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release date: 2019-11-14
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 16.31
  • File size: 408.25 MB
  • Compatibility: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista and Mac OS X 10.13

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Features and Description

Key Features

Latest Version: 16.31

  • Licence: Free
  • Rated 4.5/5 By 36,887 People

    What does Microsoft OneNote do? Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices. Your notes in your style Type anywhere on this free-form canvas and easily rearrange and move your content to any place on the page. Style your notes as you wish. Make your notes bold, italicized, or colorful and organize your content with tables. Capture anything Add pictures of recipes, your PowerPoint doc or PDF for school, links to your favorite sites, and web articles for future reference. Capture it all in OneNote and add your annotations right on top of your content. Powerful organization Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, color code, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like. Tag it Highlight can't-miss notes with Important and To-Do tags. You can then track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture. Think together Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook. Always with you Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint ) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. Achieve more with OneNote. Note: For you to sign in to OneDrive for Business, your organization needs to have a qualifying SharePoint Online or Office 365 business subscription plan. You cannot sign in with an account from an on-premises directory. Learn more about Office 365 Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive, with the best tools for the way people work today. Please visit: for information on Licensing Terms. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Office 365 annual subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.

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    Software Installation Requirements

    PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

    Compactible OS list:
    1. Windows 10
    2. Windows 8.1
    3. Windows 7
    4. Windows Vista

    Requirements for MacOS Installation

    Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

    Compactible OS list:
    1. OS X 10.10: Yosemite
    2. OS X 10.11: El Capitan
    3. macOS 10.12: Sierra
    4. macOS 10.13: High Sierra
    5. macOS 10.14: Mojave8
    6. macOS 10.15: Catalina
    7. macOS Big Sur (version 11)


    Microsoft OneNote - how do I download the app on PC?

    If you want to download the software on your pc or mac, you could either first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for the app OR you can easily use any of the download links we provided above under the "Download and Install" header section to download the application

    Microsoft OneNote - Is it safe to download?

    Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

    Software Reviews and Critisims

    • By ubercorner22

      Powerful Note taker, annoying to have to “reopen” notebooks every time you’ve been away...

      Great app. Takes some time to build up a workflow, but once you do it’s miles ahead of almost every other note taker. Only exception is Notability, which I think has a little bit better handwriting capability, but not nearly the organizational ability that OneNote has. If you want to be able to organize your notes into more than just one tier of folders, then you have to move to OneNote. The organization is way better than any of the other apps out there, and there’s way more support on the backend as this is synced through Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud, so you know that it has the support of a company that’s not going anywhere. The only annoyance I have with it, and the reason it’s 4 stars and not 5, is that I have to “Open” all of my notebooks again on each device if I haven’t used OneNote on it for more than a few days. I don’t know if this is to simplify syncing issues between devices and save space on each device, but I would rather there was an option to keep notebooks on a device and keep them synced. That way if I want to start taking notes right away, I don’t have to keep throwing all of my impromptu notes into whichever notebook is the most synced and then move it later. I use this exclusively on iOS/MacOS devices, so maybe there’s some compatibility issue built in by Apple to handicap Microsoft’s apps just a little bit, or vice-a-versa.

    • By BB380

      Great app to support my vintage RV hobby as I move into retirement

      After having successfully used OneNote in my business operations for years, I have discovered it all over again in retirement as my “go-to” documentation repository for my vintage RV. I can organize quick “how-to” info from a box full of owners’ manuals, cut/paste essential posts from key “guru” forums into the appropriate owners’ manual section, insert pics of complex systems with annotations for use by a service tech should I need one while on the road, store info about future modifications including pics, diagrams, parts lists and vendors, etc, etc, etc. Best of all, I can now selectively cloud-share this info with fellow aficionados so we are not all reinventing the wheel. All of my work is automatically replicated across my laptop, tablet and phone so I can refer to it anywhere. I’m sure I could find something to complain about, but there’s so much to love that it’s not worth the effort!! Better still, it’s worth investing the time it takes to create this repository because OneNote is backed by a huge corporation that continues to invest in keeping it fresh and stable. I don’t have to be worried about all my work becoming obsolete tomorrow because a vendor decided to orphan its product (been there, have the t-shirt). Thanks Microsoft.

    • By SSG-Possum

      Okay..Most of The Time

      Have been using OneNote since about 2003 as part of the Microsoft Office Home & Student package on my Windows computers; then found and began using this app when I switched over to my MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers. Never had any problems on the Windows computer, but recently had a minor problem where I lost several sections out of one of my notebooks that I couldn't get to synchronize and somehow eventually lost them all. Was able to retrieve information from a couplle of the more important sections from backups I had in another program...otherwise I probably would have given the app a '5-Star' rating, which I seldom do for any rating....Nothing is worth a 'Top Star' rating as there is ALWAYS 'something' wrong with it to not rate 'Top' rating. I'm quite happy with the app...this app and the one for Windows and I also ahave the app in my Mac version of Microsoft Office Home and Student I have on my Mac computers and they all seem to work well together. What is in my OneNote on my Macs, is also in my OneNote on my Windows 10 Pro machine. Don't use it much on my iPhone (6S Plus) or iPad (3rd Gen.) as the screens, for me, are a bit too small for what I do in OneNote. I would recommend OneNote...any version or for any device. It does as advertised, doe what I need for it to do and am sure it will meet 'your' needs as well. Enjoy your OneNote! :)

    • By HodgsonMill

      Use it daily

      After investigating many different solutions for my needs, One Note has worked the best for me. As a creative professional, I like the freedom to type wherever I want, as an organizational freak, I like being able to easily make checklists and keep things accessible through the notebooks, section tabs and pages. Love being able to drag and drop a spreadsheet, pdf, or other doc right into the page. Definitely saves paper in my office. I go to a production meetings often. The organizer types up the itenerary and notes, and emails the content to the participants, then prints out 20 copies of about 6 pages of stuff. I bypass the paper completely. copy the content of her docs, paste them in OneNote and use my laptop or ipad at the meeting exclusively. What is really great is when my ipad battery dies during a meeting, I can whip out my phone and pick up where I left off. I have had some issues where I have had to repeatedly log in to my MS account on the iPad, but that is the only aggravation. I advocate the use of OneNote to my coworkers. I have only scratched the surface of what you can do with it, but it works great for me. I would like to have the option of text alignment when using a ruled paper background. Keep improving. I’ll keep using it every day.