I saw this question on Twitter from Edwin:
I’m a OneNote novice, just basic lists and notes, but have used it more since the arrival of Microsoft Accounts & SkyDrive integration in Windows 8/Windows Phone 8
Learning by comparison
Edwin’s question prompted me to take another look at Evernote. I’m not about to change but discovered some new things about OneNote in the comparisons!
“Every time I’ve tried Evernote it has been a disappointment. OneNote is far more flexible and feature-rich. Of course, both Evernote and OneNote have multiple different app versions that vary in features and quality across each operating system and platform…”
This video has an interesting comparison:
OneNote, makes your tablet a real digital notepad.
The more I use OneNote the more impressive I find it. I find it puzzling that Microsoft seem to underplay OneNote, especially in the Tablet space, as it is nice application. They make a big deal about ‘Office’ on Windows Tablets & Phone than OneNote. Combined with the ink input (with its background text recognition) in Windows you get a free form editor which can combine typed, sketched, web and image info in a single, searchable resource.
I didn’t realise the Insert>Record meeting (with sync'd notes) capability was in there until recently.
Hit record and OneNote embeds a media file. Take notes and it remembers the time the note was added.
To review just click on the text and OneNote plays that portion of the embedded audio/video. Surely a boon to anyone conducting interviews where an audio reference, say to check that quote you scribbled, is valuable.
OneNote or MindManager?
Although I love the ink capability in MindManager and the way it imposes a structure to your notes.
I’m not a list person, although my grocery list is in OneNote!, and find the tree structure of mind maps far more natural.
However the lack of a Windows Phone MindManager application (although FTSMind is pretty good) means I’ve been using OneNote more frequently and really like it.