I saw this question on Twitter from Edwin:
@EdwinPrakoso I chose One Note as got "free" with Office & @windowsphone supports— Robin Capper (@robincapper) October 14, 2013
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!
8 ways OneNote is better than Evernote | Pocketnow
“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.