“Microsoft’s innovative OneNote note-taking and organization software appeared in 2003, only to be overshadowed by the largely identical Evernote five years after its arrival,” Michael Muchmore writes for PC Magazine. “It’s also progressed from being part of a paid software suite to a completely free standalone app, though the OneNote app that’s part of Office is by far the most powerful of its several incarnations. OneNote (free) has branched out to many new platforms, including iOS, Android, Web, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. OneNote for Mac OS X (free) is the most recent addition, and it’s the version I review here.”
“Microsoft’s first foray into providing a free Mac version of its incredibly useful and flexible synced note-taking app is decidedly on the light side. It’s still useful, with commendable collaboration and search capabilities… it’s a light, mobile-style note-taking-and-syncing app rather than the powerful desktop application available as part of Microsoft Office,” Muchmore writes. “As with most installed applications, it’s more responsive than the Web app, too. But OneNote for Mac offers only a glimpse of what’s possible with the Windows version. I hope Microsoft beefs up its capabilities, and soon.”
Read more in the full review here.
BetaNews reviews Microsoft’s OneNote for Mac: ‘Evernote is better’ – March 18, 2014
Microsoft releases free OneNote for Mac – March 17, 2014
An Apple acquisition the real reason Microsoft is porting OneNote to the Mac – March 14, 2014