• Make lists --- Quickly write to-do lists with check boxes
  • Draw and write --- Use your device's pen or your finger to add ink to your notes with multiple types of pens and highlighters
  • Quickly take a note --- Jump straight to a blank page by clicking the Note button in the Windows Action Center and on supported pens*
  • Share to OneNote --- Send websites, recipes, documents, and more to OneNote using the Share Charm, Microsoft Edge, Clipper, Office Lens, and dozens of other apps and services
  • Recent Notes --- Quickly access your most recent notes, complete with visual previews of each page
  • Work together --- Share your notebooks with colleagues, family, and friends and edit them together in real time
  • Search --- Search and find anything in your notes, including handwritten ink and the text in pictures
  • Paper --- Take notes on a white background, or add a grid or ruled lines for easier drawing and writing
  • Customize formatting --- Style your notes with tables, bullets, colors, and more

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Sterling · 8/3/2015
Crippling, Awful Update - Forced to Revert to 8.1

Back on Windows 8.1 this app was near perfect. With this redesign came more than just a new look, it also came with a new host of bugs. Not to mention the new design is much less fluid than the previous one. They carried over the iOS design, which does not work well on this platform in my opinion. Most importantly are the bugs, one of which forced me to restart the Surface 3 a total of 3 times during my last lecture, just to take notes. After using the app if my palm is resting on the screen in a certain way while writing the Surface reverses left and right click for touch input. This makes the device near unusable as to left click requires a long press every time. The only way I've resolved this is to restart the entire computer. I contacted both Surface Support and OneNote support on Twitter, neither of which were helpful in the least. Surface Support just redirected me to an outdated support page, after telling me to uninstall, which isn't allowed in the system.

Katherine · 8/3/2015

Wonderful App that makes keeping notes synced between devices simple and easy.

Rob · 8/3/2015

I can no longer add documents or white board cropped pictures. I also miss the wheel. It was much more fluid.

Dominic · 8/1/2015
I am switching back to 8.1 because of this app

I really like everything else about windows 10 so far, especially the fact that I can now easily and intuitively voice search (although I wish Cortana could go directly to websites and I wish she liked google as much as I do). But with this OneNote update, I have decided that she is not worth it. I was a huge fan of the metro app for windows 8.1 with the pen wheel and full screen capability as well as the way the layout allowed me to see the entirety of my OneNote material in a well laid out and easily accessible way. Now it is all disconnected, unintuitive and unusable. Some of the new features are nice such as the different paper backgrounds you can choose from and the ability to choose more colored pens without going through the layers of the wheel but these do not make up for how many steps backward this app has taken. I rely on this app to take notes in school and unless this has a major overhaul and reverts back to the way it was before, 8.1 is my game.

Jesus · 8/3/2015
Mostly a downgrade

Bring back: 1. Capability to take and insert photos from within Endnote. Critical in seminars/lectures! 2. The radial menu!! The radial menu was a genius addition to the Win 8 v, but you have removed! This is how some square-headed manager deals with ingenuity! There are some pluses in this new version (e.g., zoom), but please fix what you have undone!!

Kristine · 8/1/2015
Windows 10 update horrible for Surface Pro3

I loved the design of OneNote on Windows 8 on my Surface Pro 3. The selection wheel was awesome with so many options in one place. I dislike the update. Now it's so simplified and I do not like it at all. Please bring back the selection wheel and don't make the app look like a kids app. The previous version look so professional and was awesome to use. Being a student, I use OneNote a lot and I am very unhappy! :(

James · 8/2/2015
Windows 10 Downgrade

I have OneNote 365 and the Free version of OneNote. Prior to the upgrade the OneNote app for Windows 8 was pretty seamless with OneNote 365. The experiences were different but at no time was I confused as to what Notebook I was in, what page I was on, or how to navigate between all of my Notebooks. The Upgrade has taken all of that away. It is not very intuitive. Whenever I open the Free Windows 10 version I seem to default to whatever page I last looked at from Office 365, and whenever I take a screen clipping the screen clipping gets it's own page in some unspecified notebook. The two worst features I've found are these: 1) I cannot over-ride OneNote Touch when performing Send to OneNote functions, and 2) I cannot uninstall this app even though I have Office 365 with OneNote 365 installed. This version of OneNote seems completely disconnected from both prior versions of OneNote and from Office 365. I don't seen where this version will be useful for students or anyone else.

OTHON · 7/30/2015
Two steps back

This new WIN 10 version eliminates the selection wheel. Now I can no longer choose different pen thickness. n tablet mode, the keyboard appears at random times blocking the screen, the insert camera option also disappeared. I used to love using One Note touch, what happened? Why fix it if it wasn't broken, it used to work great before.

Trent · 7/29/2015
Nice update, missing some old OneNote app features

I like the redesign and it will take a little time getting used to. But I think it's for the better. However, I noticed there is no longer quick access to changing the different pen inputs, such as changing between different pens, highlighter, and eraser with the little circle/bubble that would appear. I would really like to see this reappear, as it gave me easy access to changing pen input types. Also, when in full screen on a page, the menu option (top left corner) disappears. It only reappears when exiting out of full screen mode on the page. It's a inconvenience when trying to switch quickly between pages/notebooks. Those are my gripes, but I like everything else about the new update.

Garret · 7/30/2015
Windows 10 OneNote is terrible

OneNote on Windows 8.1 was outstanding and I truly loved the color wheel that allowed users to easily switch between different colors and sizes while handwriting. Handwriting on the new version is not as it should be and there should be an option to gain access to the beloved color and size wheel!

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