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3.6
1,162 ratings

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John · 8/23/2015
Needs a Bug Fix Immediately

This program has been extremely buggy on Surface 3 with Windows 10. I am left handed and continuously trigger the left edge swiping charm with my palm as I try to take notes in class. Additionally, OneNote and other programs have begun to lock my touch input to a sort of right click which either brings up the prompt to cut/copy/paste text or the big black box that detects writing and converts it to text. When this happens the edge swipe charms are disabled and touching the icons in the bottom taskbar only bring up the right click list rather than switching between programs. This problem has made an otherwise wonderful program unusable. This needs to be fixed!

Daren · 8/26/2015
What happened?

This is great software - on other platforms. The Windows 10 app store version is missing 99% of the functions available in the other versions - even the iOS build. It's sad and not useful beyond viewing content created somewhere else... in one of the real OneNote Apps.

Derrick · 8/23/2015
Very Limited

Very basic,. Ok for quick notes but limited in regards to editing, no spell check, no camera or scan integration.

Jesus · 8/27/2015
Mostly a downgrade!

## 8/19: OneNote does not open, and there is no way to reinstall it## ## 8/19 update: It opens in non Tablet mode, but NOT in TABLET mode, please give us back the Win 8 version!!## Bring back: 1. Capability to take and insert photos from within Onenote. Critical in seminars/lectures! Why did the new v. removed this great feature? 2. The radial menu!! The radial menu was a genius addition to the Win 8 v, but it is missing in the new v.! Even other apps adopted it! 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!! **update** At some point, I was not able to access my notebooks, and there was no obvious way to uninstall/reinstall. It is working now, but please fix the bug and allow to insert pictures from the camera!

Jani · 8/22/2015
Was 5 stars Now 3

If I had known onenote wasn't ready I would've delayed upgrading. If I was smart I would've reverted back to 8.1 before 24 days had passed. Please add back in easy copy and paste buttons, pen thickness, editing options and even a new option that allows the changing of color around selected pen work. Please. I use this app the most out of any program on my computer. Everyday. All day.

DN · 8/24/2015
Nice update, but keyboard bothers!

I like the recent update (24-july), I'm using it in my Surface 3 with W10. But the main problem is that when I'm drawing something, the onscreen keyboard appears everytime I rest my hand! There's no way to manually disable the keyboard when drawing. Pleas add this option for drawing-artists!

Patrick · 8/21/2015
Still trying to find the balance point

Reading the reviews it's clear that tablet user's are not happy with the updates to the app for Windows 10. However, as a desktop user, I am quite happy with the changes. The flow with the top menu is intuitive based on my experience with legacy Windows applications, and the capabilities in the ribbon are just what I'd expect for a simple not taking app. The services backing OneNote continue to impress me as they always have, so there's not complaints there either.

Elliot · 8/19/2015
Great organization tool.

I have always loved OneNote it is perfect for making to do lists and writing notes for school and other things. I love how you can share notes with others and access all your notes on my laptop and phone.

Daniel · 8/19/2015
Seriously Microsoft

Who in their right mind thought that this was an upgrade? This app is so useless and frustrating compared to the windows 8.1 version. I am seriously thinking about rolling back my update because of this. This app has been gimped to death. No radial menu or quick access to color control, less pressure sensitivity, no quick option to paste screenshots, and the overall UI is just terrible. I am actively trying to uninstall this from my system so I don't accidentally open it instead of the desktop version. Disgusting.

Neal · 8/20/2015
Two (or more) steps back

Why would Microsoft remove the best features from OneNote when "upgrading" to Windows 10?!?! The radial menu is gone and I am certain that Microsoft knew that was a popular and useful feature. It really worked well under windows 8.1 and I am considering downgrading just to regain OneNote features. I also have the full OneNote 2013, but it does not have the pen friendly features that this version had. Microsoft needs to quickly step up and restore these features and communicate the plan to do so quickly. They also need to internally evaluate how they could possibly make such an obvious mistake!!!

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Features

  • 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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Version notes

Ability to insert a photo from the camera Ability to change ink thickness Recent updates also included: Reduced the appearance of the keyboard when inking Addressed problems some users had opening OneNote Full drawing capabilities when your Surface is locked, including ink color, highlighter, eraser types, and more Ability to change the font and font size Resolved sign-in issues that prevented some users from opening OneNote


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