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Geoffrey · 8/28/2015
Great, but can be better

I really like that we can take quick notes using onenote, but there are some things that I really question. The Windows 8 version of OneNote is perfect the way it is, and with just a few improvements, it could be one of the best note taking app in the market. But the Windows 10 version seems like a step down on so many levels, for example, it's now less easy to swap colours, whereas in the Windows 8 version, the colour picker was right on the writing surface. The old colour picker and pen wheel was an intuitive feature, but now it got replaced by the ribbon menu. Besides from that, there are some minor bugs that I occurred, like sometimes it tends to force close or even create new notes each time I write on the note, and only restarting the app would fix it. If the Windows 10 version can fix it's shortcomings, it'll definitely be the best note taking app! Maybe incorporate the best features from the W8 version and porting it over to this one!

Riley · 8/28/2015
Serious Downgrade

Although I do like the Windows 10 upgrade very much, I've found most of my favorite features in OneNote are now gone. You cannot change the pen size and have a very limited selection of colors. Along with that, there are no options for font. It's still useful but very disappointing.

Sudip · 8/28/2015
Wow! I love it

I love the way it manage notes. I can simply create notes and find it later.

Jesus · 9/1/2015
Mostly a downgrade!

## 9/1 Even after the last update, OneNote sometimes fails to open on occasion, so have to use the Desktop version in my Surface Pro.. ## 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. ##OK, this was addressed in the 9/1 v.## Capability to take and insert photos from within Onenote. Critical in seminars/lectures! 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!?? BRING IT BACK!! 3. Cannot delete pages! 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!

Adam · 8/26/2015
NEED TO MOVE NOTES BETWEEN SECTIONS

I like how they redesigned the layout of the app, seems more intuitive now to use. A bit more full featured like the desktop app. HUGE THING THAT SUCKS: There doesn't seem to be a way to move notes between sections without copying and pasting. On a surface you hit the button, and jot a note. It automatically makes a unsorted note, then later you can put it in a section. Now you can't use that work flow. I just end up with with a bunch of unsorted notes...

Russell · 8/31/2015
Getting better, but...

It now has different pen and highlighter thicknesses, but the ruler lines are constrained to one 8.5 x11 (I'm guessing) size. The rest is blank. I like that I know what would be printed, but I also need ruler/grid lines on the rest of the page. I use it for graphing and drawing plans for building things. 8.1 had grid lines on entire page.

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.

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.

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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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