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Daniel · 9/2/2015

Whenever I try to open OneNote it demands that I either upgrade now (even though I have the latest version) or close the app. When I do somehow miraculous manage to get on, I find that every good feature has been removed. I'd give 0 stars in a heartbeat if I could.

Kevin · 9/1/2015
Horrible since Windows 10 update

First of all, the best feature of the OneNote app was removed. The circular pop-up pen selector was perhaps the most convenient and useful tool in OneNote when taking notes using a stylus. Now, you can't even choose the pen thickness (not even in the menu bar up top), and there is no pop-up selector menu to speak of. Additionally, the app constantly has performance issues, and will often crash or cause my computer to restart. Sometimes, I can no longer scroll with my finger on the current page (it's not a touchscreen issue, because I can scroll through the list pages on the sidebar just fine). No longer a well-designed app that I can depend on for taking notes. Microsoft, take a hint from the 245 one-star ratings out of 645 total ratings (not to mention there are 380 total people who rated this three stars or below), and fix this app.

Randy · 9/3/2015
Really helps me keep up with all my notes etc.

like that I can manage my notes

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!

Holley · 9/1/2015
It won't open

It will not let me even open the app. When I try, it gives me the option to either upgrade or close the app, nothing else. When I hit upgrade it closes and nothing else happens. This is ridiculous. I'm a college student and loved the old version because it worked perfectly for me and now I can't access my notes except for online. Note that its hard to get a good internet connection on many college campuses.

Lalith · 9/2/2015
Nice update with a bug

Cannot share any hand written notes though email. I tried through 2 different devices, it is not working. Please fix it. Love the pen thickness feature, been waiting for it.

Ria · 9/2/2015

won't let me open, it gives me an option to upgrade version (I already have the latest version installed) or close the app. please fix whatever bug is causing this. I cannot access my notes anymore.

Juan Jr · 9/2/2015
Can't open after update

I am a student, I use this app a lot and I really liked it. It was perfectly fine. This new update, however, will not allow me to access it. It keeps telling me that it needs to upgrade or close app to upgrade later. I have already looked into everything and it is upgraded. Whatever they did needs to change. Supposedly the new update fixed the problem with the app not opening, but instead they created a new problem with it altogether not working. To make it better, I called Microsoft tech support and waited for an hour to talk to anyone. I was transferred 3 times and no solution. Finally I was going to get transferred again, I just gave up and hung up. The old version was at least functional.

Jerlene · 9/2/2015

OneNote is a quick and easy method to organize one's notes for classroom teaching and for students with its possible online power point, and its digital notebook for one's personal information. I highly recommend this great tool!

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!



  • 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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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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