Microsoft OneNote

Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Current Version: 16.10

Last Updated: 8 days ago

Download Size: 425.7 MB - Download


Chosen *Best of 2014* by Apple

Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices.

Type anywhere on this free-form canvas and easily rearrange and move your content to any place on the page. Style your notes as you wish. Make your notes bold, italicized, or colorful and organize your content with tables.

Add pictures of recipes, your PowerPoint doc or PDF for school, links to your favorite sites, and web articles for future reference. Capture it all in OneNote and add your annotations right on top of your content.

Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, color code, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like. Keep your private notes safe.

-- TAG IT --
Easily tag your notes so you can get back to them later. Track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture.

Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook.

Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. Achieve more with OneNote.


Release Notes:

Thanks for using OneNote! We listened to your feedback and updated the application with optimizations to help improve your note taking experience.

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Most Helpful Reviews

Version 15.2
Review by David_D_RI

Now it’s OneNote! And it’s great. - I am extremely happy with the latest update to One Note for Mac. As a person who’s been using One Note on Windows, Mac, and iOS, I was initially frustrated with the early version of One Note released on Apple devices. Inserting files and opening files inserted into OneNote pages is where I found so much value in organizing my work with One Note. Initially, these features were missing on the Mac and iOS version, which complicated and limited my use of OneNote. Now, finally, I can move from one device to another, and MS OneNote is MS OneNote everywhere. I no longer feel like I’m a victim of corporate rivalry instead of a Microsoft customer who also happens to be an Apple customer. If this is a sign of things to come with the next version of MS Office, then I will gladly join the Office365/onedrive universe and merge it with my Mac/IOS/Apple universe. I’m a best of all worlds kind of guy. Thanks, Microsoft. Great product. Certainly amazing value. Other folks out there: This is THE multi platform app to put all of your notes and artifacts for all of your projects in one very usable space and share them (via the cloud) with others collaboratively. Even if you’re only using it yourself, it’s an amazing app. I highly recommend it!!

Found helpful by 75 out of 77 people
Version 15.3.2
Review by Isychros

Great on Windows, Crippled on Mac - I am an enormous fan of the Windows version of OneNote. It has served me well in a number of roles over the past five years or so. In a previous job, I had over 30,000 individual cases documented and archived in a OneNote file. Unfortunately, Microsoft has elected to make the Mac version completely reliant on Office 365/OneDrive, their cloud platform. This denies Mac users the opportunity to access OneNote files created on the Windows version, as well as the ability to create and store your files locally. All data input into this program has to be entrusted into Microsoft’s cloud. This raises major privacy concerns, and makes the use of this program outright illegal in certain industries. As a result, this program is coming off my Mac until Microsoft resolves this. Yes, I know it’s free software, but I’d gladly pay for a version that would open the files I use every day.

Found helpful by 54 out of 58 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 16.10
Review by Chatin4

Cannot merge collumns in a Table - When you make a table using OneNote, you cannot merge collumns as one normally can when using Excel.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 16.10
Review by Budayz

All I need - I started using the app in 2010 during a 6-month trip to India. I waited for several years until it became available for apple. This is a surprisingly amazing microsoft product :)

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 16.10
Review by Unstoppable Whats New Pop Ups

Unstoppable Pop Ups - Would be awesome if not for the constant pop up to show me “whats new”. Not sure if this is just a Mac issue or not but its annoying. Everytime I move back and forth between applications it has the pop up. Please fix.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 16.10
Review by D-wyz

Best notetaking app - Great macOS version of the best notetaking app. This is how I can take my notes on any device and share exactly what on want with who I want live. It is really the best way to organize notetaking as well as my disorganized thought process. Its very freeform which is what makes it the best program for notetaking. The others do not work any where near as well at OneNote’s freeform nature and ability to put anything into your notes. I can jot a quick note on the train on my phone, take notes on my laptop at the office, make a drawing on my tablet, and do serious typing on my mechanical keyboard at home; and it all just works, no muss, no fuss.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 16.10
Review by Lefty5Ft

My Favorite App - Love OneNote so much. I use it at work and at home. It makes saving, organizing and finding again later so much easier!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people