Microsoft OneNote

Developer: Microsoft Corporation

Current Version: 15.39

Last Updated: 10 days ago

Download Size: 423.5 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 15.39
Review by TaffyinLA

Great app, terrible interop - I really like onenote, but the 1 star rating comes from a very simple problem. MS software on mac does not understand the concept of multiple microsoft login IDs. I use different account logins for Office 365, onedrive and onenote. Onenote cannot accomodate being logged on to a different account to the one used for office 365. As such I cannot sync onenote data between my devices.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 15.39
Review by Teddanatorr

Best virtual notebook! Ever! - I don’t normally write reviews, but I wanted to write one for OneNote because I think it’s fantastic. All my notebooks that I create sync nicely across any device that I install OneNote on. Personally, I’ve always loved the “idea” of notebooks, but could never really keep up with one because, mainly, I’m a lefty. It’s a bit hard and awkward trying to write, and no matter how careful I am, ink smudges are gonna happen. But, OneNote has saved me from that hassle. I can still get the notebook functionality, without all the hassles of trying to write in one. Also, I do love the drawing fuctionality, becase I’ve always doodled in my notebooks, and this app is no exception. Overall, I give it 10/10!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 15.39
Review by Jaredr21

Better than Evernote! - Still not as functional as the Windows version, but the best note app for Mac that I have found.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 15.39
Review by Qgaosand

Work great on multiple platforms - OneNote is my primary note taking tool. What I like the best: - Works on Windows, MAC, Android and iOS - Notes are auto synchronized on all platforms - I can search all the notes. I hope the search capbility can be improved further, e.g., regular expression support.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 15.39
Review by Spacegirl14

DO NOT UPDATE TO v. 15.39 - Honestly I just don’t trust OneNote. I just did the most recent update and it resulted in all the sections in one (out of two) notebooks saying “we couldn’t open this section” and with a sync error. The other notebook works fine! Online, all my stuff is there. I’ve literally tried everything to fix this so my notebook will open again. I closed the notebook and opened it via online and then again on desktop through the online; I restarted one note; I restarted my computer; I reinstalled one note; I tried making a new notebook and then copying my sections over; I have tried doing a safe mac reboot. I even have used microsoft livechat feature and they failed to be useful in any way, just reiterating the things I had already done. None of these have worked to fix this issue and it just started happening after the new version. I now have set up an appointment for in person support which is inconvienent and frustrating.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people