What is OneNote?

Note-taking apps are useful for entrepreneurs or team leads as a great way to capture the many different business ideas that are generated from day-to-day. Note-taking can be as complex as using a web-based service, or as simple as keeping a few text files around.

However, a lot of people have overlooked a great note-taking app that’s been sitting on their computer all this time. I’m referring to Microsoft OneNote.

In this post, we’ll answer common questions like “what is Microsoft OneNote used for?” and “do I need OneNote?”

What is Microsoft OneNote?

The Microsoft OneNote note-taking application is part of the Office 365 suite and has been a mainstay of Microsoft Office since 2013. It’s, therefore, surprising why it’s not used more often by organizations. You might have seen the app yourself and wondered, “what is OneNote used for?” The answer is that it’s a fantastic digital note-taking solution.

Microsoft OneNote is an excellent tool for capturing and organizing your business ideas on the fly.
It gives you a single repository to store notes and snippets within your department or organization. You don’t need to use multiple text files or Word documents, which can get cumbersome pretty quickly. You can use Microsoft OneNote on various devices and browsers, so you can access your notes whenever and wherever you are.

Even though OneNote is part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, you don’t need to be subscribed to the service to use it. The note-taking app is free to use. You just need to create a Microsoft account if you don’t have one yet.

What does OneNote do and how to use it

Think of OneNote as a big box that you and everyone you share it to can access anytime and anywhere. Ideas are organized into notebooks, which in turn contain individual notes. Examples of OneNote notebooks include notebooks on specific projects, teams, or departments.we OneNote is great for taking notes of any kind. You can type in text just like you would in any word processing app, but you can also make handwritten notes using a stylus if you have one. You can capture photos using your camera and embed them into the notes. You can even add videos to your notes.

Microsoft OneNote notebooks are entirely flexible. You can add and remove pages, and also rearrange them as you wish. You can also categorize them into sections, so everything is organized under topics. Individual sections can be password-protected, so only you or selected team members can see them.

OneNote also automatically syncs your notebooks across all devices, so changes made on one will reflect in other notes when you view them. This allows smooth collaboration within teams without the notes getting lost.

What does OneNote do and how to use it

Think of OneNote as a big box that you and everyone you share it to can access anytime and anywhere. Ideas are organized into notebooks, which in turn contain individual notes. Examples of OneNote notebooks include notebooks on specific projects, teams, or departments.we OneNote is great for taking notes of any kind. You can type in text just like you would in any word processing app, but you can also make handwritten notes using a stylus if you have one. You can capture photos using your camera and embed them into the notes. You can even add videos to your notes.

Microsoft OneNote notebooks are entirely flexible. You can add and remove pages, and also rearrange them as you wish. You can also categorize them into sections, so everything is organized under topics. Individual sections can be password-protected, so only you or selected team members can see them.

OneNote also automatically syncs your notebooks across all devices, so changes made on one will reflect in other notes when you view them. This allows smooth collaboration within teams without the notes getting lost.

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