I used to use OneNote when I was going to some on campus classes. I found it extremely useful to organize class notes and found it to work really well with a digital pen I was using at the time.
Like an old friend, we sort of lost touch after graduation. For the past few years, I’ve become quite a fan of Evernote. It seemed to have everything that OneNote didn’t (at the time). It boasted apps for every ecosystem which made it easy to use between my many divergent device sets.
When I moved an organization to Office 365, I found the need for a Knowledge Base within SharePoint. In SharePoint 2013 I was reintroduced to OneNote. This time, to the online version and gradually to the native versions in Windows, Mac and iOS. What I found delighted me! OneNote matured and I really began to prefer it over Evernote.
I think one of the things that really impressed me was it’s ability to handle multiple accounts. I have multiple accounts across multiple organizations. OneNote recognizes those identities, authenticates them as needed and remembers them when I go to access them on my different devices. It’s really nice not having to navigate to those other notebooks outside of OneNote.
I also installed the OneNote Clipping extension for Google Chrome. At home, I like to cook so I am always on the hunt for new recipes that are healthy and can be whipped up pretty quick. Not only am I able to conveniently clip what I need to from a webpage, OneNote miraculously realizes I’m clipping a recipe and switches the options from ARTICLE to RECIPE.
Yes, I’m back fully onboard the OneNote bandwagon!