Microsoft OneNote 4+

Capture Notes, Ideas and Memos

Microsoft Corporation

    • 4.5 • 3.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas in your very own digital notebook using OneNote for Mac. Now it is easier than ever capture your thoughts, add pictures or files, and share notes across your devices and with others. Share your notes and collaborate in real time with colleagues or friends. Type anywhere on this free-form canvas, use a digital pen to write or draw, and add pictures and files right in your notes. Whether you’re at home, in the office, or on the go, OneNote in your go-to digital notebook.

Capture Anything
• Write memos, make a digital sketchbook, or jot down notes.
• Save pictures of whiteboards, photos or printed documents in your notes. Take a picture, crop, and insert right into OneNote.
• Highlight can’t-miss notes with Important and To Do tags.
• Use a variety of digital pen colors and settings to create handwritten notes and drawings.
• Draw with confidence with tools like “Convert to Shapes” which automatically converts hand drawn shapes into crisp, perfectly regular polygons and circles.

Organize, Search and Secure
• Organize your notes in a way that works for you using tabs, labels, and color coding to keep track of all your projects.
• Create, rename, search, sort, and copy pages, sections, and entire notebooks.
• Find your most recent notes quickly and pin the pages you most use to the top.
• Secure your notes with a password and control permissions when sharing with others.
• Track daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark important points.

Collaborate and Share
• Share ideas and your notes with friends and colleagues.
• Collaborate in real time using a shared notepad.
• Sync your notes to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business*, and SharePoint), making it easy to access your notes anywhere.

*For you to sign in to OneDrive for Business, your organization needs to have a qualifying SharePoint Online or Office 365 business subscription plan. You cannot sign in with an account from an on-premises directory.

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What’s New

Version 16.84

This month’s update is bug fixes only.

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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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

jimbeamnick ,

[Missing] Playing GIFs and Tagging the documents

I love all the features that OneNote provide. However I miss some features that I see as user friendly. I like GIFs and sometimes a short GIF clip is worth of thousands of words decribing the static image. However, this feature is missing on the MacOS platform.

Another feature that is superuseful is tagging of documents for better search and organization of my notes.

I would love to see those features in OneNote.

Stredula ,

Less orientation in your notebooks than before

Hi guys, I love working with OneNote, especially with full fledged app on Windows. I like the design changes you made to MacOS version, it is modern and fluent BUT there is a big disadvantage in using more than one notebook. Why do I have to switch notebooks via menu? Why I cannot pin it to the left menu so I can easily switch between my 4 notebook? Also, I got the idea of sections on the left even though I would rather have tabs, but why I cannot enlarge Section and Pages by any width I want? I am limited and since I am using a lot of leveling and long names, I would love to have this possibility. And last thing is search. Having it on separate tab/icon is not best. It is better than having sidebar since I can preview notes better, but it is not showing me exact location of page between other pages (another column could be created to have it here, next to search results). And search field would be amazing to have in application header, too. I know, I know, cmd F is the way, but it could be done better overall. Please do something with it .-)

JuHele ,

Great app could be eve better

I use OneNote for couple of years and during that period I found it very convenient. I really appreciate equations, advanced system for content categorization, tagging and a lot more. I became familiar with the app very quickly and the more often I'm using it, the more I love it. Especially great is app availability on all platforms/devices I use.

I believe that every user has it's own habbits which shapes his patterns during app usage. For instance I use similar note structure and formatting for majority of pages because I found my content clear and readable and it take me less time to find important information (which I consider for the key benefit of the app). And one you make lot of note, this structure creation could be quite tedious. Therefore one function I would really appreciate is some templating system that I could place formatted blocks (of text, tables, etc.) into my notes. That would be really superb.

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