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.

Your notes in your style
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.

Capture anything
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.

Powerful organization
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.

Tag it
Highlight can't-miss notes with Important and To-Do tags. You can then track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture.

Think together
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.

Always with you
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.

Note: 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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Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneDrive, with the best tools for the way people work today. Please visit: for information on Licensing Terms.

Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac.

Office 365 annual subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings.

This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities.

Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.

What’s New

Version 16.27

* Page Sync Status: Click the Page Sync Status button to see when the current page was last synced, or to get more information when a temporary issue prevents automatic syncing.

* Set Picture as Background: Lock inserted pictures to the page background, allowing for easier drawing and annotating over images in your notes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Savagemc2000 ,

Brilliant Application

Excellent Application for productivity.

It’s even better if you have a surface pro or any device with a touch screen that you might use a pen on.

Evernote is better if you intend to print out what you write down. Also the Mac app is missing some of the features that you might need like being able to insert a gap in the middle of a page and moving everything else down automatically.

When you try to share the documents in onenote on the Mac they don’t resize for printing as well as on the PC apps.

But otherwise a great App for note taking and arranging your life.

Sparky-s ,

Needs option to save locally and not to cloud services

One feature that onenote for mac is missing is the option to save locally. The windows version from what I can remember had this feature.
This is obviously a setback especially in a work setup due to the nature of 3rd party storage and security concerns.

While it may be a convenience to have notebooks synced across all devices, at least provide an option to use local storage for certain notebooks.
Unfortunatly due to this I find I’m using OneNote less and less due to the nature of privacy concerns.

PK Ireland ,

OneNote is a versatile, if slightly obese utility with some oddities

There is so much to like about OneNote: excellent formatting options in the notes; diagrams; tabs within notebooks; etc. But there are two major annoyances where MS's developers have perversely managed to subvert MacOS defaults:

- Double-click-drag doesn't work. On every other application in MacOS if you double-click and drag it selects words. In fact that's true for all Microsoft's other applications, even on Windows.
- One of the nice features of MacOS is that when you start typing the mouse cursor disappears so it's not obscuring what you're typing, however that's not the case in OneNote. Very annoying.

Also it would be nice to be able to export notes like Evernote can.


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macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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