Microsoft OneNote 4+

Capture Notes, Ideas and Memos

Microsoft Corporation

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notepad.

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. Write memos, make a digital sketchbook and save notes right on your phone.

Sync your notes via OneDrive to access them anytime, anywhere. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices.

Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft Account. Take notes, share ideas, organize and collaborate when you download Microsoft OneNote today.

Capture Anything:
• With OneNote, you can plan that big event, save ideas to create something new and track that list of errands that are too important to forget.
• Save pictures of whiteboards, photos or printed documents in your notes with Office Lens. Quickly take a picture, automatically crop and insert the image into your notes.

Organize, Search and Secure:
• Quickly organize your notes in a way that works best for you with powerful organizational tools.
• Find your most recent notes quickly and pin the pages you use most.
• Secure your notes with a password and use touch ID to quickly access them.

Sync your Sticky Notes:
• Quickly save your thoughts and ideas with colorful sticky notes on the go.
• Sync your sticky notes to access them from anywhere on any device, anytime.

Save, Share, and Collaborate:
• Save to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) and access your notes on anytime and on any device.
• Collaborate and work together in a shared notepad.

Write & Draw on iPad:
• Use a variety of pen colors and settings to create beautiful handwritten notes and drawings.
• Draw with confidence with "Convert to Shapes" mode: OneNote will automatically convert hand drawn shapes into crisp, perfectly regular polygons and circles.
• Use a stylus or the touchscreen to write notes or use OneNote as a sketchbook.

OneNote is free on iPhone and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.

Monthly Microsoft 365 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.

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What’s New

Version 16.86

This month’s update is bug fixes only.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
100.7K Ratings

100.7K Ratings

Efficaciousuave ,

Cannot collapse subpges

Dear Microsoft.
I have been using OneNote for a long time. Earlier I was using it on a Windows 2 in one device HP X360 where I was using the desktop version of one node and it was fantastic. But because it was a big and heavy device, I had to go for something lighter. And since surface devices are ridiculously expensive in my country, I had to go for iPad. Yes, surprisingly, Apple devices are cheaper than Microsoft devices here.
Coming to the main point, I am now using an iPad as my main touchscreen iPad note taking device and that is where I use OneNote since it already syncs up with my older existing nodes. It is fantastic so far and I really like it except for one thing which really annoys me. That is the inability to collapse subpages. On the desktop version of Windows OneNote, I can easily. Collapse up pages to make navigation easier and to have a glance look at all my notes and pages. Whereas on the iPad, even with the small screen it becomes a little more difficult to scroll through all those pages. If I could collapse the sub pages, which is how I organize my notes on the desktop. Doing so on the iPad would be so much better.
Bottom line, please allow us to collapse subpages on the iPad version of OneNote as well.

Pratyush39Tiwary ,

Great app, but with a few caveats.

OneNote is a brilliant note taking app. The organisational structure is brilliant. I like the fact that all my notes are synced to the cloud, because then I don’t have to worry about losing all my notes in case there is some issue with the local storage. There are plenty of features for typing out your notes, and also for handwriting your notes. And I think that the best advantage that OneNote has over its competitors is that it is free (up to 5 GB of online storage) — essentially your note taking features are the same regardless of whether you decide to pay for extra storage or not.

I do hope that there was an option to fix a page size for a notebook or a section — something which Microsoft hasn’t been very keen on. I know that unlimited canvas makes more sense, but I would like to have the option of fixing a page size nevertheless, especially if I plan in printing my notes in the future.

There is option to ‘Switch Colors’ when in Dark Mode so that your page appears white, but it is not very visually pleasing, and it would be great if you could work on it to make it look better.

Hithesh_Beast ,

An Outstanding Free Note-Taking app!!!

I really loved this app as it’s free as well as a good note taking app. I took notes on my windows PC also, but it was not good, it was time-consuming to make notes and questions. But when I started to take notes and frame questions on my iPad, it was really outstanding!!! I could take pictures of my meeting and paste it in this app and continue writing on the pics!!!! It was not even time-consuming. The main feature I love here is organising the notes which is really accessible and fun... It has all the organising methods where I could create sections for subjects and sub-sections for the subjects like notes on small topics etc., It has that much capability to do and make everything easy... I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a good and free note taking app... The main feature I love here is organising the notes which is really accessible...Try it, u could see a change in urself!!!! At least u could save paper on writing digital notes😄😜

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