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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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.

What’s New

Version 16.43

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.

Having trouble? Send feedback in the app by clicking on the smiley face in the top-right of the app.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Arunmenon ,

Very intuitive, great user experience

This is a great tool and a must-have for just about anybody. Becomes all the more indispensable when you consider that there is integration into browsers (as plugins) allowing for clipping content from just about anywhere. Very smooth, opens quick and does not get in the way at all. Not a huge memory hog from what ive gathered as well. Good user experience all through. The layout is simple and gets you started quickly and the buttons/toolbars choices is very logical and the features all seem sensibly implemented without going overboard. I wish it had a ruler option for those odd times when you want to be exact. Maybe a future version may have it as an opt-in option. Perhaps ive missed the feature if its already built in, but maybe some bare-basic resposniveness may also be useful. For example maybe i may want to have a picure or paragraph that ive positioned on my larger screen to fit across to do the same on the mobile version of the app as well.

DeepanshuSood ,

Onenote Review

Onenote is still the king for Note-taking for the amout of features it provides for Note-taking. The ability to organise notes to sections and further pages may not be liked by everyone for those people apps like bear, evernote exist.
Evernote provides a mix of features between Bear and Onenote, the only problem being it is considered too bloated by some people.
Onenote has had occasional performance hiccups but now it has improved significantly.
What I would like Microsoft to provide is the ability to save notes online as the stand-alone app of Onenote 2016 used to provide.

ABCD110011 ,

A Substanital Thing For Microsoft To Improve On

I have used this app in the past and it has been great.

However, upon downloading the latest update on my new Mac, I am not able to sign in to my Microsoft Account through One Note and thus am not able to use the software at all. I wasted hours trying to figure this out, and it still doesn’t work.

Error: The authentication session has expired. Please sign-in again.

On my new Mac I use keychain for my other accounts, but not my MIcrosoft account. On the old one I never used keychain at all. Thus, I think the problem has something to do with this.

I have no idea how to proceed. I was really relying on One Note’s otherwise great usefulness to complete an assignment, but unfortunately have wasted too much time on this and not been able to proceed with the assignment.

If Microsoft wants to be better than Apple, it honestly needs to try much harder!

To Microsoft: “Pls roll out an update as soon as possible to tackle this problem and help all the users like me who are stuck with this useless version of One Note”

PS I already tried deleting the software and downloading it again. Turning off keychain and then trying to log in. Signing out of One Note and then signing in again. Signing in on the web browser, which was successful.


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