8 Best Practices for Leveraging OneNote

Christian Buckley

Christian is a 7-time Office Servers and Services MVP, internationally-recognized technology evangelist and collaboration expert, and the Founder & CEO of CollabTalk LLC, an independent research and technical marketing services firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Good article. I am a huge fan of OneNote. I just wish they would get feature parity with the iPhone and windows phone versions. Also, I wish they would fix bugs in a timely manner. The voice to text is broken on the OneNote app for the iPhone

  • Great article! As a fellow OneNote fan I’d like to recommend the Onetastic suite of plugins and macros. Some of them, like OneCalendar, are really useful!
    https://getonetastic.com/

  • Honestly, I have only used the mobile app once or twice. For me, real work happens on the laptop or workstation, not my phone. I use it to capture images, schedule to do’s, and, you know…call people. Oh…and Clash of Clans.

  • Thanks Erica! The calendar app alone is worth the install.

  • Scott Wood

    Great article. I use OneNote a lot and utilize most of your ideas and am now encouraged to use it for several new works. Thanks. Always good to hear from you.

  • Scheduling todo’s, searching for particular notes, clipping web pages is not what I consider real work either. However, it is usually what I try to do on my phone while going through airports and the reason I really want onenote for mobile to improve.

  • What’s your take on the OneNote structure? Do you prefer just one Notebook with sections for different projects or clients or ideas? Or many notebooks?

    This one additional ‘level’ in the stack makes it harder for me, as the Evernote user.

  • I mean – in Evernote we have notebooks and notes right ahead in them, without complicating it with “sections”.