My favorite things for Tablet PC (OneNote)
My favorite things
This is second in a series of “My favorite things for Tablet PC”. In the last post I talked about Grahl Software Design PDF Annotator, which allows you to mark up PDF Documents and make notes using ink and/or a multitude of other editing tools. You can read that post here.
In this post I am going to look at Microsoft OneNote 2010. This is an office component that is in all editions of Office 2010, please note that this is not the case in Office 2007.
I am a huge fan of Microsoft OneNote 2010. This is one of those applications that once you start using it, you will be hooked. I started using OneNote by accident on a Tablet PC at work and since then I have been hooked. I have been overly impressed on the improvements in the product from 2003 to 2007, and now in 2010.
What is OneNote?
OneNote organizes your notes in Notebooks, each of which are broken into Sections with multiples pages. Notebooks are located on the left side, with sections on the top as tabs, and pages listed on the right side. Think of it like a school notebook like a your old high school Trapper Keeper. You have multiple classes that you keep in folders (sections), and multiple notes in each folder (pages).
You can have multiple Notebooks like one for school or a notebook for a project.
Some of my favorite features:
- Great inking and ink tools (with ability to convert ink to text). My primary use for it is the inking with my Tablet PC, but I use it on my laptop at work and at home.
- Ability to print to OneNote (adds a virtual printer that allows you to print to and import into OneNote.
- Tightly integrated with other Office applications. You can send other Office apps to OneNote. For instance in Outlook you can send an email to OneNote and
- Create audio notes (Can search for key words spoken through OneNote special indexing)
- Great advanced searching tool (includes powerful OCR technology with ability to search images). Ability to tag notes for even easier searching.
- Send a web page to OneNote (right click on a page and send to OneNote or click on the icon located on the upper right corner of web page).
- Ability to attach files into OneNote pages (not links but actually imbed the file into the OneNote page)
- Share Notebooks to a network location where multiple people can edit at the same time. Changes are merged automatically.
- There is no save button. This was weird at first but now you don’t even think about it. You make any changes they are instantly saved.
Download your copy of it here and give a spin. Let me know what you think and how you are using it?
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