OneNote

Moon-young (Sophie) Han
Individual Project

OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ note, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Note can be shared with other OneNote users over the internet or a network. Users can be everyone, especially for students. Christopher Dawson reviewed OneNote 2010, "OneNote is Office 2010's killer app in education". He speculated that the app would be particularly useful as a tool for student notetaking. OneNote product was first released on November 17th, 2002. OneNote has been updated and developed with a name SP every year, and the latest version was released in 2013, January 29th. It is similar system compare to EverNote, Googl docs. Users write and share their work through smartphone app or pc program, and even though pc is power off or smartphone battery is dead content will be saved. Also users do not have to save their work often. Instead of logging out in OneNote users can password protect notebook or sections. Users can also specify how often and under what circumstances they should remain unlocked.
In addition, compare to EverNote, On March 17, 2014, Microsoft released OneNote for Mac. Microsoft also made OneNote 2013 for Windows desktop available for free, so it is became an equal, easy access for everyone. However, I think the weakness is data capacity, because it can be saved by 7GB. Usually 7GB is enough for normal people, but sometimes it can be weakness for some people who use their data a lot.
Microsoft OneNote might actually attract more users with their new updates. The updates were a free version for Windows, a version for Macintosh computer a clipping feature for Web browsers and an Application Program Interface cloud. The free version of Windows does not contain advertisements and can have content uploaded to OneDrive. People can also use the Application Program Interface cloud to scan documents and send news items to different news platforms. They can also use the IFTTT (If This Then That) Channel to write and share recipes that automatically sync and create pages.