A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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What's it about?
MICROSOFT ONENOTE is a note-taking and organizational tool for the Windows operating system. This app allows users to create notes that include hyperlinks, images, and tables, and notes can be organized easily into individual notebooks, sections, and pages. Users can do everything from creating to-do lists to keeping track of notes from classes or multiple documents for a family vacation.
Is it any good?
OneNote for Windows has long been one of the best note-taking tools available. On a laptop or desktop computer, users can record audio as they take notes, import handwritten notes and drawings, and clip content from across the Web. Unfortunately, most of those features are missing from the app version of the tool. If you already use it on your desktop, you may love having visually appealing access to the data you've assembled on your computer. You can add some text and images, but the features are pretty limited, making the app better for reviewing content than for creating it. For someone new to OneNote, it might be worth continuing the search for a killer organizational app.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about documentation. Parents might help kids create notebooks for family events, such as a notebook containing itineraries, maps, and information for an upcoming family trip.
Parents might help kids set up OneNote as a note-taking app they can use for notes they take in classes at school.
- Devices: iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows app, Windows Phone
- Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, writing
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: collecting data
Self-Direction: academic development, goal-setting, set objectives, time management
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: May 8, 2014
- Category: Productivity
- Size: 427.60 MB
- Publisher: Microsoft
- Version: 16.12
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Requires Android 4.4 and up.
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