22 – OneNote

Down 6 places in 2019 but still the top rated Digital Notebook on the list

OneNote is software for capturing all of your ideas and to-dos on the go, and as such it can act as a personal information system. It has also become an important part of the Microsoft ecosystem. In education, OneNote Classroom is also being used as a replacement for a course management system.

Website: onenote.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Download

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 21
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 12
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 13

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 16.   2017: 21      2016: 19     2015: 46    2014: 68    2013: 69
2012: 71    2011: 100    2010: 85     2009: –       2008: 66    2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected OneNote as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Still has a place for work note-taking that sits within our Office365 environment.” Julian Elve, UK https://www.synesthesia.co.uk/2019/08/23/top-10-tools-for-learning-2019/ 
  • “I use OneNote for my personal notes, for sharing notes with colleagues and for my students to do assignments in” Teacher Trainer, Netherlands
  • “Keeps me organized so that I can keep up with all my projects. Easy to use, lets me store and retrieve massive amounts of information.” Instructional Designer, USA
  • “I am new to OneNote this year and I am enjoying the shift. While I am still big on the pen and notebook, I am seeing how this ‘digital notebook’ can help me keep my ideas and work more organised.” Head of Risk Skills, Australia
  • “Allows me to create task lists with linked notes, images or code snippets. I can also easily share and collaborate on these notes. I no longer carry a notepad and pen with me as I can just use OneNote on my phone” Learning Technologist, UK
  • “As well as evernote, I use onenote for work purpose. Since I use microsoft office at the work, I like to use onenote as the official note taking at work.” Knowledge Management Specialist, Brazil
  • “helps me structure notes and tasks” Lecturer, Malaysia
  • “Great and easy tool” Professor and Software Entrepreneur, USA
  • “easy notes, good app” Innovation and Digital Learning Scout and Trainer, Austria
  • “best Tool ever! for collecting and sharing different content” Consultant, Germany


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