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Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices.

Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices.

Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks. Find your most recent notes quickly and pin the pages you use most. Secure your notes with a password and use touch ID to quickly access them.

Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook.

Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. Achieve more with OneNote.

Create to-dos to keep track of your daily errands, groceries shopping, or travel planning.

Scribble your notes at a conference, write math equations in class or sketch your ideas. With a variety of pen colors and settings, you can create beautiful handwritten notes and drawings. Draw with confidence with "Convert to Shapes" mode: OneNote will automatically convert hand drawn shapes into crisp, perfectly regular polygons and circles.

OneNote is free on iPhone and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.

Microsoft OneNote App Description & Overview

The applications Microsoft OneNote was published in the category Productivity on 2011-01-18 and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. The file size is 194.59 MB. The current version is 16.21 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

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Microsoft OneNote Reviews


No Apple Pencil Gesture Support  Sameranth  1 star

I’ve been using OneNote for 6 months are so, and for the most part I have loved it. It’s a wonderful app that syncs between Android, iOS, and Windows quickly. You have unlimited workspace as well, though this feature causes exporting of a page as a PDF to look a little wonky. My biggest complaint is a lack of support for the Apple Pencil 2 gesture that allows you to recall the eraser. It’s incredibly frustrating, and as far as I can tell, Microsoft isn’t doing anything about it. A support page on Microsoft’s website from November said they were working on a fix, but here I am in late January with the same issue.

Super Type A

Struggles to sync between platforms  Super Type A  1 star

I got this app so I could access my information across a laptop, iOS and android platforms. The syncing is now always having problems.

andy from brooklyn

Major flaw  andy from brooklyn  1 star

The application has a major flaw, Microsoft cannot fix from 2017. If you accidentally delete a note, you don’t have any way to undo this action


Ver 16.21 doesn’t work  CCMM1365  1 star

The latest update for OneNote broke it completely. App opens and when it attempts to synchronize with online books it crashes. Please fix.


Dennis McMonigle  Hopper5280  5 star

Love the entire MS Office. I have been using it for years.


Awesome BUT could be made better for iPad Pro  Roycemon  4 star

This program has helped in the way I take notes. Using this and the overall workflow of the program has changed the way I engage during lecture and meetings. I would love for the program to integrate the Apple Pencil features.


Needs better sorting capabilities  Stevey-B  4 star

I have been using for years. Still can’t sort pages alphabetically


One Note  Ny40rock  5 star

I love one out. It is so easy to use and keeps me organized


Great app!  Trrowland  5 star

Love OneNote, please add double tap support for 2.0 Pencil!


Incredibly laggy  Luis_marchesi  3 star

This app is the best note app in my opinion, this version for iOS lags and it's horrible (iPhone X)


It is awesome  PrepaidCoast955  5 star

It helps me a lot as a student


Needs Update  havenvibes  4 star

App is brilliant. And has everything I need. But what would be perfect if you made Microsoft one note even more compatible with the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro so it can convert writing into text. And focus on making handwriting look neater when using Apple Pencil with the app.

3 Bear

NoneNote  3 Bear  1 star

My notes have disappeared. 'Misplaced Sections' has appeared. (Nothing was misplaced by me!). Don't have permission to open my own Notebooks. Can't edit anything. Can't sync anything. Can't sign in. This App has gone down the Sewer! Microsoft???


iPad Pro 2018 Support  GavinTan  3 star

Note taking via a pen is not practical, and it needs support for the latest iPad.

Major MR

Take the time to get to know One Note  Major MR  5 star

I assure you, there are so many handy functions. It has made a real difference to how I juggle competing demands.


Syncing issues on iPad and crashes on iPhone  AlexCrozier  1 star

I’ve used OneNote for nearly ten years and it was once a pleasure. The interface is user-friendly, nice to look at, and I loved having an app that synced seamlessly between my iPad and iPhone. However, since early December OneNote no longer works on my iPhone. It opens normally and operates for a short time (anywhere between 10 seconds and 2 minutes, it’s a gamble every time!) before crashing and losing what small progress I’ve made. I can still access OneNote on my iPad but I’m constantly assailed by sync errors. I’ve tried updating the app and my devices several times but have had no luck. I’ve tried to troubleshoot with Support and found no answer. Some people with similar problems online seemed to have the issues solved by reducing the size of their notebooks. I tried this a few weeks ago and it has not helped. Hoping Microsoft comes out with a solution soon, but by the looks of things online, people have had this issue for years.


Slow to start  JohnPWhite  2 star

It’s very annoying that since this app has been available (years!) that the crazy slow load times are still there! When you’re desperate to create a note quickly (busy life!) or add a webpage, it just takes way too long. I end up falling back to Apple notes. Such a shame as the features are awesome. Please MS improve load time drastically.


Lack of functionality  Sstar87  2 star

This app has very little functionality. The lack of simple functions is very frustrating and is causing me to consider a different application across all my devices. Very disappointed in this app.


Can’t link to paragraph, can’t convert handwriting.  Kitpurr  4 star

Copy link to paragraph is arguably one of the best features in OneNote and the iOS app doesn’t have it. Also doesn’t allow handwriting conversion for notes written on the iPad even once you’ve opened it in the desktop app. The rest of the app works great, I just feel like they’ve stripped back two important features in order to push their surface line.


Very good but doesn’t incorporate the latest iPad Pro pencil touch features  Aijazz  4 star

Apple Pencil latest tap to write and tap to erase feature is not supported in OneNote, it will be really good to support that, as it’s a lot of back and fourth touches on the interface to just select eraser and Pencil every time you need to erase in onenote


Story Ideas  sunnyj46  2 star

I just started using this app again and so far it’s good. I still need to try it out more to be sure. But I use this along with my android phone to write ideas and post pictures. Where’s the sticky note function on the Ipad version of OneNote though? I write quick ideas with those but I can’t find it on this app. Please add that function soon. Edit: My ipad keeps de-syncing from my phone so it keeps forcing me to go to the website to delete the unmerged page which is just a few words that just didn’t sync up yet? Please fix. This is really annoying.

Randall King

Buggy but OK for most part  Randall King  3 star

Let's start with bugs (or bad design): • Every time I open this app, I have to type both my username and password to access a OneNote file stored on our on-premises SharePoint 2013 server. Why can't the app just remember my credentials? Even after I enter them, the "Tap to enter password" bar won't go away no matter how many times I tap it. • Why, every time Microsoft Office apps are updated, is the download 200-300 MB? Has Microsoft not heard of delta updates? Otherwise, good app! The good: • Other than the items above, it mostly works like you'd expect. • Microsoft has created a powerful notetaking tool that is also easy to use. That's not an easy feat. OneNote is the best of its class.


Please update!  m.frizzell  1 star

Keeps crashing on iPad, please update soon!!


Crashes  Mutt2679  1 star

Needs an update. Crashes after about 10 seconds


Awful  Fishface44  1 star

Buggy, unreliable, hate it. Use Evernote, which is better.


Please add pencil 2 support + sticky notes on ipad  Deep94  3 star

Please add pencil 2 support


Crashes on a Regular Basis  Binro6628  2 star

I love this app as it has helped me tremendously. For the last month it has been unusable because it continues to crash every time I try to use it or transfer material to the app. If anyone has an idea as to how I can remedy this problem I would appreciate it. I am hesitant to delete the app then reload it, for fear of losing the current content. If I could figure out this problem I would have given five stars, but at this time it is useless.


Keeps Crashing!!!  Jbearest  1 star

Please update!


Notes get randomly deleted  Newtimes11  1 star

Big glitch. Your note pages get deleted randomly after you take them on the watch. For example, I’ll dictate 10 pages, and then the next time I look there’s only 6 pages of notes. The second biggest problem I see with the app is there is no glance option! Why not? Even the notebook app has this. So does bear, and other note taking apps. Please add this!


Nice  jenkijh  5 star


Nik Scorch

An incredibly useful notes app  Nik Scorch  5 star

I use OneNote for my school notes and studying. Being able to organize my notes easily with notebooks and then narrowing down with sections is something which i could not live without. I would not be able to live without OneNote’s synchronization with OneDrive. Being able to start something on my iPad and finish it and revise it on my phone is fantastic. Tables are something I use all the time when I’m writing down notes for my language classes but i would love to see the ability to sort tables alphabetical or numerically like you can on the version for Windows 10. This is an incredibly useful feature that would make like so much easier if it was introduced to the mobile versions of the app.

Joy R. C.

iOS crashing  Joy R. C.  4 star

I love OneNote but the iOS app is constantly crashing, sometimes every 5 to 10 minutes. Please fix! It prevents auto save and I’ve lost so much progress on college work due to this issue, as have many of my college friends who use the app on an Apple product.


This is ok  sueodooo  4 star

A little confusing to find stuff

dec 91326

Great app  dec 91326  3 star

A great app, but needs to allow all functionality on the iPad.

hyype beast💯

Supreme  hyype beast💯  5 star

Too many sums from ms morrisey but overall Gucci app 🅱️

the mighty maw

Perfect app  the mighty maw  4 star

It would be even better if I could export my notes as well.


Switching  gainer100  5 star

You can switch from a private notebook to a business notebook quite easily!

Joseph Gibney

Swag  Joseph Gibney  5 star

Very cool 😎👍


Extremely limited for Mac  HoMIESTER  3 star

Very disappointing. I’m ploughing on with it as the potential is so exciting for classroom managements and organization (I’m a teacher). I don’t understand why you can’t do such simple things as merging cells in a table or why it doesn’t feature the template option. WHY?!!! So frustrating for Mac users, I hope that an update is on the way soon.


Fantastic..the best  Kiccha  5 star

One of the best note taking tools in ever used.. I take notes by drawing and it feels lit this is made for me ! I have 7 go of OneNote files now..changed my life

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