OneNote Experience March 9th, 2005

Vinod Kumar

I thought I write my experience on OneNote in my blog. This has been one product I have loved using offlate Or should I say since the Global Summit last year. Joining Intel, I have had to go to numerous number of meetings and training programs. And this is the space where I saw OneNote helping me quickly take down notes. Yes, I was a presdominantly a MS Word guy. But there are always rules that bind us to being left justified, centered, font manipulation etc. But once I started using OneNote for meetings I saw there has been an increase in the rate at which I have taken notes.

People who have Tablet PC this experience is doubled actually. I get an space wherein I can scribble using my stylus. And all in the OneNote space it provides. And later if you want your quick diagrams in the Word format a quick Copy paste just works :).

I was also taking some tech sessions on how to use Office Applications effectively at work for my employees internally. Even though Outlook one tool I use for many demo’s. I recently showed how this OneNote can also be used in day-to-day work. I think I’ve been successful in getting few people move into this new mode of taking notes ;).

I thought to write my views here rather than posting it as an comment at Chris blog. BTW, Catch what Chris, GPM at Microsoft for OneNote, has to say on the product he owns ;) … Best ways to show OneNote to others.

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One Response to “OneNote Experience”

  1. Rohan Ranade says:

    Actually, as far as ease of use is concerned, OneNote is quite good. The UI is quite nice, as is the case with any MSFT product, but I find the concept a little flawed. Its easy to take notes and all, but for a person like me, some hierarchy is also needed to ascertain how and when I arrived at particular thoughts and why I noted them down.

    Have you ever tried out Mind Mapping (http://freemind.sourceforge.net)? I find it much better than OneNote. Mind you, the UI of FreeMind leaves a lot to be desired, but its getting there.

    I guess, as with any MSFT product, the hype and hoopla surrounding OneNote is more than it should be.

    My personal view! :-)

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