Microsoft OneNote is Free (finally!)

The vast trove of digital data we now seek to organize (yesterday’s article clippings and sticky notes) has slowly been tamed over the past several years. Many note-taking tools have been around for a long time – but those with a lot of versatility for collecting more than just text are now surging in popularity. Most prominent of those is Evernote. However, Microsoft’s OneNote has been slowly building a fan base, especially among PC-using Office adherents. In our opinion OneNote became functional and a viable alternative to Evernote in the Office 2013 release.

These two lead a category where one can save web articles, images, videos. PDF files and much more – organizing by notebooks and tags for later easy retrieval.

Until now its been bundled within Office, but Microsoft changed that and freed it across Mac, PC and mobile devices. Bill Winterberg gives the full story in his weekly FPPad Bits & Bytes below.

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Blane Warrene

Recognized as an industry leader in financial services business development and technology, Blane has worked in progressive roles in operations, technology and compliance in the industry. He co-founded Arkovi Social Media Archiving in 2009 with Carl Cline and Tyson Lowery - successfully raising capital and delivering a modern software as a service solution for business use of social media. Blane also co-founded QuonWarrene with Neal Quon in 2009. In October 2012 Arkovi was acquired by RegEd. Blane continues to advise companies via QuonWarrene. In addition, Blane is a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry and corporate conferences where he brings a fresh and innovative approach to business issues. An avid blogger and well known on twitter, @blano, he is actively engaged in social media providing thought leadership in compliant communications. Blane serves as a board member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, an Ohio national historic landmark.