OneNote is probably the most underrated Microsoft product there is. Five reasons why:

  1. It’s FREE
  2. It’s multiplatform: Windows, MacOS, Iphone, Ipad, Android, Windows RT (I have one), Windows mobile (no one cares, but it’s there), Symbian (Whatever)
  3. It performs OCR. And this is perhaps it’s most undersold feature, ex: you can print to OneNote from Windows and search on what you printed. You can save an image with text on it and Search the text, in its native language.  I tested OCR on Windows and IOs. See below:
    • OCR in English

    • OCR in French:

  • Can be used as an expense tracker and, obviously search the text on the expense (multi-language):

4. Can record Voice and Video.  Record your own ideas


Seriously, do yourself a massive favor and go use Onenote. I remember watching Bill Gates at the Super Dome in New Orleans back in 2003 and being blown away by all these features.

Best of: It is FREE




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