OneNote as an Evernote alternative on Windows Phone 7
One of the applications that I miss the most on my new Samsung Focus is Evernote. Not because of its quality — the iPhone application is very unstable — but the main advantage is the ubiquitous access that it brings. Evernote has a web application, a Windows desktop client and various mobile clients. Windows Phone 7 is still a new platform so even though Evernote will evaluate the opportunity of a client for it, I needed to find an alternative.
OneNote is probably one of the less-known members of the Office family. It has been mostly used by the also little-known TabletPC and is quite popular with students. OneNote is the tool of choice of GTD practitioners like me.
Windows Phone 7 has a client:
Here’s the desktop version:
And the web client on Office Web Apps:
The web client comes with limitations such as the inability to play audio attachments but it’s good enough to edit and view notes from any computer.
The missing features:
- mobile search except for pages titles
- copy-paste but it’s coming with the first update in January 2011
- sending a note by email to a notebook
The switch is still recent I will certainly revised the subject if Evernote fights back.