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OneNote as an Evernote alternative on Windows Phone 7

December 5, 2010

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:

OneNote_wp7

Here’s the desktop version:

onenote_desktop

And the web client on Office Web Apps:

onenote_web

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.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2010 4:32 pm

    I’m playing with OneNote right now actually. Unfortunately I’ve hooped my Notebooks two days in a row. : haha But we’re both still using OneNote, so that can’t be all that bad?! :>

    Keep the good blogs coming!

  2. August 21, 2011 8:49 pm

    Evernote now has an app for Windows Phone

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