OneNote vs Zoho Notebook
Last updated: June 20, 2017
Use OneNote at home, school and work to capture thoughts, ideas and to-do's. Find all your notes quickly in the recent view. Your stuff travels with you on your computers, tablets and phones. Get OneNote for any of your devices or use it on the web. Get things done with your friends, family, classmates and colleagues. Share your notebooks with others for viewing or editing.
Free yourself from forgetting with mobile Zoho Notebook. Remember the title of that movie you keep forgetting. Or start outlining an unforgettable story. Don't get thumb tied. Record your ideas while driving. Tape meetings, lectures, and conversations. Turn your checklist into a checked-off list. Whether you're designing your office, or planning a wedding, capture what inspires you.
Latest news about OneNote and Zoho Notebook:
20.06.17. Zoho Notebook 3.0 adds File Card, Web Clipper for Safari, Import from Evernote. Zoho updated its Notebook app. You can now add and sync PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, and more to Notebook with the brand new File Card. Files can be added from any online or offline storage app. All files added to Notebook are treated as distinct, groupable note cards, rather than mere attachments. When you add files to Notebook, you’ll be able to open them in Zoho Docs, Zoho’s document management application, available on the web and mobile. Besides, the Notebook Web Clipper is now available for Safari and you can import all your notes and attachments from Evernote with the new tool.
29.05.17. Microsoft redesigned OneNote. Microsoft unveiled updated note-taking app OneNote. In this update the developers improved navigation layout- especially for larger notebooks with more sections. Now, the navigation controls are all in one area on the left-hand side of the app. This allows users to easily switch between their notes and dramatically improves usability with assistive technologies. With this update, regardless of what device someone is using, the experience will be the same - allowing users to capture thoughts, jot down notes and get things done more quickly.
25.01.17. Zoho Notebook is available for Mac. Zoho unveiled the version of its mobile note taking app Zoho Notebook for Mac. Notebook for Mac brings mobile-inspired gestures to the desktop, creating an intuitive experience. It works with the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar, enabling contextual buttons within the app. You can navigate the entire app with gestures alone; if you have a trackpad you never have to make a single click. Simply hover over a notebook or note and pinch to open and close them; or two finger swipe to see more information, lock, or delete notes and notebooks. You can create checklists and audio recordings and add photos with dedicated Note Cards; mix and match note types as needed with the Text Card. Personalize your notebook covers by dragging an image from your desktop onto a notebook.
03.11.16. Zoho Notebook 2.0: Clip the Web, Sketch Ideas, Lock Your Notes. Zoho released the new version of note-taking app Zoho Notebook, that includes a Chrome extension, Sketch Card, locking with passcodes and Touch ID, and more. Chrome Web Clipper allows to clip the web and take notes from your browser, Sketch Card allows to take handwritten notes, create simple sketches. And you can now secure your notes, notebooks, and Notebook app with passcodes and Touch ID.
13.07.16. Zoho Notebook relaunched as a mobile app. Zoho restarted its Notebook as a free mobile app for iOS and Android, optimized for smartphones and tablets. It introduces the concept of ‘Note Cards’. Note Cards are built-in templates for capturing various types of content inside Notebook. The Text Card lets you capture anything in a note, while a Checklist Card lets you create, well, checklists. There’s also an Audio Card to record voice notes, and a Photo Card to snap moments. All Note Cards feature randomly generated colors that can be customized. You can group Note Cards by pinching them together, then flick a group to view them. In landscape view, Note Cards behave like magnets when you group/ungroup them; you can even collapse your notes like an accordion.
18.03.16. Microsoft makes it easy to switch from Evernote to OneNote. Microsoft released a new tool that makes it easier for Evernote users to make the transition to rival application OneNote, a part of the Microsoft Office suite. The “OneNote Importer tool,” as the software is called, aims to address the switching costs that can hold back users from making a move to a competing platform. Microsoft even goes for the hard sell here, reminding OneNote potential customers that the app is free on all devices, while Evernote Premium is a $50 per year product. For now the tool is running only on Windows, the version for Mac users is already in the works and will be released in the “coming months.”
18.03.14. Microsoft OneNote becomes free. Online notebook-organizer OneNote always was a part of Microsoft Office and therefore was a paid program. When the free Office Online appeared, the online version of OneNote also became free, and later the free mobile OneNote apps for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone where released. However, the desktop version was still available only as part of paid MS Office. Today, Microsoft unveiled OneNote for Mac and announced that the desktop version for Windows and Mac is now free. Thus, Evernote gets the very serious competitor, which provides the same level of cross-platform availability, convenience and functionality. Besides OneNote can provide larger free cloud storage and collaboration features that only available in the paid version of Evernote.
2012. Microsoft SkyDrive и OneNote landed on Android. So, Microsoft finally lost its fear of rival mobile platforms. Previously, the company launched the number of applications for the iPhone/iPad and even is working on the full-featured mobile Office for the iPad. And now it decided to make happy the Android users. Of course, it started with the apps for which being cross-platform is more important - the file storage SkyDrive and notebook/organizer OneNote. From now any files (including OneNote notebooks) can be synchronized between your Android-smartphone and your online SkyDrive account. However, there is a catch. While SkyDrive for Android - is completely free, the mobile OneNote app - is free only for up to 500 notes. After reaching this limit, you'll have to pay $4.99 (one-time fee) - and the restriction will be removed.
2007. Zoho launching Google Notebook competitor. The new online note-taking service Zoho Notebook is a direct competitor to Microsoft’s OneNote and Google’s Notebook tools, offering similar functionality in the way content can be added to the Notebook that you’ve grabbed from elsewhere on the web. Notebook enables you to add all kinds of content to your Notebook page, from audio or video, both of which can be imported from places like YouTube, or recorded directly to your Zoho Notebook. Content you find on the web can be selected, then right-click to send it to your Zoho Notebook page, or content can be imported by other means, such as RSS feeds. Zoho Notebook can also be used as a whiteboard. In true Zoho nature, there are several ways in which to collaborate and share information. Each item on your Zoho Notebook page can be shared individually, complete with permission settings for everyone the content is shared with.
2007. Zoho preps another Web app: Notebook. There are several Web start-ups that I see over and over again at new-tech conferences but none that launch a new product at each show. That"s certainly what it feels like Zoho does. "Look, it"s another conference! Let"s launch another product." So here we are at Demo 07, and of course Zoho"s got something new: Notebook. If you"ve used Microsoft"s OneNote, you"ll grok it pretty quickly. It"s a content editing system that lets you create multiple sheets in one document. You use tabs across the top for major sections, and into each section you can add pages as subtabs that are displayed along the right. I"ve used OneNote, and like Zoho, its notebook metaphor works well for keeping notes and for organizing your thoughts on big, complex projects. Zoho"s product leverages Zoho"s existing word processor and spreadsheet apps, and you can insert those types as pages into your files.