OneNote vs Zoho Notebook


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OneNote
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. OneNote open-source self-hosted alternatives are: Paperwork, Laverna, Permanote
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Zoho Notebook
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.
Comparing OneNote vs Zoho Notebook is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Zoho Notebook has more user-friendly interface than OneNote because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that OneNote is more popular than Zoho Notebook

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zoho launched Notebook for Web (in 2017)
- Zoho Notebook 3.0 adds File Card, Web Clipper for Safari, Import from Evernote (in 2017)
- Microsoft redesigned OneNote (in 2017)
- Zoho Notebook is available for Mac (in 2017)
- Zoho Notebook 2.0: Clip the Web, Sketch Ideas, Lock Your Notes (in 2016)
- Zoho Notebook relaunched as a mobile app (in 2016)
- Microsoft makes it easy to switch from Evernote to OneNote (in 2016)
- Microsoft OneNote becomes free (in 2014)
- Microsoft SkyDrive и OneNote landed on Android (in 2012)
- Zoho launching Google Notebook competitor (in 2007)

Looks like Zoho Notebook was recently more active than OneNote (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which OneNote and Zoho Notebook meet head to head:

2017 - Zoho launched Notebook for Web to take on OneNote



Zoho released the new version of note-taking app Zoho Notebook 4.0 that marks the launch of Notebook for Web. Then there’s also the introduction of Smart Cards, which intelligently format content you add to Notebook across devices. And if those two things aren’t enough, it added document scanning along with a redesigned Photo Card, lots of drag and drop to Notebook for iPad Pro, and several other cross-platform updates. Notebook for Web brings all your notes and notebooks online. You can create Text, Checklist, Photo, and File Cards. To add a custom Notebook cover, simply drag an image from your desktop and drop it on the cover you want to replace. You can create Photo and File Cards in Notebook by dragging and dropping from your desktop, as well. Notes can be grouped, moved, and copied to different notebooks. And both notebooks and notes can be locked with a passcode. If you have a Notebook account, the web app is automatically available. Thus Zoho Notebook is now more web-based than OneNote

2016 - Zoho Notebook 2.0: Clip the Web, Sketch Ideas, Lock Your Notes to win over OneNote


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.