Thanks for the great article
Your review of OneNote has inspired me to give it a try; I'm glad I did! Though I'm only using the most rudimentary aspects of the software, I'm already starting to see the benefits. This software has strong potential to transform the way we engage with digital support material. It's definitely worth a try.
One feature that I particularly enjoy is the ability to copy and paste a segment of a web site into a notebook page. ON treats these like text boxes in word; I can edit the contents and move them where I see fit. That's much nicer than printing off pages or keeping track of favorites or individual URLs.
I thought I'd love OneNote
I was so excited to start using OneNote that I started telling all sorts of people about it, and even convinced a few to start using it.
That was before I tried to put all of my project support material into a notebook. I copied a few hundred photos and video clips into a notebook and from then on, any work in that notebook got to be maddeningly slow.
Please note that the notebook got to be 4-5 gig in size, so I understand why this would happen, but the same information stored in my file folders do not cause that logjam.
I set aside OneNote when this happened, and the first time I needed information from one of my notebooks when I was on a computer that did not have the software installed... no way to extract... no way to convert.
I can see how it would be awesome but requires more than turnkey operation to do everything I would need it to do (as someone who needs to be able to work from multiple computers or in my car in the middle of nowhere).
I give this commentary reservedly, though. If I were regularly on a desktop and knew I would always have access to Onenote, I would love to love this software.