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Microsoft OneNote for Mac

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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Oct 12, 2015

Microsoft's OneNote 2016 is one of the top-drawer note-taking apps for OS X.


Available everywhere: Well, not quite everywhere. But with OneNote available on OS X, Windows, iOS, Windows Phone, and via the Web, you are never far away from your notes, clippings, and images.

Syncs with OneDrive: OneNote syncs your notes with OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage. Microsoft offers 15GB of storage space on OneDrive for free, and with an Office 365 subscription, you get 1TB of space.

Share your notebooks: OneNote lets you share a notebook with others and allow them to either collaborate with you or simply view your notes but not make changes.

Formatting tools: OneNote offers a useful collection of text-formatting tools. It lets you create new sections and pages, attach files to notes, and insert images and tables.


Good but not complete support for Office files: You can embed Word and Excel files in notes, but the files become read-only. By contrast, the Windows version of OneNote lets you edit the Word and Excel docs as well as create them within OneNote.

Bottom Line

Mac users have a solid collection of note-taking apps to choose from, including the built-in Notes app in El Capitan, Evernote, and even Google's Keep. But OneNote deserves to be on the list; it's a versatile tool for collecting your thoughts.

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Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

OS X El Capitan


Google Drive apps

Full Specifications

What's new in version 15.33


Release May 2, 2017
Date Added May 2, 2017
Version 15.33

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote you can seize that moment of inspiration, plan that big event, or track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you on all your devices.

OneNote is free on Mac and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.

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