OneNote Tutorial 1 – Introducing OneNote and Installation
Note taking apps are some of the most useful cloud services for students, businesspeople or anyone who needs to improve their memory and/or reduce their reliance on post-it notes. OneNote is a cloud connected notebook and picture book that is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. You can use it for storing and searching through huge amounts of information quickly and easily. Want to save lecture notes and search them on your laptop?, no problem. Researching a recipe on the internet and want to access an ingredient list from your smartphone?, easy. From simple to-do lists to managing a home business, OneNote is a fantastic, versatile tool.
For many years, we’ve championed Evernote, and that’s still a powerful and popular note-taking app. However Evernote recently reduced the functionality of their free service, so now might be a good time to look at an alternative such as OneNote.
If you’re still confused as to what OneNote offers, why not check out our tutorials and decide for yourself if you want to give it a try? In these tutorials we’ll be focusing on the dekstop version of OneNote, rather than the Windows Store version, since the desktop version is the most powerful. To get started, download the latest version from the OneNote homepage here. To download the desktop version, click on “Windows Desktop ” under “Also available on”, as per the picture below (click on any picture to enlarge it).
When the download is complete, double click on the file or choose “Open” or “Run” from your browsers download manager. Enter your administrator password and/or choose “Yes” when Windows User Account Control prompts you to grant permission to install the software. The following window will then appear.
Wait a moment while files are copied and configured. When the process is complete, the following window will appear.
Click on “Close”. That’s it, the program is now installed and ready for use. To launch it, search for “Onenote 2016” on the Start menu/Screen or search bar. You can move directly to the next tutorial now.
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