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#1 OFFLINE   Corrine


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:02 PM

This topic was prompted by a post by a member of another forum who mentioned not being familiar with OneNote.  Since OneNote is one of my favorite apps, I am sharing this for the benefit of others who may not be familiar with OneNote.

I have multiple notebooks in OneNote, all organized with numerous sections and I use it throughout the day -- on my laptop, desktop and phone.  A few example notebooks are notebooks for Books & TV, Personal, Recipes, Windows & Programs and more.  Coincidentally, I recently replied to a Twitter comment Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider Program at Microsoft, posted about OneNote saying, "I agree 100%. I use it constantly. With it synched from laptop to desktop to phone, I have important information, notes, references, resources, etc. at my fingertips wherever I am." which resulted in a Microsoft OneNote Twitter reply asking me which features I use the most.  I provided a screen copy of a page from my Books & TV notebook:

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As can be seen in the image, I have favorite authors indexed and listed alphabetically in OneNote.  Each author page includes a link to their website and a list of their books.  Since I read three or four books a week, this is how I keep track of which books I've read and the books next on the list to borrow from the library.  The list also came in handy when plodr and I were discussing authors not long ago.  I went through my list and gave her links to a number of favorite authors and she gave me names that I added to a list to check the library online catalog.

In the "Recipe" notebook, I have a "Grocery List".  It is broken down by category (produce, dairy, baking, etc.) and has check boxes (To do).  When I'm running low on something, I place a check next to the item.  Then, the next trip to the grocery store, I pull up the list and uncheck each item as I add it to the grocery cart.  No more forgetting to pick up some needed item.  

The OneNote app is pre-installed on Windows 10.  The desktop, phone, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android versions are available at the locations below.  Also included is the Web link for OneNote online:

One last thing for this starter topic: In the Twitter conversation I mentioned above, the conversation went back & forth for a bit and, coincidentally, whoever does the Microsoft OneNote Twitter account created and posted the cutest (ok, to me it was cute) image yesterday.  

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Please share tricks, tips and how you use OneNote or ask questions about features.
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#2 OFFLINE   LilBambi


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

I also am using OneNote for organizing books/authors for across devices. Also planning to use it for movies as well. I like OneNote and save the Notebooks to OneDrive.

I think it's a great idea for recipes as well.
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