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OneNote PowerToys

If there's an app I live in as much as Outlook, it's Microsoft's OneNote 2003. A member of the Office family, OneNote is the closest thing to an electronic version of the good old Black and Red notebooks I used in my engineering days. It's not just for tablet PCs - I use it as much on my desktop PC as on my tablet.

Yesterday's release of the first service pack for Office 2003 meant a whole new version of OneNote, and an extensibility API. Chris Prately, the OneNote project lead, has just announced the first two OneNote PowerToys in his blog...

I do like the ides of Outlook to OneNote, which allows you to select a group of email messages and turn them into a OneNote document.


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Jul. 28th, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)

Interesting. It's a shame that they're not bundling it with the rest of office, though.

Jul. 28th, 2004 02:04 am (UTC)
I have at least one spare copy...
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:17 am (UTC)
I haven't heard of Microsoft OneNote before. What would you say was the killer difference that sets it apart from, say, Microsoft Notepad?
Jul. 28th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC)
Well, it's the ability to organise and search, to use images and cuttings, and the use of tabbed pages and outlining...
Jul. 28th, 2004 06:05 am (UTC)
Yes, but apart from that, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Jul. 28th, 2004 03:06 am (UTC)
Tablet PC - very sweet, but has a tendency to crumble...
Jul. 28th, 2004 06:04 am (UTC)
the first PowerToys link is 404ing...
Jul. 28th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
It's interesting, but I see that the UK price is about 70% more than the US with no rebate offer. Doubt I'd make much use of it on my desktop machine, and my laptop is way too old and slow to use it.

Any public domain or freeware / shareware equivalents out there?
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Outliners? There are many.
I recommend Treepad, which has a free version but also some spiffier shareware versions that one can upgrade to.
Jul. 29th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
NoteTaker (OSX) looks promising - I am downloading it to try it out...
Jul. 30th, 2004 01:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I am not going to play with it any more because it is so exactly what I would like from a notes management app that I don't want to fall in love with it any more than I have because I cannot afford to register it. :(

/me googles for something similar...
Jul. 29th, 2004 01:47 am (UTC)
The IE OneNote extension works very well - the outlook extension just seems to bleat for a missing .MSI
Jul. 29th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC)
Their site is a bit WinIE specific unfortunately - I am assuming (because I can't load the FAQ) that there is no OSX version?
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