Tip o' the Week 320 – Give Modern OneNote a chance
OneNote is an application that inspires love from some of its devotees, even drawing one to start a “IHeartOneNote” site (now defunct – maybe love knows some boundaries after all) . Still, the OneTastic addin has enough to keep the true disciples busy.
If you really embrace note-taking when having meetings or phone calls, OneNote is an awesome way of collecting your thoughts for future recollection. Sometimes, reading back your notes might seem like jibberish, but at least you wrote something down.
There are basically two versions of OneNote on PC – the full-fat, Office app with all the menus and ribbons and toolbars and stuff, and the modern app/Windows Store version which is now a Universal Windows Platform app (store linky) , so runs on both PC and Windows 10 Mobile, and is also more usable for tablet-toters. [What will come of those when the sugar tax hits, who knows?]
Most hard-core OneNote users would default to using the Desktop version since, from the outset, the trusted/modern
So, if you’re a OneNote user stuck in the world of Desktop OneNote, there are a few reasons to give the Modern version a whirl, if you haven’t recently.
To to see if you’re running the latest version, try going into the Mobile/Modern app and click the hamburger menu, choose Settings | About, and you should see 17.6769.1776x.0 if you’re running the current release (at time of writing, obvs) . If you’re not seeing that release (or later) , then try going into the Store app and kicking off the check for updates process.