May 04, 2015
Type: Digital, Software
Works On: Windows, Mac OS X, Android phones, IPhone
This is my first entry in My Cool Tools. Fittingly, this tool is about the written word: OneNote
I use OneNote extensively, many times a day every single day. I started using OneNote back in 2011 and bought my first copy then. Over the years now I have tried other note taking apps – from plain old Notepad to Evernote to some Sticky Notes. But I have come back again and again to OneNote.
It is pretty much my digital notebook which I use to record, maintain and organize everything I write. Some examples:
– A notebook which hosts my recipes, with sections for my tried and true recipes, recipes to try, and recipes I hated
– A notebook for my GTD pages and collection, old GTD archives
– A section for my reading, cooking, activity and learning logs
– A notebook for my shopping lists
– A section for my morning pages
– A section for my blog drafts, a section for my posted posts,, a section for miscellaneous things…
All my notebooks reside in the cloud on SkyDrive. I have OneNote installed on my office laptop, home laptop and phone. And they can access the same notebooks and make edits. I just love the convenience of cloud sync. I love the fact that all my written stuff, all notes to myself – that are all in one place.
Drawbacks: Privacy, since the notebooks reside on the cloud. I wish it had better functionality on the Mac OS X version.
About My Cool Tools
“Cool tools really work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. “
– From Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools
My cool tools are the tools I use regularly and I really like. In this series of posts, I want to share my cool tools and review them. All cool tools in this blog
Written by Suprada Urval who loves to climb, read and build things. Follow me on twitter?