Instapaper vs OneNote

Last updated: May 29, 2017

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Instapaper
Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics, or whatever else you come across while browsing. With one click, Instapaper lets you to save, read, and manage the things you find on the Internet.
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OneNote
Use OneNote at home, school and work to capture thoughts, ideas and to-do's. Find all your notes quickly in the recent view. Your stuff travels with you on your computers, tablets and phones. Get OneNote for any of your devices or use it on the web. Get things done with your friends, family, classmates and colleagues. Share your notebooks with others for viewing or editing.
Instapaper vs OneNote in our news:

2017. Microsoft redesigned OneNote


Microsoft unveiled updated note-taking app OneNote. In this update the developers improved navigation layout- especially for larger notebooks with more sections. Now, the navigation controls are all in one area on the left-hand side of the app. This allows users to easily switch between their notes and dramatically improves usability with assistive technologies. With this update, regardless of what device someone is using, the experience will be the same - allowing users to capture thoughts, jot down notes and get things done more quickly.


2016. Instapaper premium goes free for all users



News reading app Instapaper, or to be more exact its Premium version, is now free for all users. Instapaper was acquired by Pinterest in August but the app would live on as a separate entity and continue to get updates from the Instapaper team at Pinterest. Now, under a larger umbrella with more resources, Instapaper could easily be running more as a user acquisition and stickiness play without absolutely having to monetize. Instapaper was one of the original “save it for later” readers that built up a mentality around being able to hold onto longer forms of content without simply skipping over it and missing it. It became an early popular application on the iPhone, holding high rankings in the App Store in the news category. But there’s been a lot of increasing competition from other companies like Pocket, making it tricky.


2016. Pinterest buys news-reading app Instapaper



Pinterest has acquired the original read later service, Instapaper. Both Instapaper and Pinterest are essentially bookmarking services, but Instapaper tends to be about text, and Pinterest is all about images. For now, the company line is that nothing will change.  Pinterest is ostensibly buying Instapaper because it wants some of its technology (its text parser is pretty great) and the people who built that tech. But it seems very unlikely that Pinterest actually wants the Instapaper service itself. Sure, Pinterest says it will keep Instapaper running. Keeping a service running and keeping a service improving are two very different things, though.


2016. Microsoft makes it easy to switch from Evernote to OneNote


Microsoft released a new tool that makes it easier for Evernote users to make the transition to rival application OneNote, a part of the Microsoft Office suite. The “OneNote Importer tool,” as the software is called, aims to address the switching costs that can hold back users from making a move to a competing platform. Microsoft even goes for the hard sell here, reminding OneNote potential customers that the app is free on all devices, while Evernote Premium is a $50 per year product. For now the tool is running only on Windows, the version for Mac users is already in the works and will be released in the “coming months.”


2015. Instapaper launches Notes in its mobile news-reader



News reading and sharing app Instapaper has launched a new annotation functionality called Notes. The feature allows users to select a piece of text from an article or other work, and make comments on that text. By default, Notes is set to private so no one can see your annotations. If they so choose, users can share their notes through the Twitter’s textshot feature. Users can also share through other third-party iOS applications, such as Facebook, Evernote and Tumblr, or through a new IFTTT trigger. Finally, if you want to share everything by default, Instapaper added a button that lets you choose to “Share All Notes.”


2015. News reading app Instapaper adds speed reading option



Instapaper, the mobile news reader, launched an update to the app that brings a few new key features to the experience. With Instapaper 6.2, users will gain access to a feature called Speed Reader, which highlights a single word at a time for a more focused and efficient reading experience. The update also brings with it faster saving of articles from mobile and Instant Sync, which is a faster and more reliable way of sending articles to your Instapaper app on iOS. Instapaper recently redesigned the whole experience around the app, launching version 6.0 as a freemium model for the first time. Speed Reader will be free to use ten times each month, and then will fall into the premium tier of the service.


2014. Microsoft OneNote becomes free


Online notebook-organizer OneNote always was a part of Microsoft Office and therefore was a paid program. When the free Office Online appeared, the online version of OneNote also became free, and later the free mobile OneNote apps for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone where released. However, the desktop version was still available only as part of paid MS Office. Today, Microsoft unveiled OneNote for Mac and announced that the desktop version for Windows and Mac is now free. Thus, Evernote gets the very serious competitor, which provides the same level of cross-platform availability, convenience and functionality. Besides OneNote can provide larger free cloud storage and collaboration features that only available in the paid version of Evernote.


2012. Microsoft SkyDrive и OneNote landed on Android



So, Microsoft finally lost its fear of rival mobile platforms. Previously, the company launched the number of applications for the iPhone/iPad and even is working on the full-featured mobile Office for the iPad. And now it decided to make happy the Android users. Of course, it started with the apps for which being cross-platform is more important - the file storage SkyDrive and notebook/organizer OneNote. From now any files (including OneNote notebooks) can be synchronized between your Android-smartphone and your online SkyDrive account. However, there is a catch. While SkyDrive for Android - is completely free, the mobile OneNote app - is free only for up to 500 notes. After reaching this limit, you'll have to pay $4.99 (one-time fee) - and the restriction will be removed.