Notion vs OneNote

Last updated: September 08, 2021

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Notion
Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
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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.
Notion vs OneNote in our news:

2021. Notion acquires India’s Automate.io in push to accelerate product expansion



Notion has acquired Automate.io, an Indian startup that builds connectivity and integrations with over 200 services, as the workplace productivity startup looks to accelerate its product expansion to become more compelling for tens of millions of individuals and businesses that are increasingly moving to digital collaborative tools. Automate will help Notion understand the know-how of — and leverage — the 200 integrations the Indian startup has developed to give users and enterprises alike the ability to bring their workflows into Notion.


2020. Online workspace startup Notion raises $50M



Online workspace startup Notion has raised $50 million in new funding on a $2 billion valuation. Founded in 2016, Notion offers an all-in-one workspace that includes support for notes, tasks, wikis and databases. Pitched as blending everyday work apps into one, the service is designed for task and project management. In the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Notion’s support for remote workers helped seal the round. The company is said to have seen record levels of new customer sign-ups in the last few weeks as much of the world is forced to work from home.Remote working has exploded in 2020 alongside COVID-19. Companies across the board that provide remote working tools have seen large boost in numbers.


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. 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.”


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.