From an Evernote/OneNote comparison:
"I'm a big fan of Evernote and Microsoft's OneNote and am looking forward to the rumored Google note-taking app named Keep as well. But if I had only one note-taking and data capture app to rely on, I'd stick with only OneNote. Here are three ways that OneNote beats Evernote, and ways in which Google might beat OneNote with its rumored Keep note-taking app."Reviewing/responding to the three reasons (see the full post for more details):
- Better structure for large projects: OneNote has a more elaborate information model, with notebook/section group/section/page/sub-page levels. Evernote lacks the equivalent of section groups, sections, and sub-pages, but it also has a notebook stack level of abstraction that OneNote lacks.
- Integration with Outlook: OneNote (unsurprisingly, as part of Office) has better integration with Outlook (and other Office apps), but Evernote supports mail-in note creation (every Evernote user is assigned an Evernote mail-in address), and Evernote is also supported as a platform-level sharing option, e.g., on Android.
- Integration with SkyDrive: OneNote currently has more robustly useful notebook/note sharing and collaboration services than Evernote, but Evernote has more powerful client apps on a variety of non-Microsoft platforms. The Android and iOS OneNote clients are limited, for example, and there is no Mac OS OneNote client.
You can read more about my perspectives on this topic in my Que blog post series.Three reasons Microsoft OneNote beats Evernote. Can Google's rumored Keep note-taking app improve on it? | Computerworld Blogs
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