OneNote for Office v. XI???

in Mac Software edited January 2014
okay, as reported by Think Secret


January 30, 2003 - Sources said that Microsoft's new OneNote program may be included with a future update to Mac Office.

OneNote is a forthcoming outliner and organizer that allows you to capture and store your notes and information in a central location. Notes can be typed in at any place in a document, recorded via audio, handwritten with pen input, or drag-and-dropped from a Web site.

The information is then organized in searchable notebooks that can be combined, formatted, rearranged, and flagged. The notes can also be used in other Office applications like Word or PowerPoint.

Details about the Windows version of OneNote, which Microsoft expects to release in the middle of this year, were first made available at Comdex 2002 in November. However, pricing details were not revealed at that time.


okay, has anyone seen OneNote in action? take a look...

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no maybe i am just biased, but that has got to be, bar-none, the most confusing, all-over-the-place, jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none interfaces i have EVER seen. it looks like the shareware app dropdrawers gone horribly out of control with a word processor thrown in.


yet pc users will likely eat it up. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[oyvey]" />


  • Reply 1 of 7
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    I'd have to agree. That interface looks over done. Tabs on the top and the right? Maybe if I used it I'd think, "This is the greatest ****ing thing in the world!"
  • Reply 2 of 7
    cowerdcowerd Posts: 579member
    Many people who have used the demo (and some of these people aren't very friendly to MS) think it can be a killer app. If its comes to OSX so much the better.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    Next used to have something like this. I could see Apple coming out with this type of app. XML OO based keynote theme using .mac syncing goodness.

    iJournal? iNotes? iLegalpad?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Let's see... text entry, audio clips, jot notes over the top, sketch, organize notes, to do list...


    Seriously, this is what we all loved our Newts for, but good GOD, could they have come up with a worse interface??
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Freegin' hideous.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Yup, it's the usual MS way of loading widgets into a shotgun and firing them at the screen. There's probably a killer app somewhere in there trying to get out.

    Now that Apple is fairly unambiguously going after MS on the apps front, how much do you want to bet that Apple is working on doing something like this, built out of their own technology, and, of course, much more slick? If MS is MS, they won't get it right until version 3, which gives Apple lots of time.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    ...and when Apple does, people will it as less complicated, ergo less powerful.
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