OneNote Alternative?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hearmeman, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Hearmeman macrumors newbie

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    Hey
    Im a student who manages his notebooks on his macbook.
    OneNote is very helpful since you can add phone numbers,audio recordings,important sections etc
    Is there an equivalent to that that fully supports OS X?
    I tried using OneNote but its sometimes laggy and managing a notebook with 70-80 pages seems unreal with that app
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Honestly I love one note. Since its Microsoft it works on practically any device you might have which is great for me since I have a iPhone , MacBook and a Windows laptop
     
  3. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    I used to use OneNote, but switched to Evernote a few years ago. I can recommend Evernote strongly. It doesn't have a one-to-one feature map to OneNote, so you may find yourself having to step back and figure out how to organize all your school notes, but it's worth it. I have thousands of notes and no performance issues.
     
  4. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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    Evernote is fine but I hate the idea that some of the features is behind a paywall
     
  5. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    I use evernote. Here in the UK you can get a year free of usage with an O2 priority sim.

    I like the look of one note, but it's a CPU hog on Mac's for some reason.
     
  6. Hearmeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The thing is that im not taking notes i have notebooks with around 100 pages and OneNote and evernote cant handle that and pages is just not right
     
  7. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, ok, then I don't really understand what you're trying to do. I have many notebooks in Evernote, and many of them have enormous numbers of notes. Can you explain more clearly what the issue is?
     
  8. rendevouspoo macrumors regular

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    I adore Evernote and don't mind at all paying the premium. I run The Secret Weapon system on it.. Google it.. I use it as a task list among a lot of other things. Keeps my Outlook inbox nice and clean.
     
  9. maaazzzn macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have been using Growly Notes from http://www.growlybird.com/notes/ for about 2 years.
    Former OneNote User on a Windows Machine, switched to Mac about 3 years ago.
    Evernote never really got me.

    I think Growly Notes is a great alternative and really nice.
     
  10. rendevouspoo macrumors regular

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    Maaaazzzn sounds an awful lot like "Mason," who is the creator of growly.
     
  11. maaazzzn macrumors newbie

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    actually it's pronounced more like "mahtsn" over here ^^
     
  12. kazibole macrumors member

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    As others mention, Evernote. On PC I loved OneNote, but it was too slow (the sync was brutal) on both iOS and OS X. Been happy with Evernote since.
     
  13. Hearmeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The thing is that evernote doesn't have an option to change fonts and font sizes and copying an entire notebook from pages is going to be a pain in the ass
    OneNote does that pretty good but its laggy as hell
     
  14. Calleknug macrumors member

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    I really want to use one note but the fact that the OS X version is so gimped compared to the windows version drives me nuts
     
  15. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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  16. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    Actually, it does. Right at the top of the note window is line where you can select font, point size, bold/italic/etc.
    Well yes, moving from an app where you have invested a lot time to get your data they way you like it is typically a pain. Nobody's going to be able to help you with that.

    Evernote does have an import from OneNote feature, though. I have no idea how well it works.
     
  17. sracer macrumors 603

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    I too would recommend Outline. I use it on iOS and it is very nice. An added benefit is that it can sync to DropBox... OneNote only does OneDrive.
     
  18. Calleknug macrumors member

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    Thanks alot for the outline tip guys, seems to be exactly what I've been looking for for a long time! It also looks like an iPhone app is in beta right now according to the faq on the website, seems really promising :)
     
  19. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Between the paywall issue and the fact the OneNote is now available for OS X, iOS, and Windows - I switched from Evernote to OneNote about 6 months ago.
     
  20. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    This is one of my biggest issues with Outline, aside from a few others, they do not have an iPhone app out yet. They have been talking about it for over a year now.

    There are a couple of other items that bug me, which is one reason why I haven't switched over 100% to them.
     
  21. petercieslar macrumors newbie

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    I also love Growly BUT unfortunately there is no iPad version
     
  22. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

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    A 70 to 80 page notebook should be no problem for OneNote on Mac. Sounds to me like you've got some issue with your computer that may be preventing you from using the app you want.
     

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