OneNote was one of the best app I have found for taking notes when I was still using PC and it took me ages to find replacement after moving to Mac. Still have not found it app with the same functionality as OneNote 2013 for Windows. Saying still I mean still.
Current OneNote for Mac is good but could be better, its about 3-5 years to late, but won't complain (too much about it) and it still can be one of the best app for its purpose, but ....
- cloud ? having cloud and sync over various devices is nice, but only cloud? No way. I want to have an option to keep copy of my files on my encrypted drive. I do not care and trust any company about keeping my files. Security is one thing, legal requirements is other, 3rd one - what if provider will have storage failure and you will loose all data? At least if I won't make a backup it's my fault.
- cannot keep files / backup on own hard drive (at least cannot see the option)
- cannot create new notebooks when offline
- need to log on to Microsoft / cloud to use app
- cannot open files created in older Microsoft OneNote 2013 (file format *.one), tried to upload it to cloud as test (using it that way is not an option for me) does not work
- have not checked it but can I open notes created in OneNote for Mac in OneNote 2013 Windows?
Direction is great and I hope there will be offline version for OneNote for Mac for which I am still willing to pay (for app, one time fee not monthly subscription). Not paying for app does not mean that it is free, look in longer term 3-5 years.
I wish all the best to OneNote for Mac team and hope they will make the app better and return OneNote 2013 functionality, right now its nice competitions for apps like EverNote, but to be honest Microsoft can get some EverNote users, but do you think they will pay for cloud service? There is 5-7 GB free so for notes is more then enough. Unless there is bigger plan in longer time...
Still waiting for Microsoft Visio for Mac and I do not want to even imagine cloud version of it. Storing customer confidential network diagrams in the cloud ???”