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5 cool OneNote features you're probably not using

Tony Bradley | Feb. 5, 2014
OneNote is one of the two titans of note-taking apps (the other being Evernote), but most users barely scratch the surface of its capabilities. More than a digital notepad, OneNote is a flexible tool for capturing, organizing, and contextualizing data. We pull back the curtain on five features you should be using to get the most out of this productivity powerhouse.

Create custom tags
OneNote lets you tag your notes for easy searching and sorting. While the app provides many evergreen tags such as "To-do," "Important," and "Remember for later," the real power is the ability to create your own tags specific to common tasks. For example, if you conduct frequent interviews, you can make a tag that calls out direct quotations in your notes. If you create a lot of presentations, you can make a tag to identify notes you want to pull into PowerPoint.

You can also create a summary page or quick sheet that uses the tags you've created and aggregates the information for easy reference.

OneNote's flexibility puts it many cuts above a simple list-making tool. It's available on a wide array of platforms and devices, and it automatically syncs data so your notes are always current. Dig into some of these more advanced features to see what OneNote can do for you when it really gets going.


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