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7 things Microsoft OneNote does that Evernote can't

James A. Martin | July 16, 2015
We're moving deeper into the modern "walled garden" of digital life. Generally speaking, you choose the garden you like best -- be it Apple, Google or Microsoft -- and the more time and money you invest, the more painful it is to leave that ecosystem.

The tags make it easy to sort OneNote notes, but one specific tag is particularly useful: the "To Do" tag, which essentially lets you add checklists of to-do items to your notes. Using the previously mentioned example of recording video at a trade show, you might add a to-do list to a note -- reminders to, say, follow up with the person who demonstrated the product or to research competitive products.

7) OneNote gives you (much) more free storage than Evernote

Another advantage of OneNote compared to Evernote is that you can use it for free and still get lots of features. For example, OneNote gives you 15GB of free storage that's available at all times via Microsoft's OneDrive. (Office 365 subscribers and enterprise users get even more storage.) By comparison, the free version of Evernote gives you only 60MB of data storage per month, and you need a $50-a-year Premium plan for unlimited storage. In other words, the more you use a free Evernote plan in a month, the more likely you are to blow past the storage limit.  

Again, this post only addresses OneNote's strengths and Evernote's weaknesses. For the other side of the story, read, "6 things Evernote does that OneNote can't."


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