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Create and share a digital notebook


Microsoft OneNote 2013 is a digital notebook designed for multiple users. Microsoft OneNote 2013 is part of the Microsoft Office 2013 release and contains a large amount of updates from the previous version. These changes include compatibility with Windows 8 up to Windows 11 and improved features. Microsoft OneNote 2013 is one of the best means of gathering notes and sharing them with others. This free trial version will require you to stay logged into your Microsoft account.  


Microsoft OneNote 2013 allows users to freely type, draw, or insert media anywhere on a document page. Microsoft OneNote 2013 combines aspects of Word, Paint, and Excel to make a free form document. You can start by typing out an idea and articulate it with a quick paint sketch. If your art skills aren’t very good you can instead opt to upload images from your computer, or search across Bing and Flickr. Occasionally there are minor hiccups when importing pictures from the web.

You can further improve your notebook by adding in time stamps, spreadsheets, web links, attaching files, or even recording audio. When you’re satisfied with your notes you can review and spell check all of your entries before sending it to other users. Microsoft OneNote 2013 allows you to send your note over e-mail, save as a large number of document types, or share via meetings and invitations.


Microsoft OneNote 2013’s interface is simple and easy to use. Each menu and tab is clearly labeled and includes recognizable Microsoft icons. Large plus signs will allow you to quickly insert new sections and pages on the fly. As with other Office products, Microsoft OneNote 2013 relies on use of the tool bar or corresponding hotkeys. You can also right click to bring up a convenient editing menu.


Microsoft OneNote 2013’s appearance is in line with other Microsoft Modern programs. The layout is very clean without any clutter. The program generally functions quickly, even when embedding or attaching large video files. Even if you become disconnected from your Microsoft account you can still work on a document and save it for later. When a session is restored you will be able to once again directly share with others or save to cloud storage.


Microsoft OneNote 2013 has many powerful tools to easily create a detailed notebook and share them with others. This trial will give you a taste of Microsoft OneNote 2013’s Windows 8 upgrades.


  • Easy to create and edit pages
  • Can work offline and share online
  • Included in all PC versions of Office 2013


  • Minor problems embedding online images

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User reviews about Microsoft OneNote

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It is more easier than other Apps. It is easy to get and fast to download..
    It is nice app for home devices.More people may want to use it if t More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    It's a freeware now.
    previously bundled with office it is now available for free. amazing software can make organizing large amount of data very More


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