How can we improve OneNote for Mac?

local storage on Mac

How about giving Mac users the option to locally store their notebooks just like PC users get? If not why do you charge the same for a less feature rich product?

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to save local is vital. I'd rather pay for this than the friggin' cloud. We really dislike it, it's a wrong approach for corporate data and we can't use onenote for our business because of it. So please stop forcing it down our throats.

  • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have hundreds of OneNote notebooks on local corporate file server. We DO NOT HAVE PLANS to move to Cloud Storage. We have users on Windows PCs who use these notebooks to collaborate on information and we have not been able to find a way for MAC users to do the same as OneNote for Mac version 16 does not allow opening notebooks from a local storage. Can you PLEASE implement this in the product so that we can continue enjoying the benefits of the product while using local document and data file storage? Thank you

    EDIT: Running Windows version of OneNote in Parallels or VMWare is NOT AN OPTION for us due to some constraints and policies I will not explain here, not mentioning the impact to user experience, training and support, etc.

  • DN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    temp solution: get parallels or bootcamp and run onenote using the PC version

  • Morgan Putnam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At the very least proactively alert those of us who are switching from a PC to a Mac that we can't store the files locally, instead of letting us flail about trying to get local access through various methods of file sharing and/or export. A simple pop up would go a long way

  • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I grew increasingly uncomfortable with OneNote and not having local copies and local backup for a myriad of reasons.

    Bought a MacBook Pro and switched over to DEVONthink 3.
    I wished I had found this software sooner its the best information management software available.
    Local databases with many syncing options, its awesome.
    I use it with notability. When I am finished with the hand written note, I export it as pdf to DEVONthink and file accordingly.

    I truly could not be happier!

  • simee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft - you made a great product and you suck at implementing it. the master brain of keeping the only option to one drive and not making an option to save locally totally sucks. why dont you consider that you cannot keep every single piece of information to cloud. there will be sensitive info also...Fix it or you totally fails again in microsoft way totally.

  • Arman Mirzaei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Maybe the best way is to efficiently ask the APPLE Incorporation to design a noting software similar to MS OneNote , and add it to its own office.

  • Jeff Bratton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree. This is so frustrating. If Microsoft wants us to use their products, they need to make it friendly with all OS's and cloud solutions. Not everyone wants to use OneDrive.

  • sword commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we need local save option!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Haywood Jablomi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ditto for the comments below. I have one drive but not able to use it on my work computer there has got to be a way to do this. Windows is awful but I am forced to use it. I use my Mac for all my work on the road and just want my notes.

  • Michael Potter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This answer from the "OneNote Team" is a joke; they completely ignored the premise of the question. Question: "I have a requirement that I can't store information in the cloud". Answer: "cloud is better". I would have more respect for MS if they would give an honest answer: "We want to force you to use the cloud so you are dependent on us. Someday we want to stick it to you; We don't know how, but eventually we will figure out a way."

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I loved OneNote and was using it for years for private and business notes. I stopped now using it because i am sick of running a windows vm to have the ability to save local. I switched to ******.
    Never see you again. Sick of the cloud strategy.

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