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?
Michael Easterling commented
Every time I move between notebooks, CPU usage spikes to 225+% and the jet engine fans turn on my 16" mac book pro. I assume this is because it is constantly trying to sync. This has made the app unusable for me and is extremely frustrating given how useful the app otherwise is for me.
Lack of simple feature to save/backup locally = crippling OneNote for Mac to encourage users to switch to Windows. Especially Office for Business customers who do not even have the option to export notebook from OneNote online.
Anti-competitive behaviour (abuse of dominant position) can be reported here:
We absolutely require the ability to store our oneNote documents on a local drive (or non OneDrive share) it's a company policy and at the moment this is limiting the adoption of O365 in our organisation
[Deleted User] commented
Seconded, I don't understand why this option is NOT available for mac users....
that's a pitty and I'll turn to evernote or other solutions as I do not want to multiply my online storage.
I started using this program about ten years ago for the sole reason that it synched with Outlook. Now that I'm on a Mac and I can't save my notes locally, I'm ditching OneNote. I guess now I'll have to turn to a FOSS product to constantly ***** up my formatting for me, because the days of OneNote doing it are over.
Do this please. I lost all of my Bachelor's degree notes because I trusted OneNote.
Andrew Ballard commented
I work for a pretty big University and we can't sync anything to the OneDrive cloud due to the policies surrounding sensitive data. I'm the primary MacAdmin and can't open the locally stored OneNote notebook that is shared among my department. This product is useless to me until I can open these OneNote files and remain offline and not synched to the cloud.
Elena Cebrían commented
Hello, I want to backup my onenote MAC on another computer as in WINDOWS, is this possible?
The lack of features on macOS from Microsoft almost demand an anti-trust probe. It's ridiculous.
Offering Mac users different functionality than PC users is just weird and raises questions. It doesn't encourage mac users to purchase Microsoft Software.
Mac users are just going download alternative software from the App Store and Microsoft will have less market share.
Frustrating as I am used to using Microsoft Software and don't really want to learn something new, so if I do change I am unlikely to come back.
We shouldn't need to be here begging for functionality that exists on the PC.
Please make the software identical.
Please add an option to save the files locally.
It would be great to have a backup for OneNote. My work is very important - I am a senior doctor working for a large organisation. If I am ever loose my OneNote work due to the absence of a backup, I will remove Microsoft products from our organisation on the grounds of unreliability. Which is a shame because, although we use Apple devices, we prefer Microsoft Office/385 products.
I agree with the rest of these comments - I recently bought a MAC and want to use OneNote to plan my backpacking adventure in NZ where I won't always have wifi access.... so thanks Microsoft for ruining that for me I look forward to spending 5months scrolling through pages on ****** Microsoft Word.
I'm sure someone already mentioned this (it hard to read all 1014 comments), but there is a solution for this problem. It is called Outline for Mac. It can store your OneNotebooks locally. You can use it instead of OneNote or simultaneously with OneNote.
I'm from the company who made it. App is paid. We created 33% discount for fellows who need local storage :-) use "localnotebooks" promo code when purchasing from Outline Store.
Please enable storing oneNote files locally on a MAC, please.
Add the ability to save local and network OneNote files.
Patrick Benoit commented
Add the ability to use local and network OneNote files.
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.
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.
Morgan Putnam commented
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