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?
I know you sell cloud but why does the PC version have local storage and the Mac version does not?
143 comments later and @Microsoft is completely silent.
I found out too late.
I'm several years into OneNote creation on a Mac with much data sole source.
I'll be looking at converting to another product.
Heck, you can't even copy the notebook file somewhere. It only creates a URL to the file.
Sounds like a stinky way to get personal information.
Enable onenote for mac to be saved to the local harddrive like the windows version
stop making money off storage!!!!
I do not want this "experience". I don't want to be forced pay this subscription forever. I want to archive older notebooks on my NAS. And I want to be sure, that I can open them in 10 years.
It should have a say where I store my data. This lack of this feature made me use something different
Microsoft is not a technology company, they are first and foremost a marketing company. They only use technology when it suits their interests and this is proof of that fact. They think OneNote is a good enough product that you can't live without it. If you choose to use OneNote you will be consuming Onedrive space and Microsoft doesn't have to compete with other vendors for profits. It is a simple slimy strategy. After years of using it on Windows and now switching to the Mac I won't be using it anymore.
Dear OneNote Team,
I guess MS's best approach towards storing OneNote data is implemented in Office 2013, which I am using for my job. I. e. when creating a new notebook your are offered the choice of storing it in OneDrive, the local drive or another location (usually a server in a corporate network). This choice allows users to store data that needs to be available anytime on different devices in the cloud. But, if users are - according to corporate policies or customer requirements - not allowed to store in the cloud, other choices under local control are available.
To resume, I would encourage you the reinstall this feature from Office 2013 in all Office packages. This will not harm your strategy to push cloud services forward, because freedom for choice will be another argument for using OneNote. If you force users into the cloud, you will push many users to alternative notebook products. I would like to continue using OneNote, but only when having the choice of different storing locations.
It's MS's choice, but don't forget that freedom is a buying argument.
Please implement this feature. The notes of your customers are their data not yours, even Adobe's cloud service allows access to your files. Adobe does this!!!
Why do they FORCE us to use the **** cloud?! Let us have control over where we keep our info. Why is this so hard? Why do you guys love the cloud so much? Why why why why why.
I have been using OneNote for a few years without signing in. I bought a new MacBook computer and a new Office license and NOW I cannot create a new notebook without signing in. I do not want to share my OneNote. I have my own cloud. I do not want to use the @#$%! Microsoft cloud.
I feel cheated and ripped off. You are attempting to violate my privacy!
Change the program back to where it created new notebooks without signing in.
And to make matters even worse, I have to "agree to the terms of service", whatever and wherever it is, to send this comment or vote. Let's be clear that your intention is to add my email to you databank and harass me with who knows what. Just change this and let me know. Otherwise, I do not agree with this vague terms of service, even though I am forced to agree to send you a suggestion to improve flaws in YOUR product!!!
To parrot what has already been said ... I do not wish to store my notebooks on any cloud. The application used to be an excellent way for me to manage large projects. But i would rather migrate to another application than be forced into a cloud storage option.
Fred J. commented
I won't reiterate all of my reasons for being dissatisfied with OneNote for Mac (and Windows 10) as they are mentioned in other posts here. I will say that I feel that the only reason I can think of for being forced to store data files online is so that I have to buy Onedrive space. Offer OneNote free, get people engaged, then offer tiered services (space). This seems silly I know, but I'm a subscriber to 365 and have already paid for more space that way and feel I'm being punished with reduced functionality.
My main reason for beginning to switch away from OneNote and Business 365 however(canceled now), is the lack of parity between the new OneNotes (mac and win) with OneNote 2016. I depend heavily on the integration between Outlook and Onenote for my projects and team collaboration (OneNote) and practically speaking, this has never been good in the Mac version and is being gutted in the new OneNote for Windows 10.
In having a service in business 365 which touts all the apps and their integrations, it seems strange that MS wouldn't at least keep OneNote 2016 supported till the new apps were up to parity. This, along with the diminished integration with Outlook, guts the collaborative foundation that attracted most to MS Office in the first place.
I'm presently switching to SmartSheet, a few other apps and integrations to bring our workflow back up and not have to figure out work-arounds for the next 5 years.
Rizwan A Shah commented
I've been using onenote for 11 years. now I can't save local copies. this is absurd
agree 100%. this flaw renders OneNote completely useless.
I work for a huge, international financial services company. We are not allowed to use OneDrive due to local and international privacy restrictions and things like SEC regulations. We have a fleet of designers on Macbooks in multiple countries, all of whom are keeping notes on paper. Onenote's drawing ability would make it amazingly useful for us to keep track of our sketches, feedback, and notes for product teams in other countries as, presumably, the typed notes are much easier to translate than the handwritten characters scribbled on the edge of a photo of a paper sketch.
Until Sketch comes to Windows, most digital designers are going to be on a mac+wacom system and hard-pressed to find a note-taking software that supports drawing.
Please reconsider as this decision is hampering designers--who almost exclusively use macs--from using *your* software as their tool of choice.
Please change your mind; We need an optional local, of line storage for OneNote files. It is only 2019, and some of us are still working off line!
I use Onenote for my study at the university but I am not allowed to use it at my exams if it synchronises. PLEASE make an upgrade where it can be turned to an offline-mode!!
That is the sole reason why I moved to Outline. It sucks not to be able to save files locally especially that many companies have security policies against storing important content on the cloud.
Outline is much inferior to OneNote (imo), but Microsoft left me no other choice. Very disappointing.