How can we improve OneNote for Mac?

OneNote for Mac needs to have all the features of the Windows version

OneNote for Mac needs to have all the features of the Windows version.

OneNote could replace my todo app. In fact it'd be the best todo app - I've used them all.

But not until the Mac version is the same as the Windows version. So please update OneNote for Mac to match the Windows version.

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      • Susie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add templates and the ability to create a summary page of tag search results

      • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This pretty much sums up my feelings on OneNote for Mac. It lacks basic features that Windows has, like exporting notebooks and Outlook integration.

      • Lowray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please bring the templates over from the Windows version. I'm shocked to see the lack of support for Mac users!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OMG - Onenote on the MAC still does not provide templates, while the Windows version has many templates. This feature couldn't be easier to provide in Mac version and add so much value to customers.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't want collapse the section & page side window automaticlly when I typing. Just do what I see in Windows. This is the most comfortable way I'm using.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The features I am used to on the desktop version of OneNote and am missing now because there is no desktop version of OneNote on mac are:

        Reviewing tab: providing other options like a translation;
        Reviewing options: providing a lot more proofing options like ignoring URLs and files;
        View --> Paper size: does not exist;
        Creating templates: does not exist;
        Styles for headers: just one instead of many and no ability to create custom styles that you can keep using, just the copy paste formatting tool.
        Outlook integration: does not exist;
        Export feature: does not exist;
        Pasting formatting: when pasting things from the web for example, on the desktop version you used to get pasting options like paste in the current style used in OneNote or keep original style etc;
        Insert excel spreadsheet: does not exist;
        History tab: does not exist;
        Office add-ins: do not exist, even the web version allows add-ins why not the regular os one?
        OS-wide hotkey quick notes: does not exist, in windows, you press crtl+n in windows and a quick note pops up;
        Sticky notes: the sticky notes that are part of OneNote on ios and windows do not exist on this version, what is the use? going to onenote.com/stickynotes every time to handle your notes is too inefficient;
        OS-wide screen clipping: does not exist here. In the windows desktop app, you could press a hotkey combination and take a screenshot selection anywhere in the os.
        Convert table to excel spreadsheet: does not exist;
        Insert symbols: does not exist;
        Equation tools: does not exist. I really don't see the purpose of the insert equation in this version of OneNote.
        Ink to text: does not exist;
        Ink to math: does not exist;
        Images formatting: does not exist;
        Tags: fewer tags, no custom tags and limited hotkeys for tags (just first 9 tags have a hotkey). I know there is a release introducing custom tags coming in January 2019, so this one might be resolved for a part.
        that's what I am missing, these features made OneNote great.

        Cheers,

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i've been using onenote since it's start. i've moved to mac and it's insanely dissapointing that there isn't feature parity... especially things like docking to the side and custom tags.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's nothing short of false advertising to advertise these features and they simply are not there.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm actually switching back to a laptop because the new company I work for uses Microsoft and it's impossible to get anything done.

      • Catherine Brickell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't open any of my old .one files from when I was a PC user, making using OneNote app and OneNote Online completely useless on my Mac.... all that work that went into my old notebooks is effectively destroyed. Apparently I can work around by using a PC and exporting. NO! It should be as simple as just opening the file. Why sell it to Mac if there is not full functionality?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please enable the option to adjust line-spacing! It's incredibly stupid that I need to ask for this when you have it across every other Microsoft product you have.

      • Halina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes!
        Missing templates (now that Evernote started offering them - it's an issue).

      • Ahmed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OMG come on guys add the GD paper size option, it's making the app useless!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Basically, fix PDF search in Mac version and I will be happy. Have tons of PDF documents that I can't use in OneNote yet :,(

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add the basic features like exporting and scaling for printing! Mac users have waited long enough! This is maddening and unacceptable, when we are being charged the same price as Windows users. I understand product differentiation, competitive advantage, monopoly and all the reasons why Microsoft would want to keep some of the advanced features as Windows only; however, Exporting and Scaling to Print is NOT an advanced feature! It's a basic feature. I plan to contact Microsoft's Office of the President over this as there has been ample time to rectify this issue. It's 100% Unacceptable when there is no price differentiation between mac and windows.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft, it really is incredible that we even have to ask for this. You know full well that OneNote is not integrated across Windows and Mac in the enterprise. Everytime I can't go into a colleague's OneNote because you guys have not enabled the features it further erodes your reputation and your good work in other areas. When are you going to finally enable this?

      • Tanya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd also like to mention the integration of Outlook Meetings into OneNote is a major setback. The option tags has also been a big disappointment with OneNote for Mac and the iPad. Please try to incorporate some of the basic features available on the windows version.

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