Include OneNote for Desktop in Office 2019
I really like the desktop lay-out with notebooks on the left, sections on top and pages on the right. I tried the UWP version, and while perfectly suited for use on a tablet (with a reduced number of - bigger - buttons), I feel it misses too many features to replace the desktop version.
So please include OneNote in the new Office 2019 suite!
We just announced that OneNote 2016/Desktop will not be going away, and in 2020 will be included in the Office 365 Pro installations, etc. Thank you for all of the feedback – the OneNote team listened!
I do not know why so many people like the solution, of integrate 2016 in Office 365. The solution should be, bringing all features of 2016 and 2019 (OneNote for Windows) into one OneNote. The "2019" OneNote has also some improvements which old "2016" has not.
Also it's a very frustrating situations, working with a team and some use 2016 and some 2019 (or discuss what to use). The solution must be, that there is ONE OneNote of course!
I also can't believe that MS want to maintain both OneNote Versions. It also will still making people curios when seeing 2 Versions of OneNote available for install.
But I agree, new 2019 OneNote is really missing a lot features of 2019. I can't understand the step of MS to "replace" OneNote instead of extend it. Of course 2019 with it's Online editing features is also nice. I hope to see simply a feature rich OneNote 2019 with feature OneNote 2016 has (also with having still the possibility to use OneNote Offline or as shared network solution like 2016 can do)!
One Note 2016 has literally changed my digital organization and in turn organized my life, I use One Note 2016 every day of my life and after introducing this incredible office product to the other 17 employees in my office it has completely changed how we operate (much more organized and connected). Not only has it been a hit in my office our entire company (1000 plus employees) has fell in love with One Note 2016. The entire company collaborates and shares through One Note 2016. I was issued a new computer in December 2019 and it had One Note app not 2016 and it devastated my business life until I finally begged our IT department to install 2016 version on my new laptop. There are so many incredible features on One Note 2016 that are not available in the One Note app that I use every day like (templates, insert screen clipping etc.). I have been depressed since I heard that MS was phasing out the Office version of One Note, but if I read it accurately it sounds like MS may have had a change of heart (PLEASE LET IT BE TRUE). For all of you out there that have fought for the Office version THANKS BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FANTASTIC NEWS. OneNote is probably one of the most useful products Msoft has ever come up with. Well done to ALL who have a stake in this.
[Deleted User] commented
Thanks for listening to your loyal users, so glad about this change!
Great, glad to see this reversed. I'm okay with a OneNote "mobile" and a "advanced" version, sort of like with Excel, Word, etc. I've been using OneNote since 2003, it really pained me to see it reduced to a simple app.
Looks like not only support will be extended, but the desktop version will be actively developed, according to Ben Schorr. This is great news.
It is a step in the right direction but an extension of support and not a commitment to a desktop app in Office 2019.
Cut down apps for mobiles and home use are fine but there are millions of us who need fully functional apps for work.
Thanks! I actually quit using OneNote thinking it was going away. I’m back now though! Ty!
Ann Weber commented
Thank you Mike T and the OneNote Team. I was really worried about what I would do once I was forced onto the other versions.
A big thank you to Mike Tholfsen, the whole OneNote team and everyone involved in this decision. This has restored my confidence in customer feedback and in the future of OneNote.
When I made the suggestion to "Include OneNote for Desktop in Office 2019", I didn't know how big this thread would become. I have been checking this thread repeatedly for almost two years, relieved to see many others shared my feelings about desktop vs. UWP, but anxiously waiting for an official response.
Thank you to every single voter for making our voices heard.
Best news of 2019! OneNote powers my business and there is no replacement for it at all. The most impactful and innovative Microsoft application ever. Easily worth 20€ / month for me if not more. The Windows 10 app isn't even close in terms of business productivity (feature set, local storage, local backups, local WiFi / LAN sync, UI).
Fantastic! :) This is really great and appreciated.
Sean Feldman commented
Fantastic news. Now when are you going to start improving the desktop version again? It's been over two years since we started down this road and clearly nobody is happy with the Win10 OneNote. Nobody is even asking you admit your mistake. Just start adding features to desktop OneNote again!
Matthew Frahm commented
Hooray! Now can we get true match of features in whatever replaces it ultimately?
Maybe, there is a silver lining?
OneNote UWP is terrible. Lacking many key features I have used daily for years. Export to pdf. Print to pdf is unusable and glitchy currently. Custom thickness pens (0.7mm missing). Why the **** did they have to make all of the colors different?
All of the features of 2016 NEED to be integrated, otherwise I will be searching for different note taking software in the future.
Matthew Monahan commented
Uninstalled O365 today to go back to Office 2016 with OneNote client application. Too much missing integration from the web and "app" versions. In my opinion Microsoft is trying to abandon the client application prematurely.
Dan Jeffrey commented
Tried OneNote Free for 2 weeks. Now I am reverting back. It is missing too many important features.