Sync/send Outlook categories to OneNote along with the meeting/task/email
I use categories within Outlook to group emails, meetings and tasks. I do the same in OneNote using tags. It would be extremely helpful to have the category of a meeting, an email or a task to come over to OneNote along with the Outlook object when I click the "send to onenote" button in Outlook.
Having Outlook categories become OneNote tags and vice versa when they are created in either application would make this functionality even better.
Please Please Please! I've got 50 categories and have invested a lot in organizing my email in outook using categories. But my inbox is full and I want to share / archive many of my emails in one note, which seems like a perfect solution but it's a ton of extra work to bring the categories along or re-tag everything.
I'm starting to use OneNote.
It was one of my first questions... That's how I arrived here :-)
It seems so obvious that those tags should be the same as the categories (or the categories should be added to OneNote).
J Taylor commented
Makes so much sense. Having spent time organising my work by Categories in Outlook, this functionality if a clear enhancement to OneNote. Tags are great but categories would really complement.
I can't believe this feature suggestion doesn't have more votes! I definitely could stay more organized by being able to use the Categories I've already created in Outlook.
I struggle with the same question.
Trying to use Outlook in a professional way, and using categories for keeping track of actions etc. It's really sad that the categories are not used in any mobile apps, OneNote etc.
any News on it? It would be a VERY great functionality!
Balraj Kalsi commented
THIS WOULD BE AMAZING!
This is a no brianer. OneNote and outlook are great tools and if they could talk to each other better it would make a huge difference. Categories and tags should transfer between them seemlessly. Really everything should transfer seemlessly. It’s one task, the only difference is that it has a due date in outlook. We should have to do extra work to keep the tools aligned with each other.
I really need this functionality too! Does anybody have a simple solution to this by now?
+1...have to manually categorize in Outlook the tasks that I create in OneNote.
+1!! i need it to...
Also +1 to this! I have very carefully created a set of nearly 40 categories in Outlook, the same categories as tags in OneNote, and I have to manually re-tag items that I send to OneNote. Somehow unifying these would all be basically just amazing!
Suggestion: Create a unifying layer (background layer) to sync all MS office products with, where things like categories, tags, filters, rules, preferences, etc, can all be stored. Then, if I create a styles template in Word, and import the document into Project, OneNote, or Outlook, the styles template is automatically available and default to the document, with an option to adjust the behavior. Same with tags, categories, etc ...
But for now, just start with creating a function (maybe as a OneNote Add-on?) that syncs categories and tags between Outlook and OneNote.
I also need this functionality. I spent a lot of time organizing my inbox as Microsoft recommends in their "How Harry got Organized" video series. So now I have every email categorized and moved into my "Reference" folder. I did all that work to organize my inbox, and now when I send a message to OneNote the categories don't come with it. How did this get overlooked?
OneNote and Outlook should be able to share categories / tags seamlessly. I believe this issue has been going on since OneNote was first deployed, and it still isn't fixed. It shouldn't even be considered a feature, it should be considered a standard component of the OneNote / Outlook system.
Please work on this issue.
Blaise Wilson commented
I agree this would be hugely handy. ATM I have to add the task from OneNote into Outlook, then go into Outlook and add the categories. Would be great to be able to 'tag' them with the category in OneNote with Outlook's categories.
Rona Fidgeon commented
Would be beneficial to use that categories that a user sets up within outlook, rather than the tags.
maybe using Hotekeys