Don't get rid of the desktop version of OneNote
I am a teacher and the App version of OneNote doesn't come close to the functionality of the desktop version. The constant loading of the different pages wastes valuable time a teach doesn't have to waste.
PLEASE, PLEASE make a OneNote 2019 desktop version!!!
Good news – we are keeping OneNote Desktop 2016, and also putting it back into Office 365 ProPlus. We will also be bringing future improvements to the Desktop client.
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Abhinav Kumar commented
It was just announced that support for one note 2016 is now extended till 2023. I think they're waiting to get the app version full up to speed before they retire 2016. For now, they have added dark mode support for 2016. Which is nice
Suzannah Brook commented
Agreed!! The app version online is so basic, not user friendly, a time waster, and lacks the ease and access of the desktop version.
I have used OneNote for years and am a highly competent trainer in this program - the online version needs so much more work before it comes close to what the desktop version offers!!
Lee Griffin commented
The new OneNote that comes with 365 has removed a huge amount of functionality, please bring back all that 2016 could do. The new version supports it all as you can sync to the 2016 version and do these things there, you've just removed the ability to use the functions.
Or give 365 users the ability to install the proper desktop version.
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Linda rognlien commented
Ja. Den er såååå mye bedre enn online versjon. Og ikke minst mye lettere for elevene.
Ja, den er mye bedre enn appen.
Agreed. The app version is lacking some of the many functions you find in the desktop version.
Stewart Peery commented
Agreed with many others that the app version lacks some key functionality. For me, the biggest issue is the inability to distribute sections into existing section groups. If I can't build out a unit (by building a section group with underlying sections), then OneNote really isn't useful anymore. I've really come to like OneNote 2016 and use it in all my classes, so I'm hoping the app will be updated or 2016 rolled over to 2019.
Philipp Sobecki commented
Same here. I have used OneNote 2016 as a main teaching tool in the university, but I won't be able to use the new version anymore. Some of the reasons:
- Full Screen (F11) doesn't allow multiple instances/windows of OneNote anymore. Without that, we'll have to scroll or switch pages all the time, which is too distracting and time consuming to be an option.
- Can't change pages anymore in full screen mode (makes the problem above even worse)
- Can't search anymore in full screen mode (makes the problem above even worse)
The new app is not useable at an professional level at the moment.
Alexandra Somers Lahr commented
Yes! So much this. I am the teacher who tests everything out before everyone else gets it. I hate hate hate that you have taken away so many things like...
- Insert --> Equation
- Insert --> Space
- Insert --> Screenshot
- Section Groups
Also, why the heck is it the case that when I cut and paste an equation from Word to OneNote (all the same Windows 10 versions) does the formatting of the equation go away?!?!!?!? That is the WORST!!!!! You're clearly not testing this on math teachers. I've been using and teaching the good of OneNote for years to my colleagues. I am the go-to person outside of IT for my school when it comes to using it. But now I"m ashamed because the Windows 10 version is so inferior to all the functionality we had before!!
Please please please just make them all the same! I hate that I can get features (Researcher for example) in one version and not the other 2 we have access to. Especially since if you are mapped to an LMS you have to use the same version each time, and the desktop app won't even map correctly!! SO FRUSTRATING!
I'm okay with the app version with a few tweaks: 1) Add an option for "classic view" for those of us who prefer the sections at the top, pages on the right, and notebook dropdown on the left. 2) Incorporate Onetastic tools like TOC and OneCalendar along with the rotate/crop tool.
David Autenrieth commented
This is ultimately the solution, my school went school wide with OneNote as our data management program and we feel robbed now that we did all the work creating the infrastructure to store our documents and now we've lost what seems like over half the functionality. Please, please bring back desktop version!!!
Gaby White commented
The desktop version is much easier and user friendly. The distribution across notebooks and to individual students. Also missing the video component available in the desktop version.
Sara Luck commented
Agree with Kate.
Kate Enslein commented
The app has hardly the girth the desktop version has. For teaching I use tags and teach students to use tags. the app doesn't have the quick key function the desktop does. Also the tags don't sync between the two versions. No search function in the app, which is critical for teaching and learning. Most importantly, the app doesn't have the ability to view past page versions. This is critical for showing when students completed work, determine cheating, show parents when work is getting done. And, proving if a student is changing grades or comments.
Search functionality (results) on 2016 is phenomenally superior in so many ways, too. Hard to believe the level of feature ditching happening in tandem with a new user-interface being forced on us...that App user interface is not as good for productivity programs.