Information: Microsoft’s OneNote
In my recent post about the Evernote note-taking app, subscriber Melissa Stroh suggested I look at OneNote. It is part of Microsoft’s free Office Online package, including Outlook mail, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive (free storage), and more. Check out OneNote at this link. If you already have a Microsoft email account (Hotmail.com, Live.com, Outlook.com), you can log into email on a browser and find all the free apps on the grid-style menu in the upper left corner.
I followed Melissa’s advice and checked out OneNote. I downloaded the OneNote app to my Android phone and to my laptop. Then, I copied and pasted all the stuff in my Evernote to OneNote. I can access OneNote with a browser on any computer, same as Evernote. The download process was easy with the phone. On the laptop, however, the download took more time. So, if you’re busy, don’t start that process unless you have time to see it through. The app puts a OneNote icon in your system tray for easy access. Because OneNote does not limit the number devices I can use, I may also download it to my old iPad.
Melissa also asked how OneNote compares to Evernote. I can’t say for sure yet, because I’m still experimenting. Here’s an article that claims OneNote is better, “Evernote vs. OneNote.” Some would choose OneNote simply because is free and doesn’t limit the number of devices. I want to see how well it works for me before deciding to dump Evernote. With Evernote, you must upgrade to paid plan if you need it on more than two devices.
Readers, if you have experience with one or both, please comment and give us your opinion.
Inspiration: The Value of Persistence
In a comment on a recent post, Terry Whalin pointed out that it takes persistence to succeed in the writing business. Take a look at what some memorable writers have to say about persistence.
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Benjamin Franklin
“The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” James Whitcomb Riley
“The truth of the matter is that the people who succeed in the arts most often are the people who get up again after getting knocked down. Persistence is critical.” Scott Turow
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