Microsoft please move OneNote to Live services

One of the other little tidbits in a recent post by Mini-Microsoft that really caught my eye was where he suggested that Microsoft consider taking their OneNote application out of the Office suite and make it part of the Windows Live Essentials package (emphasis mine).

It’s a fair start, and if I had my druthers OneNote would move out of Office and into Windows Live to be the essential authoring companion to the Windows experience. Windows Live Essentials is a good start, but to add some joy into owning a Windows machine, what we need just as urgently is Windows Live Non-Essentials.

In my opinion this would be one of the best additions to Live Essentials that Microsoft could make. I have used OneNote in the past but since I can’t afford the price of admission for Office I haven’t been able to keep using it.

For those who don’t know what OneNote is let’s put it this way – it is one of the best note keeping applications out there. When it first one_noteappeared on the scene it was a radical departure from the typical Microsoft application design which got it some attention but like Live Writer it’s pure usefulness made it a keeper.

By adding it as a part of the Windows Live Essentials suite Microsoft would be letting a whole bunch of new folks in on using one of their other really great programs – and that would be a bonus for everyone.

4 thoughts on “Microsoft please move OneNote to Live services”

  1. Hey Steven,
    As someone who blogs about OneNote from time-to-time, you may be interested to know the we have created the ultimate online destination for OneNote fans called http://www.iheartonenote.com. We have over 8,000 registered users who share tips and tricks, upload videos and notebooks and generally share their love for OneNote.
    I would like to find ways to cross promote with you – whether we exchange links or you do a guest blog on the site or whatever! Please contact me at info@iheartonenote.com to discuss.

    Cheers
    Marcus

    1. As I am in the process of basically re-building WinExtra after splitting off all my social media stuff to Shooting at Bubbles I am always on the look-out for ways to promote this blog. Now I am not big on doing "link exchanges" but I am seriously looking at developing a resource page for Microsoft and its related software. In that vein I will take a look at your blog and will be in touch about the idea of doing a guest post.

      So thank you very much for reaching out and thinking that I might be a good fit for what you are doing. I truly believe that like Windows Live Writer the OneNote program is one of those great unsung applications that Microsoft has developed. So expect to hear from me in the near future.

  2. Hey Steven,
    As someone who blogs about OneNote from time-to-time, you may be interested to know the we have created the ultimate online destination for OneNote fans called http://www.iheartonenote.com. We have over 8,000 registered users who share tips and tricks, upload videos and notebooks and generally share their love for OneNote.
    I would like to find ways to cross promote with you – whether we exchange links or you do a guest blog on the site or whatever! Please contact me at info@iheartonenote.com to discuss.

    Cheers
    Marcus

    1. As I am in the process of basically re-building WinExtra after splitting off all my social media stuff to Shooting at Bubbles I am always on the look-out for ways to promote this blog. Now I am not big on doing "link exchanges" but I am seriously looking at developing a resource page for Microsoft and its related software. In that vein I will take a look at your blog and will be in touch about the idea of doing a guest post.

      So thank you very much for reaching out and thinking that I might be a good fit for what you are doing. I truly believe that like Windows Live Writer the OneNote program is one of those great unsung applications that Microsoft has developed. So expect to hear from me in the near future.

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