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OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. The first thing you’ll see when you open OneNote 2013 is a fresh, clean look that lets you focus on your thoughts and ideas instead of the interface. Full integration with the cloud means you can free your files from your computer’s hard drive so your notes and information are saved and searchable wherever you go — on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.
Top features to explore
Save and share files in the cloud
The cloud is like file storage in the sky. You can get to it anytime you’re online. In OneNote, it’s easy to save your files to your own OneDrive account or to your organization’s site. From there, you can easily view, edit, sync, and share your notes and even work together with family members, colleagues, or classmates on the same notes at the same time.
Sync notes across computers and devices
When you store your notebooks in the cloud, you can seamlessly access and use the information you care about and keep it in sync across the OneNote apps on all your favorite devices — including your Windows computer, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Symbian device. You can also use the free Office Online in virtually any browser. And if you have a Windows 8 tablet or slate PC, the Touch-enabled OneNote app makes it even easier to use OneNote on the move.
Draw, sketch, or handwrite notes
Smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse on any Touch- capable device, such as a Tablet PC or a Windows 8 tablet or slate PC. If you need to share your handwritten notes and care about legibility, OneNote can automatically convert your handwriting to text.
Capture what you care about
Clip and save information from the Web
The improved Send to OneNote tool makes it easier than ever to clip whatever you’re seeing on your screen, send a Web page or an entire document to a notebook section, or to jot down Quick Notes that are automatically saved and filed as part of your notebook.
Embed Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams
You can attach just about any computer file to any part of your notes, which stores a copy of the file in your notebook. You can also create or import Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams right within OneNote and edit their information in place in your notes.
Make better tables
Create more sophisticated tables in your notes than ever before. OneNote now supports new formatting options for cell shading, header rows, and data sorting within table cells so you can organize and display information the way you want to.
See who’s collaborating
Identify and authenticate other authors more easily with the integrated identity profiles in OneNote. Search for notebook changes and revisions by authors’ names and view all recent edits when you return to a shared notebook.
Share notes in meetings
Join online meetings and share your notes from any supported device, even if Office isn’t installed.
Save, search, and share everything
OneNote automatically saves and syncs everything while you work, so you can concentrate on your thoughts and ideas instead of your files. Use Instant Search to recall anything you’ve ever created or saved in OneNote. And if you ever need to share a snapshot of your notes with someone who doesn’t have OneNote, you can export your files in a variety of file formats.