Disney on Saturday! So long, cunts!

Microsoft OneNote is fudging beautiful

It's sooo simple but SUCH an incredibly good idea with an EXCELLENT execution. This is the least Microsoft-esque piece of Microsoft software I've ever used.

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. And I don't even have a Tablet PC.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
That little system tray utility is a very good example in how to do a system tray utility as well - the resource utilization of it is close to 0 (compare that to most system tray utilities that consume upwards of 10 megabytes performing a trivial task).
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 9th, 2006
What's it do?
Permalink Flasher T 
January 9th, 2006
The system tray thingie lets you take screen captures or open up a little note window to make a "side note". I haven't used that much.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
It's also a launcher for the full copy. The sidenotes are a critical element to one note to me - that's where the real strength appears because notes are a constant thing, rather than a "when I'm working with that app"
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 9th, 2006
I've been using it to hold notes for my novel, so when I'm notetaking, I'm definitely IN the app.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
It will open the full interface as well. Side notes I use quite a lot and as it saves absolutely everything as soon as you key it I now trust it.

It is the best MSFT app since Scribble.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 9th, 2006
Ok, but wtf does it *do*?
Permalink Flasher T 
January 9th, 2006
It takes notes essentially.

It will take voice recordings and pen input as well.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 9th, 2006
Right... so it's a combination of PrintScreen and Notepad?
Permalink Flasher T 
January 9th, 2006
And video.

Flasher - It's a big-assed virtual notebook with unlimited sections, tabs, pages, sub-pages, and search capability.

You can mark up a page with text, handwriting, images, and put them anywhere on the page. You just click and start writing wherever.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
And dude, it's a well known app. Fucking look it up. :-)
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
If I don't know of it, it's not well known. I believe you told me that, Warner. ;)
Permalink Flasher T 
January 9th, 2006
One Note and MCE show that MSFT can actually produce something half decent when they try, so by skipping a whole load of logic it stands to reason that everything else they produce is deliberately half-assed...
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 9th, 2006
that's what I get for giving you free software? ' they deliberately make half- assed software ' ?

I'm cutting you off, Warner

philo
Permalink philo 
January 9th, 2006
Errr.. was that my post? Oh wait no it wasn't. You lose at trolling. :)

Philo
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 10th, 2006
I'm sorry, I have a cold.
Permalink Philo 
January 10th, 2006

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