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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Microsoft OneNote grows on me

I almost hate to say it, but I am growing dependent on Microsoft OneNote.

Don't get me wrong: I hate OneNote.  Its user interface sucks.  There are so many improvements I could make to it...

But: it is really useful just to have something that I can drag and drop bitmaps into.  Screen Clippings.  That makes the bitmaps searchable via OCR.

E.g. today I made OneNote notebooks as I was (1) moving my NoIP accounts, and (2) shopping for a better wireless phone plan.  With OneNote, I could just grab screen dumps of the various windows - that can't be cut and paste as text at all well - and can search the result.

Sure, I would like better.  E.g. I wish OneNote's automatic recording of attribution worked more often. E.g. I have had OneNote cxrash and lose data, when using it at work, more times than I like to remember.  But neverr

But what there is, is a start.

I tried Evernote as well today.  I like the net centeredness.   Haven't really used it another to now how it compares.  One immediate problem: it doesn't work properly on my USB displays, only working on my laptop LCD.  I also can't get screen clipping working outside of a web browser.  But I'll probably figure that out evenntually.

1 comment:

AndyGlew said...

The above was dictated using Microsoft Vista's speech recognition.

Look at all the typos, and dangling words!

I should review more carefully. But I am beginning to wonder if there need to be different review tool tunings for speech recognition than for typing. I make different errors typing than I do dictating.