Microsoft OneNote vs. Evernote Will OneNote catch up and surpass EN?
My $.02: For now I'm sticking with Evernote but it looks like MS is getting serious about competing with EN for market share so I'll be keeping an eye on OneNote.
Biggest OneNote deal killer for me:
"But OneNote completely misses when it comes to taking on Evernote as a bucket for things that I want to save. Any outside files have to be added to OneNote through dialog boxes, which is an annoyance compared to Evernote, which lets users simply drag and drop any files into their notes."
That's exactly how I use EN. It's my one-stop app for collecting all the things I do across every area of my life: notes, todo's, grocery lists, ponderings, "deep thoughts" while in shower (where's that water-proof Android phone I asked for Samsung?! lol), on and on.
To me, that is the power of EN. It's on every single platform and is pretty darn consistent feature-wise from platform to platform.
EN obviously makes it a huge part of their mission to be Johnny-on-the-spot when it's time to take a note of any kind, whether typed, audio, photo or scanned page.
MS's OneNote is going to have to do all that better and much more if I'm ever going to be enticed to make the big switch. EN is just too embedded in my life right now.
Oh, and while I'm the subject, Microsoft, you better make importing my Evernote hoard of notes flawlessly and simply importable or forget it. No deal.
Anyway, it's worth keeping about 1/20th of an eye on OneNote and seeing where it ends up.
Meanwhile, it's always nice to see the competition. EN will benefit from that too (hint: bigger checkboxes!!).