As part of Office 2007, Microsoft has included OneNote, notes manager software.
What are notes? The same thing as notes on paper. The key advantage to OneNote is that it allows you to organize notes. Working a project? Keep all the documents -- files, e-mails, notes to yourself, pictures, etc. -- all in one place.
Notes are grouped in notebooks, folders, and tabs for easy access.
The folders can be shared with others so you can collaborate.
Some things you can do with OneNote:
- Take a snapshot of the screen.
- Create a new note with a keystroke.
- Send e-mails and documents to OneNote. Never have to search for important project documents.
- Synch notes with your Windows Mobile device.
- Draw simple diagrams.
- Create lists and tables.
- Grab the text from a graphic image.
- Search for text.
- Link notes to dates in your Outlook Calendar
- Tag notes for importance.
- Simultaneously work with others.
- Record voice notes (required microphone).
- Search voice notes for words.
- Use Hyperlinks both within OneNote and to any other location.
- Print documents to OneNote. The documents -- even if it's a graphic -- is searchable.
For details, check out the Microsoft OneNote Help Pages, or check out the OneNote 2007 Guide folder in OneNote 2007.