If you know how to use Microsoft OneNote on a desktop PC, you probably find it absolutely indispensable for keeping track of any kind of research, notes, planning, records, etc. On the desktop, OneNote has many great features for importing and keeping track of content in other programs. A quick “Dock to Desktop” of OneNote, and your notes actually keep track of the websites that you’re browsing while accumulating and organizing content. You can add file attachments, screenshots, voice and video recordings, and even print-outs straight to OneNote pages. The utility and usefulness is unsurpassed.
However, when it comes to OneNote on mobile devices, the usefulness is drastically reduced. The iOS, Android, and Windows Phone versions of OneNote are very simple when it comes to functionality. However, we noticed a new feature coming to Windows Phone 8, that might make mobile OneNote a bit more useful. In September 5’s announcement of the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 a “Share” menu screen appeared at one point and a “OneNote” option showed up. It seems like this could offer similar functionality as the “Print to OneNote” command that you can find in all desktop PC applications, except perhaps limited to whatever the application’s “Share” menu content includes. Still, it would be very useful if you were browsing a travel-related app and wanted to save some flight prices to OneNote in the section you’re using to plan a trip. Obviously sending web page links to OneNote would be easier in this manner as well. One would hope that Windows Phone 8 will offer a consistent “Share” menu command that can easily be implemented in any 3rd party application thus making it much easier to add to your OneNote research while on the go.
What other OneNote features do you hope to see in Windows Phone 8?