OneNote is a digital notebook for capturing, storing, and sharing all kinds of information. The first thing you’ll see when you open OneNote 2013 is a fresh, clean look that lets you focus on your thoughts and ideas instead of the interface. Full integration with the cloud means you can free your files from your computer’s hard drive so your notes and information are saved and searchable wherever you go — on nearly any mobile device, tablet, or browser.
Your go-to notebook. No need to leave out any useful ideas. Gather typed and handwritten notes, links, web pages, sketches, and videos and other media and assemble it in one handy place.
Embed files. Insert pictures, documents, videos, and more right into your notes.
Inking. Enjoy the freedom to take notes your way. Be creative with Inking—smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse. If you’d rather write than type, OneNote can convert your handwriting into text.
Auto-save. OneNote saves automatically all your content as you go. If you want a separate copy, just export your entire notebook, a section, or a page.
Simplified sharing. Your notes are saved online on OneDrive or SharePoint by default**, so you can send your friends a single link to the same file and be sure that you’re all viewing the latest version.
**Internet connection required; must be signed in with a Microsoft account (OneDrive) or a Office 365 account (SharePoint).
On your devices. Wherever you go, there they are. Your notes are always available when you use OneNote Mobile apps on Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. Or, if you're using a browser, just open the OneNote Web App.
OneNote (Windows 8). Draw, type, click, or swipe—OneNote is reimagined for Windows 8. Your notes are saved, searchable, and synced to OneNote apps on your other devices. The new OneNote app is now available through the Windows Store.
1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
1 GB RAM (32 bit); 2 GB RAM (64 bit)
3.0 GB available
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Some functionality may vary, based on the system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Microsoft account required
Note: System requirements are rounded up to the nearest 0.5 GB, to be conservative. For example, if we measure an application’s required hard disk space to be 1.99 GB, we recommend 2.5 GB of disk space. Our hard disk system requirements are intentionally larger than the actual disk space usage of the software.
A graphics processor helps increase the performance of certain features, such as drawing tables in Excel 2013 or transitions, animations, and video integration in PowerPoint 2013. Use of a graphics processor with Office 2013 requires a Microsoft DirectX 10-compliant graphics processor that has 64 MB of video memory. These processors were widely available in 2007. Most computers that are available today include a graphics processor that meets or exceeds this standard. However, if you or your users do not have a graphics processor, you can still run Office 2013.