One Note Free 2016 vs One Note paid 2010 ?

I have a paid (HUP) version of Office 2010. OneNote is, by far, my most used program.

Now that MS is offering OneNote 2016 free, what do I gain or lose by installing it and replacing my 2010 ?


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Last updated April 10, 2020 Views 4,327 Applies to:

You would lose the option to save (and more important: open existing) notebooks which aren't stored in the cloud. You lose the option of inserting a scan into a note directly from OneNote (that feature has been removed in 2016).

You gain a modern look, some of the improvements OneNote 2013 got over 2010 (for example more table functions) but not all (inserting PowerPoint or Visio visually into a note need the office version of OneNote 2013/2016) and a better integration of cloud services (OneDrive).

But also keep in mind there will be no functional updates for OneNote 2010 any more as support for Office 2010 has stopped a few weeks ago. (German) (English, but fewer articles)

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