Why are there two different versions of OneNote?
I have been using computers since the mid-1980’s, and now I design websites. So I am pretty good at dealing with software.
And I spent a fair amount of time using both OneNote (when it first came out) and Evernote. Since I don’t like using two different systems to accomplish the same goal, I went with OneNote preferring its features over Evernote.
And let me make it clear that I love OneNote!
But I find that I can now access three versions of OneNote:
- OneNote 2016 (which I use extensively)
- OneNote for Windows 10
- OneNote on OneDrive (or Live or whatever this month’s name is for the cloud service)
And NONE of those versions is the same! AND they don’t sync with each other!!
I like the increased functionality of the older version of OneNote and the variety of options available in the ribbon, so I prefer it to the WIN 10 version. But the cloud version of OneNote 2016 doesn’t even look close to what I have on my desktop version.
Before you (Microsoft) or anyone else starts to respond with, “Well what you need to do…”, don’t bother; I’ve tried everything. Read lots of forum pages. Watched a ton of Youtube tutorials. And nothing works.
So my actual question becomes: WHY? Why would you have two versions of a program that will not sync between platforms?????
I don’t give a f**king rat’s ass about how this week’s update has new pen colors, or how we can now imbed cat videos using only two steps instead of the previous three steps.
What I want is the ability to do my online work and know for a certainty that I have the same files on my tablet when I’m out of the office as I do when sitting in front of my desktop. Why is that too much to ask?
For myself, I think it’s time to take another look at Evernote. Yes there is a subscription cost but at least I would know that my work is more “secure”. And that is far more important than friggin’ useless updates for better colored pens.
This is 2017, get your **** together!