OneNote - Top 4 Alternatives (Jun 2022)

OneNote Review
ITQlick Score: 87/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 2.6/10 - low cost
Category: Project Management -> OneNote -> OneNote competitors
Ranking:Ranked 54 out of 779 Project Management systems
Company: OneNote
Pricing: starts at $6 per user/month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Cloud
Links: OneNote review, OneNote alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 24, 2022

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OneNote is a note-taking and collaboration software, and its top alternatives in these categories include Notion, Notejoy, Milanote, and Zoho Notebook. Based on the criteria listed below, OneNote is compared to its top alternatives below:
  • Cloud/On-premise: OneNote is a cloud-based software with a desktop-based option. In comparison, Notion and all the top alternatives of OneNote are fully cloud-based project management solutions.
  • Cost: OneNote pricing starts at $6/user/month, based on Microsoft 365 pricing. A 30-day free trial is available for new users. In comparison, Zoho Notebook is a free forever offering. Notion pricing starts at $4 per month for one person, Notejoy pricing starts at $4 per month for one person, and Milanote pricing starts at $9.99 per user per month. They all have free trial offers and also have free forever plans.
  • Customers/Industries: OneNote serves individuals, families, and businesses across different industries, including education, healthcare, information technology, engineering, etc. In comparison, Milanote serves creative teams in manufacturing, fashion, retail, etc. Notejoy and other top alternatives of OneNote target teams and individuals across several industries just like their mutual competitor.
  • Functionality: OneNote has features common to project management solutions, such as task organization, media mixing, and notebook sharing. Compared to its top alternatives, OneNote does not have a board creation feature and whiteboarding like Milanote and a more comprehensive collaborative workspace like Notion.
  • Popularity: OneNote is a top note-taking and collaboration tool distributed by Microsoft under its 365 product offering. In comparison, creative professionals from top brands like Netflix, Uber, and Nike use Milanote, over 80,000 professionals love Notejoy globally, and top brands like Figma and Adobe use Notion.
  • Scalability: OneNote is a highly scalable note-taking tool for personal use, small businesses, midsize & large-scale operations, etc. In comparison, all the top alternatives of OneNote are highly scalable project management note-taking software.
  • Support: Clients and users that use the OneNote platform can access support via a knowledge base, a community forum, and an email channel. Compared to its top alternatives, OneNote does not have an FAQ section like most of its top alternatives and a live chat support channel like Notion.

OneNote alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to OneNote that are worth checking out: Trello for SMBs, Basecamp for large size business, Hive for growing companies, and Airtable for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
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Compare
OneNote
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
2.6/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
3
Best for SMBs
Trello
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$5 per user/month
Functionality
16
Review
Best for Enterprise
Basecamp
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
15
Growing
Hive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
12
Review
Free version
Airtable
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per seat
Functionality
15

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.