If I cant find a reasonable usage area for a product, I tend not to use it. For instance, to install Windows 8 on a virtual machine and test it out from my PC doesn’t work for me. I go All in and install it as my main OS right away. By doing so I must face the product every day and by doing that I learn.
I have for some time wondered about a usage area for the OneNote app for iPhone. Yes I have an iPhone and I like it. (I do want to try the Windows Phone to see if I like that too.)
Anyhow I read a tweet by Veronica Wei Sopher, @shih_Wei about blog strategy that gave me an idea that lead to a purpose for the app. The tweet made me remember the OneNote app I tried out and uninstalled just because I didn’t find a good usage area for it.
Now I use it all the time and it helps me a lot.
This is an example of how my latest posts have been done with a little help from my OneNote friend.
I used to keep notes on my phone, PC at work, at home, on pieces of paper on my desk, in notebooks and in OneNote. I was a mess and it were really hard to remember where I put them and it wasn’t easy to get an overview of my ideas.
It’s really easy and I blame my self for not thinking about it before.
The tools you need are Microsoft OneNote, SkyDrive and in my example the OneNote app installed on iPhone.
- Open OneNote and create a New Notebook.
Choose to store it on the Web
Click Sign Inand enter your Microsoft account.
- Enter a Name for your Notebook
- Choose a SkyDrive Personal Folder where you want to store your notebook and click Create Notebook
- Start the OneNote App
- Log Onusing your Microsoft account (Windows Live ID)
- Enter your credentials and click Log On
- Microsoft OneNote is now loading your notebooks.
- Voila your notebooks.
Now you can get started making notes on the go!