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MS OneNote equalivent in LibreOffice?

asked 2018-11-28 18:29:11 +0200

DarleneH gravatar image


I am switching from MS Office to LibreOffice. Is there an equalivent to MS OneNote or any plans to have this functionality in the future?

Thank you Darlene

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Not a bad question. Something like OneNote or Evernote wouldn't be a bad addition. I don't personally use such apps, but I recognize their value for others who do. My mom, for example, is a nigh obsessive list maker and note taker. I actually installed Evernote on her phone so she could hopefully cut down on complicated handwritten notes everywhere. 😃 Google Keep is another somewhat similar option, though rather simple last time I checked.

PhLo gravatar imagePhLo ( 2018-11-28 19:26:26 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-11-28 19:29:03 +0200

ebot gravatar image

No, there is'nt an equivalent. OneNote is also delivered as an accessory to Windows 10, regardless of the Office program. So you can continue to use it next to the office suite LibreOffice.

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answered 2019-03-02 16:27:01 +0200

Bogi gravatar image

I would say: Unfortunatly no, there isn't.
It is no option to use the Windows-shipped cripple-app side-by-side with LibreOffice. The free app is in fact NOT free, cos it does not give you the choice to save your data locally. And as Microsoft is discontinueing OneNote with Office 2019, I think that really many people would do the shift towards LibreOffice, if there would be an alternative for OneNote ...

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There are small utilities in OS if the ultimate goal is only to take notes. Under Plasma desktop, there is Notes, under GNOME desktop, Gnote. They are equivalent to Post-it (TM) stickers on your screen.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2019-03-02 16:47:46 +0200 )edit

The free (donation supported) RedNotebook is worth considering as well. There is a version for Windows (though I have only used it under Linux). It works very smoothly, local storage, etc.

Would ODF consider integrating some suitable note-keeping software into LO?

ve3oat gravatar imageve3oat ( 2019-03-02 17:15:41 +0200 )edit

OneNote is not just a small App for taking only short notes like post-it notes. For this task, any text editor is also good enough. RedNotebook also seems to be rather a personal notebook than a collaboration documentation tool (but I will try!).
Think of OneNote as a WYSIWYG Wiki for normal, non-technically oriented users. Some Wiki have a WYSIWYG editor but additionally, there are some very essential technical hurdles in ANY Wiki that I have seen and tested in the past. One of them is how to create new documents (change an existing document and create a non-existing link). This rules out 90% of "normal" users.

Bogi gravatar imageBogi ( 2019-03-02 17:37:14 +0200 )edit
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