Microsoft OneNote

“All your notes on all your devices”. This handy free download from Microsoft is ideal for creating to-do lists, noting down ideas, or for remembering tasks. The program works on numerous platforms, including PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon Kindle. It’s a versatile and effective way to organise your life.

When you’ve got lots of appointments and jobs to remember, one way to organise yourself is to write a list. But a traditional list has its obvious limitations. This is where Microsoft OneNote comes in. Previously a commercial release, you can use this free download on multiple devices, then synchronise all the information between each device, so your lists are always up-to-date. Better still, if you use OneDrive - Microsoft’s cloud file storage solution - you can create backup notes for safekeeping (recommended, especially for when you’re working on more serious projects).

The software can be used whether you’re at your desk, at home, or on the move. Additionally, the program allows you to share notes and collaborate with others, helping to get things done more efficiently. OneNote is a solid performer and ideal for daily tasks, appointments, jobs, or for taking notes for an up-coming project.

The download is also compatible with a variety of third-party applications, including Chegg, the Brother Web Connection,, Doxie, Feedly, Nextgen Reader, and others. A full overview of functionality can be found on the OneNote website.