Microsoft OneNote Doubled Its Monthly Active Users In 2014


Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook for your to-do lists, lecture and meeting notes, vacation plans, or anything you want to organize or remember. Users can type or jot down notes, record audio or snap a picture and OneNote saves it. Your notes sync across your devices so you can access them wherever you go. And you can easily share your notes with others. OneNote has free apps for PC, Mac, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. And you can browse to to get to your notes.

OneNote remained as a hidden gem in the Office suite till 2013 as it was available only for Windows as a desktop app. As Microsoft started taking it to other platforms, it slowly became mainstream in 2014. Microsoft’s Eran Megiddo spoke to Venture Beat regarding OneNote’s growth. Here are some important info from his interview.

  • OneNote doubled the no.of active users in 2014.
  • Megiddo noted that the team saw a “big elbow in the graph” after making OneNote free. He says OneNote is on track to double the number of active users again in 2015.
  • Megiddo explains that his team is developing OneNote with four pillars in mind: capture, organize, enrich, and recall.
  • The ultimate goal is to “compete with paper” and “still be able to differentiate.”
  • Going forward, a lot of the incoming features will also be platform-specific.
  • Many of the features that Microsoft adds are driven by customer feedback. Put simply, OneNote wants to “push whatever is driving usage,” Megiddo said.

Read his full interview from the link below.

Source: Venturebeat