I recently started using OneNote mobile again and just thought I need to rant about it online a little. I really enjoy the adhoc nature of OneNote especially for meetings / general thoughts and having this extension on my phone is fantastic.
I haven’t been a huge fan of Windows Mobile (guess because I never used it) and ever since I started using it recently it’s open up other areas of usage for technology on the go, enter OneNote Mobile.
I’m on the road a fairly large part of the day as I’ve moved in the business development department at my company. Keeping tabs of what I’m busy with and what I need to get to gets more and more tricky as many of my meetings happen in and around coffee shops and lunch bistro’s. Taking out a laptop and typing out large OneNote / Word notes of a particular meeting isn’t for this reason not always practical. What I do to overcome this is simply carry a small notepad (yes pen and paper) with me along with my trusty Windows Mobile phone.
After I have completed a number of meetings I will typically just add the notes into OneNote Mobile under the appropriate heading (date for example). These notes, whether it be an audio note (great while you driving) or a typed note (post a meeting) get synchronized to my OneNote Notebook on my laptop for easy “action” at a later point.
As metnioned before keeping notes in this manner is also a fairly easy way to illustrate to your peers what you are up on a day to day basis. This, in the current economic climate, is great especially in the business development team where you are in charge of running your own diary.
OneNote Mobile has given me an scribble pad on my phone which, with proper discipline becomes either a “to do” list or a “what have I been up to today” diary.