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I'm generally indifferent when it comes to Microsoft Office. I don't love it, I don't hate it, and it's what I generally use at work while everywhere else I use Libreoffice.
That said, I've come to LOVE Onenote. It took me a while to start to really use it because I wasn't sure what kind of app it was. But once I started dipping my toe in the water I really warmed up to it. It's great for outlining drafts, planning, and general todo lists. If you don't have a lot of notes to take, this isn't any more benefit than just using a text editor or Google doc. But if you have a lot of thoughts to organize, it's fantastic!
Which led me to a search for a Onenote-like app for Linux. There are some out there, but nothing comes remoted close IMO in terms of quality. But I did find one that's seems really good so far.
It's called Joplin, for those who aren't familiar with it. It works a little differently, making use of Markdown language (as a nod to the geek crowd), but it does allow for organizing notes across multiple notebooks which is neat. If that is something that could be useful for you, I recommend checking it out. I don't know if they have it in any repos, but the download and installation from the homepage is easy and you can install is as your regular user (root not required or recommended).
It's at https://joplinapp.org/.
Joplin sounds familiar. I may have tried it when I was looking for a OneNote alternative for Linux. Will have to look at it again.
I agree, OneNote is incredible. I use it all of the time. It's become invaluable to me.
Edit: Yup, I've tried it before. The deal-breaker for me was that you must use Dropbox to sync with other devices as far as I know. I dumped DB a while back. But for a free, open source product, it's for sure a worthy alternative.
Edit 2: Looks like they've added OneDrive as an option. I may try it again.
I have a DB account that I hadn't been using so I'm using it now just for Joplin. Otherwise I'm using Google Drive as my backup. Unfortunately it's not an option for Joplin.
I see they allow you to sync there nextCloud as well though. Maybe other options will come available in the future. I've imported my Evernotes into Joplin yesterday. It copied all of the notes but didn't retain the Notebook structure, I'm going to reorganize them and start using Joplin as an Evernote replacement. It's better now than when I had first tried it. Thanks for posting about it!
That's right, you can import Evernote now. I'm just stumbling over it now, so I didn't get a chance to see earlier versions of it. I'm looking it because I can use it across platforms. In terms of functionality, it still feels like a much lesser version of Evernote, but it's still the best one I've seen for Linux so far.
Have to say I'm liking it :-)
I wish there was a standard for everything, hardware and software, where everything was compatible with everything. OneNote is almost there. In addition to Windows, it works on iOS, Android and I believe macOS. But I'm glad you brought of Joplin so I gave it a second look. It's for sure matured since I last tried it. I may set up nextCloud on my server and sync through that on my devices.