OMG. YOU GUYS. Last week I was introduced to OneNote and my life has changed. Seriously. I don’t say this lightly. Have you heard of it? Never fear if you haven’t, I’m going to break it down! It’s my new favorite app and way to organize my life!
I first heard of OneNote through Carly’s blog and was intrigued. You see, I keep my daily lesson plans/schedule organized through my Whitney English Day Designer, but I was growing frustrated with long to-do lists, ideas, notes about students, etc. littering my desk and clogging up my planner. I have used the Mac “Notes” before, but there was really no system for me. I wanted things to be organized and also easy to find.
Enter OneNote. This is a free app you can get in the app store for your Mac and iPhone, which is great because it syncs everything up. I don’t have a PC, but since it’s a Microsoft application, maybe it’s already installed? Anyway, I’m going to show you some pictures and tell you how I organize my OneNote!
OneNote is set up basically as a virtual “binder”. Imagine your binder has the opportunity to have different “notebooks.”
For my OneNote, I chose to have three notebooks. I have a notebook for my work, personal, and the blog. Let’s take a peek inside my work notebook.