New PowerToys for OneNote 2003 SP1

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 5:53 AM

Use OneNote?  You got to get SP1… it’s very nice.  Below is a post from Chris Pratley, one of the developers (program manager maybe?) on the MS OneNote team about some cool OneNote PowerToys.  A few features jump out at me that I ~really~ like:

» Get meeting details from Outlook… nabs the title, location, time, attendees, and notes for a meeting you specify… very nice » Give subpages their own names (no longer blank) » Grab notes from SmartPhones » Do joint note sessions… where you can share your notes live with others in a meeting (very nice for CONCALLs).

Better sooner than later - the first PowerToys are already here and available for download. Bear in mind that “PowerToy = hobby project”, so these are not necessarily the same robustly designed and high quality things you should expect in the main product, but that said, many of us use them all the time at work and they have been worked over plenty by our internal user group, so they’re good to go.

You can check out the PowerToys page (may not be up just yet if you’re reading this post July 27-28):

Or go directly to these download pages to get the first two PowerToys:

IE to OneNote. This PowerToy adds a button to IE that lets you send any page or a selection on a page to OneNote. You get the same results as a copy/paste would give you, but you can do it all in one click. It also nicely puts the clippings in a single section so you can browse and clip, browse and clip. Then review your research later, complete with links back to the source pages. Link:

Outlook to OneNote. This PowerToy adds a button to Outlook so that you can send any email message (or group of email messages if you multi-select) to OneNote to keep them together with notes and other docs. Very handy if you like to have a “project folder” section in OneNote that keeps all your stuff together in an easy to flip through and modify/reuse format.

More to come in the next weeks…I love extensibility.


[Chris_Pratley’s WebLog]

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