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A better version of Microsoft OneNote minus the lags and learning curve…

  • Π‘reate notes, docs, wikis and more
  • Easily create tasks & lists
  • Databases, spreadsheets and tables
  • Organize and share your notes and assets
  • Capture and Annotate
  • Clip Everything

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus

How is Nimbus better than One Note? Here’s a side by side comparison chart.

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Pricing

How much does Nimbus cost compared to Microsoft One Note? Check out this price comparison.

 Microsoft One NoteNimbus
Basic PlanFreeFree
OneNote (Office 365 Personal plan) / Pro Plan$69.99 billed yearly$72.00 billed yearly
Business Plan-$192.00 billed yearly
(includes 2 members)
$288.00 billed yearly
(includes 3 members)
$384.00 billed yearly
(includes 4 members)
$480.00 billed yearly
(includes 5 members)
$960.00 billed yearly
(includes 10 members)
$1440.00 billed yearly
(includes 15 members)
$1920.00 billed yearly
(includes 20 members)
$2400.00 billed yearly
(includes 25 members)
$2880.00 billed yearly
(includes 30 members)

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Features

What can Nimbus do that Microsoft OneNote can’t? Below is a breakdown of features.

 One Note Nimbus 
General FeaturesOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Custom Subdomain (CNAME)Available in paid planAvailable in paid planAvailable in paid planβœ“
Business PlanTeam Members (Including Owner)111Up to 30
Total Notes You Can StoreUnlimited30 Per WorkspaceUnlimitedUnlimited
Monthly Upload SizeUnlimited100MB5GB10GB + 2GB per user
Total Devices You Can SyncUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Offline AccessDesktop & MobileDesktop & MobileDesktop & MobileDesktop & Mobile
Single Attachment SizeUnlimited10MB1MB1MB
Maximum Note SizeUnlimited50MB1MB1MB
File TypesImages, Audio, Video, PDFs, documents, etc.Images, Audio, Video, PDFs, documents, etc.Images, Audio, Video, PDFs, documents, etc.Images, Audio, Video, PDFs, documents, etc.
Total Workspaces113Unlimited
Support AccessKnowledge BaseKnowledge BasePriority SupportPriority Support
Search Text In Images (OCR)βœ“Available in Paid Plansβœ“βœ“
Search Text In DocumentsΓ—Available in Paid Plansβœ“βœ“
Document Scanner (OCR)βœ“Available in Paid Plansβœ“βœ“

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What are the different ways you can organize data with Nimbus that you can’t on One Note?
 One Note Nimbus 
Types of Data You Can SaveOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Image Captureβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Video CaptureΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Screen RecordingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Web Clipperβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Voice Memosβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Document Scanningβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“

What are the different ways you can organize data with Nimbus that you can’t on One Note?

 One Note Nimbus 
Ways to Organize Your NotesOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Folder & Subfolder Hierarchiesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Bulleted Listsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Color Codingβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Rich Formattingβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
CommentingΓ—Coming SoonComing SoonComing Soon
Notes GeotaggingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Public Sharingβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Password Protected Public SharingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“

What are the different ways you can organize data with Nimbus that you can’t on One Note?

 One Note Nimbus 
Note Editor CapabilitiesOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Create Columns Inside Editorβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Duplicate Block (Text, Files, Tables, Etc.)Γ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Rich-Text Formatting (Bold, Italic, Underline)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Task Lists / Checkboxesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Bullet And Number Listsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Linksβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Imagesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Filesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Headers H1-H3βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Outliner / Table Of Contentsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Markdown Hotkeysβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Syntax HighlightingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert QuotesΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Simple Tablesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Convert Table Into A Simple DatabaseΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Date & Date Edit (Calendar)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Date Reminders In A NoteΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Template Gallery

What table & database features does Nimbus have that Microsoft OneNote doesn’t?

 One Note Nimbus 
Tables & Database FeaturesOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Create Rows & Columnsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Duplicate Tablesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Duplicate Columnsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Show/Hide Row Numbersβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Set Column Namesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Merge Cellsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Cell Background Colorsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Resize Rows & Columnsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Align Text Inside Cells
Sort Columnsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Dates And Edit (Calendar)
Insert Checkboxesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Progress Bar In CellsΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Ratings In CellsΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Pictures & Filesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Insert Linksβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Sort Data In Cellsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Add Currency Type Per ColumnΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Mention & Notify Members
Align Table (Left, Right, Center)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Add Labels In A Listβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Add Text Links In A Cell

What Web Clipper capabilities does Nimbus have that Microsoft OneNote doesn’t?

Web Clipper CapabilitiesOne Note Nimbus 
Save Articlesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Clip Page Fragmentsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Clip Entire PageΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Save Page As BookmarkΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Clip Images OnlyΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Clip PDF Filesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Save Gmail EmailsΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Save Yahoo EmailsΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Set Folder & Tags Before Sending To Note-Taking ServiceΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Edit Clipped Content Before Sending To Note-Taking Service
Set ReminderΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Create TasksΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
One-Click Page SavingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Highlight Clipped Text Before SavingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“

What file sharing and security settings does Nimbus have that Microsoft OneNote doesn’t?

 One Note Nimbus 
Sharing & SecurityOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Admin Controls And Capabilitiesβœ“Available in Business PlanAvailable in Business Planβœ“
Organization-Level PermissionsΓ—Available in Business PlanAvailable in Business Planβœ“
Access Permissionsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Sharing Permissionsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Editing Permissionsβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Password Protectionβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Real-Time Editingβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Real-Time Collaborationβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Search Functionality
2-Step Verificationβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Server Backup & Restoreβœ“Coming SoonComing SoonComing Soon
Search & Recover Version Historiesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“

What education regulatory requirements does Nimbus comply with that Microsoft OneNote doesn’t?

 One Note Nimbus 
Education ComplianceOne NoteBasicProBusiness
FERPA (Family Education Rights & Privacy Act)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
CSPC (California’s Student Privacy Certified)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
iKeepSafe (Privacy Compliance Organization)βœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“

What integrations does Nimbus give for far less the price than you get with One Note?

 One Note Nimbus 
IntegrationsOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Google Driveβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Google MapΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“

What extra features does Nimbus give for far less the price than you get with One Note?

 One Note Nimbus 
Other FeaturesOne NoteBasicProBusiness
Email ForwardingΓ—βœ“βœ“βœ“
Image Annotationβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
PDF Annotationβœ“Coming SoonComing SoonComing Soon
Document Search and Image RecognitionΓ—Search for text inside imagesSearch for text inside images, PDFs and DocumentsSearch for text inside images, PDFs and Documents
Internal Linking – Link to other notes in your workspaceβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Reuse Templatesβœ“βœ“βœ“βœ“
Create Custom Templatesβœ“Coming SoonComing SoonComing Soon
Screen-to-Text Recognition (OCR)βœ“Available in Paid Plansβœ“βœ“

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