A versatile, user-friendly alternative to Microsoft OneNote

Slowed down by OneNote’s dated, clunky interface? Need more integrations that actually work? Switch to Nimbus!

Available for Web, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

Nimbus Web Inc is based in Cleveland, Ohio!

Get a more stable, constantly improving software with Nimbus

Frustrated by buggy updates and compatibility issues in OneNote? With Nimbus, you get reliable integrations and a responsive dev team that will listen to your issue reports.

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

  • Сreate 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

Check out how users compare Microsoft OneNote and Nimbus

While OneNote users are frustrated with bugs after every update, Nimbus users get their feedback heard and implemented.

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 OneNote vs Nimbus Features

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

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus on Note Taking & Complementary Products

What kind of data can you save in Nimbus that you can't in One Note?

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Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus on Notes Management

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

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Ways to Organize Your Notes

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Folder & Subfolder Hierarchies

(Unlimited Nesting Levels)

(Unlimited Nesting Levels)

(Unlimited Nesting Levels)

Workspaces

Checklists

Bulleted Lists

Tags

Color Coding

Rich Formatting

Commenting

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Tables

Spreadsheets

Databases

(Simplified database)

(Simplified database)

(Simplified database)

Wikis

Notes Geotagging

Public Sharing

Password Protected Public Sharing

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus on Note Editor Capabilities

What note editing capabilities does Nimbus have that Microsoft OneNote doesn’t?

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Note Editor Capabilities

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Create Columns Inside Editor

Duplicate Block (Text, Files, Tables, Etc.)

Rich-Text Formatting (Bold, Italic, Underline)

Highlights

Task Lists / Checkboxes

Bullet And Number Lists

Insert Links

Insert Images

Insert Files

Headers H1-H3

Outliner / Table Of Contents

Markdown Hotkeys

Syntax Highlighting

Insert Quotes

Simple Tables

Convert Table Into A Simple Database

Insert Date & Date Edit (Calendar)

Insert Date Reminders In A Note

Template Gallery

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Tables & Database Features

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

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Tables & Database Features

One Note
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Create Rows & Columns

Duplicate Tables

Duplicate Columns

Rich Text Formatting Inside Cells

Show/Hide Row Numbers

Set Column Names

Merge Cells

Cell Background Colors

Resize Rows & Columns

Align Text Inside Cells

Sort Columns

Insert Dates And Edit (Calendar)

Insert Checkboxes

Insert Progress Bar In Cells

Insert Ratings In Cells

Insert Pictures & Files

Insert Links

Sort Data In Cells

Add Currency Type Per Column

Mention & Notify Members

Align Table (Left, Right, Center)

Add Labels In A List

Add Text Links In A Cell

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Web Clipper Capabilities

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

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Web Clipper Capabilities

One Note
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Pro
Business

Save Articles

Clip Page Fragments

Clip Entire Page

Save Page As Bookmark

Clip Images Only

Clip PDF Files

Save Gmail Emails

Save Yahoo Emails

Set Folder & Tags Before Sending To Note-Taking Service

Edit Clipped Content Before Sending To Note-Taking Service

Set Reminder

Create Tasks

One-Click Page Saving

Highlight Clipped Text Before Saving

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus on Note Sharing & Security

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

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Sharing & Security

One Note
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Business

Admin Controls And Capabilities

Available in Business Plan

Available in Business Plan

Organization-Level Permissions

Available in Business Plan

Available in Business Plan

Access Permissions

Sharing Permissions

Editing Permissions

Password Protection

Real-Time Editing

Real-Time Collaboration

Search Functionality

2-Step Verification

Server Backup & Restore

Coming Soon

Search & Recover Version Histories

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Education Compliance

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

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OneNote

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Education Compliance

One Note
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Business

FERPA (Family Education Rights & Privacy Act)

COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection)

CSPC (California's Student Privacy Certified)

iKeepSafe (Privacy Compliance Organization)

Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Third Party Integrations

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

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Integrations

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Google Map

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Typeform

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Figma

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Twitter

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Invision

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Microsoft OneNote vs Nimbus Extra Features

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

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Other Features

One Note
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Pro
Business

Templates

Live Chat

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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Email Forwarding

Image Annotation

PDF Annotation

Coming Soon

Screen-to-Text Recognition (OCR)

Available in Paid Plans

Document Search and Image Recognition

Search for text inside images

Search for text inside images, PDFs, and Documents

Search for text in page names and content only

Internal Linking - Link to other notes in your workspace

Reminders

Reuse Templates

Create Custom Templates

Coming Soon

Why choose Nimbus?

Faster, stable, flexible, responsive, user-friendly, value for your money… what else can we say?

🎧 Responsive Support

Still can't reach Microsoft OneNote support? Come over here! We may be relatively new, but we will listen to you. Even our CEO is accessible! Also, most of our product community’s previous requests are now live. :)

📱 Sync With Unlimited Devices

Use Nimbus on UNLIMITED devices you use. Take notes on your phone, desktop, or tablet, whether at home, school, or work.

🗂️ Folder & Subfolder Hierarchies For Bigger Projects

Group similar workspaces (to-dos, tracking, notes, research, etc) by project, client, department, or campaign. Nest folders, checklists, and tasks as you need.

📚 Workspaces are structured in a much better way

Each workspace is entirely separate from other workspaces. Has its own users, folders, tags, content, and permissions.

🐘 Quick Importing

Easily import your Microsoft OneNote backup file (.enex) to Nimbus Note for hassle-free transfers.

📇 Not Just A Text Editor

Customize fonts, formatting, and colors. Easily add tables, spreadsheets, databases, images, voice memos, PDFs, videos, and other files.

🤑 Value For Money & Fair Pricing

Whatever Microsoft OneNote can do, Nimbus does it better, faster, and at 3x less cost.

😊 Modern, User-Friendly Interface

One Note is getting old. With a modern, faster, cleaner and more intuitive interface, Nimbus is the future.

🕐 Collaborate In Real Time

Edit anything together with your team, in real time!

💵 Fully Capable Free Account For Personal Use

For personal use, Microsoft OneNote can be costly. Choose Nimbus for a more capable free account.

👔 Better Pricing for Small Businesses & Startups

One Note can be too expensive for smaller operations. That’s why Nimbus has a better starter pricing with larger-capacity business plans! Suitable for SMBs and startups

🏎️ An App That Flows, Not Freezes

A smoother way to manage everything from small checklists to complex projects. With fewer bugs and lags, so nothing ever falls through the cracks.

📱 Integrate With More Apps That You Use

One Note integrations are expensive. Get more integrations for your buck with Nimbus.

🖥️ Server Backups & Restore

Getting backups is another expensive Microsoft OneNote feature. With Nimbus, you can make full snapshots of your workspaces and restore them when you need to.

🔎 Powerful But Simple Search

Search by date, location, tags, text, and more. Just type and press enter. No need to click a ton of clunky buttons with buggy UI

⌨️ Rich Formatting

Embed code inside your content and apply syntax highlighting for all major programming languages. Write and format your code faster using Markdown commands and hotkeys.

🎨 Color Coded Labeling

Color code your folders however you want!

🆙 Image to Text Recognition (or OCR)

Nimbus recognizes words in visual files, so you can search through PDFs, screenshots, and handwritten or photographed notes

✋ Drag And Drop Files

Drag-and-drop one or more files directly into a note, embed a PDF, and add captions.

⏳ Nimble note-taking for faster-paced times

A FASTER way to capture all your ideas, projects, tasks, to-do lists, notes, and memories—so you never miss anything.

📶 Get Offline Access Anytime

Save notes if you're OFFLINE. Once you're online, Nimbus automatically syncs EVERYTHING on ALL your devices.

💡🤯 It’s like getting an extra brain

Like your brain but portable. And with 100% accurate memory.

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Available for Web, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android

*This software comparison was prepared on 03/10/2020 by third-party and Nimbus Web Inc. can't guarantee accuracy of the information. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.