OneNote is, perhaps, one of the most useful applications EVER. I use it everyday on my Windows and iOS devices. Even though I love the application, I still look for that ‘perfect’ note taking and data organizing application. So far, I’ve not found anything better than OneNote, but there are a few apps that are close. Here’s one that’s really close and it’s a Windows 8 style application too.
ArcNotes, from ArcSoft, is pretty darn close to OneNote in features and ease of use. Like OneNote, you can categorize your notes, create collections, tag your notes, include photos, drawings, video and audio files. For images, it has a nice feature that will correct distortions in the image.
Creating a note is simple, click or tap the new tile and a blank page pops up. Write or type your note, add whatever files you want and…that’s it. You can tap the information icon and up pops an info page where you can name your note, tag it and add a location.
Other features include PDF Preview and Share as PDF. This is a really cool feature. It will let you share a set of notes with someone who does not have the application or just preserve your notes in a universal format.
Currently, the application is free and available in the Windows 8 store.