Is there an alternative to Microsoft Office One Note?

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Can someone tell me if there's an alternative to Microsoft Office One Note?
Maybe even an online version?
I love the program!! For me, it's GREAT for making notes and plans and to have several subfolders that can be many layers deep

The great thing about it: I can type anywhere and write some text - not restricted to location like you are in a document editor - similar to say Powerpoint

A few minor things that I don't like:

- not being able to have outlines on things - this winds me up!
If I've made 5 notes on a page - it would be nice if I could just have 5 outlines so I could see everything at a glance

- not being to have shapes and be able to type in them
98% of the time, I just want a rectangle, with a subtle shaded background and an outline and a shadow
Not possible :(
I can copy and past from Powerpoint - but then I can't edit

Everything else: I love about it!
But... I'm happy to jump to another program if it exists!

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OCR capabilities of Office 2010 .. Has been moved to One Note.
I suppose this is to make you buy it.
Do you need to OCR to Word ??
 

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OCR capabilities of Office 2010 .. Has been moved to One Note.
I suppose this is to make you buy it.
Do you need to OCR to Word ??
not sure what that means? ocr? optical character recognition?
one note will do me nicely - if i can have outlines + have graphical objects like boxes with shadows (as in powerpoint)

let me know
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just tried it - i forgot i'd tried it before!
no good - onenote is really nice and graphical - u can plonk some text anywhere
google notes: u r restricted like u are in an editor like word
 

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thanks for the replies
tomboy + evernote do the same thing - for what they do it's ok

but again: they make u have a structure! :)
compare word to powerpoint
word: u type a sentence, insert an image - these all have to fall into place - and u cant just put things on top
powerpoint: create text, add images - and u can put them anywhere and anyhow u like! this is what i want!

maybe my wish should be to have powerpoint have the folder organisation of onenote - i think that sums up what i want!

thanks
 
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