lex talionis wrote:Is OneNote really that much better than OmniOutliner?
The only problem with OmniOutliner is that it runs only on Mac OS. You either have to take your hefty macbook to every class or you should get a Macbook Air. OO cannot run on a 400-buck shitty netbook. (I know some tech gurus successfully installed Mac OS X on a netbook. But that is illegal and not worth your time.)
If you can afford a Macbook + Macbook Air or you are strong enough to carry the Macbook everywhere every day, OO is the best. I like OO more than OneNote.
Macbook Air: 1799
Two copies of OO: 40*2
One copy of OO: 40
+ wear and tear of my shoulders and knees
But if you are shy of money like me and can use only macbook/netbook combo, I think OneNote is the way to go. It runs on both macbook(VMWare/CrossOver/BootCamp) and the netbook(Windows XP) and you can sync your notes easily with some online storage services (Dropbox: free, 2GB space. It automatically remotely backs up and syncs your files between different computers, be it a Mac, Windows or Linux. You still can use your files when you don't have any network connection. You can undo changes of your files through its version tracking tools.).
OneNote: Free (my school offers free downloads)
a) BootCamp: Free plus any cost of Windows. (My school offers free Windows downloads)
b) CrossOver: Free (Earlier last year, the author of CrossOver offered free downloads.) You don't need Windows if you use CrossOver. It runs Office 2007 and OneNote 2007 smoothly.
c) VMWare: $40 (plus any cost of Windows)
For me, it cost me only $440 to get the whole suite (I use VMWare).