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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

OneNote in Google Drive or Dropbox? What? Why?


OneNote in Google Drive or Dropbox? What? Why?

If you are really paranoid about the security and you desperately want two-step authentication, then Hotmail/Outlook.com/Skydrive is not something you would use. However, you might be a big fan of Microsoft OneNote that increases your productivity.

So what do you do in this case?  Simple answer is run OneNote and save your notebooks in Google-Drive or Dropbox.

1. Install Google Drive or Dropbox client on your computer.

2. When creating your notebooks in OneNote, save them into GoogleDrive or Dropbox folder.

3. This automatically syncs it into the cloud.

4. Then you do the same setup on your other computers where you use OneNote.

5. When you go to your other computer, your OneNote notebooks will be automatically there.

Note: To keep the sync process very stable, make sure you close OneNote on one computer before you use it on the other computer.

Adding more security typically means the impact on usability and that is the case in this situation as well. If this is too complicated for you, then I suggest just using OneNote with SkyDrive and make your SkyDrive passwords very strong.


Keywords: #OneNote   #Microsoft   #GoogleDrive  #dropbox #sync #twostep #twofactor #security
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you Almirs, for your advice.

    However, in the laptop/tablet Srface Microsoft, I seem not the option of saving either to dropbox or google drive because, although I have both clouds installed in my computer, it does not give me the option to save my notebook in google drive, nor in dropbox. The option SAVE is simply not there.
    Would you be able to advice me on this please?
    Thank you in advance,
    MSPC

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    1. When you install GoogleDrive and Dropbox on your computer, there should be a shortcut automatically created in your Windows explorer to "Google Drive" and "Dropbox" folders. So you can create your OneNote notebooks in those folders the same way you would created OneNote notebook in any other local folder. Then they automatically be synced to other computers that have GoogleDrive and Dropbox installed. As I stated in my post, the following is important:
      To keep the sync process very stable, make sure you close OneNote on one computer before you use it on the other computer.

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