Years late to the party, but Microsoft has finally made their online office suite a bit more available to the general public. I learned about it from the “Office is now live on SkyDrive” article:
[…] if you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Ireland, you can head over to Office.live.com today to start viewing and editing Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote documents right in your web browser – and share them with your friends.
I’ve been playing with it a bit over the past few days and am pretty impressed. You can do all the stuff you’d expect: Upload existing docs to SkyDrive, edit them there or locally (with Office plugins I believe), collaborate, share, go mobile, etc.
The Web version of OneNote is especially worth a look. At first blush it is almost exactly like the real deal… but that blush fades after a little digging. Still, very impressive. Very useful.
What I really love is the fact that the tab key works so well for indenting / out-denting list items (which is one of my favorite features of the “real” OneNote). All the normal keyboard shortcuts work too: Ctrl-1 for the first tag item (checkbox by default), etc.
What’s disappointing about the web version of OneNote? You can’t customize the tags which is something I rely on for my own GTD’ish way (inspiration) of doing things. Sadly that doesn’t matter much because you can’t view/search by tags either. That’s a bit disappointing. I uploaded some of my old Notebooks but couldn’t open them with the online version. That too was a bit disappointing.
But still. Good stuff and worth a look.
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