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Principal function(s): Note taking
OneNote is an application from the Microsoft Office suite that can be used either on any device. OneNote is a valuable tool for saving ideas, to-do lists, or small plans. It is highly customisable and allows for sharing notes easily across different devices.
Evaluation: With OneNote, users can create notes, and to-do lists, add photos, links, audio, and different kinds of text formatting. Notes can then be shared with other people via e-mail, shareable links or other communication apps available on a device. It eases the note-taking process and is a practical tool to store and keep a record of users’ notes. It is somewhat similar to Evernote.
Cost: Free, included in the Microsoft Office package
Type Of Interaction
Interface User-friendliness/complexity of the tool´s interface
Time efficiency Time needed for mastering the „how-to“ of the tool and a production of a task
Interface language(s) The number of languages in which the tool is currently available/adaptable to
English + 107 other
Respect for privacy Does the tool require registration? Who can see my data? Can I remain anonymous?
Medium. Microsoft, the developer of OneNote, employs users’ data for different purposes, among which are marketing and targeted advertising. It mentions reasonable security measures. OneNote acknowledges users’ right to control and opt out of personalised advertising and marketing communication. Regarding students’ data, Microsoft does not use their data beyond what is needed to provide its service and does not share or sell it. OneNote does not mention compliance with the GDPR. See more here.
Saving work for future use Possiblity to save your or others´ work for reuse/reproduction
Tailorability (If so, how?) Possibility of the tool to be used for a range of different activities (e.g. to what extent you can organize a project assignment with a central activity based on this tool)
Compatibility/ Operating System
Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Other technical requirements
Playphrase (Tool to find the pronunciation of words from movies
Playphrase is a tool that searches specific words or phrases out of movie snippets from a database of audiovisual media with over 60,000 phrases. In this manner, it provides real-life examples of words’ and sentences’ pronunciation. Users just have to type specific phrases, watch them being used naturally in context within popular movies and TV shows, and listen to their pronunciation. Playphrase works mainly with English. Playphrase is not open-source, but it is freely available. It does not require setting up an account or signing in.
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