Using OneNote? You Need This Free Add-In.


OneNote windowI'm a long-time user of Microsoft OneNote. I've got around 600 pages of important notes in it, and I refer to it many times every day. For security, safety and flexibility, I keep my OneNote files in Dropbox so that they're easily accessible from whichever PC I happen to be using at the time.

But as good as OneNote is, it lacks certain key features. For example, in 2010 it's not possible to sort a table.

Which is why, if you're a regular user, it's well worth checking out a free add-in called Onetastic. On its own, Onetastic adds loads of useful new features to OneNote to help you format and find your information. There's also a web site called Macroland, full of additional features which add even more functions to the basic Onetastic installation. Once you've installed Onetastic, which is a 5 MB download, just download any additional macros from Macroland and, when you click on the downloaded file, the macro will be automatically imported into Onetastic and added to OneNote.

Onetastic is a free download of 5 MB from and is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.

Once installed, head to to find additional macros for it.

And if you don't have OneNote yet, you'll find it at Although it used to be a paid-for part of Microsoft Office, it's now free.

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As far as I like Onenote, it's not an ideal platform for tables, even with this add-on. It's much better to use something native, like Excel or Google Sheets for better functionality.