Really, guys? Really?
This is all I see:
Ugh, sorry for that, too harsh in retrospect. The thing is – I can't help but notice, any time that Microsoft goes 50% in a good direction, designers are ecstatic about it even though the other 50% is clearly a remnant of their old design language (in this case, compare the msword-like toolbox to the app chrome, totally out of place).
No worries. Interesting feedback, and thanks for going a bit more in-depth. To clarify, by 'msword-like toolbox', are you referring to the container with the various tags?
Yes, the tag container and formatting container are good examples of what I'm referring to. I've just noticed the "hide ribbon" button, when I press it everything looks great. :) Anyway, I get that it's an MS-Office thing and needs to be consistent, I just wish they would move away from it because it keeps brining their good designs down (like this one).
Unrelated, but one thing that bothered me while I was playing with OneNote for Mac is the inability to rename Pages on double-clicking, either in the app title or the pages sidebar. Which is strange, since I can rename Sections that way.
I know a lot of people might disagree but I really think this design language works well on the Mac. Guessing this is the design and UI we will see in the new version of Office for Mac!
I first used OneNote on Windows in 2003. It revolutionized how I worked with digital information.
It took ~6 months to get used to Evernote after switching to a Mac. At this point, I'm too invested in Evernote to consider switching back to OneNote, but I applaud Microsoft's work on this!
I'm also a huge user of Evernote but have been looking for something to switch to. Really not a fan of the new Evernote design on the Mac and iOS, It just does not feel right and feels slow and clunky.