How to Install Microsoft OneNote in Linux

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Microsoft OneNote is a Windows-based application for information gathering in free form and collaborates in a multi-user environment. It is available in both web version (Cloud) and desktop version and it is very useful in gathering user’s notes, drawings, screen clippings, and audio narrations. Notes can be shared over the internet or a network with other OneNote users.

Microsoft does not provide an official version of OneNote for Linux distributions and there are few open-source and other alternatives for OneNote for Linux Distros like:

  • Zim
  • Joplin
  • SimpleNote
  • Google Keep

and a few more alternatives to choose from. But some people like the OneNote and people switching from Windows to Linux will find it difficult to use alternate solutions at initial times.

P3X OneNote is an open-source note-taking application that runs your Microsoft OneNote in Linux. It was created with Electron and runs in desktop as a separate browser process independent of any browser.

It connects with your Microsoft account (Corporate or Personal) to use OneNote and the data is cached and is faster to use than always opening new windows. P3X OneNote supports Debian as well as RHEL based distributions.

In this article we will see how to install P3X OneNote (Microsoft OneNote Alternative) in Linux.

Installing P3X OneNote on Linux Systems

To install P3X OneNote in Linux, we can use Snap or Appimage as shown.

Install P3X OneNote Using Snap

First update your system software packages and install snapd package using your package manager as shown.

------------ On Debian and Ubuntu ------------ 
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt install snapd


------------ On Fedora ------------ 
$ sudo dnf update
$ sudo dnf install snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket


------------ On Arc Linux ------------
$ sudo pacman -Syy 
$ sudo pacman -S snapd
$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Next, install P3X OneNote using the snap command as shown.

$ sudo snap install p3x-onenote

Once installed, open the P3X OneNote, which will prompt your Microsoft account login.

Microsoft Login
P3X One Note
P3X One Note

Install P3X OneNote Using AppImage

AppImage is a universal software package for distributing portable software on Linux, which can simply be downloaded and run on any Linux platform without the need of installing the application.

Go to the Github release page and download the supported Appimage file for your architecture or use the following wget command to download it directly on the terminal.

$ wget https://github.com/patrikx3/onenote/releases/download/v2020.4.185/P3X-OneNote-2020.4.185-i386.AppImage

Next, grant the execute permission to the Appimage File and Launch it.

$ chmod +x P3X-OneNote-2020.4.169.AppImage
$ ./P3X-OneNote-2020.4.169.AppImage

In this article we have seen how to install P3X OneNote for Linux Distribution. Try installing different alternative applications of OneNote and share it with us which one feels the best.

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