I tried out OneNote 2010 for this reason. It looks slick and it does wiki-links well. But it feels like an unfinished or crippled application. You cannot:
- Import text or rtf files
- Export to rtf
- Search and Replace
There are "Powertoys" available that allow a primitive import of text files and primitive Search and Replace. You can "send" a document to MS-Word (and thus sort of export rtf). But all of this is highly inconvenient.
Add to this that OneNote cannot
- do automatic footnotes
This makes it an inadequate application—at least from my perspective. I might have been tempted, if I was just starting out with electronic note-taking, but it does not measure up to ConnectedText (nor even to other note-taking applications available for Windows). It is itself a "Powertoy," i.e. not suitable for serious note-taking spanning decades.
1. I would be amiss, if I did not mention one other feature I liked. The Ribbon is mercifully out of the way. Apparently, Microsoft listened to complaints: "in order to conserve space, we decided to ship OneNote 2010 with the ribbon collapsed."
2. I have used ConnectedText now for almost six years. It is much more capable than OneNote 2010 (and it keeps getting better). The markdown-like wiki markup has become second nature. I consider it another advantage.