As I was looking around earlier this week, I just happened to notice that my personal OneNote usage has really gone up these last few weeks. I guess I take having my notes for granted so much that I am a little amazed at how much I use OneNote on a daily, non-work basis.

Just as some examples, I am currently using OneNote to:

Track my running. I hope to get my half marathon time down even more this year and am diligent about tracking my running. I used the template I wrote about before to get to the point of completion, and now I am using the intermediate template to work on my speed. Additionally, I'm keeping a good log of all my running in OneNote (nothing special here, just a table with distance, time and various notes) so I will be able to analyze my progress later.

Keeping up with a remodel project. I had a big long list of "to do" items before everyone showed up to rip the ol' house apart, and using OneNote to track them all made sure nothing fell through the cracks.

Vacation planning. For me, part of the fun of a vacation is planning it and simply mulling it over in my mind. I keep a section for this up on Skydrive so I can make notes about my plans, itenaries, maps, etc… and have them available always. I have not used OneNote for this much before, but now that I am, I really enjoy having this information handy whenever I want it.

My blogs. I obviously write my articles in OneNote so I have nice record of what I publish and can quickly search my older articles. I also take notes for future ideas here and again having them in the clould has proved very handy.

And misc. collection of facts, web content snippings and bad puns (that's what I do to occupy my mind on long runs: think of puns).

Anyway, I have probably doubled my personal OneNote usage just recently and was a little surprised at how much more I am using it. Feels seemless, and I guess that is a good quality metric for judging OneNote :)

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,

John