Tracking OneNote storage
Q I use Microsoft OneNote a lot on my iPad, as I find it better than the built-in Notes app. However, I’m starting to run low on space and I’m concerned that this might be to do with the data I have in OneNote. Is there a way to see how much each notebook is taking up?
The Manage Storage option in General settings just shows how much all of them are taking up together, which is not what I want. Mike Spencer
A It’s even worse than that because the General settings option includes the space taken up by the app itself as well. You can’t see individual file sizes in OneNote, but if you are syncing your notebooks to Microsoft OneDrive (which is the default), you can view them there. First make sure your notebooks are synced to the cloud by tapping the little Filofax icon on the purple ribbon bar at the top. Now download the free OneDrive app from the App Store and log in to your OneDrive account. Each notebook will appear as a separate icon in the Documents section and the Details view shows the size of each one, next to the creation date. The Thumbnail view doesn’t show file sizes.
Microsoft OneNote works best when you allow it to sync with Microsoft’s own version of iCloud.