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OneNote 2013 – free version shows logon window for a short while and then quickly disappears

By Bjorn Houben

OneNote is one of my favorite note taking applications. I use it on a large number of devices and platforms and like always having my notes available and up-to-date no matter what because they are stored synced to on OneDrive.
Recently I found it out that OneNote is freely available for many platforms at :

After installing it I had some trouble getting it to work because a logon window appeared and quickly disappeared, not allowing me to access my notes.

For me the solution was as simple as opening OneNote’s web version on and asking it to open in OneNote. After that it kept working. I’m not sure why it happened and the solution is simple, but unfortunately it can take a while before you discover this simple workaround.

I hope this will save others the hassle.

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