How to Install OneNote Desktop on Linux

how to install onenote desktop on linux

Microsoft’s well-known note-taking program OneNote has grown to be a go-to resource for many users. It is popular among professionals, students, and just to jot down ideas on the go due to its robust capabilities, easy-to-use interface, and seamless connection with other Microsoft applications. However, what happens if you use Linux?

Is OneNote’s convenience still available on your preferred distro?

OneNote, developed by Microsoft, is primarily designed for Windows and macOS. However, with the help of some third-party tools, you can still install and run OneNote Desktop on Linux Mint. Read on to find instructions to follow along with the process of installing OneNote on your Linux Mint system.


Before we begin the installation process, let’s ensure you have everything you need:

  • A computer running Linux Mint (any edition)
  • A Microsoft account (OneNote requires a free account to sync your notes)
  • An internet connection


1. Using AppImage

Regardless of which distribution you use, download the latest release of p3x OneNote from the releases section of this GitHub repository.

Download your appropriate package form this repository
Download your appropriate package form this repository

After downloading the AppImage, make it an executable by typing in the commands below:

mkdir -p $HOME/opt
mv ~/Downloads/p3x-onenote-a.b.c-x86_64.AppImage $HOME/opt/
chmod +x $HOME/opt/p3x-onenote-a.b.c-x86_64.AppImage
Make the AppImage executable
Make the AppImage executable

And finally, you can run the OneNote application using the command:

$HOME/opt/p3x-onenote-a.b.c-x86_64.AppImage &
Launching OneNote for the first time
Launching OneNote for the first time

2. Using PlayOnLinux on WINE

Step 1: Install Wine

Wine is a compatibility layer that allows running Windows applications on Linux. Open a terminal and type the following commands to install Wine:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update
Update your repositories
Update your repositories

Now, you can install Wine:

sudo apt install wine64 wine32
Installing WINE on Linux Mint
Installing WINE on Linux Mint

Step 2: Download & Install PlayOnLinux

PlayOnLinux is a graphical frontend for wine that simplifies the installation of Windows applications. Use the following commands to install PlayOnLinux:

sudo apt install playonlinux

Launch PlayOnLinux from the applications menu or by typing the following command in the terminal:

You can install OneNote from PlayOnLinux as well
You can install OneNote from PlayOnLinux as well

Step 3: Install OneNote

On the PlayOnLinux user interface, select the “Install” button.

Type “OneNote” into the search field, then choose “Microsoft OneNote.”

Proceed with the on-screen instructions after clicking the “Install” button.

The required files will be downloaded and installed automatically by PlayOnLinux, which will also walk you through the installation procedure.

Step 4: Configure OneNote

PlayOnLinux will install OneNote and then create a shortcut for it in the programs menu or on your desktop. Double-click the shortcut to launch OneNote.

Step 5: Open your Microsoft Account and log in.

Open OneNote and log in using your Microsoft account.

And that’s it! OneNote Desktop has been installed successfully on Linux Mint. You may now start creating your digital notebooks and experimenting with its capabilities.

3. Snaps:

Self-contained software packages known as snaps are compatible with a number of Linux distributions. They’re perfect for apps like OneNote because they’re simple to install, update, and uninstall.

Here’s how to install OneNote Desktop on Linux using Snaps:

  • Launch the Snap Store. On the majority of Ubuntu editions, it comes pre-installed. If not, you can use the Software Manager to install it.
  • Look up “OneNote Desktop.” In the search results, the official Microsoft package should show up in the search results.
  • Select “Install.” OneNote Desktop will be downloaded and installed for you.
  • Open OneNote Desktop. It can be found by searching for it or by opening the Applications menu.
  • Use your Microsoft account to log in. By doing this, you’ll be able to access and sync your notes from any device, including a mobile device or the web.
You can also install One Note from the Snap Store
You can also install One Note from the Snap Store


While OneNote is not officially supported on Linux, you can use tools such as WINE and PlayOnLinux that enable you to use OneNote on your preferred Linux distro, Mint in this case. Alternatively, you can use open source versions of OneNote, such as P3X OneNote for Linux. Like Microsoft Edge, we hope one day all the Microsoft applications are supported on Linux.