Thanks for all the input and info everyone. For now now I believe I will stick with journal. Onenote has some very innovating idea, but as an engineering student journal seems to offer more. The lasso tool in journal provide unmatched flexibility--scaling on the fly, select a specific object amount a close group of ink. In onenote, there is no "fine" tip, no autoshape. hopefully the onenote team can look into those features.