OneNote for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android upgrade released to the Apple App Store today adds a much more rich editing experience.
Microsoft internally call them version 2 apps, says, “they’re twice as good as version 1” and these apps are based on an almost entirely new code base that delivers a full-powered OneNote experience across each device with more reliable sync that “just works.”
On the iPhone, the OneNote app is finally optimized for the iPhone 5′s display.
The new versions of OneNote now show your notes exactly same formatting across all devices. This includes text formatting, tables with shading and borders, layout and more.
“Hyperlinks and note tags are consistently supported. Even ink from your Windows tablet is shown on iOS and Android now.”
On the iPad, OneNote now has the Office Ribbon UI, letting you design and layout your notes exactly as you want with the availability of the rich text formatting including: font, size color, style, bold, italic, underline, strike through, highlighting and paragraph formatting such as bullets, numbering, indent, and alignment. You can insert and edit graphs, tables and hyperlinks. You can create check lists and tag your notes with a variety of options as well.
Also the ability to sync work notebooks with Office 365 and SharePoint, as well the ability to sync with other Office users, “and the ability to shared with SkyDrive is now more simpler and reliable, too.”
OneNote also now lets multiple people edit a note at the same time and see other peoples changes simultaneously.
If you draw on a note with a Windows tablet, the markings are then visible on your other devices, as well.
The new OneNote is available for free with “no limit” on the number of notes you can create – another great update from the prior version that use to limit you to create 500 notes only with the app before having to pay.
With OneNote, “you can take notes while you’re offline, sync without limits and collaborate with others — unlike some note taking applications which charge for these capabilities,” added Office team.
Those not aware, “OneNote helps track what’s important in life–jot down ideas, plan a trip, keep a shopping list, check to-dos, and share with family or coworkers.”
OneNote is now available on all your devices, including OneNote for Windows desktop, Windows store, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android, and the OneNote Web App all in sync via SkyDrive.
New in Version 2.0:
- Updated navigation makes it easier to view and find your notes
- Improved note formatting and consistency across your devices
- Create tables or edit existing tables
- Ink annotations and rich text formatting now viewable
- Full page view lets your notes fill the screen
- Automatically sync your notes to SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint
- Most recently used notebook lists sync across devices
- New note formatting options and full fidelity viewing
- Support for Office 365 based notebooks
- Support for roaming “Most Recently Used” list
- Home screen Widgets with quick actions for capturing photo and audio notes
- Create audio notes