Major Updates For OneNote On iPad, iPhone, & Android

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OneNote has released a major “version 2.0” update for iPad, iPhone, and Android.  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, via SkyDrive that “just works,” according to Microsoft.  Enginerring changes in the backend will allow Microsoft to make quicker updates going forward.


New OneNote Apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.

OneNote will now have a consistent look and feel across all devices. With the new OneNote updates all formatting looks exactly the same across devices – this includes text formatting, tables with shading and borders, layout and so on. Hyperlinks and note tags are consistently supported. Even ink from your Windows tablet is shown on iOS and Android now. In short, your notes look the same, all the time, on all devices.  Below is a comparison of what you see in the new OneNote for iPad compared to the previous version:


The new versions of OneNote show your notes exactly as you expect with rich formatting.

OneNote for iPad now has the Office Ribbon UI.  You have access to the rich formatting such as 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 tables. You can edit hyperlinks. You can create check lists and tag your notes with a variety of options.


The new Ribbon UI on the iPad make it easy to format and edit your notes.

Business users can now sync work notebooks with Office 365 and SharePoint, it is live as of today.  OneNote also now lets multiple people edit a note at the same time and see other peoples changes simultaneously (unlike most note taking apps in which you’ll lose what you wrote if anyone else edits the note at the same time).


SkyDrive and SharePoint (on premises, and Office 365 SkyDrive Pro) are supported.

The apps are currently available for free with no limit on the number of notes you can create.  With OneNote, you can take notes while you’re offline, sync without limits and collaborate with others for free, without having an office license or office 365 subscription.

You can get all of the OneNote apps from, or you can directly download OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone from the Apple App Store and OneNote for Android on Google Play today.

Source: Office News

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