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[Author's note: This blog post has been updated with late-breaking information which appears near the end of this post.]
Since I began looking at Microsoft Office 2010 Beta feedback last year, the one question so many of you asked perhaps more than any other was "When will you release a OneNote app for the iPhone?" I'm happy to say that the time has come.
First, check out the official announcement by Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Office Product Management Group. Then head over to the iTunes App Store to download OneNote Mobile for iPhone. It works on any iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4.2 or later, and it's free for a limited time.
With OneNote Mobile, you can create and view notes and lists right on your iPhone. Your notes can be synced with your Windows Live SkyDrive account so you can access, edit, and share them from virtually anywhere. (Don't have a SkyDrive account yet? Sign up here — it's free!) You can also use OneNote Mobile for iPhone to view and edit any of the notes that you've created on your computer and synced to your SkyDrive account.
While the OneNote Mobile app naturally doesn't have all of the functionality of the full OneNote 2010 desktop application for your computer, it's optimized for your iPhone's display and lets you handle the basics with ease.
Use OneNote Mobile to create shopping lists and to-do lists, prepare for a trip or project, and take class or meeting notes without lugging around your laptop. OneNote Mobile is also great for collecting ideas and tracking project notes, capturing ad hoc information about stuff you need to deal with at home or at work, as well as tracking activities, wish lists, gift lists — anything you can think of.
If you're having trouble searching, click here to find OneNote Mobile on iTunes.
Now that OneNote Mobile for iPhone is installed and you're signed in, you can create notes and lists wherever you are and either keep them on your phone or sync them to your desktop computer or laptop when you return to your computer at home, at school, or at work. Because SkyDrive seamlessly manages your files, you'll always have all of your notes and information at your fingertips without having to manually copy any files back and forth.
As with the full version of OneNote 2010 on your computer, there's no need to save your notes or changes you make. OneNote automatically and continuously saves your work so you never lose a thing.
OneNote Mobile for iPhone will periodically attempt to sync your notes to your Windows Live SkyDrive account, but you can force a manual sync if you want to.
In the Settings screen that opens, tap Sync Now. When the sync has been successfully completed, the Last updated date/time stamp underneath the Sync Now button will be refreshed.
Here are a few more screenshots of the OneNote Mobile for iPhone app to whet your appetite. Remember — it's only free for a limited time, so don't delay and grab the free app today!
The OneNote team has been working hard on this first release of OneNote Mobile for iPhone. Please leave a comment below to let us know how you like this version and share with us any suggestions that you may have for improving it!
If you're attempting to sync your notes to SkyDrive and are running into any problems, first check for any sync errors that may appear on the Settings screen (shown above).
For OneNote Mobile for iPhone technical support, tap Settings on the navigation bar at the bottom of the app screen, and then tap Technical Support for further instructions.
UPDATE 01/18 - 12:50 PM PST: OneNote Program Manager Daniel Escapa confirms that due to the overwhelming response to the OneNote Mobile app release today, we have received reports from some customers who are experiencing an error when they attempt to login. Specifically, you may encounter the following error message: "Loading list of notebooks failed. (400)." The underlying cause is an intermittent issue due to the overwhelming interest in the app.
The current workaround is to keep attempting to sign in. Once you get past this error, OneNote Mobile will sync without any problem. The OneNote team is actively investigating the issue and believes to have identified the cause. An update for the app is in the works. Please check back for further developments as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely thank you for your patience and interest in OneNote Mobile.
UPDATE 01/19 - 4:30 PM PST: I've heard from several of you, stating that after yesterday's "400" error hiccups with the login server, you were able to login and begin using the app. If any of you out there still have trouble with this issue, please continue trying. We haven't stopped testing since yesterday and will keep you up to date. Please keep posting your feedback about the app here and remember to check the Microsoft Answers tech support forum if you have specific issues with the app's performance. We're listening on those channels, too! Thank you!
UPDATE 01/21 - 9:30 PM PST: I'm pleased to confirm that we have fixed the login issue ("400" error) and released an update to OneNote Mobile for iPhone. To download version 1.0.1, please read below.
UPDATE 01/26 - 11:30 AM PST: We've just released a free user's guide for the OneNote Mobile for iPhone app. Click here for more information!
UPDATE 02/03 - 12:00 PM PST: We've released an update to OneNote Mobile for iPhone. To download version 1.0.2, please read below. This update resolves login and sync issues that you may have encountered with version 1.0.1.
A free update to OneNote Mobile for iPhone version 1.0.2 is now available through the iTunes App Store. If you previously installed OneNote Mobile for iPhone version 1.0 (or the version 1.0.1 patch), simply tap the App Store icon on your iPhone and then tap Updates. When the new version appears in the Updates list, tap the OneNote icon, tap the UPDATE button, and then tap INSTALL to install the new version:
If you're seeing any remaining login or sync issues, please visit the Microsoft Answers forum for free technical support from the development team.
As you can tell from the comment thread below, we've received numerous inquiries from customers in other countries, asking why the iPhone app is currently only available in the United States. Please take a moment to review our new FAQ over on the Microsoft Answers forum to learn more about international plans for the OneNote Mobile for iPhone app. As previously mentioned, we really appreciate and continue to listen to all of your feedback, so please keep the conversation going. Thank you!
-- Michael C. Oldenburg
I would love to see a version for Android. Thanks!
As a diehard user of OneNote for my Windows netbook and desktop, I am excited to learn about this app. All the info I am finding seems focused on people ne to OneNote who want to start making mobile notes. I need more details on how the app interacts with my existing data. How will it show up. How safe is it from accidental erasure (there is no convenience that will cause me to put my note files at risk)? I invested some time and energy into learning the terms used in OneNote and I am not seeing those terms in the iphone app descriptions, so I am not clear on what the app does. Also, still getting login error, so when I get hands-on, maybe I will figure some of this out.
Agree with the others advocating a port to iPad. I'd also vote for an earlier port that did nothing more than improve resolution, without changing fundamental layout or adding new widgets or functionality. Sort of an interim step, better than just 2x'ing the app, but maybe not the full user experience that you might be envisioning, if you are indeed working on a full iPad version.
@Michael C. Oldenburg , thanks for the reply about android.
As u can see among all the posts here, there are atleast around 10 requests for an andorid version.
WOuld be a bigger hit if u were able to bring this to android.
I am a big fan of office on desktop and use onenote extensievly. However recently with things moving to the cloud and also being mobile, onenote has taken a backstand. But now that u have started onenote for mobile, its a great push for users like me to contiue using it .
Also must say that the android community is really looking forward to see this app running in their phones..
Once again keep up the great work. ( my wife is all excited to about using onenote in her iphone- she has beat me . Need to get back soon ) ;-)
What is it with Microsoft and making IOS applications USA only. First Bing app, USA only, and now this. Though we can download the ****y Tag Reader app, thanks for that.
As a big OneNote user this looks a vital app for me, just make it available internationally...
Also, can we ensure that once it does, the rest of the world gets it for free like the US, and not a charged for version.
Finally logged in, but I do not see any of my notebooks in the app? Is there another step I need to take on my desktop to share them? They sync with my netbook already.
NON-CLOUD SYNCHING ESSENTIAL!
I am a heavy OneNote user (and evangelist) at work. I am absolutely thrilled to see this come to the iphone. I use Mobilenoter on my ipad, which is great but has limited editing. What the Mobilenoter does very well, however, is to give you the option of synching using a cable and with added password security. This is the only way I got the OK from my legal department to take my potentially sensitive OneNote docs around on my mobile devices. For me to use the iphone OneNote app for work, I absolutely need to not have to synch to the Windows Live cloud.
Need ability to select which Notebooks that are currently stored in Skydrive to show/open/sync with iPhone.
Many thanks for reply - much appreciated. Understand this is a new app and approach to Market release has had a few teething probs. First off - great work - really impressed that Microsoft is looking to get it's software to widest possible audiences on as many devices as possible. Think moving forward synchronised global deployments is really important so that all customers feel that they are of equal importance. With office productivity apps competition and quality choice coming in hot and heavy from Google Apps, Apple Apps, Android Apps, Soho Apps, and the likes of Omni Group apps - Microsoft needs to keep every friend it's got on side. software needs to be better than the rest, on Market before the rest, and instantly available to all potential audience members. Competition moves too quickly. Chances are this app will be outdated by something better this time next week and will be available outside the US before we in the rest of the world even get a chance to use it. Any update on when app available for rest of the world? Cheers again, Andy
How does one open a shared notebook from within the iPhone app?
I've only been able to synch my own notebooks so far, though I can access the shared ones from my desktop and desktop browser (iPhone browser doesn't work either).
Some suggestions for improvements:
- Make synch schedule from the iPhone configurable; maybe even an optional Shake-to-Synch
- Add a "swipe down to synch" feature on the home page, like Facebook has
- Optional notification (badge) when one or more notebooks have been updated -- this would be great for when my wife updates the grocery list :-)
- Let me rename notebooks and sections from the phone, too (and change color codes)
- Let me drag and drop to reorganize notebooks and sections on the phone
- Let me open a shared notebook from the app, in addition to those I own
Just a quick follow-up and a sincere thank you to everyone who has left a comment so far with constructive feedback about the iPhone app — especially to those of you who have posted very specific suggestions about how to make it even better. I appreciate all of you folks taking the time to put the app through its paces and taking the time to share your impressions and feedback. (If you had login problems with the app yesterday, please see the 4:30 PM update at the end of this blog post.)
For those of you interested in support for other mobile platforms like Android and iPad, thank you for your feedback as well. If you haven't yet posted a comment but would like to add your +1 vote to any of these requests, please keep them coming. It's helpful to us to see which platforms people are most interested in. Specific details about how you work on your mobile devices and which features you deem most important would also be very interesting. Please keep the feedback coming!
Great post, Michael. Had it downloaded so I stepped through. Can't wait to immerse myself.
I would also LOVE to have this on my Android phone! +1
One Question... Is the data sync'd securely (encrypted)? Or is it sync'd unencrypted?
This will determine whether I use the app or not!