Check out the new OneNote for iPad, iPhone and Android

OneNote has long been a favorite place to 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.  You told us you wanted OneNote on all your devices, so we delivered OneNote for Windows desktop, Windows store, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android, and the OneNote Web App all in sync via SkyDrive.

We’re committed to giving you a great experience on whatever device you have!  You’ve also given us feedback on new capabilities you want and we’re constantly working to improve it based on your input.

New OneNote Apps for iPad, iPhone and Android.

Today, we are proud to announce major updates of OneNote for iPhone, iPad and Android. We internally call them our version 2 apps, (after all they’re twice as good as version 1).  We know you’re going to love them. 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.”  Our re-engineering investment also enables us to continue making improvements more quickly moving forward. 

So what does this mean for you? Let’s check it out…

Same Note, same look…everywhere

You’ve asked for rich editing and a consistent experience across devices – something no one has delivered to date – until now!  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 – what a difference!

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

Style it your way

OneNote for iPad now has the Office Ribbon UI that makes it easy to design and layout your notes exactly as you want.  You have access to the rich formatting you know and love from the other Office apps — 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…it’s all there!

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

Share with others

We heard loud and clear that our business users needed the ability to sync work notebooks with Office 365 and SharePoint, and that’s now live in the new apps!  As always, the apps sync great with SkyDrive, but we’ve made that simpler and more reliable, too.  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.

Finally, I’m happy to share that these apps are currently available for free with no limit on the number of notes you can create – another great update from the prior version.  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.

You can get all of the OneNote apps from http://www.onenote.com/, 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. 

We hope you enjoy the newest OneNote apps and keep your comments, feedback and ratings coming to help make the future OneNote even better.

— David Rasmussen, Principal Group Program Manager (on behalf of the whole OneNote team who worked hard to bring you this)

For more on OneNote updates, check out:

OneNote for iPad and iPhone update

OneNote for Android update

Update to the OneNote Windows Store app now available

OneNote Web App now supports viewing and editing of password-protected sections