OneNote for Android update

Today we are proud to announce the new versions of OneNote on Android, iPad and iPhone.  Internally, we have been calling them version 2 and we think you are going love all of the new features and functionality available in these updates.  A lot of the features are based on your feedback and we look forward to seeing what you have to say about this update. 

If you have an Android device, please download OneNote from Google Play, where you can get started for free today. We think that once you start using OneNote to keep track of your ideas, share with others and be more organized, you will never need another note-taking solution. 

Same Note, same look…everywhere

With the new version you will see notes the same across all clients on different platforms (Windows, Windows Phone, Android, iOS). And yes, we will render ink on your Android devices as well. Keeping in mind how personal your note-taking is, we are also introducing a bunch of formatting options so that you can mark up your notes the way you like.


Audio notes

Because sometimes it is just easier to say what you are thinking than write it down on a mobile device, we received a lot of requests to add the capability of adding audio notes. We heard, and now you can quickly record that audio note in OneNote.

Home screen widgets

If you are an Android user, you probably love how you can add widgets on your home screen. In this update, OneNote now has widgets that you can add to your home screen. You can quickly take a note and not let that thought or moment pass by. Once you have installed and signed in, go to the widgets list on your phone, add the OneNote widget you like to your home screen, and voila, you are all set for on-the-run note-taking action.


Support for Office 365 notebooks

With the first version of the app, you could access your notebooks on SkyDrive. With today’s release, we’re making it just as easy to access your notebooks on Office 365 or SkyDrive Pro. This makes the OneNote app a great way to keep track of your personal and work notes in one convenient place.

To get started, just go to the Open notebook screen and sign in with your Office 365 account. One signed in, your recently accessed work notebooks will be listed under OTHER NOTEBOOKS.

Search and Recent

Where did you store that recipe of your favorite chocolate cake? Can’t find the grocery list that you created before leaving home? We have added search so that you can quickly get to the information you are looking for. The recent notes feature gets an update as well–you can now pin your recently accessed notes so that they always show up on the top. Great way to get to your to-dos in a jiffy.

We love your feedback

We think you’ll enjoy the improvements in this update.  We’ve received a lot of great input from you and our sincere thanks for helping make the app better. Please keep sending your feedback, and let us know how you feel about the app and what features would you would like to see going forward. All you need to do is to tap the Send feedback option from the menu items on a screen.


OneNote for Android is available today so download it now, also don’t forget to tell your friends!

If you have any questions or need help please check out the OneNote Answers site where you can see the FAQ or ask a question.

OneNote Team

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