Microsoft brings OneNote to arch-rival OS Android
With an iOS and now Android version of the note-taking app, Microsoft shows its app and service strategy can take precedence over its OS strategy.
Microsoft has released a version of its OneNote for Android, continuing an expansion of the note-taking software beyond the company's own operating systems.
"Mobile versions of OneNote are currently available on Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and now Android," Microsoft's Michael Oldenburg said in a blog post today. "No matter which platform you prefer, OneNote Mobile lets you easily capture and access all of your notes and ideas on the go."
The software lets people take graphically rich notes with active items such as checkboxes. Using a SkyDrive account, people can sync notes across multiple devices.
The app is free for up to 500 notes. After that, it costs $4.99 if you want to be able to start new notes or edit notes, but you'll be able to sync and view them.
In Microsoft's feature list has the following for OneNote for Android:
Text formatting, images, and bulleted lists
To-do lists with clickable checkboxes
Quick photo capture with your phone's camera
Quick access to recent notes
Store and access multiple OneNote notebooks
Sync to your free SkyDrive account for access anywhere
Offline access to your notes
Option to sync notebooks only over a Wi-Fi connection
Built-in spelling checker
Support for external hyperlinks