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Monday, March 17, 2014

Microsoft OneNote now free on Mac and Windows


Microsoft OneNoteMicrosoft has made OneNote free on the Mac and Windows platform, which means the note taking service is now free across all platforms. Additionally the company released a cloud-based API facilitating the integration of both first and third-party apps with with OneNote. This move is just another step for Microsoft to revitalize its cloud presence in the modern post PC era.

You can download the app by using the following links:

You can download Microsoft OneNote for Windows or Mac using the following links

Mac Windows
Download Download on the Mac App Store Download from the Windows Store
Price Free Free
Requirements Mac OS X 10.9 or greater Windows 8 / Windows RT


You can download Microsoft OneNote for iOS, Android or Windows Phone using the following links:

Android iOS Windows Phone
iPhone iPad
Download Download from the Windows Phone Store
Price Free Free Free
Requirements Android 4.0 or greater iOS 6.0 or greater Windows Phone 8


Microsoft has also pushed a free edition of OneNote (32-bit) for Windows, although as you might expect, it doesn't pack in quite as many features as the paid edition. For example, you don’t get your SharePoint support or integration with Outlook, and if you do wish to take advantage of these aspects, then you will need to pay. Nevertheless, the bare-bones version is both ad-free and not hampered by any kind of trial, although is limited to home / school use only.

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Microsoft OneNote is also available for free on the web through Microsoft OneDrive.


Microsoft OneNote was first released for iOS back in 2011, and subsequently launched for the iPad. Now with its release on Mac OS X, we will see Microsoft's note taking app available "on all the platforms you care about". By offering OneNote for free, Microsoft is clearly trying to keep users from switching in competing services like Evernote or even Google Keep.

Additionally, with the roll-out of these two apps also coinciding with the release of OneNote’s new cloud API, which brings a myriad of useful, predominantly scanning-related tools to the fold, Microsoft is making an authoritative statement, although time will tell whether OneNote has the pedigree to mount a substantial challenge against the market leaders.
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