Microsoft Frees OneNote

Written by Tim Haight

I'm VP of Technology Services for CGNET. I love to travel and do IT strategic planning.

March 17, 2014

Microsoft-OneNote-2013-logoBy Tim Haight

Evernote is trending with the working millennials, it seems, and it must have burned Microsoft up. OneNote, which Microsoft has offered for years, matches up pretty well to Evernote as a central location for all your digital stuff, but instead of being the hot new product, it’s more like the Microsoft Office app nobody gets around to using.

Apparently Microsoft aims to end all that. This week, it made the product free, in all its versions, and added a version for the Mac. It’s no longer tied to Office. It can compete head-on with Evernote. You can get all the details on the Office Blog.

Office 365 users, of course, have had OneNote included in their subscriptions for some time. This new cross-platform push, which now goes across Windows, Windows Phone, Mac OS, iOS and Android, is good news for them. It means they can extend what they already have to more platforms.

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1 Comment

  1. Anthony Collins

    Hi Tim,
    As a longtime Evernote user, must say that Onenote only recently has caught up with Android – a case of too little too late.! Nice App, but now there is no cost/benefit to suffer a change …
    Cheers, Anthony

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