Back In 2011 Jan, Microsoft decided to grace us with its presence on Apple’s App store with its popular note-taking solution, OneNote. At that time, the company said that OneNote was installed on 78M PCs, so it looked like the company wanted to spread the seed a bit. This past December, Microsoft released another popular service, SkyDrive, on iOS. But the news of releasing these products for Android was no way near.
But yesterday Microsoft OneNote blog published the following:
“For all of you who’ve been asking (and patiently waiting) for a version of OneNote for your Android phones, we have great news: OneNote Mobile for Android is now available! Download it from the Android Market app store today!”
Mobile versions of OneNote are currently available on Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, and now Android. Now you can use OneNote accross all your devices and have them synced without much fuss. Recently on a Microsoft Windows 7 advert OneNote was featured to show how a family can organize their shopping list from PC to Windows Phone.
Here is some screenshot and feature list mentioned in the blog post.
OneNote Mobile for Android includes the following features:
- 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
- Table editing
Here are a few examples of the OneNote Mobile for Android app in action:
Free vs. unlimited use
OneNote Mobile for Android is free to download and use for up to 500 notes. When you’ve reached this limit, you can upgrade the app for a one-time fee of US $4.99 for unlimited use.
If you choose not to upgrade to the unlimited version, you can still view, sync, and delete any of your existing notes even after you’ve reached the 500 notes limit. However, you will no longer be able to edit your notes or create new ones on your Android phone.
For unlimited use pricing outside of the United States, please visit the Android Market in your region (see below for a complete list of supported countries and markets).
OneNote Mobile for Android is now available in the following markets:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.