Microsoft OneNote for iPad – lists, handwriting, and notes, organized in a notebook
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Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote you can seize that moment of inspiration, handwrite your class notes, or track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you on all your devices.
-- Type, Write & Draw ---
Scribble your notes at a conference, write math equations in class or sketch your ideas. With a variety of pen colors and settings, you can create beautiful handwritten notes and drawings.
-- Capture anything --
Take a picture of the whiteboard in a meeting with auto-cropping and photo enhancements. Add your PowerPoint presentation or PDF for school. Clip website articles using iOS share extension. Capture it all in OneNote and add your annotations.
-- Powerful organization --
Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like. Secure your notes with a password and use touch ID to quickly access them.
-- Tag it --
Easily tag your notes so they stand out. Track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture.
-- Think together --
Share your notes with your friends and colleagues. Whether it's a party your planning with others, or a school project you're working on with your group. Work together in a shared notebook at the same time.
-- Always with you --
Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your trip.
OneNote is free on iPad and many other devices. Get started today! Download OneNote and sign in with your Microsoft Account or the account assigned to you by your work or school.
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What's New in Version 2.10.1
• Bug fixes
As a UX researcher...
I do have some issues with OneNote. Overall, I would say that it is a good application for the iPad. I like the way it organizes my notes into notebooks, sections, and pages. It is good for instructional design and structuring your ideas. I also like the ability to incorporate pictures, into the document, taken directly from the iPad camera.
Overall, I would say that it is the best MS app for the iPad. It is much less clunky than the Powerpoint and Word applications. Though, it does have some issues with errant text box creation. I applaud them for trying to do something a little different from the typical word processing software and distinguishing this from their Word application, though this issue when typing presents a whole set of problems with a less controlled typer like myself. It halts the cognitive process of typing out my notes and makes me have to reconsider what I'm typing out. I do wish that instead of creating an ever expanding text box that they would just get rid of the box all together. Why put a box around something that doesn't need to have a box around it when the box is pointless. The end result is the same whether there is a box or not.
Something IMPORTANT is missing!
I use this app all the time on my iPad and iPhone, as it syncs with my desktop MS Office version seemlessly. I love it. It's my Swiss Army Knife of apps...EXCEPT for one big thing: With the desktop version, I can create Outlook tasks from a page or section I am working in, and never let anything slip through the proverbial cracks. WHY CAN'T WE DO THE SAME IN THE IOS VERSIONs?? For me, this would complete my wish list for this app. I'd never lose sight of a task, whether I'm looking at my Outlook Tasks, my iPad Reminders from OneNote or my iPhone Reminders from OneNote. Is that too much to ask? I'm patiently hoping that this capability shows up in a near future update. Then it will get my 5th star.
It's still Microsoft
I was seduced into downloading this by all the glowing reviews. But after spending a few hours with it, I'm reminded why I'm frequently disappointed by Microsoft products. This has a lot of nice features -- and they usually (but, as with all Microsoft products, do not always) work. Some of the features are great: the ability to write on slides, collaborate easily, write anywhere in the note. But it struggles with others, such as handling and searching through pdf attachments. While it has many features I like, I'm still sticking with Evernote.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 18, 2015
- Version: 2.10.1
- Size: 200 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
- © 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.