Microsoft has recently released an all-new Mac OS X edition of the popular One Note app, which is free on the Mac App store. The new version for the Mac has a very similar feel to its Windows counterpart. Its notebooks within the app can also be shared between platforms along with the existing iOS OneNote app through the use of Microsoft's built-in OneDrive cloud storage service. The app has a few collaboration features, allowing users to share notebooks with coworkers and friends and see edits in real-time.
The company has promised that notes will keep a standardized look-and-feel to it no matter what platform it is used on, and will include link formatting and annotations as well. Microsoft also added a OneNote Clipper function which lets web pages to be saved as notes and allow other applications to interact with users’ notebooks with an open API.
OneNote, which was formerly linked to Microsoft’s Office suite for Windows, may be a preview of what Mac owners can expect for the next edition of Office for Mac. The update for Microsoft Office for Mac will be the first major change to the Mac version in approximately four years and is said to be released later this year.
In order to use OneNote, users will need to have an OS X Mavericks running Mac and a free Microsoft account. Microsoft has announced that OneNote will be available for free for “a limited time.” If you want the app for free, it is advised to download it soon because there has yet to be any word on when the limited-time offer will expire or how much the company will charge when they decide to.
Microsoft OneNote (iTunes Download Link)
Microsoft OneNote for Mac version 15.0.1 is a free 235MB download from the Mac.