Following reports earlier this month that Microsoft was gearing up to launch a Mac version of its OneNote app for the first time, the app is now officially available as a free download in the Mac App Store. Much like its OneNote apps for other platforms, the Mac app brings much of the same functionality allowing users to keep track of notes, lists, receipts and more and keep them synced with other versions of the app across platforms. The app across all platforms is also going free for the first time starting today.
While the functionality is similar to what we know from other OneNote apps, the app has of course been given a visual overhaul for OS X (as pictured above).
In addition to launching the free Mac App, Microsoft is also making other versions of OneNote free starting today that will make the service free across platforms including PC, Mac, Windows Phone, iOS, the web, and Android. However, that does not include some premium features such as SharePoint support, version history, and Outlook integration, according to TheVerge. The Mac App Store page for the app also suspiciously states “available for free for a limited time.”
The company also announced a new cloud API that will allow developers to integrate OneNote for easy saving and sharing through the service, a feature that was previously rumored as a web clipping feature and competitor to Evernote.
•Sync your notebooks seamlessly across computers and devices -then share them to your friends, family, or colleagues •Your notes look just the same on your Mac – including rendering ink annotation and formatting •Bold, italicize, underline, highlight, increase indent, decrease indent – format your notes like you want in a free form canvas •Search your notes and files for anything you’ve captured by just typing a keyword or phrase •Create, move, copy, re-order, rename, color code and delete pages, sections and notebooks to organize your content as you’d like
The OneNote app for Mac is available as free download from the Mac App Store now. Microsoft’s official blog post announcing the new Mac app is here.