Last week Microsoft was rumored to release the first Mac version of its cloud-based note taking software OneNote, and now the software giant has already rolled-out the software. The OneNote was initially a Windows-based software and was available to users who paid for the full Office Productivity suite of software.
The software comes with new features and a free version for all users which actually puts Evernote at a huge threat. However, the free version of OneNote keeps some functions that give it an edge over the free tier of Evernote, including offline access to notes and the support for multiple people to work on the same note simultaneously. Also Outlook integration, SharePoint support and other premium features would still only be available to paid subscribers.
According to Mashable reports, the software maker said that OneNote has been designed for personal and school use and is totally ad-free and there's no limit on how long one could use it because it's not just a trial version, but the real deal.
It is reportedly said that the new Microsoft users will also get 7GB of free online storage through its OneDrive cloud storage service.
The moves are part of Microsoft's plans to open up the company interests with other software platforms beyond Windows and to emphasize its cloud offerings.
Other features in the software include OneNote Clipper for saving web pages to OneNote; firstname.lastname@example.org for emailing notes to OneNote; Office Lens for capturing documents and whiteboards with your Windows Phone; Sending blog and news articles to OneNote from Feedly, News360 and Weave; Easy document scanning to OneNote with Brother, Doxie Go, Epson, and Neat; Writing notes with pen and paper and sending them to OneNote with Livescribe; Mobile document scanning to OneNote with Genius Scan and JotNot; Having your physical notebooks scanned into OneNote with Mod Notebooks; Connecting your world to OneNote with IFTTT.