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Jul 1, 2013, 11:23 AM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/07/onenote.jpgMicrosoft has released updates (http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-onenote/archive/2013/07/01/onenote-for-ipad-and-iphone-update.aspx) to its OneNote note taking software for iPhone and iPad, nearly a year after its last release.

Version 2 adds more consistent cross-platform display of notes, full-page view on iPad, and additional formatting options, among other smaller changes. Microsoft does suggest that current OneNote users sync their data before upgrading.
Today we are proud to announce the new versions of OneNote on iPad, iPhone and Android. Internally, we have been calling them version 2, and we think you are going love all of the new features and functionality available in these updates. A lot of the features are based on your feedback and we look forward to seeing what you have to say about this update.

If you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod, please download OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone from the App Store, where you can get started for free today. We think that once you start using OneNote to keep track of your ideas, share with others and be more organized, you will never need another note-taking solution.vZviDTuaVlA
OneNote for iPhone (http://appshopper.com/productivity/onenote-2) and iPad (http://appshopper.com/productivity/microsoft-onenote-for-ipad) are free downloads from the App Store. [Direct Links: iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-onenote/id410395246?mt=8), iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-onenote-for-ipad/id478105721?mt=8)]

Article Link: Microsoft Updates OneNote for iPhone and iPad With Improved Consistency (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/01/microsoft-updates-onenote-for-iphone-and-ipad-with-improved-consistency/)



McFreggle
Jul 1, 2013, 11:39 AM
Looks good!

Will be a drawback for the good folks at Outline...

nostaws
Jul 1, 2013, 12:09 PM
This is probably more functional, and provides better editing than their recently released office apps.

And it is free vs. the office apps that you have to buy/rent their larger counterparts.

Battlefield Fan
Jul 1, 2013, 12:13 PM
When will they add the ability to sign in with an organizational email address like they did with the Sky Drive Pro app?

treblig
Jul 1, 2013, 12:26 PM
When will they add the ability to sign in with an organizational email address like they did with the Sky Drive Pro app?

Ben from the OneNote team here. Thanks for asking! On first run, you sign into the app with your Microsoft account, and then you can add your organizational email address from there. Here are the details:

1. Open the app and go through the welcome screens.
2. Sign in with a Microsoft account. If you don't already have one, you can sign up for one here: http://signup.live.com.
3. Tap the gear in the top right corner.
4. Tap "Accounts".
5. Tap "Add a Service".
6. Tap "Office 365 SharePoint"
7. Enter your organizational email and password.

You should be all set from there! You can now browse notebooks stored on your organization's SharePoint.

Futurix
Jul 1, 2013, 12:37 PM
Can't see retina support for iPad in the list of new features - hopefully it was finally added and it is just an omission :rolleyes:

EGlasheen
Jul 1, 2013, 12:42 PM
Nice update. Looks good so far... Now for Office on iPad! Ed

Mr.damien
Jul 1, 2013, 12:43 PM
I see shadow in the icon, this is a heresy. it's not completely flat, it goes against all Microsoft rules.

treblig
Jul 1, 2013, 01:08 PM
Can't see retina support for iPad in the list of new features - hopefully it was finally added and it is just an omission :rolleyes:

Ben from the OneNote team here. Yep, there's full retina support! Just too many features to put them all in the app description.

Futurix
Jul 1, 2013, 01:36 PM
Very good!

matamoris
Jul 1, 2013, 01:49 PM
Ben, any chance for a Mac version? I think OneNote is superior to Evernote in many ways and would buy a Mac version in a heartbeat.

Matt

treblig
Jul 1, 2013, 01:57 PM
Ben, any chance for a Mac version? I think OneNote is superior to Evernote in many ways and would buy a Mac version in a heartbeat.

Matt

Hey, we appreciate the feedback! It's great to hear the platforms that our customers are using, and please keep it coming. Right now, the OneNote Web App is the best way to use OneNote on your Mac.

Sensa
Jul 1, 2013, 02:24 PM
Ben from the OneNote team here. Yep, there's full retina support! Just too many features to put them all in the app description.

While I'm not a big fan of MS I must say I am a big fan of Ben from the Onenote team- the fact he took the time to monitor this thread and reply to customer concerns / questions shows a level of customer service that is both savvy and rare...kudos.

pacmania1982
Jul 1, 2013, 02:44 PM
Now if Microsoft can release *THIS* for iOS - I can only hope that Word, Excel and PowerPoint are this good!

H.Finch
Jul 1, 2013, 03:04 PM
Now an OSX version and the best thing to come out of MS is cross platform on Apple... I hope they're listening.... it's by far my fav app... and others are busy filling this gap at the very moment...

By the way, I got a massage saying 'Youll have to pay if you have more then ... notebooks' on the previous version....does 'free' this time mean its really free?

rrosendahl
Jul 1, 2013, 03:06 PM
One thing I've always found very annoying is the fact that one can't open and edit password-protected notebooks from iOS.
Has 2.0 fixed that issue? I'd love to get rid of Evernote...

treblig
Jul 1, 2013, 03:17 PM
Now an OSX version and the best thing to come out of MS is cross platform on Apple... I hope they're listening.... it's by far my fav app... and others are busy filling this gap at the very moment...

By the way, I got a massage saying 'Youll have to pay if you have more then ... notebooks' on the previous version....does 'free' this time mean its really free?

Ben from the OneNote team here - great to hear you're a fan. Feedback on platforms is heard, and noted.

Regarding the previous version and paying for an upgrade: this version of the app really is free! There is no 500-note limit like there was before, and there is no in-app purchase. So once you download, you can go right ahead and sync all of your notebooks from your SkyDrive.

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One thing I've always found very annoying is the fact that one can't open and edit password-protected notebooks from iOS.
Has 2.0 fixed that issue? I'd love to get rid of Evernote...

While the OneNote for iOS app doesn't currently support password-protected notebooks, you can access them through the OneNote Web App. It's also something we're looking into for the future.

EGlasheen
Jul 1, 2013, 03:25 PM
Hey, we appreciate the feedback! It's great to hear the platforms that our customers are using, and please keep it coming. Right now, the OneNote Web App is the best way to use OneNote on your Mac.

I would have payed for OneNote for iPad. Microsoft needs synergy with it's applications, especially in an collaborative environment (SharePoint). Can you imagine the revenue bringing Project to iOS and Mac?

Ed

H.Finch
Jul 1, 2013, 04:01 PM
Ben from the OneNote team here - great to hear you're a fan. Feedback on platforms is heard, and noted.

Regarding the previous version and paying for an upgrade: this version of the app really is free! There is no 500-note limit like there was before, and there is no in-app purchase. So once you download, you can go right ahead and sync all of your notebooks from your SkyDrive.

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While the OneNote for iOS app doesn't currently support password-protected notebooks, you can access them through the OneNote Web App. It's also something we're looking into for the future.

Thanks Ben! I'm a huge fan... I'm running Windows 7 (which takes away about 20 gigs) in a virtual machine, fulltime, just to run OneNote... if there'd ever be a Mac version... I'd pay for it in a heartbeat... even 200 bucks if needed... I know this is as much as the whole MS suite for mac, but that puts my passion in perspective :)

wildmac
Jul 1, 2013, 04:20 PM
Very interesting...

Since N+OTES just started spamming me with popups every 30 minutes for "premium services" I've been looking to ditch that and looking for a substitute.

Guess I know which one I'll try first. :)

Ferc Kast
Jul 1, 2013, 07:46 PM
Can you make handwritten notes with a stylus with this new update? (Just curious.)

treblig
Jul 1, 2013, 07:52 PM
Can you make handwritten notes with a stylus with this new update? (Just curious.)

Good question - this version doesn't support creation of ink elements, however it will render ink elements in your notebook made on other platforms, as well as search their contents digitized as text.

Khaaaaaaaaaan
Jul 1, 2013, 09:11 PM
Still can't open a OneNote file from a CIFS share (think home drive) from within other apps on iOS. The file association isn't present like other apps provide. Example: I can open Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDFs using QuickOffice Pro from inside of mobilEcho but ON files do not associate. I can even open Visio files the same way. It's like the hooks are missing. Give me that option and then we'll start taking about using this in our enterprise.

Thanks,

-k

schrempws
Jul 1, 2013, 11:07 PM
best app for note i have ever seen

Battlefield Fan
Jul 2, 2013, 07:48 AM
Ben from the OneNote team here. Thanks for asking! On first run, you sign into the app with your Microsoft account, and then you can add your organizational email address from there. Here are the details:

1. Open the app and go through the welcome screens.
2. Sign in with a Microsoft account. If you don't already have one, you can sign up for one here: http://signup.live.com.
3. Tap the gear in the top right corner.
4. Tap "Accounts".
5. Tap "Add a Service".
6. Tap "Office 365 SharePoint"
7. Enter your organizational email and password.

You should be all set from there! You can now browse notebooks stored on your organization's SharePoint.

Awesome! Thank you!

Unggoy Murderer
Jul 2, 2013, 08:19 AM
[...] It's also something we're looking into for the future.
If this is the route for other Microsoft Office Apps for iOS, I'm very excited. The new Onenote App is really awesome, I hope Microsoft consider bringing the other Office applications over too. (Word, Excel PLEASE!)

ScottNWDW
Jul 2, 2013, 11:36 AM
I downloaded the update to One Note yesterday upon hearing about it. Dis not have a chance to play with it until this morning and I must say that I am very impressed with it so far.

I loved One Note on my Windows laptop, but two years ago moved to a MacBook and have primarily used the MacBook over the past two years with Evernote on my iPhone and iPad as well. I have Evernote on all my devices, including the Windows laptop that I use when I need an app that isn't on the Mac (i.e. Access, Publisher, Roller Coaster Tycoon 2) so I can honestly say I only use the Windows computer 10-15% of the time. Evernote has been a good replacement, but after playing with the new iPad and iPhone apps I am very impressed.

What my hope that Microsoft will finally do is get their collective heads out of their collective butts and update Office on the Mac to match that of Office 365 and I mean ALL Office apps, plus get iPad versions finally out there for Office as well. They missed the boat when they didn't come out with iPad versions of at least Word, Excel and Powerpoint. The One Note app is fantastic, but without a Mac counterpart kind of useless to those that just have a Mac and do not have a Windows computer. The new Office for 365 subscribers for the iPhone is a small step in the right direction, but a lot more could be done. Although usable on an iPad, that app is crippled in many ways.

I am an Office 365 subscriber and I love the direction that things seem to be going and y hope is that the Mac version will be updated soon as well as iOS versions of the core apps. If they could come out with the core apps as well done as One Note has been done they should see a jump in sales.

I find it funny these days that the Office main apps, Excel, Word and Powerpoint, were originally made for the Mac and later ported over to Windows. Now those apps are treated like the red headed stepchildren. Quite frankly if I didn't use Office at work (which is 85% PC driven) I would have dropped them a long time ago.

I have no plans to drop Evernote at this time, but if the next version of the Mac Office suite includes One Note and is more in line with the Windows versions of the rest of Office then I will most likely drop Evernote and iWork. Of course if the newer version of iWork blows Office out of the water then Office will have to go.

HenryDJP
Jul 2, 2013, 01:03 PM
Microsoft will never make One Note for Mac because they don't want to give people another reason to ditch Windows in favor of Mac, which is just plain sad on their part.

Unggoy Murderer
Jul 2, 2013, 02:18 PM
Microsoft will never make One Note for Mac because they don't want to give people another reason to ditch Windows in favor of Mac, which is just plain sad on their part.
To be fair, that makes no sense... They've brought over Word and Excel: the two super-killer Office apps. OneNote is very low in priorities in comparison to those two, so I hope that Office for Mac 2013 does include some new stuff.

HenryDJP
Jul 2, 2013, 03:05 PM
To be fair, that makes no sense... They've brought over Word and Excel: the two super-killer Office apps. OneNote is very low in priorities in comparison to those two, so I hope that Office for Mac 2013 does include some new stuff.

But your point isn't making sense though. MS Office isn't free like One Note is on iPad and if they are going to offer Office on the Mac they should offer all the apps that are available on the Windows version, namely One Note. They are charging the same price for either Mac or Windows. Mac users have to pay for that suite so it makes good business sense for Microsoft to keep producing it for Mac. Why should Mac users pay the same price for less included apps than what's on the Windows version? You're saying it like they are doing the Mac community a favor. They didn't bring over anything, Office was on Mac before it was Windows.

Hackmodford
Jul 2, 2013, 05:25 PM
The new update is great!
But I'm curious, are there any plans for a mac version of one note?

ScottNWDW
Jul 2, 2013, 06:54 PM
To be fair, that makes no sense... They've brought over Word and Excel: the two super-killer Office apps. OneNote is very low in priorities in comparison to those two, so I hope that Office for Mac 2013 does include some new stuff.

They did not "bring over " Word and Excel to the Mac. Word, Excel and Powerpoint were originally Mac applications and were then brought over to Windows back when Windows 3 came out.

Given the history of releases the next Office for Mac would be 2014.

Unggoy Murderer
Jul 3, 2013, 01:57 AM
They did not "bring over " Word and Excel to the Mac. Word, Excel and Powerpoint were originally Mac applications and were then brought over to Windows back when Windows 3 came out.

Given the history of releases the next Office for Mac would be 2014.
Well, for the last 15 years anyway, Microsoft has developed Office primarily for Windows. While the original versions were on the Mac, it's weak to say that they are anything close on the current software.

With regards to the next version, I think Microsoft indicated recently: "Buy Office 2011 for Mac and get a free upgrade to 2013"... I'll need to look it up.


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But your point isn't making sense though. MS Office isn't free like One Note is on iPad and if they are going to offer Office on the Mac they should offer all the apps that are available on the Windows version, namely One Note. They are charging the same price for either Mac or Windows. Mac users have to pay for that suite so it makes good business sense for Microsoft to keep producing it for Mac. Why should Mac users pay the same price for less included apps than what's on the Windows version? You're saying it like they are doing the Mac community a favor. They didn't bring over anything, Office was on Mac before it was Windows.

Your argument, once again, makes no sense... you're arguing with yourself?

I wasn't ever expecting a full Office for iPad to be free, I'd be more than happy to part a lot of money for such software. It also makes sense for Microsoft to charge more for the Mac version: they have a smaller install base, therefore lower margins.

If I wasn't mistaken, we're talking about Office for iPad, yeah?

b52hbuff
Jul 3, 2013, 11:23 AM
Thanks to the Microsoft OneNote team! Love what you did with the update. You addressed some very basic/annoying omissions. My favorites are the table editing/manipulation and the bullets.

One feature that I would still like to see added is the linked audio notes. I want to be able to take linked noted from the iPad.

I would also like to see a little better Safari integration. Would love to see the Safari "Send To" (box / arrow icon next to URL) add a "OneNote" icon to send a URL or a rendered page to OneNote.

p.s. I was just about to pony up the $15 for the prior version. I'm glad I didn't, but I would have paid $15 for this version! :)

BerlingerT
Jul 3, 2013, 01:02 PM
I just downloaded the update this morning, and it wow'd me. I used to use OneNote before, but it just had too many flaws on my iPad Mini. However, I think this update got rid of a lot of the flaws and brought it almost to the level of OneNote on PC.

The only thing I think it needs is the ability to add new Notebooks in-app. That is the only thing that I still don't like about it. But, after this update, it is definitely going to be my primary document/note application.

StuBeck
Jul 3, 2013, 01:12 PM
How well does this handle pen input? We'd like to use an iPad for taking notes (among other tasks) but I haven't seen much information about how OneNote works with pen input on the iPad now.

rcorai
Jul 3, 2013, 06:56 PM
Does anyone know if possible to create new books from this app or is it possible only from the web?

BerlingerT
Jul 3, 2013, 08:47 PM
Does anyone know if possible to create new books from this app or is it possible only from the web?

If you mean new Notebooks, I have been tinkering. As far as I know, you still have to create them in SkyDrive via Web Browser and Sync the app.

valipro
Jul 3, 2013, 11:17 PM
Very helpful and useful apps.

Please develop OS X version.

Thank you.

b52hbuff
Jul 3, 2013, 11:20 PM
How well does this handle pen input? We'd like to use an iPad for taking notes (among other tasks) but I haven't seen much information about how OneNote works with pen input on the iPad now.

Answered earlier in the thread. Inking can be rendered. You cannot use pen input on the ipad.

PhilGqln
Jul 4, 2013, 07:24 AM
I was running OneNote 1.3 on PC, iPhone and iPad for a wile. Professional use.

I updated to OneNote 2.0 2 days ago. Our internet connection is through an authenticated proxy. It was fine with OneNote 1.3 and both ipad and iphone wifi are setup coerrectly regarding proxy.

It doesn't work any more, i'm forced to sync my ipad and iphoneto SkyDrive from home.

Any idea ?

Thanks

BerlingerT
Jul 4, 2013, 05:36 PM
I was running OneNote 1.3 on PC, iPhone and iPad for a wile. Professional use.

I updated to OneNote 2.0 2 days ago. Our internet connection is through an authenticated proxy. It was fine with OneNote 1.3 and both ipad and iphone wifi are setup coerrectly regarding proxy.

It doesn't work any more, i'm forced to sync my ipad and iphoneto SkyDrive from home.

Any idea ?

Thanks

What do you mean it doesn't work? Like, I get you saying about synching. But what doesn't work? Does it not open on the browser? Does it give you an error? Crash?

PhilGqln
Jul 5, 2013, 02:01 AM
sorry,

I mean that connection to SkyDrive is not working behind the proxy, works well w/o proxy. The error is : "cannot connect to skydrive" or "cannot synchronise notebook".
SkyDrive apps is working fine like was OneNote 1.3

OneNote is workung fine but cannot synch at all through proxy.

Thanks for your reply

Phil

StuBeck
Jul 5, 2013, 01:21 PM
Answered earlier in the thread. Inking can be rendered. You cannot use pen input on the ipad.

Sorry I insulted you so much by not seeing it. Thanks.

otismotive77
Jul 5, 2013, 01:25 PM
the microsoft office apps for the iphone are really awesome, i love it!:)

Sandy Santra
Jul 5, 2013, 02:07 PM
You cannot use pen input on the ipad.

This is so crazy stupid, I want to bang my head against a wall.

I used to use OneNote on a Toshiba laptop/tablet convertible back in 2005, doing most of my input with a stylus. Now it's 8 years later, OneNote has come to the iPad (an extremely hand-interaction-based OS UI), and there's no stylus input? Absolutely insane.

I was ready to download it immediately. I would have even paid up to $100 for it. But without stylus input I find it pointless. That was one of the best things about it—in fact, the ONLY reason I bought it and was able to use it on my Toshiba—back in 2005.

Sadly, yet another Microsoft misstep. So glad I completely switched over to Apple in 2007.

Renzatic
Jul 5, 2013, 03:30 PM
Sadly, yet another Microsoft misstep. So glad I completely switched over to Apple in 2007.

Uh. This isn't MS' fault. The iPad doesn't have a digitizer onboard, so you can't use a fine tipped pressure sensitive stylus to take notes with it period.

That's not stopping you from using a nub end capacitive stylus in OneNote, though. It's not nearly as good, but it's a decent substitute for the time being.

WiG
Jul 6, 2013, 11:56 AM
Can anyone explain how OneNote app size jumped from 8MB to 278MB ??
Even the Windows OneNote is not that huge!

BerlingerT
Jul 8, 2013, 08:51 AM
Can anyone explain how OneNote app size jumped from 8MB to 278MB ??
Even the Windows OneNote is not that huge!

Likely due to the interface overhaul. If I remember correctly it didn't half the features and options before than it does now. It looks like completely redid the app. I mean, there are a lot of features that it just didn't have before. One notable is the ability to make tables with the Tab key.

That and adding the ribbon-like navigation. It looks like just completely redid the entire app.

EDIT

Something strange I noticed. Sometimes, when I am typing in One Note, my text is white and transparent and stays that way for up to 20 seconds before appearing in black, as it should be. Not a huge issue, but still a little weird.

Peepo
Jul 31, 2014, 05:42 PM
How do you insert a file in onedrive from Word, excel etc. from iPad?
I can insert from email app but MS cripples Word so you cannot open-with a file in any other document. Same with onedrive IOS app.

Am I missing something?