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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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Microsoft Releases OneNote as a Free Mac App Store Download




In line with a report from last week, Microsoft today launched OneNote for the Mac, making several significant changes to the service for both mobile and desktop users. The biggest change is in pricing with OneNote now free across all supported platforms for personal use. The free Mac app also includes 7GB of free OneDrive storage space, which can be expanded by subscribing to Office 365.

The Mac version is very similar to the Windows version with only a few subtle visual differences. Both versions share the same notebook metaphor, ribbon interface and freeform note-taking features.

Along with a Mac version, Microsoft also is releasing a OneNote clipper browser plug-in for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Mac Safari that allows users to save clippings from webpages. This feature is being extended to third-party apps via a new cloud API that provides developers with the ability to integrate OneNote clipping into their apps.

Other new tools in OneNote include Office Lens, which allows users to take a picture of a document and immediately import it into their OneNote QuickNotes with text recognition. Microsoft also enabled a OneNote email service that provides users with the ability to create new QuickNotes using a unique onenote.com email account.

Microsoft OneNote for the Mac [Direct Link] is available for free from the Mac App Store. While the consumer version is free, Microsoft is still offering a paid business version with premium features like Outlook integration and SharePoint support. New partner apps with support for OneNote include Feedly, IFTTT, News360 and Weave.


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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:08 AM   #2
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Gonna download it since it's "Free" but gonna keep using Evernote. It's tried and true.

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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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No thanks, I'll stick with Evernote.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:11 AM   #4
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Meh, still overpriced.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:11 AM   #5
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I'll use this to integrate with my work PC. I use OneNote a lot for keeping meeting notes.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:12 AM   #6
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Never used OneNote, but if they can make it look similar to the windows counterpart, they can make office 2014 for mac look the same way.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:12 AM   #7
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Description says "Now available for free for a limited time".
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:12 AM   #8
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Can't wait to get home.

Goodbye Evernote.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:14 AM   #9
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Running it on OS X now, and it's a very nice App. Hopefully this is the route that Microsoft will go down with the next Office for Mac, it's a very nice look and feel. Runs very smoothly too, miles better than the 2011 suite!

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Description says "Now available for free for a limited time".
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:14 AM   #10
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That light UI it's using looks good. OS X style but without the silvery texture. Much like some OS X 10.10 mock-ups that are around.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:15 AM   #11
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Gonna download it just incase Microsoft change their mind, and made it paid app
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:15 AM   #12
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Goodbye Evernote.
What does Evernote do poorly and/or OneNote do better? (curious - i've never used ON)
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:16 AM   #13
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Click the link in the article. That is how I found it in the App Store.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:16 AM   #14
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How is this better than Evernote? Honest question. What advantages does it offer?
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:17 AM   #15
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This will be good.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:17 AM   #16
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Hmmm, I might be able to replace Evernote at last. I'll have to see how this performs in compasion to the PC version.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:18 AM   #17
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Doesn't look like they did much of anything to make the app Mac-like. Can't stand the ribbon.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:19 AM   #18
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Running it on OS X now, and it's a very nice App. Hopefully this is the route that Microsoft will go down with the next Office for Mac, it's a very nice look and feel. Runs very smoothly too, miles better than the 2011 suite!

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Where? Not anywhere I can see...?
In the description...

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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:19 AM   #20
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Gonna download it just incase Microsoft change their mind, and made it paid app
They are going to charge for it.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:20 AM   #21
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Running it on OS X now, and it's a very nice App. Hopefully this is the route that Microsoft will go down with the next Office for Mac, it's a very nice look and feel. Runs very smoothly too, miles better than the 2011 suite!

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Where? Not anywhere I can see...?
This is the UK Store description.

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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:27 AM   #22
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How is this better than Evernote? Honest question. What advantages does it offer?
Hopefully the interface won't have a completely different look and feel depending on what device you are using or what day of the week it is.
I wouldn't mind if they were making Evernote easier and not harder to use with the constant re-iterating of UI.

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Doesn't look like they did much of anything to make the app Mac-like. Can't stand the ribbon.
So what do you prefer then, digging into menus or a whole host of toolbars that add clutter?
Context sensitive toolbars are a good use of desktop space.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:28 AM   #23
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That light UI it's using looks good. OS X style but without the silvery texture.
I agree, it looks surprisingly good for a Microsoft app, compared with the hideousness and impracticality that is Office for Mac.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 11:29 AM   #24
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UUH! An iMac with build-in Battery (at 0:12)? Sounds good to me!
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