OneNote adds support for iOS 9 and iPad Pro with multitasking, Spotlight search and Apple Pencil with the latest release as well as Split View, you can have OneNote open side-by-side with another app, making it easier than ever to take notes while running an app.
OneNote for iOS 9 can be downloaded from the App Store
OneNote for iPad been updated with the ability to search your handwritten notes for text, just as you can already search for text in actual text and in images. Handwriting recognition works in 25 languages, with more coming in the future.
In addition to this Microsoft has updated the menu to be more familiar to the OneNote for iPhone experience, you can now easily swipe from the left to view the drawer where you can view all your notebooks, open or create notebooks, reorder and close notebooks. Additionally, you can now more easily access and manage your accounts and app settings in this all-new user interface. This makes all the ideas and information you keep in OneNote more convenient to recall.
Microsoft has delivered an updater to OneNote on both iPhone and Mac. OneNote for iPhone includes note previews and notebooks reordering. OneNote for Mac provides enhanced notebook sharing functionality.
On iPhone, the note list in each section now displays a note preview so you can visually identify the note you’re looking for more quickly.
In addition to note previews another enhancement to notebook organization. If you have several notebooks on your iPhone and want to list them in a different order, you can now drag and drop to easily re-order your notebooks.
OneNote for Mac–notebook sharing enhancements
With this update it is even easier to share notebooks by providing you a way to invite your contacts to collaborate on notebooks, selecting whether they can view only or edit the notebooks and remove sharing access when needed. These improvements work with notebooks you created on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.
Additionally, OneNote for iPhone, iPad and Mac all received bug fix updates this week as well.
OneNote Clipper is a browser toolbar button that lets you clip anything you see on the web: articles, images etc. and save them to OneNote. Once the toolbar / shortcut has been saved to your favorites bad you can click it to activate OneNote Clipper and select what you wish to save and save it to your choice of notebooks.
New in version 2.0 is a redesigned interface which takes up less space than the previous version and is easier to use.
The location picker now allows you save specific locations of a page, allowing you to only save what you need.
OneNote 2.0 also now remembers the last notebook you were in, so you no longer have to browse if you plan to save multiple pages or clips to the same notebook.
Source: OneNote Clipper
Source: OneNote Download
While OneNote is available on virtually every platform only some tablets have had one of its best features: Handwriting. Microsoft has now released an update to the iPad version to allow handwriting and drawing within your notes.
Considering the iPad is among the most popular tablets this feature is overdue.
Source: Office Blogs
Many companies and users are still on Office 2010 with no immediate plans to go to Office 2013. This means they are missing out on the improvements made to OneNote 2013. Until recently the free download version of OneNote 2013 was missing several key features. This has been resolved and we are not suggesting users of Office 2010 migrate to OneNote 2013 which can be donwloaded below. Some of the unlocked features include:
- Password protected sections—Add a password to protect sensitive information.
- Page history—Easily see or go back to prior versions of a page.
- Audio and video recording—Take notes while recording, and easily jump to the relevant section later.
- Audio search—Search for a word in a voice or video recording.
- Embedded files—Insert Office documents or other files directly in your notebook.
Source: OneNote Download
The Windows store version (“Modern” or “Metro” if you prefer) has had a steady stream of features added since it shipped with Windows Surface RT but the number one thing missing has been Printing support. Fortunately the latest update does add support for this key feature as well as file attachments and PDF support, all of which were previously only available from the Desktop version of OneNote.
OneNote for Android has been updated with handwriting support bringing it more in line with the Surface / Windows and iPad/ iPhone versions. In addition to this there is now an Android Tablet optimized user interface.
Its great to see the Android version becoming more full featured, especially on Tablet.
We use OneNote just as many of our clients do as a collaboration tool. Our employees access shared company notebooks and add / edit throughout the day. While an incredibly powerful tool, OneNote is not ideal for multiple users on a single page.
Continuing the flood of OneNote improvements these past few weeks Microsoft has added a new feature “People Presence” to allow you to see who else is working on the same page as you.
Additionally they have made improvements to the syncing speed. Traditionally changes made can and do take minutes, often leading to pages that were being edited to by multiple people to contain duplicate data. Syncing is now closer to real time.