Microsoft’s OneNote Team has announced the first version of their OneNote app. for Mac, which is now available for for download from the Apple App Store.
OneNote is your place to jot down your ideas, capture your collection of web clippings and research, plan your trips and events, check your to-dos and shopping lists and share your notes with friends and co-workers,a single place to collect your thoughts and ideas, as well as a way to stay organized.
Some of OneNote’s main highlights include:
Create your notes as you wish
Similar to other Microsoft Office for Mac applications, OneNote for Mac has the Ribbon user interface with a variety of options for formatting and styling your notes. Your notes can be styled however you like. You can choose the font and color you like to use for your notes, or emphasize important content with bold, underline or highlights.
Sometimes notes contain lists. Whether it’s an invitees list for a party, or the checklist you use for traveling, you can manage your lists using multiple levels of bullets and numbering, and with quick shortcut keys you can re-order, strikethrough, format and more. In addition, if you want to remember, flag or track specific items, you can choose from over 20 styles of tags, such as a To Do tag to check off completed items.
It’s easy to insert pictures in your notes and place them anywhere on your page. When your notes are best organized in a table, you can easily do that too with a variety of table formatting options, such as cell shading colors.
One of the unique characteristics of a page in OneNote is that it’s a canvas where you can lay out different note containers with different content types anywhere you like on the page.
Familiar notebook experience
Notes are structured in each OneNote notebook with sections and pages similar to paper notebooks. You can create a separate notebook for each of the different projects or aspects of your life, such as work, family, school and travel notebooks.
For instance, you can set up a travel notebook with a section for individual upcoming trips. Each section can contain multiple pages for itinerary information, such as hotel research, flight options, sights to see and places to eat.
To help you easily find your notes and stay organized, you can re-arrange your notebook as you like, including dragging the pages and sections to change their order or location. And you can apply a color theme to sections to identify them at a glance.
And you don’t have to remember where you placed each note. You can very quickly find any text, page, section or notebook by using search options.
Share your notes with others
OneNote for Mac enables you to collaborate with others on the same notebook. It syncs changes to and from OneDrive seamlessly and fast so that you can see everyone else’s edits and they can see yours. OneNote makes it easy for you to identify the changes made in your shared notebook by displaying the names of the different authors next to their edits.
Or, if you want to just share a specific page in your notebook you can simply email that page to others.
Your notes on all your favorite devices
You can access your notes on all of your devices and they look exactly the same as you created them. Add a recipe to OneNote on your Mac, and you can view it on your iPhone in the grocery store. Research and plan a trip on your Mac at home and then easily access those same notes on your iPad during your trip.
All those notes you create on OneNote for Mac are synced to OneDrive and available to you on all your other OneNote clients, including OneNote for Windows desktop, Windows Store, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android and OneNote Online.
- OneNote for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and above and you can download it for free from the App Store today. You can also visit http://www.onenote.com to access all the different OneNote apps including a few exciting OneNote services available today that will enhance your web capturing experience on OneNote for Mac.
And this is just the beginning. We hope you enjoy this first version of OneNote for Mac and encourage you to keep the comments, ratings and feedback coming to help us make future OneNote updates even better.