Way back in January Microsoft released OneNote for the iPhone, taking aim at EverNote and others. Now they have upped the ante, releasing an iPad version of the versatile note-taking app. As before, it is free – but limited to 500 notes, requiring an in-app purchase to unlock.
Microsoft OneNote for iPad is a note-taking app for capturing all of your ideas and to-dos on the go, brought to you by Microsoft Office.
Create searchable notes with text, pictures and bullets. Make and manage to-do lists with checkboxes. Then keep your notes in sync using free Microsoft SkyDrive® online storage to access, edit and manage them from virtually anywhere, from your PC or almost any web browser. Access your notes online at http://skydrive.com.
**** With the free version of OneNote for iPad you can access, create and edit up to 500 notes. Once you reach this limit you can still view, delete, and sync your notes. To continue taking and editing notes, you can upgrade OneNote for iPad to unlimited use through an in-app purchase.****
▪ iPad must have iOS 4.3 or higher
▪ A free Windows Live ID is required to use OneNote for iPad – use an existing one or let OneNote for iPad help you sign up
▪ Web functionality uses the free OneNote Web App available on SkyDrive, which requires a supported web browser.
▪ OneNote for iPad opens notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 or the OneNote Web App
It is not clear if the unlock for more notes works across both iOS versions, but indications I have seen say it doesn’t. Sadly OneNote lacks an off-line mode, and like EverNote is blocked on my corporate network, so I have never gotten any use out of it.