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Microsoft One Note comes to Android

February 7, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



Microsoft may prefer that everyone use Windows Phone 7, but Microsoft Android products are vital considering that the Redmond-based company needs to be wherever its users of other services congregate. That means releasing a One Note Android app, and that’s exactly what users can go grab.

One Note Mobile is now live in the Android Market, available for users on Android 2.3 or higher. Now you too can use OneNote as your daily planner, memory aid, and note taker. The app creates multiple notebooks for keeping track of the things you need to do or wish to remember. Whether that consists of recipes, travel itineraries, or notes from a meeting, all the information is stored in one place and organized according to your preference. One supports more than just text, so you’ll be able to take photos with a camera and embed them in notes, as well as maintain formatting when saved.

Other features include:

  • Text formatting, images, and bulleted lists
  • To-do lists with clickable checkboxes
  • Quick photo capture with your phone’s camera
  • Quick access to recent notes
  • Store and access multiple OneNote notebooks
  • Sync to your free SkyDrive account for access anywhere
  • Offline access to your notes
  • Option to sync notebooks only over a Wi-Fi connection
  • Built-in spelling checker
  • Support for external hyperlinks
  • Table editing

Microsoft did a good job designing One Note. The app is available for free and works with Windows Live ID and Skydrive, allowing users to sync their notebooks across devices. Users can store up to 500 notes for free, but a $4.99 USD monthly subscription is required to go beyond that. Prices may vary depending on your location, but the app should be available in the following countries.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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