updated 11:10 am EDT, Mon March 17, 2014
Software a free download, as expected
As anticipated last week, Microsoft has launched a free Mac version of OneNote at the Mac App Store. The software stores notes, lists, receipts, and other data. Most significantly it syncs the data across multiple platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and the web.
Microsoft is in fact making free versions of OneNote available across all platforms, although people wanting advanced features like SharePoint support and Outlook integration will still have to pay. The Mac app is listed as just "free for a limited time," though it's unclear when that period will end.
In parallel with the new apps, developers now have access to a cloud API which enables OneNote clipping and sharing. Microsoft's own Clipper can be installed in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Other platform changes include the ability to add notes and links via email, and the introduction of Office Lens for Windows Phone, which can automatically scan text from documents into OneNote. Printer makers Brother and Epson have embedded OneNote support into some devices; smartpen company Livescribe has likewise added support.