updated 11:44 pm EDT, Tue July 29, 2014
File insertion, protected sections, notebook organization, formatted text and more
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a significant update of its free note-taking application, OneNote. The new version, 2.3, adds a number of user-requested features, including the ability to insert files into notes, add PDF printouts to any notebook page alongside a users' own notes, copy and paste formatted text and more -- as well as lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows. The update affects all versions of the app, including iPhone, iPad and Mac.
Also included in the update is the ability to create notebooks and save them to Microsoft's OneDrive for Business, even if the user has multiple accounts. Users can now move and re-order sections in notebooks, and move pages anywhere within the app. The Mac version of the OneNote upgrade also adds the ability to share a notebook page by email.
OneNote syncs data across multiple platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and the web. SharePoint and Outlook integration, however, still requires a paid version of Microsoft Office or Office 365.