Microsoft OneNote, which is a note taking and sharing program available in Microsoft Office 2010 and as a web app, is now available as a mobile app for iPhone and iPad. OneNote has some pros and is a good snag for heavy Office users with PCs, but it is far from a perfected note sharing application and may cause cross-platform users to wonder (again) if Microsoft and Apple will ever play nice.
To employ OneNote, users will need to have a Windows Live ID. Notes can be taken on the mobile app and they are automatically synced with OneNote or the OneNote web app on Sky Drive. You can choose to share the notes with others or make them available only to yourself. Notes can viewed and edited on the Sky Drive version or within OneNote in Microsoft Office 2010 for PCs. One thing to take note of though, is that OneNote functions slightly differently depending on whether you’re using the mobile version, the Office version or the web application. (more...)