The cross pollination of Microsoft software onto other platforms continues with the release of OneNote Mobile for the Android Market.
According to a post over at the OneNote Blog by Michael Oldenburg this means OneNote is now available on Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and now Android.
If you’re already using OneNote on your PC, the mobile versions of OneNote let you take your notes with you — from simple lists and to-dos to full-fledged notebooks which you can share with your friends, family, co-workers, or classmates. With a free Microsoft SkyDrive account, you can easily sync all of your OneNote notebooks so they’re always up-to-date and accessible from your mobile device, your Web browser, or your computer.
His blog post highlights the following features for the app on Android:
- 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
There is a nice set of screenshots over in the blog post and a caveat when it comes to free and unlimited use.
Basically, the app is a free download and can be used for up to 500 notes at no charge. In order to go beyond the initial free 500 notes there is a one time fee of $4.99 to have unlimited notes. He does state that the fee is not required and you will still be able to view, sync and delete existing notes but you will not be able to edit or create new ones on your Android handset.