OneNote made free for all platforms including Mac, gains cloud API

OneNote made free for all platforms including Mac, gains cloud API

It was only last week that we were talking about the upcoming Mac version of OneNote along with a free version of the app for Windows. Just a few days later, it has become a reality. As of today, OneNote is available for Mac completely free of charge, meaning that the tool is available on all major platforms: PC, Mac, Windows tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android and online.

This completes the OneNote product range so data can be synced between a larger range of devices than ever before. The desktop PC and Mac versions of the app are free of charge, although there are extra features available to paying users -- this including versioning and Sharepoint support for paid-up Office 365 and Office 2013 users.

This is obviously great news for Mac owners, as well as those who find that they work with multiple platforms, but the new cloud API means that it is possible for more third party apps than ever before to plug into OneNote for capturing and sharing data.

There are a huge number of possibilities here, including scanning from PC or Mac directly to OneNote, using Genuis Scan and JotNot to scan from a mobile, and linking into IFTTT for automating all manner of common data tasks. There's a full list of the supported services available at the OneNote website.

Microsoft has a video to welcome the new platforms to the fold:

There's also an introductory videos aimed at Mac users who are not yet familiar with OneNote:

Grab yourself a copy of the app from the OneNote website.