Creating notes in the app is a simple enough process - just tap the Quick Note icon. You can then type away using the on-screen keyboard, and take advantage of the quick link buttons to create bulleted list or check lists.
Notes can include images from your camera roll, or you can use your iPhone's camera to snap a photo there and then. An image does not have to be attached to a note, it can also be a note in its own right.
Used as a note-taking tool in its own right, OneNote is a little limited, but the app's real strength comes in its ability to sync with the desktop versions of the application - which is available for both Mac and PC. The app works in conjunction with your Windows Live ID and automatically synchronises data in the background. This means that the notes you create on your iPhone can be accessed on your computer and vice versa.
OneNote is free for a limited time, and while Microsoft has given no indication of just how the app will be priced, or when the free download period will come to an end, this is an excellent opportunity to either get more from the OneNote you have come to know and love, or learn about an incredibly useful tool you didn’t even know you had installed.
What's new in v2.2.1?
- OneNote has been redesigned to feel right at home on iOS 7, and we've also reduced the app size by about 20%.
- Now you can create, rename, and delete sections in a snap.
- Office Lens turns OneNote into a scanner in your pocket. Just take a picture of a document or whiteboard and Office Lens trims, enhances, then adds it to your notes. It's like magic!
- Need to jot something down quickly? No problem. Quick notes are a tap away. Just look for the + at the bottom right corner.
- You've been asking and we heard you. Go ahead and create as many notebooks as you want