Microsoft’s OneNote iOS app goes universal, bringing Notification Center widget and more to iPad

Microsoft today released a new update to OneNote for iPhone that makes it a universal app, now OneNote for iOS. That means that the existing OneNote for iPad app is being replaced by a single, universal app that runs on both iPhone and iPad.

The benefit, aside from having a single version, is that the iPad app is gaining some recent features introduced in the iPhone app including a OneNote widget in the today view of Notification Center. iPad users will also notice a new “recent notes” section for notes made on either device, and landscape mode on the iPad now presents a column of page previews.

Catch the full release notes below:

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What’s New in Version 2.14

– Say good-bye to OneNote for iPad! Like IKEA™ hex keys, OneNote for iOS is now Universal. n.b. to save on localisation related expenses, all future release notes will be pictorial.

– Was finding the OneNote icon on your home screen just too much work? One of the six people who remember there’s a “Today” tab in the Notification Centre? Good news! Available today on iPad is our Today Widget. Create new notes, start a list, and access your most recent notes straight from the Notification Centre.

– Find your most recently edited notes with our recently added “Recent Notes” view in the recently combined iPhone and iPad apps. Recent.

– Ants objected to the removal of our tiny checkboxes. To appease them, we have added ant-sized Page Previews to iPad. Humans may also find them useful for differentiating between pages.

Squashed Bugs 
– Fixed: The lens cap was left on when using the Document/Whiteboard camera. We removed and then subsequently lost it, so it won’t be making a reappearance.

Microsoft OneNote for iPad users will want to grab the new, universal version, of course, to ensure future updates are delivered properly. OneNote for iOS is available for free on the App Store.

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  1. Robert Perry (@perryrob) - 8 years ago

    Wish I could easily switch from Evernote to OneNote. …

    • endthefed1913 - 8 years ago

      I know it’s painful but believe me it’s worth it. I used to be a big fan of Evernote, used it for years told all my friends/family about it. However it’s formatting is still so awkward and not uniform, it’s next to impossible to copy/paste from Evernote into any other app, still has all kinds of corruption and sync issues when sharing with others. OneNote really is significantly better. This is the tool I used to help convert my notes from Evernote to OneNote:

      • steve63118 - 7 years ago

        seems to work only windows to windows. I could not import to osx.


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