Microsoft to release free version of OneNote for Mac later this month


For years now, OneNote has been tied down to Microsoft’s Office suite and has been focused on only for Windows. However, that may all be about to change. According to a report by The Verge, the company is now focusing on making the program a free service for all users, whether they’re on a Mac or a PC.

The news comes just after it was also revealed that Microsoft are planning to release an update to Office for Mac later this year. Such an update would mark the first major update to the suite in four years.

Microsoft has offered an official OneNote app for iOS since early 2011, and an Android application has also been made available. Until now though, OneNote has not had its own dedicated application for Apple’s OS X platform.

The upcoming cross-platform update to OneNote is expected to include support for web clipper plugins in browsers. Allowing users to quickly save content from the Web and sync it across their devices with OneNote.

Microsoft’s anticipated efforts are said to be a response to free services such as Evernote, which already has a strong presence on Apple’s devices with free applications for both iOS and OS X.

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