Microsoft releases OneNote for Android with Office and cloud syncing
OneNote for Android can sync across the Microsoft Office suite, but the best part is that it also syncs with the SkyDrive cloud services and the web-based version of Office for an airy experience.
The app is stripped down of some features compared to the real thing, like the inability to create and share handwritten notes, or make a voice note. It also starts to cost a few bucks for the pro version if you want to create more than 500 notes, and is also lacking its own widget for now. The full list of features includes:
- 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 unfortunately no tablet optimization of OneNote for Android, it just blows up as a regular phone-only app would do, so hopefully Microsoft will remedy this in future releases, or maybe it will keep its tablet-optimized version for its own Window 8 slates, time will tell.