OneNote is a wonderful app for taking notes, maintaining lists, and more, but had to be purchased before adding it to your favorite computer, and was not available for Mac. But no longer! As of yesterday, Microsoft has made OneNote free for all Windows 7 and 8.x systems plus offered up a new version just for Mac OSX systems!
The Windows installer is a ‘dropper’ file approximately 1 MB in size and will download the needed files to install OneNote on your computer. The file for the Mac version of OneNote is 235 MB in size.
Download Microsoft OneNote 2013 for Windows 7 and 8.x [OneNote.com]
Download Microsoft OneNote 2013 for Mac OSX [Mac App Store - iTunes]
You can read through the announcement to see the complete list of details and features for the release from Microsoft here:
Note: There is a premium version that is available via Office 365 that has extra features the free version does not.
OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered [Microsoft Office Blog]
You can also get OneNote for your other favorite devices and systems using these links:
Note: OneNote is pre-installed on Windows Phone 7 and 8.
OneNote for Windows 8.x [The Windows Store]
OneNote for iPad [The iTunes Store]
OneNote for iPhone/iPod [The iTunes Store]
OneNote for Android [Google Play]
Use this link for online (web) access:
OneNote on the Web [Microsoft Office Online]
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In the next couple of weeks, Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8.1 update 1 via Windows update. Seeing as Microsoft already posted the build to Windows update (twice), many of us have begun to play with the new features.
For OEMs, however, it looks like Microsoft is about to start pushing OneNote with new installs of the update.
In a document that was recently leaked that details the Windows 8.1 Update 1, or as the document refers to it as Windows 8.1 Update GDR, Microsoft will be pushing vendors to include OneNote with the update.