Microsoft delivers another app on Android

Microsoft rolled out OneNote for Android phones, adding to its growing cross-platform app stable.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

As Microsoft officials promised late last year, the company is releasing more of its formerly Windows-centric apps on other platforms, and Android in particular.

The newest addition to the cross-platform stable is OneNote, Microsoft's electronic note-taking product, on Android.

As of February 7, OneNote is now available for Android phone users on the Android Market app store. So now OneNote is available on Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, Android (and Windows, of course).

OneNote Mobile for Android includes the following features, according to Microsoft's blog post:

  • 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 WiFi connection
  • Built-in spell checker
  • Support for external hyperlinks
  • Table editing

OneNote Mobile for Android is free to download and use for up to 500 notes. After that point, it's $4.99 (U.S.) for unlimited use.

"If you choose not to upgrade to the unlimited version, you can still view, sync, and delete any of your existing notes even after you've reached the 500 notes limit. However, you will no longer be able to edit your notes or create new ones on your Android phone," the post said.

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will make available in Q2 2012 mobile versions of its Dynamics CRM app for Android, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.

Update: For those wondering if you can run OneNote on your Android tablet, not just your Android phone, here's the official Microsoft statement via a spokesperson: "OneNote for Android can be installed on Android tablets, but it has not been tested or optimized for tablet use."

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