Microsoft has big plans for its universal app platform in Windows 10, but it still wants users on competing platforms using its services. As such, the company is making it easier to keep its OneNote app up to date with a new universal app for iPhone and iPad.
The move ensures parity will exist for the OneNote app in the Apple mobile ecosystem, as previously the iPad app could lag behind the iPhone version in terms of features. The app received some minor updates as well, though the interface largely remains the same. As always, Microsoft's OneNote team provides plenty of zeal in their release notes to make the mundane changes entertaining, however.
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.
- 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.
As with OneNote on Windows and Android, the app is available for free on iOS.
Source: OneNote on iTunes