OneNote Mobile for iPhone is now available on the App Store. The application requires iOS 4.2 or later and a Windows Live ID. This is not the first Microsoft application for iOS. However, this is the first time that a component of the Office suite is available on another platform than Microsoft, because OneNote is not yet available on Mac. OneNote provides an opportunity to create text notes, as well as view and edit them.
Features such as inserting images in documents, support lists and checkboxes, allow users to create a variety of useful documents such as shopping lists, work schedules, etc. Through the integration of the product with cloud service Windows Live SkyDrive, smartphone owners will be able to access personal documents from mobile device and PCs, and synchronize the changes. It is worth mentioning the possibility of uniting the scattered notes in groups, as well as support for mobile access to the workbooks created in OneNote 2010 for Windows or OneNote Web App.
OneNote is also closely integrated with the various components of the phone, for example with the digital camera. With this function, students can capture on camera the image of blackboard in the classroom and then save the picture as a note. OneNote is part of Microsoft Office, but other Office applications from Microsoft are currently available only for Windows-compatible mobile phones (except for Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia). Full-featured mobile version of Office can only run on devices based on Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft officials have reported that in the future owners of Nokia phones should expect new products with Office components. The proposed version of OneNote Mobile was originally designed to run on iPhone, however, the application should work successfully on devices such as iPad or iPod Touch. According to the manufacturer for a limited period of time, the application can be downloaded from iTunes App Store for free. This application will prove a real boon for users of the iPhone.