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OneNote now on Mac as well, +FREE everywhere, + Cloud service powered.

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IainB:
Looks like Microsoft are about to change/disrupt the whole game for PIMs + Cloud services:
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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs
March 17, 2014

When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content.

Today we’re excited to complete that story with three major developments:

* 1. OneNote for Mac is available for the first time and for free. With this, OneNote is now available on all the platforms you care about: PC, Mac, Windows tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android and the Web. And they’re always in sync.


* 2. OneNote is now free everywhere including the Windows PC desktop and Mac version because we want everyone to be able to use it. Premium features are available to paid customers.


* The OneNote service now provides a cloud API enabling any application to connect to it. This makes it easier than ever to capture ideas, information and inspirations from more applications and more places straight into OneNote, including:

* OneNote Clipper for saving web pages to OneNote
* [email protected] for emailing notes to OneNote
* Office Lens for capturing documents and whiteboards with your Windows Phone
* Sending blog and news articles to OneNote from Feedly, News360 and Weave
* Easy document scanning to OneNote with Brother, Doxie Go, Epson, and Neat
* Writing notes with pen and paper and sending them to OneNote with Livescribe
* Mobile document scanning to OneNote with Genius Scan and JotNot
* Having your physical notebooks scanned into OneNote with Mod Notebooks
* Connecting your world to OneNote with IFTTT
Go to www.onenote.com to get OneNote for free for your Mac, PC or other devices, and try out the new OneNote service connected experiences.
... (Read the rest at the link.)

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This also would seem to be relevant to the DC Forum discussion threads:

* Evernote, the bug-ridden elephant.)
* WizNote (a PIM from China) - Mini-Review + Provisional User Forum
CAUTION: Note the use of the cliché "...we're excited...". Google worked that one to death - e.g., especially with WAVE (remember that?).

4wd:
http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=37538.0

Better late than never I guess  :)

IainB:
^^ Well, I've been spending some time setting this up in my OneDrive/OneNote.com account, and I have to say that I did not initially appreciate the implications/significance of what was listed for the details and especially of the OneNote Cloud API (see list in OP).
Very impressive indeed.

(And no, I did a search but did not see/register that earlier post by @mwb1100.)

It's not just free, it also seems to have disrupted and transformed the existing marketplace (Google Drive, EverNote, etc.).
I also checked the date in case it was April 1st.

IainB:
For example (comment at OutlinerSoftware.com):
OneNote for Mac on the horizon...
Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Mar 18, 2014 at 01:35 PM

Stephen Zeoli wrote:
>However, it causes me to worry that
>innovative apps like Outline and MagicalPad are just going to die out
>because they can’t compete with Microsoft—especially if OneNote is
>free everywhere.

I agree, this is called unfair competition in my book.

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40hz:
@IainB - Let's rephrase that quote you posted a tiny bit to make it more accurate:

When we started OneNote we (i.e. Microsoft) set out to revolutionize the way Microsoft can capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in your life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere to Microsoft and its 'good friends' in government and business. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and Microsoft needed more ways to capture and analyse your content and share it with government entities and corporations to aid in their never-ending 'fishing expeditions' to idenntify potential dissidents and IP license violators - along with all the other businesses who pay us well for "targeted marketing data" which we mine from your information stores.
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"If you ain't the customer - you're the product."

Macintosh users welcome! ;D

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