OneNote, which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is one of the best tools for teachers and students in the Office suite. It’s also a bit of a hidden asset, because many people haven’t used it before as it wasn’t in many of the earlier versions of Office installed on classroom computers. I’ve seen it used for all kinds of learning activities – student notes, teacher lesson plans, student record files, ePortfolio, revision notes – all kinds of different things.
One of the smart things that it does is allow you to sync your notebooks with the internet, so that you can have files synced across different computers (it uses the Windows Live services to do this, so you don’t have to have all of your devices online at the same time). And you can also share your notebooks with others in the same way (so, for example, a teacher can share revision notes with students) – which they can see on any device running OneNote. Which means they can see it in OneNote for Windows, OneNote for Mac, or in OneNote on their Windows Phone.
We’ve just announced that OneNote for iPhone is now available in Australia. Which means that you can sync, edit and create new notes on your iPhone too.
And because this is a newer release, we’ve added to the list of things that it can do on the iPhone – including allowing you to search all of your notes, sync shared notebooks and choose which notebooks to sync.
Of all the improvements listed, the one that got my attention is that this new version is free on the iTunes store for a limited time period.
Read more about the announcement here (and for links in other countries), or if you’re in Australia just click below to go and get the free app in the iTunes store: