The popular note taking app from Microsoft, the OneNote is finally available for download on Mac OS X. It took Microsoft a long time to realize the importance of making their software cross platform, but now, the Redmond giant has made OneNote available for Android, iOS and their own Windows & Windows Phone platforms. The app can be downloaded for free and you’ll be able to sync your notes across all the above mentioned platforms.


OneNote for Mac requires you to be running Mac OS X 10.9 or higher, and you’d obviously need to have a Microsoft account to get started. The app brings in all the features you find on the Windows version with a similar interface. The free to use features include OneNote Clipper for saving web pages to OneNote, for emailing notes to OneNote, Office Lens for capturing documents and whiteboards with your Windows Phone and integration with services like IFTTT, Genius Scan, Livescribe and others.

OneNote for Mac opens existing notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 format or later and are saved to OneDrive. Check the video below to know how it works on Mac.

Download OneNote for Mac for Free

In case you still don’t know, Microsoft has made OneNote free to download on Windows as well. If you’re already a paid user, you’ll get additional premium features like SharePoint support, version history, Outlook integration and so on.

Having used OneNote in the past, I must say it’s a great note taking app. Microsoft should have gone multi-platform much earlier, but it isn’t too late anyway. The OneNote team promises constant updates and more new features in the future as well. If you need help to get started with OneNote for Mac, check out their intro guide.

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