Microsoft continues to extend their OneNote application, previously making it available on the iPhone, then the iPad. Now it is Android users who will be able to benefit from it.
The OneNote application, which already allows iPhone and iPad users to take notes and follow tasks, is now freely available on the Android Market. For this to work correctly, the application asks for at least Android 2.3. Among the other constraints, you will need to have a Windows Live ID account for online storage in the cloud on SkyDrive.
Like EverNote, the application allows you to create notes that contain text, lists and pictures (like photos taken directly from a device). It also allows you to manage task lists in the form of checkboxes. Unlike its competition which remains free no matter the number of tasks being managed, OneNote only becomes a pay service once you are managing more than 500 notes, for $3.99.
The solution integrates perfectly with the latest version of the Office 2010 suite, with notes created being directly accessible from OneNote 2010 and vice-versa. If you don’t have this program, the compatible Web application will allow you to find all of your notes on either a PC or Mac.
If you use an iPad and an Android smartphone, you now have an alternative to EverNote which has for a long time been present on numerous platforms. The OneNote solution is even more interesting if you are a Hotmail user as it provides direct access to your SkyDrive.