Microsoft today launched a new OneNote application for Mac after more than 10 years of desktop exclusivity on Windows. You can download it now from the Mac App Store, and just like its iOS counterpart, it’s completely free.
OneNote’s design will be a familiar sight for long-time Windows users, with that collapsible “ribbon” interface that is used throughout many Microsoft apps — including Office. But Microsoft has made some subtle style changes for OS X.
The software giant is expanding its free note-taking service in a bid to take on the likes of Evernote. In addition to the new Mac app, Microsoft has unveiled a new cloud API that allows third-party developers to integrate OneNote clipping and sharing into their own applications.
In addition, it is taking OneNote for Windows out of the Office suite and making it free, so it won’t cost you a penny no matter which platform you use. The company will still charge for premium features like SharePoint support and Outlook integration, though.
OneNote is now available on Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, and Windows Phone — and on the web through your browser. The Mac version is available to download now from the Mac App Store by following the source link below. You’ll need OS X 10.9 Mavericks to install it.