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If you’re eagerly anticipating Microsoft Office for iPad, you’d be happy to hear that the process has officially started. Microsoft has released OneNote for iPad, the first in what we can hope will be a long line of Office applications for the iPad.

OneNote, which is a part of some versions of Microsoft Office, is a note taking application which combines the use of text, lists, images, videos, audio clips and free drawing. Users can create different notes, called “notebooks”, move elements freely around each note and file the notebooks in different folders.

The iPad version of OneNote is somewhat more limited, and seems to be aimed especially at syncing and viewing notes from the desktop application on the iPad. Using the iPad app, you can create notes using text, bulleted and checked lists and images. You can’t move elements around, and organizing different notebooks is also hard. You can, however, sync OneNote for desktop and OneNote for iPad (or iPhone) with SkyDrive and view all your notebooks wherever you are. You can also email notes from within the app.

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The app’s interface is pretty slick, and creating informative notes on the go is very easy. Hopefully, Microsoft will add some missing features in time, which will make this first Office application for iPad even better. To use the app, you would need to have a Windows Live account and iOS 4.3+. If you’re trying to log into the app with your Windows Live ID and get the following error….

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…then go to http://office.live.com, log in using your Windows Live account and accept the terms of service. After that, you will be able to log into the app from your iPad.

What do you think of the new OneNote app? Is it a good start for Microsoft on the Office for iPad campaign?

Source: Official Office Blogs

  1. Ammon
    December 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Earlier this year I blogged about how to get a version of Word working on your iOS iPad / iPhone/ iPod Touch.

    Sure, it's a really, really (really, really, etc.) old version. But, it's Word nonetheless.

    • Yaara
      December 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      That's pretty resourceful. :) Thanks!

  2. Anonymous
    December 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Lame version of Evernote...

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