Business

Microsoft makes its Evernote competitor OneNote free, launches it on the Mac

tumblr_mx3tpto69r1st5lhmo1_1280
Want to master the CMO role? Join us for GrowthBeat Summit on June 1-2 in Boston, where we'll discuss how to merge creativity with technology to drive growth. Space is limited and we're limiting attendance to CMOs and top marketing execs. Request your personal invitation here!

Ten years after the app’s Windows debut, Microsoft is finally launching OneNote, its note-gathering service, on the Mac. Best of all, the app is now free for all users.

In a move that clearly amps up competition with similar note taking app Evernote, OneNote’s expansion also marks the debut of a developer API. That API, according to Microsoft’s official announcement, enables “any application to connect to it.” It’s noteworthy that Evernote also offers a developer API and has invested in the development of third-party applications lately.

Microsoft’s move to bring OneNote to the Mac is certainly welcome — OneNote fans, however few and far between, are often die-hard supporters of the app.

main2-1024x611-1

Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Mac edition [pictured below] is very…Windows-esque. On first look, the app’s design certainly does not appear very OS X native.


VentureBeat’s VB Insight team is studying email marketing tools. Chime in here, and we’ll share the results.