Friday, February 4, 2011

FREE for a Limited Time: Microsoft OneNote App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Author: Brittany Chan

As a medical student, I am always searching for better ways to take class notes on my iPad. I loved using Microsoft OneNote on my laptop, but hadn't been able to find anything comparable on the iPad.

Finally, Microsoft has created a OneNote app, and it's free for a limited time! You can sync your existing OneNote files using a Windows Live SkyDrive account. You can also create new notes from within the app. Of course, it doesn't have the full functionality of the Office program, but seems like a great alternative to lugging your PC around. And they've been cranking out the updates frequently, so the app just keeps getting better.

The display is optimized for iPhone/iTouch, so iPad users using a wireless keyboard may get a little annoyed at the ever-present on-screen keys while typing. Hopefully the developers will release an iPad-optimized version in the future.

I'll be exploring it more in detail this weekend, but in the mean time, I encourage you to check it out!

About the author:

Brittany Chan is a second-year medical student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.  She is also a candidate for an MBA in Health Organization Management from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.  Originally from the Houston area, she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in psychology and general studies from Texas Tech University in 2009.  In addition to blogging, Brittany enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

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