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With Mac version, Microsoft OneNote syncs on all major platforms

This week Microsoft released a Mac version of OneNote, the popular cross-platform note-taking application. OneNote can be synced between Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone and tablet devices, all via Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service. The Mac version, however, does not have all the features of the Windows version.

OneNote and the account are free, though Outlook integration, SharePoint support, and version history cost extra. OneNote for Mac requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

OneNote for Mac looks like an Office application, with a thick ribbon at the top of the window. Those familiar with the Windows version will find that works much in the same way. Features include a one-click capture of any web page to insert into a note, the ability to send email to a note, and direct scanning to OneNote.

The Windows version of OneNote, however, has features that the Mac version does not. For instance, the new Mac version can't print from PDF or PowerPoint contained in OneNote. The Mac version doesn't have the ability to open files stored locally on the Mac, and doesn't allow you to create tags.

OneNote is a direct competitor to Evernote, a multiplatform, cloud-based free note-taking service with similar features. The user interfaces of OneNote and Evernote are quite different, however.