We understand that Microsoft will release the OneNote for Mac app for free, and the company is also planning to make the Windows desktop version available at no extra cost. This marks a significant change in the way Microsoft manages OneNote, unbundling it fully from the cost of Office. We’re told part of this free approach is targeted at competitors like Evernote, but Microsoft is also adding additional features to entice people away from the competition.
Similar to Evernote, the new OneNote application will offer a web clipper feature that lets users clip parts of webpages for insertion into a note. Browser extensions are reportedly being created for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.
Microsoft is also expected to release Office for iPad in the coming weeks and Thorsten Hübschen who heads up Office in Germany says the company will release a new version of Office for Mac before the end of the year.
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