Microsoft announced on Monday the immediate availability of OneNote for iPad.
Version 1.3 of OneNote for iOS now includes a version especially designed for Apple’s iPad devices. “A recurring request from our customers has been for a version that can be used more easily on the iPad’s larger screen,” admitted Microsoft’s Michael Oldenburg in a blog post on Monday. “We’re happy to announce that today’s new release of OneNote for iOS devices includes a version that’s tailored for the iPad.”
The iPad version is identical in features and look and feel to the iPhone variant. Microsoft has included the following updates in OneNote version 1.3 for iOS:
- Support for iPad and iPad 2
- Localization into several new languages and markets
- Tabbed user interface
- Quick note creation in the Unfiled Notes section
- Table rendering
- Improved Windows Live sign-in experience
- Option to sync notebooks only over a Wi-Fi connection
- Integrated upgrade option
OneNote for iPad follows rumors that Microsoft is preparing an Office suite for the iPad. The software giant is working on adapting its Microsoft Office suite for use on Apple’s popular tablet iPad device, according to recent reports. Microsoft’s plans for Office on iOS are matured according to our own sources but will not be made available until Microsoft’s metro style Office 15 is available, due next year. Microsoft is also readying updates for Office for Mac 2011 to further improve its OS X Lion support, including full-screen, autosave and Lion versions support. Microsoft is also addressing a number of bugs in its existing Office for Mac 2011 applications. Microsoft’s future Office for Mac edition will include support for the company’s SkyDrive service and will likely be distributed on Apple’s new Mac App Store.
Microsoft’s OneNote for iPad is available over at Apple’s App Store.