Microsoft has updated OneNote, its note-taking application for iOS devices adding searching and syncing improvements and releasing it in several additional countries. Originally launched exclusively in the U.S. in January, the new version of Microsoft OneNote is now also available to users in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Ireland. Microsoft OneNote allows users to capture ideas and tasks while on-the-go complete with text, pictures, bullets and checkboxes. Notes are synchronized to the cloud via Windows Live SkyDrive and can be edited and managed from a web browser using the OneNote Web App or Microsoft OneNote 2010 for Windows. A free Windows Live ID is required to use the OneNote Mobile app; new users can signup for an ID directly from within OneNote.

Microsoft OneNote version 1.2 also adds the ability to search notebooks, pin recent notes to the top of the recently viewed list and sync shared notebooks via Windows Live SkyDrive. Users can also now choose which notebooks from SkyDrive are synced to their device and set the preferred image size for improved photos to choose between better syncing performance versus higher-quality images. Microsoft OneNote requires iOS 4.2 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download for a limited time.


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