OneNote for iPhone and iPad updated with new file insert feature and more

Microsoft has a new and major update for its OneNote note taking app for iPhone and iPad users, allowing people to insert files into notes and more.

The new 2.3 version of OneNote for iOS has the following change log:

  • Insert Files - You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-tap, and easily share them using AirDrop.
  • Protected Sections - Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows.
  • PDF Printouts - Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes.
  • Organize Notebooks - Now you can move and reorder sections, and move pages anywhere you want in OneNote.
  • Formatted Text - Copy and paste formatted text between application - whether it's an article from Safari or a document in Word, any content you paste into OneNote will look great!
  • Creating Notebooks - Now you can create notebooks and save them to OneDrive for Business. Have multiple accounts? No problem! It's easy to select exactly where you want to store your new notebook.

Microsoft also has plans to release a new version of OneNote for Mac users but as of this writing it's not yet available from the Mac App Store. Will you be downloading the new OneNote version for iOS today?

Update Microsoft has now updated the Mac version of OneNote to version 15.2 and is it now available in the Mac App Store (opens in new tab). Here is the change log for that app:

  • OneDrive for Business - Open or edit notebooks saved to OneDrive for Business, or create new ones too.
  • Insert Files - You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-click, and easily share them using AirDrop.
  • Protected Sections - Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows.
  • PDF Printouts - Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes.
  • Organize Notebooks - Now you can move pages and sections anywhere you want in OneNote.
  • Email Page as Message - Share your notes with others, and they'll see it just like it appears in your notebook.
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8 Comments
  • My biggest request is for them to add free form hand writing.
  • Yeah, that'd be a great complement for all these features.
  • Great update. I've been liking what microsofts been doing with these apps lately
  • Oneone update for Mac has been released.
  • Yep, and the "Lock protected sections" and "Unlock section" appear to be greyed out. I tried locking and unlocking a section on PC OneNote notebook, but nothing changes in Mac OneNote- it still appears to not work with protected sections. Let me know if missing something!
  • I wanted to be able to lock a section directly from OSX, but seems you can only unlock/lock if it was previously done on windows. And if it is, I can't see that option.
  • It's a revolution, Microsoft finally implemented drag&drop on Mac.
  • Great! Hopefully OneDrive for Business for OS X will be released soon. Sent from the iMore App