Microsoft Releases FREE OneNote for Windows & Mac

OneNote, Microsoft’s popular note-taking service that syncs across multiple platforms, is now available for free. OneNote has previously been included as a component of the rather expensive Microsoft Office suites but is now available free for everyone as a separate entity:

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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered

  • OneNote for Mac is available for the first time and for free. With this, OneNote is now available on all the platforms you care about: PC, Mac, Windows tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android and the Web. And they’re always in sync.
  • OneNote is now free everywhere including the Windows PC desktop and Mac version because we want everyone to be able to use it.

Free OneNote is available for Windows desktop (supports Windows 7 & 8 only) here:

That same page includes links to download the OneNote app from the Windows Store, as well as for Windows Phone, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Android.

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  • If you want to sync your notes with other devices running OneNote, you’ll need to sign in with a Microsoft account.


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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.