Microsoft makes OneNote free, and releases it for the Mac

Microsoft has released OneNote for Mac and announced that all versions of its note-taking and sharing software are now free.

OneNote now also includes a cloud API, so any developer can integrate the program into their app or service.

"When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionise the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life," David Rasmussen, partner group program manager, wrote in a blog post. "OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it's not complete if it's not instantly available everywhere."

As a result, OneNote is now available on the Mac, joining versions for the PC, Windows tablets, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android, and the web. Content syncs across all platforms and users get 7GB of free OneDrive cloud storage with no monthly upload limits.

Interested customers can visit onenote.com to download the application for free on their Mac, PC, or other devices.

Those who are new to OneNote can join Microsoft's Doug Thomas online today at 16:00 for a OneNote for Mac Webinar. If you still have questions for the team, they will be available via an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Wednesday, at noon.

"Today is a huge step forward for OneNote," Rasmussen said. "But we're not stopping here," he continued, adding that the company will continue to improve upon its software "so you can take note of anything and keep it in your digital memory."