Microsoft planned to launch its OneNote for the Mac app for free later this month as part of a broader campaign to take on popular note-taking apps such as Evernote.
OneNote would be given away for free to both OS X and Windows owners, and mobile versions of the note-taking app will be launched for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
The relaunching of OneNote came on the heels of the rebranding of SkyDrive Pro as OneDrive. Initially only available as part of Microsoft’s cloud suites Office 365 or Microsoft Live, OneDrive was now available as a standalone service to compete against DropBox, Box and other online storage services.
Microsoft had added popular features from Evernote to the OneNote app. Web-clipper extensions saved web page fragments in Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer directly to OneNote, claimed The Verge.
“We’re told part of this free approach is targeted at competitors like Evernote, but Microsoft is also adding additional features to entice people away from the competition,” said The Verge.
The company was rumoured to be working on a new version of Office for the Mac that debuted later this year as well as Office for the iPad, The Verge reported.