OneNote Gets a Design Refresh on iOS

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Office 365, iOS, Office with 7 Comments

“Experience the re-designed look and feel of OneNote,” the app description notes. “It’s easier than ever to organize your notes with an improved layout. All of your notebooks, sections, and pages can be found in columns on the side of the app, efficiently navigable with screen readers, keyboards, and more.”

OneNote 16 is available for free from the Apple Apps Store, but Office Insiders have had access to this new app version for a few weeks now.

If you access it on an iPhone, you probably won’t notice too much difference as the portrait layout on a phone pretty much ensures that each column—notebooks, notebook, section, and note, as you navigate in—just takes up an entire screen, as before.

But on an iPad, OneNote does indeed more closely resemble OneNote on Windows, with multiple UI columns generally visible all the time. (The number varies depending on what you’re doing; in a note view, for example, you can see both the section and note columns.)

As, ahem, noted, OneNote for iOS is available for free.


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Comments (7)

7 responses to “OneNote Gets a Design Refresh on iOS”

  1. Tony Buman

    I do wish it would let me hide the UI Columns on the side to maximize a page on the iPad.

  2. Campbell

    Much quicker to unlock and use.

  3. Bdsrev

    Just got this on my iphone, really nice. I can't wait until they update the Windows 10 app to match this new shade of purple, it's much more modern and attractive

  4. michaelpatricehuber

    Not sure the design is actually all that consistent with the UWP or ttraditional desktop app on Windows. In those versions the sections are on top, not on the left side as in iOS. Also, in the traditional desktop app the pages are on the right side rather than on the left.

  5. jerbrown

    We can re-create this app for cheap. My company average cost of ios app development has been working for a long time, hundreds of satisfied customers who have purchased applications from us with the embodiment of their ideas.