Microsoft is bringing one of the crown jewel’s from its Office suite of software to the iPhone and iPod touch. OneNote is now on iOS, and it’s… well, it’s OK.
The app is supposedly the culmination of 18-24 months of work between of Mac Office and OneNote engineers. Despite that time at work, there are still parts of the app that aren’t optimized for the retina display of the iPod touch G4 and iPhone 4. Yeah, that’s pretty disappointing. Of course, it could be some type of bug, but it doesn’t seem that way: some elements look great, while others are still using that old, obsolete resolution of 320×480. It’s disappointing, to put it lightly.
The app functions well, despite those UI issues, and will definitely make users of OneNote on the PC happy.
This move definitely raises the question of if Microsoft will be releasing an equivalent app for the iPad, and even if they’ll be bringing the (bloated) powerhouse that is Microsoft Office to the iPad, and possibly even the iPhone.
OneNote is available for free, but only for a limited time.