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Microsoft is on a roll today – first a Skype update, and now OneNote for Android is on the receiving end of a fairly major update, as well. Those who rely on Microsoft's note-taking service should find that the update brings some rather favorable and useful changes, including support for Office 365 notebooks and new formatting options. Here's a look at the full changelog:

What's in this version:

* New note formatting options and full fidelity viewing
* Support for Office 365 based notebooks
* Support for roaming “Most Recently Used” list
* Home screen Widgets with quick actions for capturing photo and audio notes
* Create audio notes
* Search

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Unfortunately, the official blog post is very iOS-centric, but the details should translate across all versions of the application.

Like all other app updates, this is a staged rollout – it should be hitting all devices shortly.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Android Telegraph

    "Unfortunately, the official blog post is very iOS-centric"

    There's a separate post for Android here: http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-onenote/archive/2013/07/01/onenote-for-android-update.aspx

    I think it's because the changelog differs a bit on iOS and Android, but who knows. :D

  • Flamus

    Right ... I knew there was a reason I won't use this -- "Requires Live ID" ... No thanks! Why the heck doesn't M$ allow local access to Notebooks without a Live ID ... **move along kids nothing to see here**

  • RichardCurtis

    I can't believe anyone would be dumb enough to pay for Office365 when Google Docs is free.

    • Michael Pahl

      While I agree with that (I am a google fanboy 100%)....Outlook is still incredibly popular among businesses. So it depends who you mean by "anyone". Try convincing my boss that gmail is better than outlook... then try sharing his calendar, meeting invites, viewing when the boardroom is free...etc.

      • RichardCurtis

        Google calendar does all that really well, including invites to other people, shared resources and everything else.

        • Michael Pahl

          No doubt that it does it. Its just when an entire business is used to doing it on Outlook, its difficult to convince people to switch.

          Wonder if the receptionist on Google Apps could view the CEOs calendar, who uses outlook.

  • Jaffarqambar

    Can any one upload the APK because it is not available in my country
    Many thanks

  • Samvith V Rao

    Finally! This was a long awaited overhaul!

  • Dave

    Can someone link to the APK it says not available in my country...

  • Philip Kahn

    OK, time to compare this to Keep ... keep has been my go-to and sanity-keeper for a few months. Time to split the diff and see which handles what better.

  • Marcell Lévai

    For me the app is way too slow :/ Otherwise, it works great.