OneNote isn’t really new to Android, but the beta program is. You may remember that at Google I/O 2013, Google announced the new beta track in the Play Store. Where developers could have both a beta and a stable version of an app under the same listing. All they had to do was have a community on Google+ or a Google Group and all those users would be eligible for the beta, they’d just need to opt in. Which also made it super easy to get feedback from users as well.
Well now, Microsoft has finally decided to join the beta group of Apps with their OneNote app. This is their note-taking app that’s been on Android for a few years now but is now being available as a beta so users can try out new features and such before it hits the stable version of the app. To join, you’ll need to join this Google+ community, then opt in. Then of course, you’ll need to update your app on your devices, or download it if you haven’t already. It may take a few hours to get the beta version though. But it shouldn’t take too long to get it. In my experience, it’s usually within 30 minutes. Often times less.
OneNote is actually a pretty decent note taking app. It used to be my note taking app of choice before Evernote and before I switched over to using a Macbook as my laptop. It’s great for students because it has all the features you need, and now it can sync with your phone so you are able to study from your phone maybe while you’re walking to class or something. I’d say it’s right up there with Evernote though. How many of you use OneNote? Or do you use another note taking app? Let us know in the comments below.