Microsoft’s iPhone client of OneNote received a solid update yesterday, its first major update since launching in January, and it improves and fixes a number of key aspects to the app that have been heavily requested by users. For those that are unaware of what OneNote is, it is a note-taking application that comes bundled with some versions of the Microsoft Office Suite and many compare it to Evernote, which is very similar in purpose.
Central to the 1.1 update has been improving the navigation of the app so that its users can get to and from parts of the app easier and quicker. As a result there is now a simplified sign-in screen, a home button to quickly return to the notebook view and just generally faster syncing and app performance. Furthermore users can now email notes to themselves or others and deletion of notes has also been revised to be simpler.
Microsoft has certainly not been resting on its laurels in recent times and has been making a concerted effort to produce quality apps for the iOS ecosystem of apps. The recent Bing iPad app is one such example of Microsoft developing quality software for iOS, as is Photosynth and indeed this OneNote app, a strong companion app to the desktop client.