Microsoft has released a string of updates today for OneNote, its popular note taking application. We have seen the company greatly improve OneNote’s functionality and its quite evident that Microsoft wants to position it as a true competitor to some of the most popular note taking applications out there. An update released today for the OneNote iOS app banks on a new feature in iOS 8 called Extensibility.
Apple unveiled iOS 8 earlier this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2014. Not only does it bring some user interface tweaks, there are certain new features baked into iOS 8 as well. The new software will be released for supported iOS devices tomorrow.
The OneNote app for iPhone and iPad now has a new share extension which will allow users to share content from any other app to OneNote. Content can include photos from the Camera Roll, websites from mobile Safari and even email attachments from any email application.
All of this is possible due to extensibility, a new feature in iOS 8 that allows applications to quite literally “talk” to each other. This improves the multitasking experience on iPhone and iPad while making it easier for users to share content and files across different applications.
The advantage for OneNote is that its note taking abilities are now expanded to other iOS applications as well. If you find something noteworthy in any other app, simply send it to OneNote where it will be stored and synced with the rest of your notes.