If you need more proof just how important OneNote is for Microsoft, then look no further. The company has launched the productivity app on an entirely new form factor.
Which is to say, the application is now available on smartwatches.
This very commitment as a software provider is what separates Microsoft from other technology giants. The company has made official its intention to bring its products and services to every imaginable platform, mobile or desktop.
Well, apart from Linux, but you get the drift.
Anyway, soon after it was ported over to Amazon devices, Microsoft has announced the arrival of OneNote for smartwatches — it is now available for download on Android Wear.
The company shared the good news on the official Office blog:
“One of our primary goals is to help you capture ideas and information in new and innovative ways. Features like Quick Notes, Cortana, and Office Lens have made it easy to preserve those flashes of brilliance and today we’re adding Android Wear watches. Simply install the free OneNote for Android Wear app from the Play Store and start dictating notes to your heart’s desire.”
After downloading, you can use OneNote on your smartwatch by saying “Ok Google, take a note”, and you will be able to dictate a note to the app.
Microsoft also announced a few goodies for iOS and Windows Phone users of OneNote out there, like deeper integration of the app in Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 8.
An update for Office Lens, on the other hand, offers the ability to covert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations — powerful new additions to the repertoire of a very popular solution.
You can install OneNote for Android Wear from the Play Store here, by the way.