Wednesday, March 07, 2012

OneNote for iPad: A Hopeful Leading Indicator | An Introduction to OneNote for iPad | Que

I have resumed my OneNote/Evernote series on Que; here’s an excerpt from the most recent post (three more will follow soon)

Microsoft had two high-level options when designing OneNote for iPad:

  • Fully exploit the iPad platform, essentially treating it like a touch-centric and readily mobile personal computer
  • Treat the iPad more like a super-sized iPhone, with much more limited capabilities

Unfortunately, in my opinion, Microsoft evidently opted for the latter approach (despite leaving "Mobile" out of the application name). With the first release of OneNote for iPad, Microsoft has delivered a product that's useful primarily for people who use OneNote 2010 extensively on Windows PCs and use their iPads as satellite clients to their PCs.

The rest of this article provides an overview of the capabilities of the initial release of OneNote for iPad. The next article in my OneNote series will provide a more extensive and critical review of OneNote for iPad.

OneNote for iPad: A Hopeful Leading Indicator | An Introduction to OneNote for iPad | Que

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