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Microsoft Preparing to Add Share Extension Support to OneNote for iOS 8

When iOS 8 is released to the public this fall, users will be able to take advantage of several new operating system features, including app extensions. App extensions are designed to allow third-party apps to share services with other apps, letting apps work together and interface in ways that they never have before.

We've shared a brief look at app extensions in the iOS 8 version of 1Password, but as the launch date of the new operating system approaches, developers are hard at work integrating Apple's APIs into their apps and have been sharing more information on some of the ways app extensions will work.

Microsoft will be updating OneNote for iPhone and iPad to take advantage of Apple's iOS 8 share extension, adding useful new capabilities to the note taking app through built-in share sheets.


As demoed in the video above, a OneNote button in Safari (accessed via the share sheet) will let users quickly clip articles and information from the web, automatically inserting content into the OneNote app. The OneNote Share Extension will also allow users to export files to OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service, and it's also possible to save photos from the device's camera roll to the app.

The sharing functions built into the OneNote app will undoubtedly become common features in many iOS apps in the future, making it easier than ever to share content between apps and services. In addition to offering inter-app sharing features, Apple's Extensibility APIs let apps access system-wide third party keyboards, add widgets to the Notification Center, share photo editing extensions, and more.

Microsoft plans to release its OneNote update on the same day that iOS 8 becomes available to the public, which should be shortly before the iPhone 6 begins shipping to customers.

Microsoft OneNote can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link: iPad/iPhone]



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58 months ago
I am very excited for this, I love OneNote.

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An article about an app supporting a feature in the new version of iOS.

Wow, MR, your hit whoring is showing


Who peed in your cereal? This is one of the first well known apps supporting a major new feature in the upcoming iOS 8. I think it's a nice example of what's to come.
Rating: 7 Votes
58 months ago
Do my eyes deceive me? Microsoft excited about iOS?

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An article about an app supporting a feature in the new version of iOS.

Wow, MR, your hit whoring is showing


What about the fact that Microsoft took the time to prepare a video promoting this one feature?
Rating: 6 Votes
58 months ago
Wonderful.
Now all that is missing is stylus support like the Windows version has.
Rating: 4 Votes
58 months ago
Coooool.... Now what were you saying about the iWatch?
Rating: 4 Votes
58 months ago
Cool info about OneNote 8 support, but not nearly as good as what we'll be seeing during tomorrow's keynote. Can't wait!!! :D
Rating: 3 Votes
58 months ago
Microsoft... New Office for Mac already, please!
Rating: 2 Votes
58 months ago
I hope too see this for the mac version.
Rating: 2 Votes
58 months ago

Cool info about OneNote 8 support, but not nearly as good as what we'll be seeing during tomorrow's keynote. Can't wait!!! :D


You really just wanted first comment didn't you. Please fish more.

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Anyway, I seriously wish Apple's Notes was up to par with how well you can organize in One Note. Give ME the ability to create proper subject headings! One note tabs and color coding for the win.
Rating: 2 Votes
58 months ago
I quite like OneNote. I'm currently doing a test between it and Evernote.

It's interface is so simple, it's difficult to believe it's a Microsoft product. The only problem I see so far is that from OneNote seems to be slow searching for SkyDrive...at least on iOS devices.
Rating: 1 Votes
58 months ago

True but I like it better then evernote. It's free and together with my office 365 account it works like a charm. I use it for business and traveling purposes, for traveling I use just 1 tab and underneath many pages like e-tickets for the flight to scan in at the airport, a page for information of where i'm staying (hotel, pension etc), page for number information etc...

I have a similar approach for business projects, when I receive an e-mail for example on my iPad (using CloudMagic e-mail client for this) that's referring to one of my ongoing project I can send that e-mail with one click to my OneNote and from there I can put that information in the right project page. Therefore I can quickly put important information aside.

It really makes my daily work a lot easier. I therefor welcome these add-ons.

With Evernote you can do a bit more, but after evernote OneNote is without any doubt the best note app out there. It also syncs brilliantly.


I actually prefer OneNote, mainly because of the way it allows for note organisation. Another plus is that OneNote allows free text entry anywhere on the screen. I prefer the layout options of OneNote to Evernote.
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