Not long ago Microsoft launched its major update of OneNote which is its new version for iPad, iPhone and Android. Now we seem to have a nice company, as prior to us there was no chance to read and edit your OneNote notes on iPad. Truth be told, we don’t mind your placing its icon next to ours. Moreover, now users have a choice, which is always good.
When it comes to choosing between the two apps, in fact, we guess that’s not just a choice between two OneNote clients. Rather that’s a choice of ideology, what users want to view on their iPads daily: Windows system brought straight to the AppStore or OneNote notes wrapped in Outline which was initially designed in harmony with iOS ecosystem. IPad version from Microsoft doesn’t correspond to the principles of UI and style of Apple apps: Microsoft style was simply transferred to your Apple iPad without any dramatic changes. Certainly if you like it or not, it’s your choice.
So, that’s what we did: we installed both apps to clear up the difference between Outline and Microsoft OneNote on your iPad:)
Comparing Features of OneNote for iPad and Outline+ for iPad
Apple launched its annual “Back to School” promotion which greatly motivates college students, their parents and teachers to purchase “iProducts” with quite a fair discount: a $100 gift card for Mac purchase and $50 for either iPad or iPhone. The program is on till September 6 and that’s available from both online and retail stores. So far it is only valid in the following countries: US, UK, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden.
Truth be told, we can’t deny the future is getting closer with Apple’s innovative ideas. Their approach and diverse solutions are still far beyond our imagination. To some extent, we’re at a crossroads right now: by preserving our current view on education it’s only natural that we’ll linger, while if we are free to such sort of changes we’re quite likely to make a step forward.
It’s worth mentioning that a healthy chunk of Outline users are students. They store ideas, take notes of lectures and share priceless notebooks with their peers (in case they skip lectures:) ). In fact, by providing a greater number of students with iDevices, Apple offers a brand new understanding of the magic word EDUCATION: it can be entertaining now! Outline is here to make it even more enjoyable. No more boring note-taking. Now it’s unbelievably simple and genuinely corresponding to your style.
P.S. See the related post on our blog: http://outline.ws/blog/do-students-really-use-ipads-for-studying/#more-12 . The picture above is a real life example from one of Outline users.
Outline has been always considered as an intuitive note-taking app with its plain interface and flawless originality. From the first moment on it feels like it’s already been familiar for a while. Despite the platform you use (iOS or Mac) it comes effortlessly.
The need to select a text is fairly explained by the wish to make the process simpler and less time-consuming. Why should you waste your time and retype the things that have been typed, indeed? Thoughts that you take down are much like a stream which is to swirl but not to linger and here a simple combination copy-paste could be a great deal helpful.