OneNote is Now Completely Free to Use with No Restrictions

OneNote is Now Completely Free to Use with No Restrictions

Previous to today, OneNote 2013, the desktop version, was offered as free for personal use, but with a few restrictions. Today, Microsoft has announced the removal of additional barriers, making OneNote 2013, and all of its features, completely free.

BTW: SuperSite's Richard Hay actually scooped this news on Wednesday!

Pieces that were previously restricted, but are now just part of the free offering include:

  • Password protected sections—Add a password to protect sensitive information.
  • Page history—Easily see or go back to prior versions of a page.
  • Audio and video recording—Take notes while recording, and easily jump to the relevant section later.
  • Audio search—Search for a word in a voice or video recording.
  • Embedded files—Insert Office documents or other files directly in your notebook.

OneNote 2013 runs on Windows 7 and Windows 8 and is available for free from

Source: Microsoft


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