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 onenote.com/download.