Apps, iPhone

Microsoft Office OneNote 2.8 For iPhone Gets iOS 8 Widget

onenote 2.8 widget for ios 8

Part of the Office suite of productivity apps, Microsoft OneNote has received a small but useful upgrade! OneNote 2.8 for iPhone adds a widget to Notification Center which displays shortcuts for making new notes, and shows recently added notes.

onenote 2.8 widget for ios 8


Microsoft Office is the #1 productivity suite in the world, but it is getting swift competition from startups and competitor products like Evernote, Google Docs, Prezi, etc. Microsoft has appropriately upped its game, by launching their software on iOS and Android.

OneNote is their straight-up competitor to Evernote – your one stop shop for taking notes, managing them, and collaborating on them with friends, family, colleagues, and classmates.

Now, OneNote for iPhone is getting a lot of attention from Microsoft these days. They update it quite regularly – Microsoft has added iOS 8-specific features like Touch ID authentication, Share Sheet, and background syncing. They also added support for higher-resolution displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Office OneNote 2.8 gets a Today View widget for Notification Center. Said widget shows three buttons for quickly creating a new note, recording a photo, and making a list. Additionally, below said buttons, it shows your two most recently edited notes.

Once you update to OneNote 2.8, you can enable the widget by going to Notifcation Center, swiping right to Today view, scrolling down to tap on ‘Edit’, and adding the OneNote widget. You can see our dedicated post on how to add widget if you need a more detailed step-by-step tutorial.

I haven’t used OneNote myself. As a matter of fact, I haven’t used any of Microsoft’s Office productivity apps since I shifted to Google Drive / Docs / Slides. They’re free, work from everywhere, and revolutionize collaborative editing.

OneNote 2.8 is available as a free app / update. Get it from the link below! If you are an existing Evernote user, it is worth trying out its nearest competitor.

Download OneNote 2.8 [App Store]

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