Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and has added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves squarely aimed at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

The moves offer more consumers a taste of Microsoft's Office 365 suite of software, which normally costs $99 per year. The free version of OneNote keeps some functions that give it an edge over Evernote's free tier, including offline access and simultaneous co-authoring of notes.

New Microsoft Corp. users also get 7 gigabytes of free online storage through its OneDrive cloud storage service. Free Evernote users are limited to uploading 60 megabytes of data per month. Evernote's premium users, who pay $45 a year, can upload 1 gigabyte of data per month.

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