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Microsoft's OneNote tool now available for Mac users

Microsoft is making it easier for Mac users to get rid of Evernote and use OneNote instead. The company has today released a new app called the OneNote Importer tool, which allows Mac users to move all their saved items from the Evernote for Mac application into OneNote automatically.

  • Published: August 22, 2016 4:45 PM IST
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Technology giant Microsoft has released its OneNote Importer for Mac users that would enable them to import data from digital note-taking apps — from Evernote to OneNote. OneNote incorporates the Office package and supports Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The tool can be downloaded for free from Microsoft’s page. According to a company statement, Microsoft has helped Windows users import 71 million Evernote pages to OneNote since March.  In order to use the OneNote Importer on Mac, users need to run the 10.11+ OS version. The Evernote notes will then be imported and can be accessed from all devices and all browsers.

In order to speed up the migration process, Microsoft recommends that a user must have Evernote for Mac installed.  “You can then sign in to Evernote for Mac with your Evernote account and make sure your latest notes are all synced before importing,” the report noted. The OneNote Importer supports all OS platforms — Windows, iOS and Android.

Microsoft recently announced that it will now pay users to use the browser, which the company claims can last longer than its Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera counterparts. Edge can deliver 36-53 percent more battery life while doing daily tasks, including watching videos on YouTube, browsing internet or checking in with friends on social networks. Microsoft Rewards, announced earlier this week, is a rebranding of Bing Rewards and so far only available in the US, offers points for using Edge and Bing, as well as shopping at the Microsoft store.

Earlier this month the Windows 10 Anniversary update was rolled out for PCs and was expected for smartphones as well but the delay went on to two weeks. The devices which run on Windows 10 Mobile will be receiving the updates first. Smartphone users can manually check for updates by following this process — Settings -> Update and security -> Phone update -> Check for updates.

  • Published Date: August 22, 2016 4:45 PM IST