August 19, 2011 in Productivity (F)
[prMac.com] Sacramento, California - Aqrate Software Company, expert in iOS and Microsoft technologies, is pleased to announce the release of Outline - a free OneNote reader app, the first native iOS application that works with Microsoft OneNote notebooks. Outline is designed exclusively for iPad and really stands out from its competitors, including the OneNote Mobile application created by Microsoft.
The first improvement of Outline over its competitors is that Outline reads OneNote's binary format. This means that users do not need any extra software on their PC or in the cloud to be able to access their data. They can upload their OneNote notebooks to their iPad's Outline via USB or access them from Safari, Mail or any other iPad application.
The second big improvement is that Outline is optimized for iPad, so Outline displays OneNote pages exactly as they render in desktop OneNote. Everything is in your iPad now: rich text formatting, pictures, tables, lists, tags, inks, and even popular Windows fonts! Outline provides the most accurate rendering of OneNote pages on iPad - among all competitors.
Hear it from Joe, our technical product lead: "We made a giant leap! First, there is the OneNote binary format - it's extremely complex to correctly implement the format support, as this is most sophisticated binary format in the Microsoft Office product family. Second is rendering rich text within iOS; this task is SO close in complexity to creating a web browser! Now, as we work on strengthening the edit capabilities, although not easy to do, we have already built a very strong foundation."
Aqrate is now working on the next version of Outline that will allow adding/editing content. This feature set should make Outline the complete mobile counterpart of desktop OneNote and satisfy the demand for an enterprise-grade note-taking app. The full-featured Outline is expected later this year.
Interim releases of Outline, already scheduled, will feature improved read-only capabilities with support of encrypted sections and synchronization with the cloud (via Skydrive or Dropbox).
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 10.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Outline - OneNote Notebook Reader 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Aqrate Software is an aggressive, small, young company with talented and innovative engineers having a track record in creating successful and strongly sought iOS-based business solutions. Outline is the first product from Aqrate - and look forward to seeing more from us! Copyright (C) 2011 Aqrate Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.