Users of Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Fire Phone now have a new way to take notes. Microsoft announced that it has released a version of its popular OneNote note taking software on the Amazon Appstore.
It’s a part of the company’s move to expand the reach of its note taking software to compete with Evernote. The app for Amazon’s mobile devices will allow Fire phone and many Kindle Fire users to create and edit notes and notebooks while they’re out and about. Unfortunately, users of the first generation Kindle Fire will be left out in the cold, since its operating system is based on Android 2.3.3. OneNote requires Android 4.0.
Earlier this year, the company released a free Mac version of the software, and released Windows version of the software for free as well. In addition, Microsoft launched a web clipping service that allows people to take content from web pages and add them to a OneNote notebook.
Competing with Evernote isn’t going to be easy, either. The company has made a name for itself by making an Evernote app available on just about every platform under the sun, including refrigerators and smart watches. But Microsoft is making it clear that it wants to have OneNote available to users on whatever platform they might use to note something down.
In addition to the new software launch, the OneNote team also released “Click it and I Note it,” a parody of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.” With lyrics like “When I walk into class/ this is what I see/ everybody wants my Surface Pro 3,” it’s not going to win a Grammy, but people interested in seeing Microsofties clowning around to a beat can check it out below.