The idea of OneNote for Windows Mobile is to port this experience on Smartphones (and Smartphones only today):
OneNote Mobile is your portable extension to OneNote that you get when you purchase OneNote. You install it on your Windows Mobile SmartPhone (this is semi-automatic so it is low hassle) and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re good to go. A few weeks ago, David Siedzik, the program manager for OneNote Mobile showed it to the mobile devices MVPs who were on campus and actually got a standing ovation (which is actually true, I was one of them and really amazed too)!
It is a real note taking app for your mobile device. You can take
text notes, voice record, or snap them with a camera. It has a cool picture
viewer for navigating the image in detail.
When you first use OneNote Mobile, a special notebook (called "OneNote Mobile") is created in your PC
version of OneNote. One section is created in that notebook and specified to
sync with OneNote Mobile. Anything you put in that section makes its way
onto your SmartPhone, and likewise anything you put on the phone goes up to
the PC. Whenever you sync, only new items are transferred. Basically this
section is a view onto your OneNote Mobile notes.
OneNote Mobile also supports note flags, so you can flag items you capture on the phone
with the flags you use on your PC. This is great if you are a user of note
flags, as any OneNote user should be.
OneNote Mobile also has some helpful editing and formatting features such a bullets and numbered lists. Also,
bold, italic, underline, strikethrough. One thing that is neat about OneNote
Mobile is that since it can sync notes from OneNote onto the device, it can
show much of the formatting of OneNote even though it canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t create that. If
you edit the notes from OneNote, the formatting is retained. For example,
you can view tables even though OneNote Mobile doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let you create
tables. You can also add items to a list numbered with e.g. Roman numerals
and the numbering works, even though you can't assign roman numerals in OneNote Mobile.
One of the cooler features is the ability to pan and zoom on pictures and photos. You use the keypad to move around the image and then
zoom in on any part of it. For example, pressing 9 progressively will zoom
in on the lower right corner of an image. Pretty slick.
OneNote Mobile can be expected to be officially released with Office 12. A public Beta isn't available today.