Hello OneNote developers! The OneNote Add-ins team is happy to announce OneNote Online support for the Office Add-in model (in Preview)! Soon you’ll be able to develop add-ins for OneNote and make them available world-wide from the Office Store, or upload them to a Corporate Catalog for enterprise access.
What’s an Office Add-in?
An Office Add-is a web application that loads inside an Office application. An add-in can be as simple as a manifest file and a webpage. The manifest tells the Office application about your add-in, like the URL of your web app, what type of add-in it is, and which Office products are supported. The web app is hosted on a web server, so you can easily update it from there.
OneNote supports all three types of add-in:.
- Task pane add-ins that open on the side of a OneNote page
- Content add-ins that run in the main frame of a OneNote page
- Add-in commands that extend the OneNote ribbon and context menu
Watch Vijay’s video from Build 2016 to learn more about add-ins and to see a cool demo of the Skim.It Office Add-in running in OneNote Online. Add-ins can be written to support multiple Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Right now, this is a limited private preview. If you want to start developing OneNote add-ins, you’ll need to contact us to get set up with a notebook that you can use for development.
In May, we’ll make the development environment available to all developers.
In Summer 2016, we’ll GA and enable support for OneNote add-ins in the Office Store.
So start thinking about the great OneNote add-ins you’ll create! Contact us @onenotedev with hashtag #requestaddin for more information.