Microsoft has announced a new version of its OneNote app for iPhone, which is the first version to become available to customers in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

OneNote Mobile for iPhone 1.2 is free to download for a limited period from the iTunes App Store and comes six months after the first version of the OneNote for iPhone app was launched in the US only.

The app lets you create notes using text, photos and audio clips and sync them with a free online version of OneNote .

You can access and edit these notes from a Mac or PC via most web browsers, Microsoft said.

New features and improvements in OneNote Mobile 1.2 for iPhone include:

  • Search — retrieve important information quickly within text in your notebooks, sections, and pages.
  • Pin recent notes — keep your favorite notes at the top of the Recently Viewed list.
  • Sync shared notebooks — sync notebooks that others have shared with you on Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Choose which notebooks sync to your phone — save bandwidth by excluding less important notebooks.
  • Set the image size for photos — choose between faster syncing or higher quality images.