Just in case you thought they had all their eggs in the Windows Phone basket, Microsoft announced today the release of OneNote Mobile for iPhone. I was told last year to expect a "deluge" of Microsoft apps for iPhone/iPad, including Office, and while that still hasn't happened, I have to think this is part of that.

Here's the word.

If you use an iPhone, now you can experience the organizing power of OneNote right there. Starting today, you can download Microsoft OneNote Mobile for iPhone from the iTunes App Store, and it's free for a limited time. 

In case you haven't experienced the unsung hero of Office, OneNote is a digital notebook that lets you put everything you need to remember in one electronic place and then easily find it wherever you are. I use it every day. Think of it as a digital file cabinet for all the random bits of information that are too hard to keep track of in your head. According to comScore, 78 million PCs in the U.S. have OneNote - more than a third of all the PCs in the country.

OneNote Mobile for the iPhone lets you capture and review notes and lists on your phone. Notes are automatically backed up and synced with free Windows Live SkyDrive online storage, so that you can access them from virtually anywhere - your PC, phone, and browser. Collecting thoughts and ideas on the go is what OneNote was made for.  

OneNote Mobile for iPhone is available now and it's free for a limited time, so why not try it?

So this is a good start, and I think it makes sense to start with OneNote given how people take notes on mobile devices. But we need to see an iPad version too. And more Office apps. And for more mobile platforms.