Microsoft OneNote for Android Update Brings Several Note Editing Improvements

Microsoft OneNote, the company’s note taking app, has a new update rolling out that brings a number of improvements for users.  The new build is version 16.0.9001.2134 for those keeping score at home and has been released to the Play Store.  This update likely brings something for everyone as it is pretty comprehensive.

First, there is a new lasso tool, which allows for you to select ink drawings and other content on your page in a much easier and more controllable way.  The lasso tool on the desktop version of Microsoft OneNote always worked well but it hasn’t been in the mobile version up to this point.  Now you have feature parity, on the lasso at least, across all devices.

Second, you can now change the size of images and move text around the page.  This will help you keep things organized in your notes.  In addition to being able to change the size of images, you can move them around notes too just like you can text.

Finally, there is much improved support for stylus input.  OneNote now supports palm rejection which will make drawings and handwriting more accurate in your note taking.  This feature is likely more in response to the app running on a Chromebook, where touch input and stylus use is more common now.

As you would expect, there are some bug fixes and other improvements in this update so it is well worth getting your install of OneNote updated when it arrives on your account.  That should be over the course of the next few days since it has been released to the Play Store.  If you don’t have Microsoft OneNote and want to give it a try for your note taking needs, it is a free app.

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