Microsoft has released an update to their digital notebook app, OneNote, that adds a lot of new features. The update is build is version 16.0.7369.1775 for those keeping score at home and like version number Bingo. While it has the usual smattering of bug fixes and performance improvements, there are also some big feature changes to this update. First, the app now supports multi-window use in Android Nougat. To this point, if you tried to use OneNote in multi-window, it simply would not open. That’s a thing of the past now and you can have the app and another app open at the same time on the screen on your phone or tablet.
Another big improvement in this update is the ability to open password-protected sections. On the desktop version of OneNote, you can password protect those sections with sensitive information. Previously the Android app (and iOS app for that matter) wouldn’t open up those sections. That’s fixed and now you can open them although you still cannot create a password protected section within the app. Support for inserting and viewing embedded files in your notes has also been added in this update.
Here is the complete rundown from the Release Notes of what is included in this update to OneNote:
- Ability to open password-protected sections
- Record notes on-the-go with OneNote’s support for audio recording
- Support for auto-correct enabled for Google keyboard
- Support for inserting and viewing embedded files
- Added multi-window support
- Performance improvements and bug fixes
OneNote is a free app and is free to use if you have a Microsoft account. If you have the app installed on your phone, you should see the OTA update for this update over the course of the next day or two.