Microsoft has rolled out a nice update to OneNote for Android today that greatly improves the handling of hyperlinks within your Notes. The new update is in the 16.0.7 train (actual build numbers will vary by device) and once you have it, you will be able to open, edit or remove a link within a note. If you tap to open the link, you will be taking to your default browser. Previously, in the mobile apps, links could be copied and then pasted into your browser but opening them directly from OneNote wasn’t an option.
The improvement should increase productivity for users of the app, especially for those who share notes with others.
Along with the improvements around link handling, there are also improvements around accessibility support along with general bug fixes and stability improvements.
OneNote is a free app and a free service. It does not require that you have an Office 365 subscription (unless you want to link a corporate account) and you can use it on your Android phone, tablet or on the web. If you are looking for an alternative to the now pretty spending Evernote, this may be a good time to give it a try.