Microsoft OneNote Update Brings App Shortcut Support

Microsoft OneNote, the free note taking app from the Redmond based company, has a new update rolling out for Android users.  The update, version 15.0.8827.2090 for those keeping score at home and who like playing version number BINGO!, brings several new features including integration with Microsoft Office Lens.

For those who don’t know, Office Lens is the scanning and whiteboard capturing app that allows to save them as photos.  Now the apps are more tightly integrated so you can capture something with Office Lens while in OneNote.

For Microsoft OneNote users who are running Android Nougat 7.1 or later, App Shortcuts are finally supported in the app.  Now you can long press the icon and you will get the option to quickly create specific types of notes.  The idea is to help you capture thoughts quickly without having to go through a lengthy process to get going in the app.

Microsoft has also enabled the ability for you to sign into your OneNote account with your phone number and not having to use your password.  Finally, they have also rolled out several bug fixes and performance improvements to the app.

The update is rolling out now and should get to all users via an OTA update over the course of the next few days.  For those who are looking for a note taking app, OneNote is free to download and to use and it does not require an Office 365 account.

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