Windows isn’t the only traditional Microsoft software that is being updated like a service: Its Office applications are as well, and this week the software giant highlighted the improvements its making to OneNote in July.
“The OneNote team is pleased to release new capabilities to enhance inking, clipping content from the web and working with others,” the OneNote Team notes (sorry) in a new post to the Office Blogs.
Here’s what’s new in OneNote this month.
Ink effects. Available now to Office 365 subscribers in OneNote on Windows 10, this new feature lets you style text and drawings with new ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, gold and silver.
Inking for OneNote for Mac. For the first time, inking is now available in OneNote for Mac. “Now you can write, draw and highlight with tools on the new Draw tab using your mouse or trackpad,” Microsoft explains. “You can also use your third-party drawing tablet or display that uses a pen or stylus to write, draw and erase –just like pen and paper. And we’ve added lined pages and grids as a background option to help keep your new handwriting and drawings neat and tidy.”
OneNote Web Clipper improvements. The OneNote Web Clipper, which is used to clip web content from web pages viewed in Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer, has been improved with a clip preview, YouTube and Vimeo support, saved text highlighting, multiple clip region support, title editing, and font customization. You can find the OneNote Web Clipper on the OneNote web site.
Sharing notifications. Consumers using OneNote can now receive email-based notifications letting you know when someone has made a change to your shared OneNote notebook. (Microsoft will send a maximum of five messages a day to help keep your inbox clean.)
Note (again, sorry, I just can’t stop doing that) that OneNote is free for everyone on all platforms, though some features as, ahem, noted above, are available only on certain platforms, or first via Office 365. You can download OneNote from the OneNote web site.