October Updates for OneNote Focus Largely on Android

Posted on October 18, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Office, Windows 10 with 4 Comments

October Updates for OneNote Focus Largely on Android

Today, Microsoft announced several new updates for its OneNote mobile app on Android. Plus a bit of love for Windows 10 users as well.

Here’s a rundown of the new features in OneNote for Android this month:

Support for password-protected sections. Now, you can open sections that you protected with passwords, a top user request.


Multi-window support. They don’t say this, but I believe this is an Android 7.0 feature. In any event, on supported devices, including phones, you can now run OneNote side-by-side with other apps, including other Office apps for Android.


Audio recording. OneNote for Android now lets you record audio in meetings in other events, while you take notes by typing, inking, or clipping from the web.


Insert embedded files. Now, Office files or PDFs that you save into OneNote can be embedded so that you can review them and impact the original version.

In addition to these new features, Microsoft has also highlighted one feature that is coming soon to OneNote for Android: the ability to edit your section tabs directly.

Also, Microsoft highlighted one new feature for OneNote for Windows 10 (the Windows Store) app: Shared Cart, which helps schools that share devices between students but still want to provide a personalized experience for each of them.

OneNote is free on all platforms. You can download it from the OneNote.com web site.


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Comments (4)

4 responses to “October Updates for OneNote Focus Largely on Android”

  1. 124

    Should have used a picture of an Android device.

  2. 120

    They really need to add list view to the Android app. My wife and I use Onenote for a shared shopping list and this would help her out a lot.

  3. 5553

    What about Windows ? Are we chopped liver now ?

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  4. 738

    How soon on password protected hugh fan of onenote since the start just ch my phone don't see confidentical option?