Recap: Here’s what’s new with OneNote for Android

Kareem Anderson

OneNote Android

Microsoft’s stable of mobile apps have been garnering some much-needed attention recently with changes ranging from iconography updates to additional feature sets being released almost weekly.

The OneNote app for the Android platform was recently updated with a host of tweaks and added functionality that included:

  • OneNote for Android now supports palm rejection for more natural and accurate inking.
    Use the lasso tool to freely select your inking and effortlessly move it around or resize it.
  • Instead of having to select the eraser tool whenever you want to erase, if you’re using an S-Pen, simply press the button on your S-Pen while inking to switch to eraser mode and erase easier.

Capture diverse content in your OneNote

  • Insert file attachments and PDFs from your Android device. Click the attachment button on your Android command center above the keyboard and select the file you want to add to the page. For PDFs, you also have an option to add as a full-page printout right on the page.
  • The camera in OneNote can be a powerful tool in adding content to your notebooks. Try it today with even more capabilities, like inking on images, accessing the photo gallery from camera view, capturing with the front camera of your device, and easily selecting document boundaries and adjusting crop lines to the document’s edges.
  • Sometimes, you need to quickly capture a fleeting thought without organizing it. Sticky Notes is a perfect place for those quick notes and now you can access them anywhere through OneNote on mobile devices. Click on the Sticky Notes tab at the bottom right of the screen to access Sticky Notes synced across devices.

Other updates to your OneNote for Android experience

  • We’ve made some improvements to searching in OneNote for Android. Search results are now highlighted on the page, so you can easily find what you are looking for. On smartphones, use Find on Page to quickly locate search terms on the current page.
  • Right-to-left layouts are now supported for applicable. If your mobile device’s primary settings are set to a right-to-left language, your OneNote will now support a corresponding right-to-left layout.

As Microsoft continues to seemingly consolidate and streamline its note-taking efforts across its multiple applications such as OneNote, StickyNotes, and To-Do, we expect to see the pace of updates and feature-adds continue.