Windows 8 version of OneNote shown off in video

Windows 8 will be released to the general public on October 26th and with its launch, we will also see a bunch of tablets made to work especially with Microsoft's latest PC OS. Microsoft would love to see these tablets be used by businesses, especially when they run the next version of Office, which has been made with features that will work with Windows 8 and its touch screen support.

In a new video posted on the Microsoft Office YouTube channel, Microsoft's Doug Thomas gives a demo of how Windows 8 works on a Samsung Series 7 slate. After a general demo of the many features of Windows 8, the video specifically demos the next version of OneNote, the note creating software that will be included as part of Office 2013.

Thomas shows the touch screen specific features of OneNote on Windows 8 in the video, including the circular UI menu that allows users to change things like colors, font size and more in the program. Thomas also shows how OneNote can be used with a stylus to physically draw letters and have them appear as text in the program.

The final version of OneNote is scheduled to be released alongside Office 2013 in the first quarter of 2013.

Source: Office YouTube video

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OneNote MX is awful right now. I've been using it on my Windows 8 tablet and it's slow, often lags horribly in the middle of writing notes, and if you want to select a block of ink writing forget it, because it's going to take 15 minutes for the selection to take effect. Along with this the keyboard likes to randomly open in the middle of inking. I hope the final version is a little better because it's unfortunately the only (somewhat decent) metro option for taking notes.

Jimmy422 said,
OneNote MX is awful right now. I've been using it on my Windows 8 tablet and it's slow, often lags horribly in the middle of writing notes, and if you want to select a block of ink writing forget it, because it's going to take 15 minutes for the selection to take effect. Along with this the keyboard likes to randomly open in the middle of inking. I hope the final version is a little better because it's unfortunately the only (somewhat decent) metro option for taking notes.
Seems fine to me. I haven't had any trouble using OneNote MX yet.

Jimmy422 said,
OneNote MX is awful right now. I've been using it on my Windows 8 tablet and it's slow, often lags horribly in the middle of writing notes, and if you want to select a block of ink writing forget it, because it's going to take 15 minutes for the selection to take effect. Along with this the keyboard likes to randomly open in the middle of inking. I hope the final version is a little better because it's unfortunately the only (somewhat decent) metro option for taking notes.

I didn't quite like it. I opted to use the desktop Office 2013 version instead.

My gripe with OneNote MX is how eager it is to pop open the soft keyboard if I so much as blink too hard at the white space.

But I've been a long-time user of OneNote, and adored having it on an old twisty convertible tablet PC for class years ago. It was such a delightful thing to use, and I remember seeing Evernote and all the love it was getting and thinking people were absolutely stark raving mad. The 'desktop' edition of OneNote has somehow managed to be the single most useful and well designed tablet app--oddly enough--ever built.

Hopefully they work out the kinks in the official tablet version. That hotspot circle feature in MX mode has a lot of potential, and reminds me a lot of the original notetaking software in pre-OneNote, pre-Courier prototypes.

Well this video changed my mind about OneNote. The interface is slick. Still not happy about the GUI but hey I am sure I can live with it. And with onenote being on PC, IPAD, and IPHONE i can have it everywhere with me.

OneNote is the killer app! For tablets. But how much of the functionality can they put into the phone version?

This is by far the most useful software on the market. Period.

daniel_rh said,
I think this is the first time since OneNote was released that I have interest on using it

This looks like a must have feature for college! I just need a surface and a stylus for writing. It will be the final blow and I will do away with paper for good.

Nazmus Shakib Khandaker said,

This looks like a must have feature for college! I just need a surface and a stylus for writing. It will be the final blow and I will do away with paper for good.

Unfortunately the Surface RT doesn't support an active stylus. You'd have to use those **** capacitive stylus.

Get an ATIV Smart PC or Smart PC Pro with Windows 8 and with active pen (Wacom) support. They're MUCH more precise and you can rest your hand on the screen while writing, like a real piece of paper. You can't with capacitive junk styli where you have to hover your hand over the screen.

mrp04 said,

Unfortunately the Surface RT doesn't support an active stylus. You'd have to use those **** capacitive stylus.

Get an ATIV Smart PC or Smart PC Pro with Windows 8 and with active pen (Wacom) support. They're MUCH more precise and you can rest your hand on the screen while writing, like a real piece of paper. You can't with capacitive junk styli where you have to hover your hand over the screen.

Actually I believe that was part of the Surface demo. They had some kind of fancy tech that made it so it didn't matter.

ians18 said,
Will you be able to have OneNote and OneNote MX on the same device?

Yep, and since OneNote can be fully Cloud hosted/synced, it is the same content in both editions, as well as the web edition.