Microsoft unveils new features for OneNote for Android

Microsoft has announced on its Office blog several updates for the OneNote for Android app, as well as one feature that has made a return: voice recording. The company also stated that the focus was on Android for their October roundup, as you'll see below.

New to the Android app

Password protected sections—Now you can open sections that have been password protected on other devices, letting you access sensitive information on the go. We’re happy to make this top user request available.

Multi-window support—OneNote works side-by-side with other Android apps that have multi-window support. For example, now you can take notes on a PowerPoint deck you’re reading or while doing research on the web.

Available again in the Android app

Audio recording—OneNote works the way you want, letting you take notes by typing, inking, clipping from the web and now by recording audio. A recording is a natural way to capture notes and ideas on the go, giving you the ability to easily record a lecture or practice your accent as you learn a new language.

Insert embedded files—Easily insert and open any Office file or PDF that you saved into OneNote to review your docs on the go.

Coming soon to OneNote for Android app

Look for the ability to edit and personalize your section tabs directly in the Android app and easily go back and undo changes to your notes to make sure your ideas are written just the way you want them.

OneNote online also got some new updates it's now possible to embed more content types directly into the OneNote canvas. In addition to YouTube and Vimeo, you can now embed Office 365 Videos and With, you can show executable code snippets right in OneNote to teach inline with your notes and lesson plans.

Use shared Windows devices more effectively in the classroom

Shared cart PC for OneNote is a new OneNote for Windows 10 feature to benefit schools that share devices among students and still want to provide a personalized experience for each of them. Before class begins, teachers can assign any student any shared Windows 10 PC. When students sign in to the shared PC, new OneNote features help them use their personalized OneNote across multiple shared PCs by doing the following:

  • Office 365 sign-in credentials roam with students when they sign in to OneNote for Windows 10.
  • New syncing indicator makes it easier to manage content saving to the cloud, including attachments, so students never lose work when they leave their shared PC.

Grab OneNote for Mac, iOS, Android or Windows, or check your device for this update. Give feedback for new features on UserVoice here.

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