Microsoft updates OneNote for Windows 8.1; adds support for OneDrive

Microsoft has released an updated version of the OneNote Windows 8.1 app, nearly four months after its last update; this new version adds support for OneDrive, Microsoft's newly rebranded cloud storage service.

The official OneNote blog points out that the app now shares a similar name to OneDrive and adds, "Together, OneNote and OneDrive enable you to access your notes on all your devices." In addition, today's update adds a few improvements. One of them is an increase in the Rule Line heights for folks who have bigger handwriting profiles. Another is being able to quickly go to a specific note's location via Recent Notes, as shown in the screenshot above.

Folks who have visual disabilities should see some improvements in this update. Microsoft says that it should be easier to navigate through the OneNote app via a keyboard and using the Narrator feature to read any notes. There's also been some bug fixes related to the Share Charm along with changes to the backend so it uses less hard drive space.

Finally, 62 new languages are now supported by OneNote for Windows 8.1. We won't list all of them here, but you can click on the source link below to view the new additions. Microsoft says that with this update, the app now supports 105 languages.

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