OneNote for Windows 10 updated with password protection, ability to save images and more

Microsoft updated its OneNote for Windows 10 app today, introducing a number of new features. In fact, it's the same update that Slow ring Windows Insiders got two weeks ago.

Here's the full changelog:

Reorder your notebooks

Sort your notebooks however you like. Simply click and drag a notebook to reorder it in the list.

Password protection

Add a password to a section to keep your notes safe from prying eyes.

Create diagrams or flow charts

Use the Shapes gallery to insert perfect circles, squares, arrows and more.

Save images and files

Save your favorite picture or an important file outside of OneNote. Just right-click and save it to a location you specify.

New page placement

Quickly add a new page below the currently selected one, rather than at the bottom of the page list.

Change the layer order

Put tables, note containers, pictures, and shapes into your notes and then arrange which are in front and which are behind.

Paragraph handles

Grab the paragraph handles and reorder or collapse text on the page.

New bullet styles

Tired of plain old bullets? Spice up your notes with dashes, arrows, diamonds, and more.

Interestingly, the release notes actually point out that while OneNote 2016 and OneNote for Windows 10 are very similar, there is one key difference, and that is that OneNote for Windows 10 is regularly updated with new features. This seems like an odd claim, given that Office 365 is also updated monthly, and most of the features in today's update are already available in OneNote 2016.

There's also one known issue with today's update. Microsoft said that if you have Malwarebytes 3.0 installed and OneNoteIm.exe has been added as an application to Shield for Malwarebytes, you may experience crashes. The company said that it will issue a fix as soon as possible, but remember, this was a known issue two weeks ago when it was released to Insiders.

The version number of the new app should be 17.7870.57621.0, and you can download it here.

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