Microsoft today rolled out a major update of its OneNote app for Windows. The updated app comes with a host of new features, improvements have particularly been made to the app’s ability to capture, find and display notes. Using Windows 8.1 Share Charm, users can easily capture notes, they can now also scan objects with the camera and search them and the app now displays recent notes with page previews.
Taking notes of something on the device’s screen is now easier than ever before. Users simply have to capture what’s on the screen and send it to the updated OneNote app through the Windows 8.1 Share Charm. The Camera Scan feature lets users take pictures of documents and whiteboards in the app. The pictures are automatically cropped, rotated, straightened, sharpened and even the shadows are removed to make them look like a document that was scanned. Using OCR or optical character recognition, the new OneNote app can now search text in an image which means that its easy to search for images of documents stored in the app. The app will also display recent notes taken across all of your devices, including those on other platforms like iOS and Android. Instead of the page title, previews will now be shown so that users can easily get a glimpse of text, images and even ink content without actually having to open the note. The updated OneNote app is love now and available as a free download from the Windows App Store.