OneNote is Microsoft’s popular note-taking application that is available on a variety of platforms. Mac OS X is one of the supported platforms, and even though it has no shortage of such apps, OneNote has continued to hold its ground against competitors. Microsoft often sends out updates with new features and one such update has dropped today. The latest update adds OCR or optical character recognition support to OneNote for Mac.
Now that it has optical character recognition support OneNote for Mac can be used to scan images stored in OneDrive notebooks. It will bring out the text from those images.
OCR separates the text from the image as if it was editable text from the get go. So users can easily scan images stored in OneDrive notebooks and obtain the text which can then be edited and saved as many times as they want.
Currently only new images can be searched for text, in a future update OneNote will be able to conduct text search on existing images in notebooks as well.
OneNote has also received support for closing the window without quitting the app and it lets users toggle viewing authors. Several bug fixes are included as well to improve the overall stability and performance of OneNote for Mac.