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Microsoft Revamps Sticky Notes with Integration into OneNote for Enhanced User Experience

Sticky Notes gets revamped! Now part of OneNote, it offers new features like image capture and syncing

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Microsoft has announced a big update for its Sticky Notes application, a popular tool for jotting down quick notes in various versions of Windows since Vista. The company has integrated Sticky Notes into OneNote, a move that marks the beginning of a series of planned improvements for the application. The updated Sticky Notes is currently available for testing by Microsoft 365 Insiders in the Current Channel (Preview), requiring OneNote for Windows version 2402 with build number 17328.20000 or later.

New Features and Improvements

The refreshed application introduces a slew of enhancements aimed at improving the user’s experience with note-taking. Among the notable new features is the ability to easily take screenshots of web pages, applications, and documents, and directly link these images in notes. This capability enables users to return to the source of their information with a single click, thereby streamlining the research and note-taking process. Alongside aesthetic updates, users can still enjoy the app’s core functionalities, such as creating multiple notes, changing note colors, formatting text, and syncing notes across devices with a Microsoft Account. Notably, the integration allows access to stickies on mobile through OneNote for iOS and Android.

Future Developments and Access

Microsoft has emphasized that this integration into OneNote only represents the initial phase of the Sticky Notes app’s redevelopment. Future updates are expected to allow users to launch Sticky Notes independently from OneNote. However, for the time being, users can pin the app to the taskbar or initiate the app using the newly introduced Win + Alt + S shortcut. Regarding accessibility, the rollout is gradual, and while some Microsoft 365 Insiders have immediate access, others may experience a slight delay. This phased approach ensures a smooth transition and allows Microsoft to gather valuable feedback for subsequent enhancements.

In conclusion, the latest update to Sticky Notes, with its integration into OneNote and addition of new features, signifies Microsoft’s commitment to improving productivity tools for its users. As the company continues to listen to user feedback and refine its applications, future updates are eagerly anticipated by the community.

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Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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