Microsoft Journal app

Journal app was launched as a Microsoft Garage project last year. It offered an ink-first notetaking solution that delivers new AI, intuitive gestures.

Based on the feedback from customers, Microsoft announced yesterday that Journal is now a fully supported Microsoft app. Also, it is renamed Microsoft Journal to celebrate Journal’s graduation from the Garage.

Along with the new name, Microsoft has updated the app with Windows 11 default styles and materials for visual appearance. This new release rolls out between April 5th and April 8th. Also, this latest update comes with improvements in file system queries for home screen files and folders.

To run this Microsoft Journal app, the minimum platform requirement is now Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2, build

Since this is a Microsoft supported app, the Journal team has plans to address the most common requests and a backlog of new features.

Stay organized by doing things that come naturally, like underlining headings, creating lists, or marking important items with stars. Journal’s AI recognizes and uses those gestures in a powerful faceted search—ways to filter your content by the smart ink Journal detects—so you can easily find your content.

You can download the Microsoft Journal app here from Microsoft Store for free.