Microsoft recently announced many exciting features coming to the OneNote app on Windows. These include a refreshed visual interface that is in the process of rolling out to everyone, and other cool features, such as inking and dictation to help you capture notes more naturally and quickly.
Today Microsoft is making it easier to get the right OneNote app on any Windows device by making it available in the Microsoft Store. Now users can simply head to the Store and search for “OneNote” to get it.
The OneNote app on Windows consolidates the OneNote app on Windows and OneNote for Windows 10 into a single app moving forward. This doesn’t mean Microsoft is building another OneNote app. The OneNote app on Windows is already available today for free and will continue to receive new features and updates. If you have a new Windows 11 device, the OneNote app is already included as part of the pre-installed Office apps. You can also get it with a Microsoft 365 subscription or download it for free from OneNote.com/Download.
With this change, OneNote for Windows 10 will no longer be available in the Microsoft Store. It will continue to work, but it will not get new feature updates and will reach end-of-support in October 2025. Microsoft recommends you switch over to the OneNote app as soon as you’re comfortable doing so. As the app gets closer to the end of support date, you will see reminders to try out the OneNote app. If you still need OneNote for Windows 10, you can use this download link to install it.
The simplified single line ribbon is now available to everyone, bringing the option to have a smaller footprint with the power of the classic ribbon. So is their improved sharing experience. It provides you with a single place to share your notebooks with others and manage who has access to them.
Another new feature is a new, faster ways to launch it with the Windows 11 2022 Update.
Quickly take notes anywhere with the Windows 11 2022 Update
The need to capture a quick note can come at any moment. Today, you can already launch a new Quick Note by using the shortcut Windows + Alt + N or through the OneNote icon on the system tray. Starting with the Windows 11 2022 Update, you now have another way to launch OneNote directly from your pen! If you want to take a note quickly, just click the back of your pen to launch a new Quick Note and start writing right away. You can also double click it to launch the full OneNote app.
You can also launch the OneNote app on Windows from the pen menu.
All of the updates mentioned in this blog are coming to the OneNote app on Windows. Read about the enhanced Pen and Ink experience in Microsoft’s latest Office Insider blog.