Microsoft announced today that it’s releasing a big update to its OneNote app for Android that includes full support for handwriting and brand new experience for tablets with a new UI.

Handwriting support has been the biggest feature request and we have listened to your feedback!  If you have an Android tablet, say goodbye to pen and paper because now you have OneNote to take notes during lectures or meetings. With this update you can take handwritten notes, draw with your stylus and even with your finger. Your notes will sync across all your devices, helping you access them easily and stay organized.

Also included in the update is a new tablet-optimized UI with formatting options including “font type, font size, font color, highlight color, text alignment and heading style.”

We have completely redesigned the UI to fit your Android tablet. The new tablet navigation lets you scan through your notebooks and sections so you change to your notes quickly. For those of you who like to keep your notes well formatted, this update has a lot to offer. We have added many new formatting options… You can even organize your notes better by inserting tags to your notes.

Other new features in this release include the ability to “change the page color for visual appeal or add grid lines or ruled lines to your pages to assist in handwriting or drawing.”

The update is available now on Google Play.

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