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Microsoft OneNote Gets iOS & Mac Redesign

May 23, 2017

If you have an iOS device or a Mac, you might be interested in the new redesign available for Microsoft OneNote. The new redesigned version of Microsoft OneNote is available right now for both iOS and Mac, and it will soon be available for Android and Windows. If you have been using Microsoft OneNote, continue reading to learn more about the new update.

Microsot OneNote Redesigned in Latest Update

If you are someone who uses Microsoft OneNote on either your iOS or Mac device, you might be interested in checking out the latest update that Microsoft just released for OneNote. The biggest change to Microsoft OneNote is that you will notice it is redesigned and there is a new interface on the OneNote app. There is a simplified navigation in the controls section and there is also new and enhanced options for assistive technologies. You will also notice that the redesigned look to Microsoft OneNote will make the program consistent across various devices.

When it comes to why Microsoft has decided to push out a redesigned look to OneNote, the company said that it was just going off of the feedback submitted by users. Microsoft wanted to know how the layout and navigation was for the users. Microsoft also wanted to know about what people were looking for in a note-taking app. There are a lot of notebooks out there that have bigger sections, so it was important that Microsoft looked at the digital notebooks to see how it could improve the navigational layout. That is why you will now see a collapsible menu on the left side of the app. This means that you can work your way easily through the various navigation and tools if you have disabilities.

Microsoft OneNote iOS Update Details

Beyond the changes we just told you about with Microsoft OneNote, there are even more additional changes to both the iOS app and the Mac version of the popular note-taking app. One thing you will definitely notice now is that the content is now right in the center of the app, which makes it much easier to concentrate and less likely that you will become distracted. If you are using OneNote for school or work purposes, this new center layout will allow you to increase your productivity.

You will also be able to click on the names of the other sections you want to go to right from the main navigation panel. You can click the pages or sections that you want and also choose more options if you need more options accessible to you. There is also the ability where you can open up new notebooks, new sections, and new pages, which is right there on the bottom navigation pane. If you are running Microsoft OneNote on your Mac device, you also will have the ability to change the size of each pane by just dragging the vertical edge. This means you will be able to move OneNote to right where you need it and can make it bigger or smaller depending upon what your needs are.

When it comes to what else this new redesigned look does, it really makes consistency across the various devices. Whether you are using an iOS device like an iPad or iPhone, or you are using a Mac, you will now be able to go from one device to another quickly. Once Windows and Android gets the new redesigned look, you will then be able to go across all platforms without missing a beat. Microsoft thinks that the new redesigned look and consistency across the various devices will really help people who are impaired in some fashion or have disabilities.

They will only have to learn one way of working OneNote as opposed to there being a ton of different layouts depending on the device. It also could help people learn Microsoft OneNote quicker, since there will be a constant layout and no hassle when it comes to trying to learn the note-taking app. Once you have figured out the layout and what everything does, you will be able to use the app on any device without needing to relearn the setup.

If you would like to check out the new Microsoft OneNote, you can go over to the Mac app store and download it right now for free. If you are using an Apple device, you just need to go to Apple’s App Store and download the latest version for free. If OneNote is something you use already, you probably will see the update within the coming day or two on your iOS device. If you are using an Android device, while we do not have a specific release date for the update, it will be in the coming weeks. You should look for the update if you are on Android or Windows within the next three weeks most likely.