I am not shy about how big of a fan I am for Microsoft’s OneNote service and its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app.
The OneNote UWP is one of the most powerful apps in the Windows Store and it shows what is possible for any developer that is focused on bringing their product and service to the Windows Store.
As the OneNote team at Microsoft works on these monthly updates, you can even flip a toggle in the app to get an early look at them and help test them out while they are being developed.
If you want to get an idea of the work that has gone into this app since August 2015, just visit the What’s new in OneNote for Windows 10 update page to see the monthly summaries.
William Devereux, the Product Manager for OneNote, recently shared on Twitter that the August update for OneNote for Windows 10 app, that is their official name for the OneNote UWP app by the way, is now beginning to roll out to users.
Here is a rundown of the key updates in the August release:
— Text to Math: Use your keyboard to type an equation as text in OneNote, and use Math to solve it or draw a graph.
— Smart Lookup: Get definitions, wiki articles, and top related searches from the web without leaving OneNote.
— Insert online pictures: Use Bing’s Image Search to safely insert photos and images without ever having to leave OneNote.
— Tables of all shapes and sizes: Choose the number of rows and columns you need to organize your content. Once you’ve got a table, you can add or delete rows or columns, add table shading, or sort your content.
— More highlight colors: Yellow isn’t the only color in the rainbow. Now you can highlight with blue, green, red, and more.
— Zoom in, zoom out: Use the new Page Width option on the View tab to zoom out to see all the notes on your page, or zoom in to focus on just what you need.
Personally, that text to math feature is just like magic and a great learning tool to practice solving equations since the steps to solve the equation are also available to review.
Text to Math in OneNote August Update
You can download the OneNote for Windows 10 App from the Windows Store and get started using it right away.