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OneNote snags Office Lens integration and icon shortcuts on Android

After weeks spent in the oven with beta testers, Microsoft is rolling out a couple of new features to the OneNote app on Android for everyone (via Neowin). Among the additions in this update is integration with Office Lens, but it also includes new shortcuts that you can access by long-pressing the icon, as well as support for signing in with your phone number. There's also the usual helping of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Office Lens is probably the most notable part of the update, bringing along the ability to easily digitize things like documents, whiteboard, and business cards. You can also use Office Lens to make adjustments to the documents you scan, like cropping and rotating.

Here's the official look at all of what's new:

  • OneNote is now integrated with Office Lens to provide scanning, cropping, and rotation of photos, documents, whiteboards, and business-cards.
  • Press and hold the OneNote icon to quickly create different kinds of notes. (Supported for Android Version 7.1 and above)
  • No need to remember a password. Sign in to OneNote using just your phone number.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

That's not too shabby if you're a heavy OneNote user. For more, you can check out all of what's new by grabbing the update now from Google Play.

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  • Yay!
  • Still no task reminders :(
  • That is what Microsoft To-Do or Wunderlist is for.
  • Is Office Lens being merged into OneNote and the OfficeLens app being removed? Whats the go do we still need both?
  • Legit question. Not sure why someone downvoted your comment!
  • Fixed, enjoy the 26 upvotes.
  • Thanks! :)  
  • They serve different functions.
    I use Lens as a scanner which has nothing at all to do with note taking.
  • Still better on W10, which means that it will soon be better on Windows Andromeda 😉
  • Only Satya can help rebuild the Commonwealth
  • Still a pile of rubbish, cant collapse imbedded pages or sections.
  • Its losing its simplicity. Although OneNote has lots of features I never found it easy to use.
  • Really? What is complex about using it or what features are you talking about are complex?
  • I really hate when you guys use the word "snags" as a stand-in for "gains", "receives", "updated with" etc. It's stretching the metaphor too far. OneNote didn't go out hunting for features and stick one with a spear, someone added it. You should all consider the word "snags" to be henceforth banned from all future article headlines on the basis that I, personally and indivdually, don't like it. Carry on!
  • Do you prefer bumped...
  • Integrate Evernote into Office Lens.  That would be better for me at least.