OneNote updated for Fast ring Insiders with password protected notebook sections and more

Windows Insiders on the Fast ring can now check out a handful of nifty new features to make their way to the latest version of the universal OneNote app on Windows 10. As spotted by OneNote Central (via Neowin), the latest update to hit OneNote contains some neat additions like password protected notebook sections and a new bullet list gallery.

Here's a look at what's new:

  • Create password protected notebook sections
  • Save any image or file from OneNote via the context menu
  • Insert a new page below the highlighted page via the context menu
  • Bullet style gallery with 8 styles to choose from
  • Diamond-shaped paragraph handles
  • Drag-and-drop notebook list reordering
  • "Rename Section Group" option in the context menu
  • Shapes gallery
  • Table tool menu, with almost all table features, except Hide Borders and Header Row

This update brings the app up to version number 17.7830.10001, and you should be able to grab it now if you're a member of the Windows Insider Fast ring.

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  • Password protection was one important feature missing in onenote
  • Finally!
  • Actually, you've always been able to password-protect sections within notebooks. Though this wasn't always supported in older mobile clients, all the current versions of the OneNote client support this, I believe. Having password protection at the notebook level is a nice option though.
  • You are correct. One can lock the desired section in OneNote for desktop, sync it from the PC, and then sync it down to the mobile. That's what I did months ago, and even now I have two locked sections in OneNote. I got to this idea after noticing that we have a Lock Protected Sections within the options I get after long-tap a section tab.
  • Wow finally.. 😃
  • We needed this years ago!
  • Unbelievable
  • Finally
  • Finally drag-and-drop notebook list reordering! Does this mean only the list of notebooks or lists within notebooks? This is something which OneNote iOS features, but the W10 version is missing. The list feature on W10 in general is absolutely mediocre compared to OneNote iOS. MS, get your **** together!
  • OneNote UWP is a joke compared to the full version, what we need is an ability to Password Protect complete Notebooks not just sections.  
  • Password protected notebook sections has been in the desktop client version of OneNote for some time now (I use the feature daily in OneNote 2010). Odd that it wasn't in the Universal version until now.
  • Was just going to ask this question because I've been using it as well. You can open password protected sections on the UWP app, so I assume this just means you can create it now. And to the commenter above, I'd love to see whole notebooks protected as well, if you can't already.
  • Exactly, I would also love to see that. I'd like if OneNote could be protected with PIN the same way as OneDrive could.
  • Finally. Glad it's here. Hopefully phones get the same
  • Finally.. Use that functionality a lot.
  • Still no tags like in Evernote. Only because of that I can't switch to OneNote. Can't stand the idea of that notebooks and tabs :/  
  • Still not enough to convince me to leave Evernote complelely. I need tags feature.
  • I love that, just like OneDrive. great ("_")
  • Useless bloatware on my Surface Pro. Can't use it without putting all my notes in the hands of microsoft (never gonna happen), can't uninstall the useless junk either, just occupying precious space on my Surface Pro...
  • Ooooh poor boy...
  • I've been using the section password protection for months and syncing between my Mac and Lumia.
    What I want to know what the password protection actually means!
    Does it say anywhere that the book gets actually encrypted when protected or just locked with a password?
  • All my passwords of all my accounts saved to OneNote... Private links pics.
  • OneNote is the best.
  • I hope with this update comes the posibility of deleting those not synchronized and not abled to synchronize pages that I have there for years now.