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OneNote updated with lasso tool and improved stylus support on Android

Another update is now rolling out to Microsoft's OneNote app for Android, bringing some much-requested features to everyone. Among the handful of tweaks is the addition of a lasso tool, along with improvements for stylus users and the ability to move and adjust the size of images and text. Of course, there's also the usual complement of bug fixes and performance improvements on board as well (via Windows Blog Italia).

The most notable addition is that of the lasso tool. It's a small addition in the grand scheme of things, but it should come in handy for freely selecting content on your page. Stylus users can also expect to see more accurate writing in this update thanks to the addition of palm rejection.

Here's a look at the full release notes for this update:

  • We heard you! Use the new lasso tool to freely select ink drawings and other content on your page.
  • Change the size of images and move text and images around on the page to keep things organized.
  • If you take notes with a stylus, OneNote now supports palm rejection for more natural and accurate drawing and handwriting.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you're a regular OneNote user, that's a solid list of changes. To check out all of what's new, you can pick up the latest version of OneNote now on Google Play.

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8 Comments
  • All I care about (like most others) is the ability to collapse pages within sections, how hard can that be!! - Utterly useless on Android, have many notebooks and hundreds of pages in numerous sections, the novelty of scrolling through and through and through quickly wears thin.  Was the same on Windows Phone until they released an experimental feature that allowed this, became a joy.
  • Agree
  • Just want the ability to lock inking to text/objects. Any platform/version. Also much better integration with printout PDFs.
  • OneNote8! Perfect mobile to surface book transition.
  • inking to windows 10 mobile soon?
  • Yes, as soon as they release W10 on ARM and release a small form tablet that you can make phone calls with. That is our only hope anymore
  • This from the company that does not support it's own phone. Use Evernote!
  • Now if only they added "Find on page" feature.