Universal OneNote app gains password protected notes, beta features toggle and more

OneNote users are in for a treat with the app's latest update on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. Available in version 17.7870.57621.0 of the app for production are features that we already saw hit the Fast ring not all that long ago, including password protected notes, the ability to save images and files from your notes, and even a new toggle for beta features in the settings.

Here's a look at the official changelog for the latest update:

  • Reorder your notebooks: Sort your notebooks however you like. Simply click and drag a notebook to reorder it in the list.
  • Password protection: Add a password to a section to keep your notes safe from prying eyes
  • Create diagrams or flow charts: Use the Shapes gallery to insert perfect circles, squares, arrows, and more.
  • Save images and files: Save your favorite picture or an important file outside of OneNote. Just right-click and save it to a location you specify.
  • New page placement: Quickly add a new page below the currently selected one, rather than at the bottom of the page list.

While it's not mentioned in the build notes, there's also now an option in the Settings menu to enable beta features. It's unclear how this differs from testing that's done on Windows Insider rings, but it's there regardless. If you'd like to try it out, you can enable it by heading to the Options portion of the Settings menu and switching the toggle underneath "OneNote Preview."

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