Weave newsreader teams up with Microsoft, delivers OneNote sharing for all users
Weave newsreader has been on Windows Phone since 2010 and is one of our go-to apps for keeping track of news or topics of interest (there’s also a swanky Windows 8 app for your Surface or PC). Last week, we covered a significant update that brought Pocket support for saving articles. At the time, we hinted that there was room for “one more share button” and we now have the answer as to what that’s for: OneNote.
Microsoft and Weave had teamed up to use their new OneNote API, which gives developers the ability to integrate OneNote into their apps. Weave is one of those apps, and one of the first to do so. Even better? There’s no update, just open up Weave right now, and it will be there under the Share button. Surprise!
Tapping the OneNote button will take you to a login screen, where you can enter in your Microsoft Account info (you only need to do it one time). That’s part of the new API function, and it is essentially you giving Weave permission to post to your OneNote (but crucially, not read).
Once you do so, you can then just one-tap to save to your OneNote for later viewing. Images, media and the entire article as seen in Weave is saved. While perhaps not as focused as Pocket, using OneNote in this manner (combined with Office Lens), makes Windows Phone quite a powerful media recorder.
Watch the above video to see it all in action and explained by Microsoft.
Weave comes in two versions: free (ad-supported, with no ads throughout March) or paid ($9.99). You can also grab the free Windows 8 version, so that you can read everything, everywhere.
- Weave (free/ads) – Windows Phone Store
- Weave ($9.99/no-ads) – Windows Phone Store
- Weave (Windows 8/free) –Windows Store
Let us know how it’s working for you and how you plan to use it in your daily life! (Remember, there is no Store update as the OneNote API was basically 'turned on' in your Weave app).
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