Delivering improved handwriting capabilities, including OneNote for Android tablets

Just in time for back to school, we are releasing OneNote for Android tablets with handwriting capabilities, along with several OneNote handwriting improvements for Windows 8 and partner devices.

Even in the digital age, some folks still find handwriting more natural than typing. Beyond the benefits of comfort, The New York Times recently reported on research that suggests students are better able to generate ideas and retain information when they write versus type.

We’ve made improvements for handwriting in OneNote that reflect our vision for how people can take advantage of software and the cloud, without compromising the comfort and benefits of pen and paper.

Here’s what’s new:

  • OneNote for Android tablets is now available with handwriting support, including touch-friendly navigation and the ability to personalize your notes with improved formatting options. You can download the app from Google Play today.

Handwriting capabilities in OneNote

  • OneNote for Windows Store update with student-focused features including ink highlighter, and support for printing, and inserting files and PDFs.
  • Livescribe+ update this week introduces Auto-Send capabilities, which allows you to set up any Livescribe notebook with your Livescribe 3 smartpen to automatically send all your handwritten notes to a specific notebook in OneNote.

Going back to class soon? Here are some other recent OneNote developments to help you succeed this school year:

  • Magic tricks with OneNote and Surface Pro 3
  • OneNote on Surface Pro 3 in education: Writing, annotating, sketching, highlighting and drawing
  • OneNote for Mac and iOS get dressed for business and school
  • Mod Notebooks as the paper notebook that syncs to OneNote

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