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Microsoft OneNote on Android soon to be accessible from within any app
Microsoft OneNote is rolling out an update that adds a “Badge” to Android, enabling users to keep using OneNote without swapping apps.
The addition of this feature seeks to solve a long-standing problem with OneNote on mobile devices, namely that it’s just a hassle to move content around while multitasking. Since OneNote is kind of an app that lends itself to multitasking, having features a little more advanced than simple copy-paste makes a lot of sense.
Now you can write new notes or take screenshots by just tapping the Badge. You can also use the Badge to organize OneNote notebooks on the fly.
You have to turn on the feature within the OneNote app, and it’s doubtful that anyone would want that Badge floating around all the time, but it’s a useful addition for people who regularly use OneNote and are fed up with its clumsy navigation. The update is still in the process of being pushed out, so you may have to wait a week or two to see the option show up.
Meanwhile, iPhone users are getting a similar update that utilizes 3D Touch support. This will let iOS users access a widget-like menu by touching the icon in the tray. From here they will be able to quickly add new notes or take a look at recently created ones. On tablets, OneNote’s interface has undergone revision to make more efficient use of the larger screen area.