Microsoft redesigned OneNote's interface to be more consistent across devices

Microsoft announces major redesign for OneNote,

Redesigned OneNote rolling out to all platforms

Microsoft has announced a new update for its note-taking app OneNote today.

Well, after kowtowing to some design rules on each of its constituent platforms, Microsoft has made a decision to put its foot down and universalize its interface. The new design will get rolled out to users on Windows 10, Mac, iOS, and Android over the coming weeks, in case you are wondering. The tech giant said that the new OneNote update was based on a large volume of user feedback obtained from "hundreds" of interviewees, as well as a number of telemetry-related findings. With the new consolidated and simplified design, screen readers can easily navigate through the app to help those with disabilities. This update comes on the heels of the very recent Build 2017 developer conference, which concluded just last week. The new design includes enhancing usability for those who use assistive technologies, simplified navigation controls and consistency across devices. The key areas it has done this in are keyboard shortcuts and the screen reader experience. The navigation controls are now all located on the left side of the app, hopefully making it easier to move between your notebooks, sections, and pages. This allows users to easily switch between their notes and dramatically improves usability with assistive technologies. Microsoft has gone to great lengths to increase the visual and functional consistency of the app on different screens, therefore reducing friction in movement. Students will now be able to easily transition between their home and school devices, keeping them focused on their school work.

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