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OneNote—what’s new in January 2016

When writing our New Year’s resolutions, we challenged ourselves to answer just one question: How do we make 2016 the best year yet for OneNote users? To that end, we’re thrilled to announce the number of features we’ve released in the past few weeks.

Insert shapes on Mac

Sick of circling things? Keeping chart axes straight have your mood slopin’ down? We’ve got your back. You can now add perfectly crisp lines, polygons and other geometric shapes from the Insert menu.

OneNote January update 1b

Search all OneDrive notebooks on Mac and iOS

We spiffed up Search over the holidays and added some new tricks! Now you can search all of your OneDrive notebooks—even if they’re not on your device. You can even search for things you’re currently reading.

OneNote January update 2b

Publish notebooks publicly on

It is easier than ever to share your notes with the world with, which lets you make notebooks accessible for others to copy and use with just a single tap.

Whether it’s a notebook that details must-see sights and local hangouts, a lesson plan fellow teachers are clamoring to use in their classrooms or those Chem 101 notes your fellow freshmen are begging for—you can share your notebooks on Try it out today.

OneNote January update 3b

Me-me-me-me (at work, works!)

Need to save an email alongside all your other notes? We made it easy: just forward it to and we’ll get everything sorted away for you; think of it as your personal email filing entity. Get started today.

OneNote January update 6b

Crop shop

Crop the top (or any other part) of an image in OneNote Online with the new Crop tool. It’s teacher approved!

OneNote January update 7b


Done for the semester? You can now remove notebooks you’re finished with from the list of notebooks displayed in OneNote Online.

Firefox and Safari users rejoice—clip with abandon

You now have the OneNote Clipper extension in all of its glory (and functionality) including Region mode clipping on Firefox and Safari browsers. Of course, we still have it for Chrome as well.

Office Lens built in

Never lose a white-boarding session or homework assignment again. Now you can scan documents right into OneNote with a single tap with our fresh-off-the-software-presses Office Lens integration in OneNote for Windows 10.

OneNote January update 9b

That’s all, folks

We always want to hear your feedback, so make comments below or follow these links.

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