OneNote for Android

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  1. Make Android version of OneNote similar to Windows 10 version

    The OneNote app for Android is horrible in comparison to the Windows 10 version. I am an engineering student and I have used the Windows 10 version and absolutely loved it. However, I recently started using a Samsung Tab S3 and I have realized the Android version is absolutely terrible compared to the Windows 10 version. The following are my reasons:

    1. The button on the S Pen is not able to be used as an eraser which, when having to take quick notes, is an inconvenience.

    2. The pen options are absolutely laughable, there is plenty of space to…

    133 votes
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    • handwriting to text on OneNote for Android

      Get handwriting to text for OneNote in Android just like in the Windows version. Otherwise, what is the point? I want my Android Notes to transfer to text that I can access on my Windows machine (or elsewhere) later. That is why I would get OneNote on my android device.

      73 votes
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      • Add the ability to create new Sections and Subsections like in Windows.

        I have been using OneNote on my Windows computer since 2013. I created a Daily Journal notebook and each year I create a new Year section (2013, 2014,...), 12 new Month subsections (Jan, Feb,...) and daily pages for that month.

        Now I want to use my OneNote Daily Journal on my Android 8.0. I can create new Month subsections and Daily pages, but I can't create new Year sections.

        This is a major omission. Please add this functionality in the Android app.

        22 votes
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        • Include more of the features that are available on PC.

          Include more of the features that are available on PC. For example figures, customizable pen colors, or the abaility to insert tables.

          73 votes
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          • Page size + Print setting for onenote android app

            It would be really great to have the same features in the Samsung Galaxy S4 tab version of the OneNote app as that of the OneNote 365 app.

            The features I find the most useful are -

            1. Page size option -
            Many times, I would like to take print of my assignments on an A4 page, to be able to submit them.
            Either printing the notes on an actual page or a pdf version, without the page size option on the tab, I don't know where to stop writing, where the page ends.

            2. Print option -
            I would…

            28 votes
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            • why does Android OneNote have such limited functions compared to other OneNote platforms?

              Using a stylus on android OneNote is a terrible experience.
              Compare to OneNote on iPad.
              When is Microsoft going to fix all the gaps in the Android version??

              84 votes
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              • Reminder function

                Please consider creating a reminder function for new notes or to do list that we create in oneNote

                19 votes
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                • make the android version the same as the I pad version

                  Can you just give the android tablet version the same functionality as the I pad pro version has. Plenty of pen settings, marker settings, insert free space, easier insert anything., no need to shut down drawing if you want to insert something.

                  21 votes
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                  • Better font formatting for Android phones

                    Things like the ability to choose the type of font, and font size are crucial if you want to take notes properly. OneNote already has the ability to support these given that if I were to paste text from another source, OneNote is perfectly capable of showing the right font selection and font size so why can't the option to choose these myself also be added to the app? Even if you can't add the extensive customisation of Word, a simple option to choose between 3-4 different heading styles that many other apps already do with ease using markup would…

                    20 votes
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                    • S-Pen button

                      The S pen (EJ-PT820BSEGWW) already have support in Onenote, but i would love if it was possible to also use the button on it for erasing.

                      I am able to do that on both my Surface Pro and Surface Book 2 with their original pens and a Wacom stylus and would love to have this function added for the S-Pen aswell since i use the Tab S3 at university for notes.

                      57 votes
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                      • import pdf on Android version

                        It would be great if you could import a pdf in the android version of the app on chromebooks like you can in the online version.

                        12 votes
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                        • Night Mode / Dark pages

                          I'm using one note on a Tab S4 for school sometimes for 6+ hours a day. Adding a night mode would make the app easier on the eyes, save A LOT of battery life, and help stop screen burn in on oled devices. Also it looks really good.

                          Currently I'm using an add-on on the desktop app which let's me use dark pages which I can then sync allowing me to use it on my mobile app but I have to do that every time i want to create a new page on my tablet which is kind of a…

                          13 votes
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                          • Add font styles and headers

                            This idea has already been posted, but the dumb Microsoft employ marked it as "complete" and cited an update completely different from the problem.

                            The ability to change text styles, such as to create headers, is a basic, essential, and EASY TO MAKE feature in note apps. It has been done in Google docs for a very long time. It should have been in this app years ago. YEARS AGO. Please add it.

                            8 votes
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                            • OneNote on Android: How to remove Warning "connection may charge extra... turn on airplane"

                              Hi,

                              Since a few months, i have a Warning on Onenote (always when I use my normal mobile internet): "we noticed the connection you're on may charge extra. To turn off data usage, turn on Arplane mode in Settings".

                              The Warning civers one third of display (I have Motorolla Motto G4Plus).

                              The warning disappears when the mobile is connected to wifi.

                              How can I turn off this warning?

                              BR

                              Leon

                              47 votes
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                              • onenote android app search function

                                Dear Community,

                                I'm using onenote very active and it's a great tool. Nevertheless there is one thing I would like to have improved on onenote Android app.

                                I'm collecting contact data in onenote, from email, from telephone , from anywhere, just as a quick container to get all new contact details in one place.

                                So my notes can have hundred of lines. If I'm going to search in onenote on my computer, cursor will jump to the matching text strings.

                                If I search on my mobile phone Samsung S7 edge, I only get the pages, where the text string is…

                                39 votes
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                                • Update Timestamp to latest edit time.

                                  It should be possible to update the creation timestamp/date that is shown on top of every page. Best would be if the timestamp was showing when page was last updated. Just like in normal Word-documents, we're you have date for last update of document.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Configurable function for Samsung S-Pen's button

                                    The Samsung Tab S3 comes with an stylus called S-Pen which features a button for the thumb. In Samsung's note taking app this can for example be used to switch to the eraser.

                                    It would be a nice feature, if you could configure OneNote to react to this button, for example by cycling through pens (press to go to eraser, press again for the highlighter press again to be back to normal pen), or by acting as certain other pen while you hold the button.

                                    With such a feature, the button would have a meaningful function and so you can…

                                    251 votes
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                                      • More text editing features

                                        Hello, I think the android app is missing features on text edition, such as text font and size, styles (heading 1, heading 2...). These are available on PC edition and are very useful to organise and hierarchize ideas. Thanks in advance !

                                        15 votes
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                                        • Different OneNote versions?

                                          I really hate it that I have to use all kind of different versions of OneNote. I have Windows 10, Android and iOS.

                                          Why not one version on all those operating systems?

                                          18 votes
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