Keep the OneNote Windows 8 UI over the Windows 10 Beta UI
The UI in the new Beta Preview that comes with Windows 10 is much harder to use than the Windows 8 app UI - I find that it is far less efficient and makes me less productive. Some of the key changes include the removal of the radial menu, which was an amazingly useful feature. I could just 'swipe' the menu in order to switch from one color to another, or undo or switch to a highlighter, which was extremely convenient. Also, the ever-present menu across the top of the screen in Windows 10 costs me almost 20% of my screen space, and completely destroys the appearance of a "digital notebook." In Windows 8, it is so much more visually appealing to have an immersive/fullscreen piece of paper to work with, and then a menu to open when needed to switch notebooks or pages (since most of my time is spent writing rather than switching notebooks).
In short, I know these changes bring the app more in line with the Android version's appearance, but the changes are eliminating many of the things that have made the current Win8 app my notetaking app of choice, and are going backwards in UI design rather than forward.
The design has changed a lot as part of the July 2017 update.
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Chris Dunphy commented
I now feel the Windows 10 UI is better, removing votes
Wild Karrde commented
I agree, Microsoft absolutely ruined One Note for me on my Surface Pro 2.
As an addendum to my post - considering that I use OneNote in my law practice for close to 75% of my time on the computer, without the choice to somehow keep the current UI rather than the new beta UI in Windows 10, the fact that it is less efficient and hampers my productivity means I probably won't be able to upgrade my Surface Pro 3 to Windows 10 (despite it being free and including things like the awesome new start menu and the plethora of other useful features).