Jul 29 2020 09:53 AM
Jul 29 2020 09:53 AM
I’m running the public beta version of iPadOS 14. Apple now has a feature called scribble, which let’s the user take the Apple Pencil and hardwrite text into any text field and Apple converts it to typed text. This doesn’t work in the current version of OneNote. I suspect that is because of the way that OneNote executes its free form text boxes.
Will OneNote eventually support this feature. I’d REALLY like to take notes in OneNote with my pencil and using handwriting, but having the Apple functionality turn it into text. FYI, it already works on Evernote.
Oct 18 2020 12:41 AM
At the same time, the fix this missing feature they could add a two-tap gesture for undoing as many other apps already have. It would increase the productivity potential a lot.
There are some other missing features such as the possibility of drawing shapes with coloured fill that are also regrettable.
It is hard to understand how an app with such potential still lacks in some of the basics.
Oct 28 2020 03:16 PM
@SCSissel I also can't wait until OneNote officially supports this feature. In the meantime I created a little web app that makes use of Apples Scribble feature to capture your notes. Then you can copy the translated text to OneNote.
It's completely free and you can access it here: www.scribble-pro.com
Hope it helps!
Jan 04 2021 11:34 AM
@SCSissel I can't guarantee if this will work for everyone, but I am able to use Apple Scribble on the web version of OneNote on my Ipad 8th gen using Microsoft Edge. It's not 100% user friendly with regards to scratching out, but it captures the written text and converts very nicely. Give it a shot until they can get the App updated.
Apr 28 2021 02:51 AM
@lisadiaz I've been using this keyboard app as a workaround. Use it as the keyboard option when using the pencil and it converts handwriting to text regardless of what application you are using. I like the fact it starts to learn your handwriting over time too.
Jul 07 2021 12:00 PM
@SCSissel Scribble is entering a year of existence and has improved remarkably during that time.
OneNote has had traditionally large latent delays toward supporting these new features and while other products support these features ahead of Microsoft. (e.g., Evernote, Miro, etc.) they appear to be no threat.
This is unfortunate as I am forced to utilize OneNote less and less moving toward other alternatives that remain current with advancing Apple technologies.
Jul 07 2021 12:16 PM
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