Remember better with the new Sticky Notes experience from OneNote
Published May 27 2024 09:00 AM 6,798 Views
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This is a screenshot of new Sticky Notes experience illustrating the new notes creation, 1-click screenshot capture and automatic source capture capabilitiesThis is a screenshot of new Sticky Notes experience illustrating the new notes creation, 1-click screenshot capture and automatic source capture capabilities

We are excited to announce that the new Sticky Notes experience for Windows is now rolling out to all users. We had first announced the new Sticky Notes experience in this Insiders blog post earlier this year and the response was incredibly positive. Many of you have already started exploring new capabilities of the new Sticky Notes and sharing your feedback, which has been incredibly helpful – thank you.

 

The new Sticky Notes experience is a fresh feature from OneNote to help you remember more seamlessly than ever. With 1-click screenshot capture, automatic source capture and automatic recall of the notes when you revisit the same source, remembering what matters just got easier! You can also access Sticky Notes on the go with your OneNote Android and iOS mobile apps, ensuring that your notes are always at your fingertips.

How to launch the new Sticky Notes experience

To launch the new Sticky Notes experience, open the ‘OneNote app on Windows’ and click the new Sticky Notes button on top.

 

This is a screenshot of OneNote ribbon which illustrates the entry point for new Sticky Notes from within the OneNote Windows appThis is a screenshot of OneNote ribbon which illustrates the entry point for new Sticky Notes from within the OneNote Windows app

 Note: After launching the new Sticky Notes experience, you can pin it to the taskbar. You can also press the Win + Alt + S keys to launch the app anytime.

Soon, you’ll also be able to try the new Sticky Notes experience from the Windows Start menu.

How can new Sticky Notes help you remember better

With the new Sticky Notes, you can create notes or capture screenshots with a single click. If you’ve taken a note or screenshot from a website, you can easily return to the original source by clicking the auto-captured link. When you revisit the same document or website, we'll conveniently bring up the relevant notes for you. Need to multi-task? You can dock the new Sticky Notes to your desktop for a convenient side-by-side experience while using other apps. Search is versatile, including the text within your notes as well as images (using OCR). You can pop out any Sticky Note and view it in a larger window.

For more details, please read the Insiders blog post on new Sticky Notes.

Scenarios to try 

At work

  • When a presentation is shared in a Teams meeting, take screenshots of important slides with a single click, while staying focused on the meeting.
  • For a recurring meeting, take notes during the meeting and your past notes will automatically surface to the top when you open the new Sticky Notes experience during the next instance of the same meeting series.

When learning

  • Save important takeaways while watching an educational YouTube video or reading an article. Your previous notes will rise to the top in the app when you return to the same website later.

At home

  • When planning a trip, take notes and screenshots of potential destinations. The next time you open your notes, click the source link to go back to the website in question for more details or to complete your booking.

Tips and tricks

  • Pin the new Sticky Notes experience to your taskbar for easy access in the future—no need to launch OneNote.
  • If you’re already a signed in Sticky Notes user, all your existing notes will appear in the new Sticky Notes experience.
  • If you want to switch the account associated with your new Sticky Notes, switch the account in OneNote app for Windows (click on the profile picture on the top-right).
  • Sign in to your Microsoft 365 account to sync your notes across your devices.

 

Known limitations

“Dock to Desktop” feature does not work well with extended monitor. We’re working to fix this issue soon.

 

Availability

The new Sticky Notes experience is available to Current Channel users running Windows 10 Version 1903 (SDK 18362) or later, and have OneNote app Version 2402 (Build 17328.20000) or later.

The rollout of this experience is still in progress, and you will get it soon if you haven’t already.

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