Microsoft replaces OneNote for Windows 10 with desktop version in the Microsoft Store

OneNote for Windows 10 will continue to work on Windows devices but will not receive any new feature updates and will reach end of support in October 2025.

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  • Users can now get the OneNote desktop app via the Microsoft Store by searching "OneNote" in the store.
  • Microsoft has enhanced the Pen support for the OneNote desktop app with the Windows 11 2022 update.
  • OneNote desktop app is also available with the Microsoft 365 subscription, or users can download it for free via the Microsoft website.

Microsoft has replaced the OneNote UWP app, also known as OneNote for Windows 10, with the “OneNote from Microsoft 365” in the Microsoft Store. According to the company, OneNote for Windows 10 is no longer available to download via the Microsoft Store and searching the app on the store will offer the desktop version.

However, users can still download the OneNote UWP app via Microsoft Store using the direct link. OneNote for Windows 10 will continue to work on Windows devices but will not receive any new feature updates and will reach end-of-support in October 2025. To recall, Windows 10 will also reach the end of support in October 2025.

Microsoft recommends users switch to the OneNote desktop app to continue receiving new features. Users running the OneNote for Windows 10 will see reminders to try out the OneNote app when it gets closer to the end of the support date.

Microsoft has also enhanced the Pen support for the OneNote desktop app with the Windows 11 2022 update. Users can click on the back of the Surface Pen to create a Quick Note and start writing notes. Further, double-clicking the back of the Pen will launch the full OneNote app. This feature is not available on the OneNote for Windows 10 app.

Users can now get the OneNote desktop app via the Microsoft Store by searching “OneNote” in the store. Here’s the direct link to the OneNote desktop app on the Microsoft Store. The company will continue to offer the desktop version of OneNote with the Microsoft 365 subscription, or users can download it for free via the Microsoft website.

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Microsoft has announced that they are making it easier for note-taking app Evernote users to move to its own OneNote. They claim that Evernote fans acknowledged OneNote’s appeal but were hesitant to make the switch due to the fact that all their ideas and information reside in Evernote.

In an effort to remove that barrier, Microsoft has announced a tool that will import Evernote notes into OneNote. The OneNote Importer too will be available for Windows initially and will migrate all of a user’s Evernote content into OneNote. The Importer tool for Mac will should be available soon, says the company.

In terms of advantages, Microsoft says OneNote offers a free-form canvas where users can mix text, images, documents, handwriting, audio and video. It offers free online access and unlimited monthly uploads.

OneNote is free on all devices and comes with Office and works with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company adds that Evernote Premium which comes at more than 70 percent of the cost of Office 365 Personal, which includes 1 TB of storage too.

To migrate notes from Evernote, a user needs a PC with Windows 7 or later. Once the Evernote notes are imported, they’ll sync across all devices – Mac, iOS and Android included. To speed up the migration process, Microsoft recommends that users have Evernote for Windows install. Users can then sign in and make sure their latest notes are synced before importing.

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