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  • Microsoft brings OneNote 2016 desktop app back
    Time: Nov. 11, 2019

    Microsoft has changed its mind to finalize the OneNote 2016 desktop application. The software publisher launched Office 2019 without updating the version of OneNote on the desktop, relying instead on the separate Windows Universal application. for Windows 10. Microsoft continues to support OneNote 2016 standard beyond October 2020 so you can continue using it.


    This means that OneNote 2016 will be compatible until October 14, 2025. Microsoft even changes the way OneNote is installed. Starting in March, Office 365 installations that contain desktop applications will install the desktop version of OneNote 2016. You can also manually download OneNote 2016 from the Microsoft website.


    The OneNote Desktop application will also have a new dark mode option this week for Office 365 subscribers and Office 2019 users. "Using OneNote in this mode can improve readability in dimly lit environments. Readability of the interface and notes, improves contrast and reduces eyestrain, "says Microsoft.


    It is surprising that Microsoft has taken a reverse course in OneNote. However, it is clear that end users prefer the desktop application to the company's UWP application. The original dream of Microsoft UWP applications has been dead for some time, and OneNote is just the latest example of Microsoft's return to desktop applications through its UWP alternatives.