Microsoft is working on Windows 10 features to make the OS all the more irresistible to users. As we all know, beta testers are the first to get all the latest features. This time, Microsoft has released Windows Ink for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The availability was announced via Windows Blog by Li-Chen Miller, Group Program Manager, Windows Ink.
Windows Ink is a part of Windows 10 anniversary update with which Microsoft aims to allow users use their Surface Pen like a normal pen. In the Windows Ink announcement post, Li-Chen Miller wrote, “With digital ink you can get more done, faster, and in a more natural way. Windows Ink is the set of pen-driven experiences that help you set your ideas in motion with your pen.” He further added that the technology is built with two principles in mind. What are they?
- to make ink experiences easy to access
- to give users a reason to pick up a Surface Pen by delivering powerful experiences
Windows Ink: Key Features
Beta testers, here is what’s come to Windows 10 devices with Windows Ink:
- Screen Sketch: Just like you write notes in your textbook or MS Word, Screen Sketch will let you draw and write notes on a screenshot. In the Photos app, you can even add a personal touch to pictures with screen sketch and also share it with the world.
- Sticky Notes: With the sticky notes introduced with Windows Ink, you will be able to create, customize and save the notes on your Windows 10 machine. Li-Chen Miller has confirmed that in the coming months, you will also be able to create Cortana reminders and “smart entity extraction with Bing.” Soon, you will also be able to write a phone number on the notes for easy calling as well as write flight numbers so that it will tell you the flight status by fetching data from Bing.
- Customize Surface Pen: You can now customize your Surface Pen by heading to Settings > Devices > Pen.
Before you start, watch Windows Ink Workspace Demo here:
Keep watching this space for more Windows 10 anniversary updates.
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