Microsoft is planning to update its OneNote app on Windows 10 with a new dark mode option. Yes, OneNote dark mode will be supported. The software maker is adding dark mode to many of its popular apps, including Outlook for iOS and Outlook on the web. Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia has managed to get an early look at the OneNote dark mode, and Microsoft VP of OneNote, Laura Butler, has confirmed dark mode and a “majorly” improved navigation system is on the way.
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It’s still early work for the dark mode, but it appears that if you enable it on a Windows 10 PC it will carry over to the mobile versions for iOS or Android. Microsoft also appears to be keeping the main sheet that you add notes to white, probably to ensure it’s a little more readable for existing notes.
While Microsoft has confirmed this relatively big news, the company has not yet revealed when we can expect to see this on Windows 10 machines. “It’s not even fully available in internal dogfood” beta test versions says Butler, so it will be a little while yet.
Dark mode of many apps have been the most requested on apps and programs. Windows 10 itself has a dark mode, or enabled dark themes. YouTube, Twitter, even Facebook Messenger have enabled a dark mode. It isn’t about being edgy or goth. It is about eye strain when you are looking at your screen for work and at home. Not to mention the reduced brightness when you are viewing at night.
Most likely it is probably in alpha testing for now. So, you shouldn’t expect it soon or even this year. For other companies, we could probably see it by the end of the year. However, given that it is Microsoft, a OneNote dark mode is probably a ways off.