Technology giant, Microsoft, has made a decision to uplift its Garage project, Journal, a notetaking app, into a completed product known as Microsoft Journal. The tech company made an announcement that it is now a full-fledged product.
The app, according to Microsoft’s Renee Malone, “offers a lovely free-form notetaking experience that allows you to take notes and think about them using ink.”
The app supports most of the same types of notetaking as other applications, but it also allows you to scratch out words to remove them and encircle terms or phrases to select them with gestures.
Malone also states that you may use the program to highlight PDFs, which is a common practice; a pie chart in her article indicates that 59 percent of all page types in Journal were PDFs.
Garage is Microsoft’s name for its more experimental products. As a fully supported product, Journal has “plans to satisfy the most frequent demands and a queue of new features,” according to Oz Solomon, principal engineering manager of the Journal team.
Check out this video from when the software was first announced in February 2021 to get a sense of what you can anticipate from Microsoft Journal.
If you’d like to test the software for yourself, you may download it for free from the Microsoft Store. It works with both Windows 10 and Windows 11 computers.