Microsoft Journal, its new notes app for Windows with AI

The successor to Windows Journal is now available, and it’s a redesign of the app originally released for Windows Vista. Now it comes as Microsoft Journal, and This will allow us to take notes as we would on a sheet of paper. However, one of the big improvements is its support for artificial intelligence. Those in Redmond are promoting it as one of the new features for Windows 11.

Journal had been in Microsoft Garage, the company’s internal incubator, for over a year. Now it’s finally available for all users who want to try it.

Express Your Writing Skills with Microsoft Journal

Journal arrives as a native proposal from Microsoft so you can enjoy the benefits of the digital pen in Windows 11. Of course, it’s a digital notebook, and we can write and draw anything we want in it.

Although it is quite similar to the already existing OneNote, Diary differs in the capabilities of using a pencil. While the former was more focused on the desktop experience; the second commitment of data entry features via a touch screen and a style.

The company, moreover, renewed the physical appearance of the application. Now, Journal updates its interface to fit the new design brought by Windows 11. Moreover, you can now check the details of your documents using the file and folder system included in the update.

The Power of Artificial Intelligence in Windows 11

On the other hand, Journal developers have trained the app’s artificial intelligence to recognize and categorize data entered by the user. Among them we have titles, frequently consulted documents, keywords and drawings.

Everything you write and draw will be recognized by the application in Windows. This way you can select content by touching it and performing actions such as moving or copying data on the sheet or between documents.

We are entering an age of computer-aided reasoning, where AI is making people’s tasks faster and making us all more productive. Microsoft Journal demonstrates how powerful an experience can be when software anticipates your intentions. This is just the beginning.

Stevie Bathiche, Technical Researcher and Head of Microsoft Applied Sciences

As a diary, it has a great understanding of what has been written or drawn by the user; you can use its search engine capabilities to find sketches, lists, notes and text in general.

Microsoft Journal was officially launched on April 5. If you want to try it, all you have to do is enter the Microsoft Store and download it directly to any Windows 10 and 11 compatible device.