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Microsoft announces new features for Windows 10 Snip & Sketch app

Screen snipping feature in Windows 10
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Microsoft recently rolled out a big update for Windows 10’s new
snipping tool and it adds several new features. The latest
update for Snip & Sketch advances the app to version
10.1809.2964.0 and it comes with some improvements.

Snip & Sketch is a new app available for devices with Windows
10 October 2018 Update and it is
supposed to replace the old legacy Snipping Tool in near
future. Snip & Sketch interface is better than the Snipping
Tool and the app is also picking up advanced features with
updates through Store.

Microsoft has developed some new features for Snip & Sketch but
at the moment, the new changes are only available for Windows
Insiders in the Fast ring.

According to the changelog shared in a blog post, there is a
new option in the app that would allow you to add a border to
your screenshots. This is a small but a useful change if you’re
planning to paste the screenshot in an app or conversation
that has the same colour as the background of your
screenshot.

Snip and Sketch app

Microsoft is also testing a new feature called ‘print’ to help
you keep a physical copy of your screenshots. This means you
can print the screenshot of PDF by tapping on the print button
in the toolbar.

Microsoft is refining the save options. You’ll notice that the
app will throw a confirmation box if you close a window without
saving the changes you made to the screenshot. Another change
is that the default file name of the screenshot will include a
timestamp to differentiate it from other pictures.

Snip and Sketch settings page

Snip & Sketch app now supports jpg and gif file types. The
update has also revamped the settings page and you’ll now find
the option such as auto copy to clipboard, save snips, save
outline and more.

Sticky Notes update

Windows 10 Sticky Notes
Image Courtesy: ALumia

Microsoft has also announced a new update for Sticky Notes app.
Microsoft Sticky Notes is another note-taking app for Windows
10 and it got a new design with October 2018 Update.

Here’s what new in the latest update for Sticky Notes:

  • Sticky Notes app now has a darker dark theme and it’s
    visible across the app including the setting pages.
  • Syncing feature is now faster.


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