Microsoft’s Journal now supports pen pressure, custom colors, and more

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Surface Pro X Sq2 Surface Slim PenSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Microsoft Garage released a new called Journal last month. It’s an ink-first app for jotting down notes and other content with a stylus. It supports ink gestures, touch scrolling, and making a selection with a pen, which all allow you to quickly navigate the app with your stylus. Journal now has new features following an update, including custom ink support, pen pressure support, and the ability to easily insert images.

Microsoft breaks down what’s new in a recent post. Here’s what’s new for the Journal app:

  • Print and Export You can now print and export your journal pages to a printer, a PDF, or to OneNote. From the page menu or the navigation panel you can select what to include
  • Custom ink colors Tap the pen or pencil to reveal the new custom color picker you can choose
  • Support for pen pressure  From the Settings > Pen Settings menu you can now turn on pressure sensitivity for a more real-life pen and pencil feel. Requires a supported pen
  • Insert Images You’ll be able to easily insert images from the toolbar under the + icon. You can still copy and paste or drag and drop images manually as well
  • Bug fixes and performance It wouldn’t be a release without some behind the scenes user experience work. Journals should open more reliably, and general performance should feel better, too

You can grab the update now through the Microsoft Store.

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