Surely technology has improved our lives tremendously in recent years, but we all have to agree that it sometimes makes us a bit sloppy when it comes to the real world. For instance, nobody likes to handwrite anymore. And why should they, when there’s always a laptop or a smartphone there to do all the work for us?
But what about the following scenario: a solar eruption occurs, and most of our fine-tuned tech toys go down. What else can you use to write down your ideas and emails? A physical paper, of course! But why wouldn’t we try to have the best of both worlds? That’s what Microsoft seems to have in mind.
Microsoft’s inking feature lands in September
It’s time to hold on to your pens and get ready to doodle your emails! Microsoft is spicing up the Outlook app in Windows 11 by adding inking support. This means that starting this September, you’ll be able to scribble handwritten notes, hilarious sketches, and doodle your way through boring emails using your digital pen, finger, or even a plain old mouse, according to XDA. In other words, Microsoft is really going all artsy-fartsy with this one! It’s like bringing your inner Picasso out and right to your inbox.
But wait, the good news is not over. The upcoming inking feature isn’t just for the cool kids with touch-enabled devices. Even if you’re using a non-touch laptop/desktop PC, you can still join the party – just tap away on that trusty keyboard, meaning that you can simply use your mouse or touchpad.
Microsoft seems to be on a mission to make the new Outlook app as packed with powerful features as its ancient desktop cousin. This means that if you’re a Windows 11 user, you should keep your eyes peeled for the update in question in September… or maybe later, who knows? Let’s hope that nothing gets too “inked” along the way!