OneNote for Mac lets you find and copy text from images

Microsoft OneNote for Mac has received support for optical character recognition (OCR) in its latest update. OCR allows users to find text in images in OneNote, and comes alongside other helpful improvements, such as reducing clutter while viewing shared notebooks, and the ability to close a window without quitting the app.

In addition to finding text, you'll be able to use OneNote's OCR to copy text found in images, allowing you to bring it right into your notes and edit it if needed. For now, OneNote will use OCR to let you find text in new images in your notebooks. Microsoft expects to add OCR support for existing images in a future update.

As for the other changes in OneNote 15.7.1, you can now hide author initials from the View tab when looking at a shared notebook. You can also now close the OneNote window without quitting the app.

The latest version of OneNote for Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store.