Microsoft is updating some of the apps that come preloaded with Windows 11. To start, the user will find a new version of the snipping tool that borrows quite a few features from Microsoft’s Snip & Sketch app.
To activate the program, the user has to press the “Win”, “Shift” and “S” keys on the keyboard simultaneously, then he has to select the part of the screen that he wants to capture. After taking a screenshot, you can find several tools that allow you to edit and annotate the image. With Windows 11, Snipping Tool also includes a dark mode and can be configured independently of the system theme.
Microsoft is also updating the Mail and Calendar apps in Windows 11. You can see that it now features rounded corners and “other tweaks” that should help make it more like a natural extension to the operating system.
Last but not least, the humble calculator app has received a lot of affection from Microsoft. It now also includes a dark mode that the user can set independently of Windows. The company also rewrote the program in C# in the hope that more people would contribute to its development on GitHub.
According to Dave Grochocki, Senior Program Manager for Windows Inbox Apps, Microsoft plans to release “more updates for the apps that come in Windows 11.” Look for previews for those arriving before the company launches Windows 11 later this year. In the meantime, you can test newly updated apps if you are using the Windows Insider Dev channel.
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