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- Microsoft has provided some interesting app updates through the latest build version.
- The Calculator, Calendar, Mail, and Snip Toll apps have received visual enhancements.
- Some apps even have useful additional features, according to Microsoft.
- The Redmond-based company has promised that more built-in tools will receive upgrades soon.
If we go back a bit in the past, most Windows 11 apps didn’t seem to be part of the new operating system and looked like the native Windows 10 ones.
In the months that Windows 11 was available for active testing, most of the apps we use on the upcoming OS got the Fluent look.
Some of them will even get new features but make no mistake thinking that we will receive all this new content in one fell swoop.
Microsoft is indeed giving us an improved experience, but we will have to be patient as they will do so gradually.
Calendar, Mail, Calculator and Capture Tool apps are updated
Microsoft is improving some of the built-in apps available in Windows 11, and Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel can now test new updates to the Snipping Tool, Calculator, Mail, and Calendar apps.
Most of these updates are minor, but all are designed to match the new visual style of the new operating system.
The tech company is replacing the classic Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch apps in Windows 11 with a new Snipping Tool app that combines the best features of both.
The keyboard shortcut Win + Shift + S will be the primary way to take a screenshot in Windows 11, and it will activate the capture menu with various options to select the content to capture.
Once you’ve taken the screenshot, the Snipping tool includes editing options for cropping, annotations, and more. Microsoft is even finally adding a dark mode to the capture tool, to match your Windows 11 theme.
The Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 11 have also been updated to match the new visual style of the operating system.
We’ve added rounded corners and other tweaks to make them look like Windows 11.
The calculator app also benefits from some minor improvements that will allow you to set a theme separate from what you use in the rest of Windows.
The Redmond-based tech company also rewrote the calculator in C #, allowing developers to contribute improvements on GitHub.
Even more to come from Microsoft
In the Windows Insider blog post where Dave Grochocki spoke about updating and changing these apps, the Microsoft official also said there is more to come.
All the apps that will ship as part of Windows 11 will receive a similar treatment, ranging from a visual overhaul to acquiring useful new features.
So that means more and more apps will be updated over the next few weeks, with each new version released by Microsoft.
Basically, by next week, other built-in tools will transition smoothly into the future.
Which app do you mainly want to see redesigned on Windows 11? Let us know in the comments section below.