I believe that many friends have upgraded Windows 11. The clean and tidy interface is really good! Entering the interface of Windows 11, you can see the icons in the center of the taskbar. These icons contain some applications that we often use, such as calculators.
Some of these apps have added some new features, and some have undergone some changes in appearance. Let’s take a look at the changes in these apps in the new version today.
01, alarm clock and clock
First of all, let’s take a look at this “alarm and clock”. Its specific location is in the first icon. On the whole, it has not changed much from the previous version. Microsoft has added the Focus Sessions function to the Windows 11 clock application.
The Focus Timer in the function of Focus Sessions is equivalent to a timer. For example, if you are going to write a PPT within half an hour, you can set the task to half an hour and it will remind you when the time is up.
At the same time, you can also add tasks to the Microsoft To Do to-do list, which is equivalent to a note book to remind you of your schedule. There is also a Daily Progress, which can set daily goals.
The Focus Sessions feature also supports Spotify music integration. You can connect your account to Spotify, play music in the Focus Sessions interface of “Alarm and Clock”, and use music to keep you focused.
And there is a mute button inside to prevent being disturbed by sudden calls. Let’s take a look at the new changes in the drawing.
02 、 Drawing
As early as 2017, Microsoft wanted to cancel this application and turn it into an application that needed to be downloaded. For various reasons, it did not cancel this application in the end. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, has designed a new look for Paint in Windows 11 and cancelled Paint 3D.
The drawing function selection area in Windows 10 is on the top and right. In Windows 11, the function selection area for drawing is only above, and the interface is cleaner and simpler.
Calculator is a powerful function of Windows. There are scientific calculations, unit conversion, trigonometric functions, linear algebra, programmer mode, etc. These functions involve mathematics, coding, etc. And Windows 11 adds a new theme setting on the basis of these functions. You can set different themes for your calculator.
Microsoft has also rewritten the calculator application in C# and open sourced it, which allows the public to write new functions for the calculator on GitHub.
04 Screenshot tool
Microsoft executive Dave Grochocki said in a tweet that the new Snipping Tool application will replace the classic Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch applications.
Use the shortcut key “Win + Shift + S” to take a screenshot. The screenshot function includes rectangular cropping, free-form cropping, Windows cropping and full-screen cropping.
After selecting the type of screenshot you want, the Snipping Tool will provide editing tools. The editing tools include annotations, improved cropping and more. You can edit your screenshots according to the screenshots you want.
Finally, let’s take a look at the calendar.
The position of the calendar has not changed. They are all in the lower right corner, with some slight adjustments. Click it in and there is a triangle tip that pulls up, and the calendar appears when you click it.
In appearance, it has become a rounded interface, and the calendar interface is integrated with the Windows 11 interface, which looks more comfortable.
In short, these applications such as calculators and calendars are more compatible with Windows 11 in terms of design. Both the location and the appearance make it look neater and cleaner. So do you like these updated apps?