Windows news recap: Affinity apps get big updates, Windows 11 and Spotify integration teased, and more

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Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Affinity Publisher, Designer, and Photo apps update on Windows 10 and 11 with big improvements

Affinity has released an update for all of its image editing and designer apps. Publisher, Designer, and Photo all received the 1.10 update, dramatically increases speed, asset loading, and processing speed in all three apps.

Affinity Publisher app on Windows 10 and Windows 11
Affinity Publisher app on Windows 10 and Windows 11

Chief Product Officer Panos Panay teases new Windows 11 and Spotify integration

A new integration between Windows 11 and Spotify has been teased, showing that Spotify is integrated into the Alarm Clock, allowing users to play a given Spotify playlist.

Microsoft’s two OneNote apps for Windows are about to become one in 2022

The two OneNote apps on Windows are to be unified in 2022, becoming one app. The OneNote UWP app will not be pre-installed from Windows 11 onwards, and the Win32 app for OneNote will become the only OneNote app on Windows.

Microsoft's two onenote apps for windows are about to become one in 2022 - onmsft. Com - august 5, 2021

Panos Panay gives a first look at the new Windows 11 Snipping Tool

The Snipping Tool in Windows 11 has been shown off, showing some design improvements to the tool.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows news.