Microsoft Research is working on a new project, a garage app by the name of Plumbago, which is supposed to combine the best features of both OneNote and Fresh Paint and turn them into one super app. According to Winbeta:
The new app was revealed by Tweeter @h0x0d or “Walking Cat”, who found Plumbago’s help page on Microsoft’s research website, and also remarked on its resemblance to Microsoft OneNote. Another user found out that “Plumbago” is also a name of a Microsoft peripheral product, a mouse to be exact, which suggests that the current name is only a placeholder, and something more fitting for a note-taking program will come further in the pipeline.
The UI is described as resembling Fresh Paint, though all of the tools are derived from OneNote, such as Grid View, Highlighter, and Pen and Pencil. The homepage, which can be viewed below, should look very familiar to users of Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app and Samsung’s S-Note app.
There’s not too much info on the app other than what was discovered on the help page, which can be viewed here, but you can take a look at the screen shots below. We’ll provide more information on this new app as it becomes available.