Apple iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 Is introducing the Freeform This app is for creating sketches and brainstorming ideas. and Collaboration with others in projects Freeform It is basically a blank canvas you can use to do anything.

This guide highlights the There are many tools you can use the Freeform app on the iPhone and the iPad.


There are hundreds to choose from. “clip art” Available shapes in FreeformOver the These categories are: Basic, Geometry and Objects. Animals, Food. Nature. Symbols. Education. Arts. Science. People. Places. Activities. Transportation. Work. and Ornaments.

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You You can stack multiple shapes on top one another using layering and change the You can color them, draw on them, or resize with drag. and drop gestures, break the Each component piece is distinct and You can manipulate the Design, add borders, group them together and adjust the opacity. and more. There are many tools that can be used to create shapes in your projects.

Images, Scans, and Documents

The Freeform App supports all types of documents You Photos can be added and Videos directly from your Camera roll in the Photos app, or take a photo with your ‌iPhone‌ or your ‌iPad‌.

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‌Photos‌ and You can resize videos added to your project with drag and drop gestures, cropped, viewed in full, and Layered with other images and shapes.

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You Scan documents using the ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌’s camera in You can choose from either black or color and Add various documents to iCloud Drive or any link from Safari. Links and Shown are files in little card-like tiles and You can also reorganize the arrangement the Canvas with Drag and drop gestures and Layered over images, shapes, and Other files to see the documents you have added.


With the Freeform You can also add digital sticky notes to the app, or post-it notes as Apple calls it. Stickies are basically the Same as the Stickies App is available for Mac. You It is possible to make changes the You can choose from seven different colors of Stickies and Add text.

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On an ‌iPad‌, you can use an Apple Pencil to write directly on one of the Stickies are great, but you have many formatting options, such as bold, bullet lists and different font sizes, if you’re using typed text. and more.

Text Insertion

Use the Text box: Any typed text can be placed anywhere on the page. the Freeform canvas. Text can be as short or long as you wish. and All of the Standard formatting options allow you to modify font, color and size. and Bolding and alignment are two styles that can be used. and underlining.

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Freeform Has the Similar set of tools to Markup. You Draw with your finger the ‌iPhone‌, or on the ‌iPad‌, with an ‌Apple Pencil‌. There are markers, pens and pencils. and You have a variety of crayons to choose, each with an adjustable opacity or color. and Line thickness

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You An eraser is also available, which can be used to select items from your canvas. and A lasso fill tool, which fills in lines you draw.


Freeform supports a large range of colors. You You can choose a single color from a grid or a color from the spectrum interface. Sliders are also available. Or, you can manually type. in Color hex codes that correspond to a particular shade. You can save your favorite colors. the Bottom of the interface, and Any color can have its opacity adjusted.

A tool that matches any color is available from the eyedropper to match it. the canvas.

Object Movement

Any object in You can find more information at Freeform You can quickly arrange documents and Drag to resize and drop gestures. Tapping allows you to send an object by tapping. the “Back” Or the “Front” You can layer, but there is no real layer.

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Lockable objects are possible in place, duplicated, and Constrained or unconstrained in Useful if you need to alter one dimension and It is not the other.

File Management

Freeform You can save your boards as a PDF file or print them out. and They can be saved to Files apps as well. and Dropbox. You You can also text or email. and Otherwise, share links to boards and other information with others.

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Multiple boards

You Multiple can be combined Freeform These boards can be used as icons, or as a listing. and sorted in You can organize your boards in many different ways, such as by date or name. You can organize many boards by joining groups. and You will also find sections for Recents and Shared. and Favorites.

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Freeform It was designed to be used as a tool for collaboration. and You can share Freeform boards with other ‌iPhone‌ and ‌iPad‌ users. All Freeform Participants on boards can participate in the Same board, but with images, text, and links. and More for group brainstorming sessions

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Changes made Freeform Boards are synced by all users in Real time. However, it is important to note that the collaboration has not been fully developed during this period. the Beta testing is an option

Accessibility and Device compatibility

Apple’s Freeform App available on the ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and Mac. It requires iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2To work, you can use macOS Ventura 13.1 or. and It is an independent app and will not work on devices that cannot run these updates.