The best things to do with the Freeform app on iOS 16

Apple has always done its best to try and give the best to its users and freeform is one of them. Imagine working from home and want to start a project with your teammates and you want to discuss it, but how are you going to do that if you don’t have the right space for it? This is where Apple stepped in and heroically solved the problem by launching a freeform app that is basically a whiteboard.

Apple had already talked about the freeform app at WWDC event in June and after a long wait, Apple has finally launched the app with iOS 16.2 software update. Currently, this application is available on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Let’s talk more about this app, shall we?

What is Free Form?

Freeform is a collaboration application. It is an Apple application designed for collaborative projects that allows users to get together on one big whiteboard and develop or brainstorm some ideas before merging them in real time into one big collaborative environment. You may take notes, draw diagrams, and exchange other types of material, such as videos, web links, photos, and PDF files.

The best things to do with the Freeform app on iOS:

  • On a board, you can pinch to zoom in or out, with the zoom level displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. There’s no limit to how far you can zoom out, so you can add as much to a board as you want or need.
  • If you are using an iPad, you can use an Apple Pencil to draw and write on the board. For iPhone users you have to use their fingers and Mac users can use their mouse to write and draw.
  • You can draw on a board, add a note, choose from over 700 different shapes, add a text box or link with an example, images and documents.
  • You can choose from about 700 different shapes. Examples: objects, animals, food, nature, characters, education, art, science, people, locations, activities, transportation, work, and accessories.
  • You can place multiple shapes on top of each other and even change the size and color of the shape. You can easily overlap things and even draw on the shapes.
  • You can import stuff right from the Photos or Files app, or even scan a document into the app.
  • Customization works wonders on this application. You can customize everything you’ve added, including their shape, size, color, and fonts.
  • If you ever feel like you’re running out of space to draw or write on, just zoom out of the screen a bit and slide in a different direction, this will give you more space.
  • Sticky notes can be added anywhere on the screen and in any color based on your choices. You have 7 colors to choose from for the look of your sticky note.
  • Freeform signs can be saved as a PDF document, printed or saved in applications.
  • Board links can be shared via email, SMS, WhatsApp messages, Instagram DMs and many others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can freeform apps work with Android devices?

Freeform is an exclusive app that only works with Apple devices, just like FaceTime. You can’t collaborate outside of the Apple ecosystem. That means Android users cannot take advantage of the freeform app.

Is the freeform app free?

absolutely yes! Freeform is completely free and there are no additional in-app purchases. You can even install the application for free.

Can you install the freeform app on iOS 16?

To use the freeform application, you must install iOS 16.2 or later. any software update lower than iOS 16.2 does not have this app.

How many people can collaborate on the same board in the freeform app?

According to Apple, you can have up to 100 users on one board at the same time. 100 users can be added to your group project board and they can also edit and write things on the board.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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