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Apple Introduces the Collaborative Whiteboard Tool Freeform

The Freeform app was introduced by Apple at its WWDC keynote event earlier this year and is compatible with iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.

With its iOS 16.2 update, Apple released the Freeform app on Tuesday. With the new software, users may collaborate on projects on an “infinite canvas” with up to 99 people. It functions like a whiteboard.

The tool, intended for use with Apple gadgets, enables users to add photographs, files, drawings, links, and notes to a shared virtual canvas.

Additionally, the software supports connection with FaceTime and iMessage. Users may start conversations using the app’s buttons and invite participants using FaceTime or iMessage.

To collaborate with peers effortlessly, users must enable iCloud syncing. Buttons are accessible at the top and bottom of the screen thanks to the app’s straightforward UI.

On a cellular network, the app takes some time to display updates made by collaborators, but it does so far more quickly when connected to WiFi.

The business noted in a blog post that the software is “built for creative brainstorming and collaboration” and supports a variety of assets like photographs, video, audio, documents, PDFs, website connections, map locations, and more.

Earlier this year, during its WWDC keynote, Apple revealed the Freeform app. It is compatible with iOS, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1 on iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.