Apple Previews New 'Freeform' App to Work Collaboratively

Apple today previewed an all-new app called Freeform to work collaboratively on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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The Freeform app offers a flexible digital canvass to work collaboratively in real-time via FaceTime, featuring full support for the Apple Pencil when using an ‌iPad‌. Users can add images, notes, scribbles, documents, web links, PDFs, and more, and view others' contributions as they add content or make edits.

Collaborators can start a session from ‌FaceTime‌ and see the updates from other users directly in a Messages thread. Freeform will come to iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura later this year.

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Top Rated Comments

GhostOS Avatar
27 months ago
RIP all the current premium iPadOS collaborating apps that are demanding subscription payments.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
walterpaisley Avatar
27 months ago
This is going to be somewhat useless for business collaboration if there's no web accessible version for non-Mac users. Hopefully they release a web-enabled version like they already have for Pages etc.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Danfango Avatar
27 months ago
That makes those of us fed up of GoodNotes sync issues very happy ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
27 months ago
Now THIS is pod-racing!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
27 months ago
Very excited to try this out!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
27 months ago

I wonder what Disney thinks of this name.

Disney owns a channel called Freeform, formerly named ABC Family.
Trademarks are filed into categories or classes; so Apple's Freeform won't be in the same as Disney's.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)