Freeform (Apple)

Freeform is a digital whiteboarding application developed by Apple for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS devices, first revealed during the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference,[1] and officially launched on December 13, 2022, alongside iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS 13.1.[2] It allows users to create infinitely scaling canvases called "boards", which can display a range of inputs including text notes, photos, documents, and web links.[3] There are also a variety of pen and brush tools available on the iOS and iPadOS versions of the software, letting users add sketches or handwriting to their boards similar to the tools available in the Notes app, which are compatible with the Apple Pencil.[4]

Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseDecember 13, 2022 (2022-12-13)
Operating systemiOS (16.2–), iPadOS (16.2–) and macOS (13.1–)
PlatformiPhone, iPad, Mac

The app is designed to encourage brainstorming and enable real-time collaboration between users, with support for FaceTime and iCloud syncing.[5]


  1. Mehta, Ivan (2022-11-09). "Apple's Freeform aims to be a collaborative whiteboard for everyone". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2022-12-29.
  2. "Apple launches Freeform: a powerful new app designed for creative brainstorming and collaboration". Apple (Press release). 13 December 2022.
  3. "iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1 Betas Introduce Freeform App". MacRumors. Retrieved 2022-12-29.
  4. "Freeform whiteboard drawing on iPad". Apple Support. Retrieved 2023-01-29.
  5. "Apple Launches 'Creative Brainstorming' Freeform App". PCMag Australia. 2022-12-14. Retrieved 2022-12-29.

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