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Apple releases Freeform app, a whiteboard for collaborations 

Apple has released Freeform app with iOS 16.2 update. | Photo credit: Special Arrangement

Apple launched the Freeform app on Tuesday with the iOS 16.2 update. The new app works like a whiteboard that allows users to work on an “infinite canvas” with up to 99 friends.

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Intended for collaborations across Apple products, the app allows users to add photos, files, drawings, links, and notes to a virtual canvas that can be shared with friends.

The app also comes with iMessage and FaceTime integration support. Users can start a discussion using buttons in the app to connect with collaborators via iMessage or FaceTime.

Users must enable iCloud sync to enjoy a seamless experience when collaborating with friends. However, the app itself has a simple interface with access to buttons at the top and bottom of the screen.

The app takes some time to reflect changes made by contributors on a cellular network, but is significantly faster on WiFi connectivity.

Describing the app as “designed for creative brainstorming and collaboration,” the app supports a wide variety of files, including photos, video, audio, documents, PDF website links, map locations, and more, the company shared in a blog post.

Apple announced the Freeform app at its WWDC keynote event earlier this year. It is available on iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks that support iOS and iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1.

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