The news updates of beta versions of operating systems iOS 16.2, iPad OS 16.2 and macOS 13.1 brought with them new features, functions and applications that users with access to these versions have. One of them is free formthe collaborative work platform that will arrive on devices shortly.
This application has a basic concept that is to function as a muna virtual whiteboard in which you can carry out creative work, organize tasks, take notes, among other activities that may require the assistance or collaboration of other users who are free to modify the contents that is presented.
The interface design of free form allows users to create whiteboards or workspaces that can be stored independently and displayed as icons or lists, so that different Projects can have a space organization own without affecting others. In addition, the platform allows you to organize them in tabs including: All Whiteboards, Recent, Shared, Favorites, and Recently Deleted.
Each tab has a number on the far right that lets you see how many spaces have been created in each. In addition, a difference is made between those used for individual works and those that were established for collaborations with other users.
Within the specifications that were provided on the official Apple website about the operating system iPad OSit is indicated that the Apple Pencil has support in free formso users can have a full whiteboard experience where they can write and draw anywhere on the canvas that is available.
In addition, in the event that all that was available has been taken, users can rearrange the information and move it to another section because the workspace has no limits and can be done zoom so that more space is created in which it is possible to work.
On the other hand, there is a toolbar pop-up located at the bottom of the screen app and that it has available different styles of pens, markers and brushes that the user can have to take notes or create designs digital.
free form It also has a tool that allows the generation of adhesive notes that can be distributed within the space of worked and that facilitates the identification of important notes or, in any case, valuable information and suggestions during collaborative work sessions with other users.
The application space can be used for to attach GIFs, images, videos, documents, links, others media files or additional documents that can be previewed so that you don’t need to leave the whiteboard to analyze their content.
In the case of co-working spaces, users of free form they can also initiate calls by face time with their co-workers so that communication between them is fluid and situations of lack of coordination are avoided. Each member will appear on the screen while users work and the space is automatically updated to show the modifications made by the rest of the members.
To facilitate the collaborative workusers can access the setting of the participants located in the upper right corner of the app and activate the visibility of the cursors of the companions with whom the space of free form.