Freeform 4+

Bring your ideas to life


    • 4.4 • 9.3K Ratings
    • Free



Freeform is a great place to bring your ideas to life. Sketch out a project, design a mood board or start a brainstorming session on a flexible canvas that supports almost any kind of file. And with iCloud, all your boards stay in sync, whether you’re on your Mac, your iPad or your iPhone.


Unleash your creativity
• Add photos, video, audio, documents, PDFs, web links, stickies and more anywhere on a Freeform board, perfect for creating a digital pinboard, collecting research for a school project or gathering inspiration for your home renovation.
• Use your finger, or Apple Pencil on a compatible iPad, to draw anywhere on the canvas. Choose from a variety of brush styles and colours.
• Create beautiful diagrams with a library of over 700 shapes and alignment guides to help make your document look just the way you’d like.
• Scan paper documents with the built-in document scanner to archive documents and even annotate them if you’d like, directly on the board.

Collaborate with others
• Invite your friends or colleagues into your board for real-time collaboration. Freeform brings people together into a shared space for creativity, whether you’re at your desk or on the go. Easily invite others via email, link or Messages.
• Brainstorm together with up to 100 collaborators in the same board.
• Communicate with Messages or FaceTime. When you’re working on a board with others, you can jump into the associated Messages conversation or start a FaceTime call with your collaborators with a single tap.

Certain features are available only in selected languages and regions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

Lver ,

Amazing app ever, still have a little issue,I have a suggestion

To be frank, I really appreciate that you make this app, it encourage me to do maid-map more, literately, I scarcely do it, but with this app,I will try and try, especially on the iPad with Apple Pencil, it’s convenient and modern, but the current use situation is very unstable, such as handwritten notes too much, will be stuck, and crash; I think it's a little rigid, given that multiplayer collaboration requires a lot more data processing and requires a lot less complexity and playability. My suggestion is that it can be separated. For example, a "share with others" can be added to the Settings. The "Yes" section of the page can give priority to "share", and take away some of the complexity and playability. "No" allows users to create their own random thoughts. I'm sure the iPad pro will handle the personal part more than adequately.
That’s all I want to say, I can’t help saying it’s an amazing app, a wonderful job, although there are already another mind-map apps, but I even don’t give it a look, I think this is the best app ever, thanks to you, thanks to ,❤️

darkvisor ,

Not ready for prime time. Sausage stylus

In summary, it’s not ready for prime time. I would not use this for any real work. I’m including my experience with both iPadOS and later with macOS. Now onto the details. First, no pressure sensitivity? Might as well use a sausage instead of my $100+ Apple Pencil. Next, I lost about a couple of hours of work. I went from using my iPad Pro and moved over to Freeform on my MacBookPro and bam, the board loaded only half of the content. I went back to my iPad Pro and watched as the content disappeared before my eyes. For the macOS version, there’s no pen/drawing tools. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that would like to use my pen tablet to take notes and draw on my Mac. And not only that, people still like to use their mouse to draw quick things (like arrows or circle something). I just don’t get it, it’s on the iPad but they turned it off for Mac, seems like more work for them not to include basic drawing functionality. Finally, it’s 2022, and still no 2 finger tap = undo, no 3 finger redo? Panning and zooming is terrible on the mac. Usually on desktop, shortcuts like holding down the space bar will allow you to pan, but not in Freeform, you have to grab tiny scrollbars and manually drag to navigate the board. Implement what every other design tool does: Space to pan, Hold Cmd and zoom wheel to zoom in/out. I’m just really disappointed in how bad this is, I was really looking forward to it.


Freeform is optimistically a Tool in planning

I never heard of this application until it showed up on my iPhone in one of the more IOS 16 recent updates. As a creative myself, I was so excited to try and expand ways to make this work for me in several aspects of my passion projects and potentially professional projects. I can’t do that at this time because some tweaks have to be done to iCloud on Apple’s end. I’ve already toggled on the sync to iCloud and everything that I added on my MacBook (including a whole board )does not show up on my iPhone. I was willing to hold out on this review but the final straw was me taking the time to update my iPad to iPad OS 16, something I was looking forward to making use of Free form on- yet nothing showed up. Not a board, a note, nothing. And sync was turned on. This might be a iCloud issue, a Freeform application issue, or maybe both but the bottom line is nothing can be done from my end. I have 2 TB of iCloud storage and the fact that the key purpose of iCloud is to have your important information synced adds to my skepticism that I don’t trust it all the way 100%. So many creatives are looking forward to this and hopefully want to rely on this within both personal and professional formats. Apple please don’t let us and anyone else with a creative spark down.

Update - the sync updated and deleted something I spent an hour on creating. Apple & iCloud has to do better with the millions people pay for this service.

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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