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Embedding Websites and Attaching Documents

12th December 2022


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Jacob Woolcock

12th December 2022

Jacob Woolcock



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Sometimes with a Freeform Board you might want to embed content from other apps and locations. Whether that’s a website URL, a spreadsheet from Numbers, a location from Maps or many other things – Freeform makes this process easy and incredibly helpful. In this short and easy-to-follow tutorial I’ll show you how to embed different types of content onto your Freeform Board and what you can do with it once it’s on there.


My plan to visit Japan is coming along nicely, but I want to start adding in some more rich media so that I can access links to book tickets for things, or listen to music, or find my shopping list document when I get there.

So I’ve opened up Safari here I’ve got a link for the Tokyo Tower website.

All I’m going to do is either Copy and Paste that link or simply Drag-and-Drop it like this and drop it on my Freeform Board.

You’ll notice as soon as I Paste it on my page that it loads a rich preview of that website.

That means it’s a nice big featured image, the website title and URL are all visible.

Of course I can click on it to go back to the website at any time, but it also looks really nice on my Board and it means I can easily access that data in the future.

I can resize it, but at the moment it’s locked the proportions so I can only stretch it diagonally.

No worries! If I Right Click I can untick Constrain Proportions and then I can resize it however I like.

You can embed pretty much anything into a Freeform Board – whether that’s a Pages document, or a Numbers spreadsheet or even a Playlist in Apple Music.

Here there’s a Playlist which perhaps I might like to listen to on the flight.

And if I copy the link to that playlist and then I paste it in Freeform, just like the website, I’ll get a nice rich preview with the cover artwork and more details underneath.

It’s worth exploring just what you can actually put on a Freeform Board because it’s so much more than I expected when I first saw the app.

You really can add a really wide selection of rich content onto your Boards.

In the next video I’ll show you how you can add Annotations, even though you can’t use your touchscreen on a Mac.

So join me there in a second and I’ll show you a really cool trick.

About Freeform
The Freeform app is a versatile digital canvas developed by Apple, designed for creative brainstorming and collaborative projects. It allows users to freely sketch, write, and organise ideas visually and supports real-time collaboration.

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