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.
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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.