I missed this announcement back in December.
Apple launches Freeform: a powerful new app designed for creative brainstorming and collaboration
It was mentioned in the recent Vision Pro announcements, which made me wonder initially what it was.
Freeform helps users organise and visually lay out content on a flexible canvas, giving them the ability to see, share, and collaborate all in one place without worrying about layouts or page sizes. Users can add a wide range of files and preview them inline without ever leaving the board. Designed for collaboration, Freeform makes it easier than ever to invite others to work on a board together. Users can even collaborate with others while on a FaceTime call. Freeform boards are stored in iCloud, so users can stay in sync across devices.
I discovered it was already on my iPad, so I opened it up.
It looks like a great planning tool, I did wonder if it would be useful for sketch notes, it could be, but it is missing many of the functions that I use in Paper by WeTransfer.
I currently use Miro for this kind of thing, one of the challenges with using Freeform is that others I work with may not have access to it.
So for individual note taking I think this could be a possibility, so will give it a go.