Jot sticky notes, sketch, and draw on screenshots with your pen in the Windows Ink Workspace.
If you don't have a pen, you can turn on the workspace and write using a mouse or your fingers by right-clicking or pressing on the taskbar, and then selecting Show Windows Ink Workspace button.
Select the pen icon to open the workspace. From here, you can open your Sticky Notes, sketchpad, or screen sketch.
Plus, quickly open the apps you use your pen with under Recently used.
Pen not working? You might need to pair it in Settings. Find out more here.
Windows Ink Workspace collaborates with Cortana to make Sticky Notes even more useful. Jot down reminders, doodle away, or write down your next big idea.
Make new notes by selecting the Add Note button, move them around, and change their size and color by selecting the More button.
The sketchpad is a blank slate for you to draw whatever you want. Use the ruler to get just the right angle, and change the size of your brush strokes even as you draw them. When you're done, share it , copy it , or save it .
Open screen sketch to draw on whatever you're doing on your PC at that moment. All your sketchpad tools are here, from the ruler to line width to sharing and exporting.
To open the Windows Ink Workspace when you click the eraser button on your pen, customize your pen button in Settings. You can even set the workspace to open when your PC is locked.
Article ID: 17207 - Last Review: 2 Dec 2016 - Revision: 26