Use Windows Ink

Applies to: Windows 10

Jot sticky notes, sketch, and draw on screenshots with your pen in the Windows Ink Workspace.

The Windows Ink Workspace, where you can jot sticky notes, sketch, and draw on screen shots.

Select Windows Ink Workspace from the taskbar to open it. From here, you'll see Sticky Notes, sketchpad, and screen sketch.

Plus, quickly open the apps you use your pen with under Recently used.

Set reminders and more with Sticky Notes


Windows Ink Workspace works with Cortana to make Sticky Notes even more useful. Jot down reminders, doodle away, or note your next big idea.

Make a new Sticky Note by selecting Add Note , drag it around your screen, and change its size and color by selecting More .

Reminders from Sticky Notes

Write a reminder like "Call Mom at 4 PM," select the text in blue, and then add a reminder. Cortana will remind you later. Make a note with a flight number, and she'll use it to track your itinerary. Sticky notes can help you keep track of all kinds of things, such email addresses, home addresses, stock info, phone numbers—you name it.

Draw in the sketchpad


Use Sticky Notes to remind you

The sketchpad is a blank slate for you to draw whatever you want. Choose your writing instrument, including a ballpoint pen, pencil, or highlighter. Use Stencils—including a ruler or protractor—to guide your lines. Change the size of your brush strokes even as you draw them. If your hand slips, make fixes with different erasers.

When you're done, share it , copy it , or save it .

Add notes to screenshots using Snip & Sketch


Open Snip & Sketch and draw on whatever you're doing on your PC at that moment, or open a previous image. All sketchpad tools are in Snip & Sketch, from Stencils to line width to sharing and exporting.

image in Snip and Sketch