Use Windows Ink

The Windows Ink Workspace is your one-stop shop for everything you do with your pen.

Windows Ink workspace

Select the pen icon to open the workspace. From here, you can open your Sticky Notes, sketchpad, or draw all over whatever you're doing on your PC using screen sketch.

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

Set reminders and more with Sticky Notes

We all love Sticky Notes, and the Windows Ink Workspace collaborates with Cortana to make them even more useful.

Sticky Notes are a space to jot down reminders, doodle away, or write down your next big idea. Make a new one by selecting the Add Note button, move them around, and change their size. Shake up their colors by selecting the More button and then choosing Color.

Compose the next Mona Lisa in the sketchpad

Image of the sketchpad and the digital ruler.

The sketchpad is a blank slate for you to draw whatever you want or need in. Use the ruler to get just the right angle, and change the size of your brush strokes even as you draw them. Once your masterpiece is ready, you can share it , copy it , or save it .

Draw all over your screen using screen sketch

Open screen sketch and you draw all over 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.


Article ID: 27941 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 6