Apple seeds macOS Ventura 13.1 release candidate with Freeform app

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.1 release candidate to developers with Freeform app. This app was announced during WWDC 2022 for both iPadOS and macOS, and Apple has just started testing it with developers.

macOS Ventura 13.0 was released to the public with Stage Manager for improved multitasking, improvements to gaming, enhanced continuity features, and updates to first-party apps like Safari, Mail, Spotlight, Messages, and more.

macOS Ventura 13.1 beta

macOS Ventura 13.1 beta

December 7 – Apple has seeded the release candidate to developers.

December 1 – Apple has released the fourth beta to developers.

November 16 – Apple has released the third beta to developers. This update fixes some issues with the Freeform app.

November 8 – Apple has released the second beta to developers. As per the release notes, the below issue with the TV app has been fixed:

  • Play tracking (Up Next, and Top Shelf Update) won’t work for all platforms.

October 26 – In the release notes, Apple has shared a number of known issues with the Freeform app, so we don’t recommend that you use it for important work yet.

  • Can’t delete boards while offline, or if iCloud data is disabled for Freeform. (100294085)
    • Workaround: Go to Settings (System Setting on macOS) > Apple ID > iCloud, then in the Apps using iCloud section, toggle Freeform to On.
  • Adding or removing collaborators can fail while attempting to change share settings. (101186059)
    • Workaround: Close the share sheet and try to add or remove the participants again.
  • Inserting a sticky or a file might result in an unexpected error. (100883621)
    • Workaround: Quit and relaunch Freeform.

If your Mac was already enrolled in Apple’s developer beta program, you should be able to update to the new beta by going to System Preferences > General > Software Update. If you are not in the beta program, you can register with the Apple Developer Center for $99/year, which will allow you to enroll your Mac and receive beta updates.

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