Here’s a tip on how to use Sketch and Markup with any iOS 13 iPhone or iPad and any macOS Catalina Mac


With the introduction of iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, Apple has made it easier than ever to sketch and markup documents, images, and screenshots. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or Mac running these operating systems, follow these simple steps to leverage the Sketch and Markup features:

Sketch and Markup on iOS devices:

  • Open the document, image, or screenshot you want to annotate.
  • Tap the Edit button (pencil icon) to enter editing mode.
  • Look for the Markup button (it resembles a toolbox) and tap it.
  • You’ll now have a variety of tools at your disposal, such as the pen, pencil, highlighter, eraser, shapes, and more.
  • Select a tool and start sketching or annotating directly on the screen using your finger or Apple Pencil (if your device supports it).
  • Use the color palette to choose different colors and the thickness slider to adjust line thickness.
  • When you’re finished, tap Done to save your changes.

Sketch and Markup on macOS devices:

  • Open the document, image, or screenshot you want to annotate.
  • Click the Markup toolbar button. It looks like a pencil hovering over a document.
  • You’ll see a set of annotation tools on the toolbar, including the pen, pencil, highlighter, shapes, and more.
  • Choose a tool and start sketching or annotating on the document using your trackpad or mouse.
  • Use the color options and line thickness slider to customize your annotations.
  • If you need to add text, click the Text tool and click on the document to type.
  • Once you’re done, click Done or simply close the document to save your changes.

Syncing Annotations:

  • If you’re using the same Apple ID and iCloud on both your iOS device and Mac, your annotations will automatically sync across devices.
  • This means you can start sketching or marking up on your iPhone or iPad and continue working on the same document on your Mac seamlessly.

By utilizing the Sketch and Markup features on your iOS 13 device and macOS Catalina Mac, you can easily annotate documents, images, and screenshots. Whether it’s for personal use, work, or collaboration, these built-in tools provide a convenient way to add visual elements and annotations to your digital content. So go ahead, unleash your creativity, and make your mark!