Windows Ink Workspace

The Windows 10 anniversary update released in early August 2016, came bundled with many new features. one of the interesting and useful feature was the “Windows Ink Workspace” primarily targeted at devices which has touch and pen capabilities.

This feature makes it fast and fluid to use a stylus with your Windows 10 powered device to execute certain productive tasks.

This feature can be accessed via the system tray on your task bar. After the anniversary update is installed, look for an icon with a pen.


Clicking on this icon will open a detailed menu with the apps available to be used (similar to the start menu). Furthermore, the menu will also give an option to visit the Microsoft app store to download additional apps which supports Windows Ink.


The three default apps Screen sketch, Sketchpad and Sticky Notes are quite interesting and have its own diversification of usefulness.

By tapping the Screen sketch it captures the desktop with whichever the application opened as a print shot to allow us to do annotations, etc. 


On the top right hand corner, another sub menu with options are presented for editing and sharing.

The sketch pad will open a window to sketch and color drawings and it goes to an extent to use a ruler to draw fine straight line.


Of course, we all know about the use and how to use the sticky note application.

To enable or disable the Windows Ink Workspace, right click on the task bar and select or de select the option.


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