Whiteboard Alternatives

    Whiteboard is described as 'allows people to collaborate on projects through its whiteboard functionality and use of real time communication. Using webRTC it allows for in-browser video conferencing and its whiteboard feature allows any participant in the call' and is an website in the Education & Reference category. There are six alternatives to Whiteboard, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. The best alternative is Xournal++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Whiteboard are OpenBoard (Free, Open Source), xournal (Free, Open Source), Mural (Paid) and Limnu (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Xournal++ (a fork of Xournal) is a handwriting Notetaking software with PDF annotation support. Written in C++ with plattform independent GTK, supporting Linux, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Suse, macOS and Windows 10. Supports Pen input like Wacom Tablets.
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    2. OpenBoard is a cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland.
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    3. Xournal is an application for notetaking, sketching, keeping a journal using a stylus. It is free software (GNU GPL) and runs on Linux (recent distributions), Windows and other GTK+/Gnome platforms. It supports drawing and writing on pdf's.


      It hasn't been updated since 2017, but there is an active fork Xournal++

    4. MURAL is a visual collaboration workspace for modern teams. Based in the cloud, MURAL serves shared, digital whiteboards where teams visually explore complex challenges, facilitate design thinking methods and organize Agile processes across any device.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Whiteboards for your team. Draw together. Sketch, share, collaborate, and brainstorm with your remote team like never before. Integrated with Slack and other tools you already use.
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    5. Linux Electronic Whiteboard with Wiimote With this software you can build and operate a low-cost electronic whiteboard. You only need a wiimote, an IR pen and a great OS: gnu/linux.
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