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Microsoft Whiteboard Alternatives

Microsoft Whiteboard is described as 'Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together' and is a Whiteboard in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Whiteboard for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Xournal++, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Whiteboard are OpenBoard, Miro, Excalidraw and xournal.

Microsoft Whiteboard alternatives are mainly Whiteboards but may also be Note-taking Tools or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Whiteboard.
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Meet the freeform digital canvas where ideas, content, and people come together.

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  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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    Doesn't have an infinite canvas and shape recognition like Microsoft Whiteboard. Is more a note taking app than a whiteboard.

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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.

    Almost everyone thinks OpenBoard is a great alternative to Microsoft Whiteboard.

  3. Scalable, secure, cross-device and enterprise-ready team collaboration tool for distributed teams.

  4. Excalidraw is an open-source whiteboard tool that lets you easily sketch diagrams that have a hand-drawn feel to them. Available directly online as a web app and also through CodeSandbox to easily see how the code works, and the app is available for self-hosting.

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


  6. Conceptboard goes beyond the idea of online whiteboards and adds realtime collaboration, document sharing, visual feedback, task management, live meetings and more.

    Our discussion around facebook app in this tool
  7. Concepts is the digital design sketchbook of the future. It’s powerful, flexible and smart, so you can go from quick sketches to beautiful and precise illustrations in a single app.

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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Kinopio is a visual thinking tool for new ideas and hard problems. Used for note taking, planning, journaling, and diagramming – by yourself or collaboratively.

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    Drawboard PDF

    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    The top AEC PDF app to markup and manage drawings and documents. Ideal for replacing pen and paper, avoid printing documents again by using our intuitive feature set that makes marking up a PDF easy.

  10. FigJam is an online whiteboard from Figma, made for designers to ideate and brainstorm with their extended teams. It’s for defining user problems, looking for inspiration, and exploring ideas.

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