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Open Source OpenBoard Alternatives

The best open source alternative to OpenBoard is Xournal++. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenBoard and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to OpenBoard are xournal, Excalidraw, Coccinella and Lorien.

OpenBoard alternatives are mainly Whiteboards but may also be Note-taking Tools or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenBoard.
This page was last updated Jun 9, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. Xournal++

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  2. 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.

    Discontinued

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



  3. 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.

  4. Coccinella

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

    Discontinued

    The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

  5. Lorien

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lorien is an infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity.



  6. Dash by Plotly

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Dash is a Python framework for building analytical web applications. No JavaScript required.

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  7. Spiral

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.

  8. Voilà

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Voilà turns Jupyter notebooks into standalone web applications. Each user connecting to the Voilà tornado application gets a dedicated Jupyter kernel which can execute the callbacks to changes in Jupyter interactive widgets.

  9. Whiteboard

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Whiteboard 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.

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  10. Open Sankoré

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Sankoré software is an interactive white board software. Certainly one of the most exciting projects related to open education. It offers the opportunity to teach differently while using current teaching tools.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.5.1, released in May 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website. OpenBoard is a fork of this project

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