OpenBoard Alternatives

    OpenBoard is described as 'cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenBoard for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, iPad, Windows, iPhone and Mac. The best alternative is Microsoft OneNote, which is free. Other great apps like OpenBoard are Miro (Freemium), Microsoft Whiteboard (Free), Conceptboard (Freemium) and Stormboard (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 30, 2021

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


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

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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.


      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

    5. Scribblar is a free online collaboration tool that is perfect for online tutoring. It features live audio, chat, whiteboard, image sharing, document sharing and more.
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    6. WBO is an online collaborative whiteboard that allows many users to draw simultaneously on a large virtual board. The board is updated in real time for all connected users, and its state is always persisted.
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    7. SMART Notebook collaborative learning software enable teachers bring interactivity to their classroom and engage their students. The SMART Notebook collaborative learning software is part of our family of interactive learning products for the classroom.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Cross-platform whiteboard solution, whether you're teaching or tutoring online, or you want to provide a more interactive experience for classroom teaching.
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    8. BaiBoard lets people collaborate across the Internet via: 1. Zoomable multi-page whiteboard. 2. Collaborative annotation on PDF docs. 3. Screen Sharing from iPad to web browser. FEATURE: * Collaborative, with easy-to-use drawing interface.
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    9. A digital workplace where your team can collaborate from anywhere in the world. Visualize your ideas on the Online-Whiteboard in realtime and easily track your working hours with the intuitive Time Tracker.
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