OpenBoard Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to OpenBoard for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Stylus Labs Write, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenBoard and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenBoard are Stormboard (Freemium), Spiral (Free, Open Source), Coccinella (Free, Open Source) and Voilà (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. Write is a word processor for handwriting, designed primarily for tablets with an active stylus. Write has the functionality of a vector drawing application, plus a unique set of tools which ease the editing of handwritten text.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Online Brainstorming and Collaboration. Brainstorm, organize, prioritize and act on the best ideas, in the same room or around the world, on a realtime sticky note whiteboard.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Spiral is a program that allows users to take notes in a format similar to a spiral notebook.
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    2. 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.

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      • 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.
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    3. 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

    4. 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
      • 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. Lorien is an infinite canvas drawing/note-taking app that is focused on performance, small savefiles and simplicity.
    6. ActivInspire interactive whiteboard software is a classroom teaching software from Promethean for easy, interactive lesson planning and delivery.
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