If you are looking an online whiteboard where you can create sketches with other people, Whiteboard is the perfect solution. It’s free, easy to use, and compatible with both computers and portable devices.
Another positive point is that no need to create an account to use it. As soon as you enter you will have at your disposal a large white canvas on which to unleash your creativity.
Paint with other people in real time
At the bottom we find the five tools available: brush, text, erase, undo and color selection. As we can see, Whiteboard is committed to simplicity and speed.
At the bottom left we have the option to name each creation, and next to it there is a button with which we can access the history (other sketches), create a new whiteboard, and turn on shape detection.
This is very useful, since we can create rectangles or circles very quickly. The video below shows how it is able to recognize shapes when this option is activated:
The following must be taken into account keyboard shortcuts:
- Keep space: continue painting without clicking
- R + Click / space: draw a rectangle
- C + Click / space: draw a circle
- Hold SHIFT: draw a straight line
Anyway, the star functionality is being able to share your board with other people and paint all together in real time. The possibilities are endless, from creating logo sketches, organizing a presentation to playing Pictinonary.
In fact, there is a plugin for Slack with which you can create a new whiteboard with a simple keyboard shortcut.
Everything you’ve created it will be saved until you clear your browser’s cache, something that can be useful in some occasions and catastrophes in others. An important point to keep in mind.
As a request, it would be nice if I let you download each of the creations, although you can always choose a screenshot. Anyway, it is a new tool and surely more options will be added in the coming months.
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