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Some Great Apps to Turn your iPad Into An Interactive Whiteboard

January 22, 2016
Visual whiteboarding is a great way to enhance the intelligibility of your teachable content in class. You can use it to add explicative strength to your lessons and boost students understanding. Visual whiteboarding consists of creating interactive visual representations of data with the help of things such as drawings, sketches, charts, shapes, diagrams…etc. In the collection below, we have curated for you some of the best iPad and Android apps that will enable you to turn your tablet into an interactive whiteboard. Check then out and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to the list. Enjoy

iPad Apps

1- Paper

“Now Paper gives you the power to create diagrams, charts, and wireframes at the speed of thought. Think Kit adds three new tools—Diagram, Cut, and Fill. Powered by the Intention Engine™, Think Kit helps you quickly create powerful, personable graphics to express any idea, and continue seamlessly into your favorite presentation app. “

2- Inkflow

“Inkflow works like a word-processor for visual thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!”

3- Educreations

“Educreations is a unique interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that's simple, powerful, and fun to use. Annotate, animate, and narrate nearly any type of content as you explain any concept. Teachers can create short instructional videos and share them instantly with students, or ask students to show what they know and help friends learn something new.”

4-Jot! Whiteboard Free

“Jot! is a simple, fast whiteboard that lets you sketch out your ideas and share them in real time. Draw, take notes, or wireframe on your iPad quickly and easily as soon as ideas come to you. Share your ideas via email or save them as photos. Collaborate in real time over the internet with Live Sharing.”

5- Doceri Interactive Whiteboard


“Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. Create a lesson or presentation, insert images, save and edit your project and record a screencast video you can easily save or share. “

6- ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard


“ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!”

7- Explain Everything

“Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.”


Android Apps


Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. Create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.
2- Whiteboard: Collaborative Draw



Whiteboard is a great Android app for real-time drawing and painting. It provides a simple yet powerful interface with a full-screen canvas that students can draw on. It also has a wide variety of drawing tools and different colour palette. Drawings are automatically saved and can be shared with others.

3- MightyMeeting

MightyMeeting is the best way to share presentations and drawings in the classroom, boardroom, or online meetings. PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents can be stored in your private and secure online content repository, downloaded to your Android tablet, and opened anywhere, even when your device is not connected to the Internet. You can quickly switch between presentations or jump to any slide in a presentation. You can annotate slides with drawings. You can also create an interactive whiteboard and use it to draw diagrams or write mathematical equations.
4- Interactive Whiteboard


Interactive Whiteboard in an Android app that provides you with a free virtual Whiteboard to draw or to teach anything. Some of its features include:
  • - Fast and responsive drawing
  • - Multi-finger input
  • - Straigth lines mode
  • - Live settings menu with colors, width and more
  • - Honeycomb on tablets support
  • - Move mode where you can select parts of the drawing and move them around.
  • - Save and load drawings

5- MetaMoji Note


MetaMoJi Note is a cross platform note taker, sketchbook and whiteboard app for all Android enabled devices. Take notes or To Do lists, or import files in PDF format. Use the app as a high resolution sketchbook with a vast color wheel palette, pastel colors and advanced calligraphy pens. MetaMoJi Note is a highly visual virtual whiteboard for sketching, annotation, scrapbooking or digital mashup.

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