8 Great Whiteboard Apps for Your Android

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In this post I share with you some of the best whiteboard apps for Android. You can use these apps to create and share interactive whiteboard presentations, record screencasts,  brainstorm ideas for a project, create mind maps, and more. The apps also offer various features including the ability to draw, sketch or type your ideas; insert various shapes and images into your creations,  bring your ideas to life using stickers and reactions, and more. 

Whiteboard apps for Android

Almost all of these whiteboard Android apps support real-time collaboration allowing you to collaborate with your colleagues and friends on joint projects. For instance, you can collaboratively brainstorm ideas for a shared projects, upload documents and edit them in real-time, and more.

Interested in mind mapping apps? Check out the best teacher apps for creating mind maps.

1. Jamboard

Jamboard, by Google,  is my favourite whiteboard app for Android. It offers a wide variety of features that are ideal to use in your instructional practice. Some of these features include the ability to draw using various pens and colours, brainstorm ideas by adding sticky notes to your jams, insert photos and stickers into your jams, the ability to highlight objects using laser point tool, real-time collaboration with colleagues, and many more. To learn more about this whiteboard Android app, check out Jamboard's full review for teachers.

Device requirement: Android 6.0 and up ,  Content rating: Everyone

2. Explain Everything

Explain Everything is another good whiteboard app for Android. The app has been around for some years now and it proved its efficiency as among the best whiteboarding applications out there. Explain Everything provides access to a host of interesting features including: the ability to express your ideas using various tools such as drawing, writing, sketching, screen sharing, and live presenting. 

The app's interactive whiteboard is also great for recording screencasts and explainer videos to use in flipped classrooms. The app can capture everything that happens on the screen and provides you with the tools to edit your recording the way you want. You can trim, cut, and delete parts and share your final video presentation as MP4. 

Other features provided by Explain Everything include: integration with third party platforms such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive allowing users to easily import/export materials from/to these applications; the ability to insert different materials into your interactive whiteboard (e.g., sketches, images, Gifs, shapes, equations, text boxes, sticky notes, etc); scan documents and edit them the way you want, screen share your whiteboard presentations using tools such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and many more.

Device requirement: Android 6.0 and up ,  Content rating: Everyone

3. Bamboo Paper

Bamboo Paper is a whiteboard app that converts your Android device into a paper notebook. You can use it to sketch , draw, and take notes, You can also insert images, annotate them the way you want, and collaborate with others in real-time. You can also use a Bamboo stylus to capture your ideas on Bamboo paper. Once your creation is ready you can share it in numerous formats including rich text, svg, psd, and many more.

Device requirement: Android 5.0 and up ,  Content rating: 3+

4. Miro

Miro is another excellent whiteboard app for Android. It allows you to create rich interactive whiteboard presentations to share with others. The strength of Miro is in its collaborative features allowing users to collaborate on joint whiteboard projects in real-time. Users can edit and annotate documents and PDFs, record digital notes, upload images/docs and spreadsheets, draw and sketch ideas, convert pencil or stylus drawings into notes and diagrams, create and share mind maps, and many more. 

Device requirement: Android 6.0 and up,  Content rating: 3+

Whiteboard apps for Android

5. Lucidspark

Lucispark is a good whiteboard app for Android that you can use to collaboratively brainstorm your ideas and interact with others in real-time. You can also use Lucispark to organize your notes, drawings, and sketches and turn them into presentable concepts. Other features provided by Lucidspark include sticky notes, freehand drawing, voting, sorting, pre-made templates, real-time collaboration, group chat and commenting with @mentions, revision history, and more.

Device requirement: Android 6.0 and up,  Content rating: Everyone

6. Ayoa

Ayoa is another great whiteboard app for Android that allows you to easily create and share media-rich mind maps. Some of the features provided by Ayoa include: 'real time collaboration, commenting, and branch voting. Using Team view,  users can get a quick overview of collaborators availability and view what everyone is working on. 

Mind maps created by AYOA can include attachments, imagery, text, videos and many more. Besides mind maps, AYOA can be used to create radial map which is a pie-chat style map ideal for setting goals and visualizing steps in a project. The Whiteboards feature further allows users to capture and organize ideas using sticky notes, annotations and more.'

Device requirement: Android 5.0 and up ,  Content rating: 3+

7. Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard, as its name indicates, is Microsoft official whiteboard app for Android. The app offers a collection of powerful features that include: real-time collaboration with colleagues and peers, the ability to write, draw or sketch your ideas on the canvas, insert sticky notes, add reactions to communicate your emotions, access to pre-built templates, the ability to construct your own flowchart, automatic saving, and many more. 

Device requirement: Android 6.0 and up,  Content rating: Everyone

8. MyViewBoard

MyViewBoard is a whiteboard app for Android that offers a number of helpful features such as annotating pens, painting tools, interactive flat panels, integration with other interactive whiteboards such as Jamboard, and many more. To start using myViewBoard, you need to create  an account. Registration is free.

Device requirement: Android 5.0 and up ,  Content rating: 3+