In this article, we have added some best free Whiteboard apps for Windows 11/10. You can use tools like a pen, eraser, text, etc., on the whiteboard. Some of these apps have other important features also. For example, you can insert and annotate PDF, add multiple notes to a whiteboard, use the lasso tool, insert shapes, and more. These tools can be useful for kids, teachers, as well as other users.
Free Whiteboard apps for Windows 11/10
We have covered some of the best free Whiteboard apps for Windows 11/10 on this list. These are:
- Microsoft Whiteboard
- MetaMoji Note Lite
- Mediabyte Whiteboard
- Digital Whiteboard RT
- Basic Whiteboard
Let’s check these apps one by one.
1] Microsoft Whiteboard
As its name indicates, this whiteboard app is developed by Microsoft. This Microsoft Whiteboard app comes with many good features that you can access from the toolbar present on the bottom part of its interface. The toolbar lets you switch to inking mode that provides 6 different pens (Blue, Black, Green, Rainbow, Galaxy, and Red). For each pen, you can also adjust the thickness level. A yellow highlighter, lasso tool, and ruler tools are also present under the inking mode.
Apart from that, you can use the same toolbar to:
- Add text
- Add notes
- Insert an image using webcam or Bing image search
- Create note grid
- Insert PDF file
- Add Word document
- Create a list, etc.
The feature to collaborate with others is also present that makes it more useful. You can generate a web sharing link using the Invite someone option, share that link with others, and start the collaboration.
To use Microsoft Whiteboard, you have to sign in with any of your Microsoft accounts. After that, you can create a new whiteboard and use its toolbar to start your work using the available options.
Microsoft Whiteboard also comes with both color and grid backgrounds. You can set any of the available backgrounds. For this, click on the three horizontal lines icon available on the top right side to open Settings, and then select the Format Background option.
If you want, you can also use the Export option present under settings to save your whiteboard as PNG and SVG files.
2] MetaMoji Note Lite
MetaMoji Note Lite is a free whiteboard, note-taking, and PDF annotation app for Windows 11/10. This app offers many interesting tools which make it useful for both teachers and working professionals.
To use this app, you have to create a MetaMoji ID. It comes with some pre-designed templates that you can download after creating the MetaMoji ID. You can either use any of those templates or create a blank note for your whiteboard document.
It also has an option to add multiple notes in different tabs for a whiteboard document. In each tab, you can add multiple pages. Moreover, a page can also be saved as a template.
Here are some of its features that you can use for your whiteboard document:
- Use different backgrounds
- Lasso select tool
- Text field, etc.
You can also zoom in or out of the screen. For that, press and hold the Ctrl key and move the scroll wheel of your mouse.
When your whiteboard is prepared, you can save it as a JPEG image or its own supported format.
3] Mediabyte Whiteboard
Mediabyte Whiteboard app also provides some useful features. In this app, you can create or join a session.
To start creating your whiteboard, you can use the available tools from the toolbar present on the left side of the app interface. It lets you:
- Insert images
- Add text
- Add Shapes
- Change the text size
- Use pen
- Change pen color, etc.
There is a Plus icon on the toolbar also present that lets you move the canvas and zoom in or out of the canvas. When you click on that icon, it will display two buttons that you can use to zoom in and out. To move the canvas, first, select the Plus icon, and then use the right-click of your mouse.
You can also save your whiteboard document using the Save button. The app works well, but its free version has limitations. The free version lets you add only 1 guest in a session. Also, the maximum time limit of a session is 15 minutes per day.
4] Digital Whiteboard RT
DigitalWhiteboardRT is a simple Whiteboard app on this list. Its toolbar includes a marker and an eraser tool. There are four marker colors also available to select from. The Marker Size option is also available on the toolbar using which you can vary the thickness of the selected marker.
By default, you will see only a blank screen without a toolbar. To display the toolbar and other controls, click on the three horizontal lines on the top left side of the app and select the App Commands option. It would be good if it had an option to lock the toolbar. It is so because whenever you minimize the app, it hides the toolbar automatically and you have to click on the App commands option to bring the toolbar back every time which might be frustrating.
An interesting Recognize Text option is also there that works like an OCR reader that detects the written text from the whiteboard document. But it needs more improvement as it does not recognize the text correctly.
You can save any whiteboard document you created in GIF format and also load a GIF image on the app interface.
This free Whiteboard app saves all your work in real-time. This means exiting the app anytime does not erase your data. When you launch it again, it will load your previous work.
5] Basic Whiteboard
As its name implies, it is a very basic whiteboard app for Windows 11/10. You can compare this Basic Whiteboard app with classroom boards where teachers can only write and erase. The same thing you can do here. You can start writing just after launching the app.
You can change the color of your pen with four colors that are present on the top right part of its interface.
There is no option to change the thickness of the pen. A Clear button is available on the top left side which deletes the content from the app interface.
VTDC Whiteboard is another simple app on this list. You can use it for basic purposes only. It only lets you write and erase on the app interface. The toolbar is available at the bottom of its interface.
Its toolbar consists of a pen and an eraser tool. You can use four different colors for the pen tool. So, just draw on its screen, and then you can save your whiteboard document as a JPG image.
To save your whiteboard, click on the New button, then and click Yes in the popup window asking you whether you want to save the file or not.
Which is the best free Whiteboard app?
If you are looking for some whiteboard app for Windows OS, then you can try any of the above-mentioned whiteboard apps and check which one best fits you. In terms of features, Microsoft Whiteboard is better than other apps covered in this list.
Which free Whiteboard is the best for online teaching?
You can use any of the above whiteboard apps for online teaching. How? First, use some free video conferencing software or app. Zoom and Google Meet are among the best video conferencing apps that you can use. Both support the screen sharing feature. After connecting the participants, which in your case are the students, enable the screen sharing feature. After this, all your students will be able to see your computer screen. Now, launch any of the whiteboard apps that we have covered in this list and start the session.
Hope it helps.