Whiteboarding Tools

As an architect, I love whiteboarding physically and will not replace it with any digital tool. But when the team is spread across geographies and need to brainstorm together, a digital whiteboard can be quite useful. Here a list of a few whiteboarding tools that you may want to explore if you need to collaborate with your clients or co-workers remotely.

(Tools, that I personally use or have used and recommend are marked with a heart.)

1. Google Jamboard

  • Interactive business whiteboard
  • Online collaboration through cross-platform support
  • Provides unhindered productivity
  • Included as a part of GSuite

2. ConceptBoard

  • Visual Collaboration Workspace with whiteboard functions
  • Enables efficient teamwork, regardless of time and place
  • Has a free plan with limited features
  • Paid plan starts from US$ 6/user/month (Free 30 days trial)

3. Explain Everything

  • Online interactive whiteboard app
  • Share, learn and collaborate in real-time
  • Join from any device
  • Has a free plan with limited features for up to 3 projects
  • Paid plan starts from US$ 6.99/month for individuals

4. Limnu

  • Online white-boarding app
  • Sketch out ideas on digital “boards” via iPad
  • Invite others to view or edit the boards
  • Has a free plan with limited features
  • Paid plan starts from US$ 5/month for individuals (Free 14 days trial)

5. Mural

  • Digital workspace for visual collaboration
  • Shared, digital whiteboards where teams visually explore complex challenges, facilitate design thinking methods
  • Paid plan starts from US$ 12/user/month for individuals (Free 30 trial)

Don’t see the tool of your choice listed here? Please feel free to mention it in the comments below for other readers’ benefit.

Want to see a list of more of such useful resources & tools under different categories? Please do take a look at the resources page.