Microsoft Whiteboard Is Finally Here
After seven months of beta testing, Microsoft’s Whiteboard app is here at last. Now, everyone can see what all the fuss has been about these past few months.
If you’re not up to speed with Whiteboard, then don’t worry- it’s pretty self-explanatory. It essentially brings the humble physical whiteboard into the digital era. Collaboration is the order of the day here, so you can seamlessly share your creations with other users in your network. From brainstorming presentations for work, to doodling together for fun, there are tons of ways that you can put Whiteboard to use. There’s no limit to the number of people who can collaborate, either. From a class full of students to a group of friends, you can all easily get in on the action.
As you might expect from Microsoft, though, the app does a whole lot more than just drawing. For instance, say you wanted to draw a table. You don’t need to fiddle about making it in Office anymore. If you draw out what you want, Whiteboard can then turn it into a ready-made table for you- simple! The same thing goes for shapes, too- perfect for those of you who, like us, aren’t the greatest artists in the world!
For a fairly simple idea, Whiteboard has gone through a pretty complex development process. It was kicked off by a company called Intentional Software, which was founded by one of the creators of Word and Excel, Charles Simonyi. From the very start, they were trying to figure out a way of integrating the app into Microsoft’s own products. Eventually, Microsoft decided that this idea was just too good to miss, and they bought up Intentional Software to make Whiteboard into a fully-fledged Microsoft-branded product.
For now, Whiteboard is limited to Windows 10 devices. However, an iOS version of the app is in the works, and insiders promise that it will be released very soon. Android users aren’t left out, either, as they will be getting their own dedicated app, too. In the meantime, the web version of Whiteboard works across most smartphones and tablets- so get scribbling!
You can download Whiteboard for yourself here. Try it out, and let us know how you got on in the comments!