A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
A simple demo board gets kids started drawing with SCRIBBLE TOGETHER WHITEBOARD. Use a blank canvas, or load a picture or PDF file as a backdrop. Simple drawing tools include a handful of colors, an eraser, and a disappearing pen. Tap the Share button to generate a special code or link that you can share with family and friends. When they join the board, all can draw together and see edits in real time. Kids can also export boards as a PDF or share a static link to their board.
Is it any good?
This simple drawing platform finds its strength in its streamlined, easy approach to sharing boards across devices. The drawing tools are rudimentary, with only a small number of colors, two pen tip weights, and a few other little extras. This makes Scribble Together Whiteboard less of a drawing tool and more of a platform for sharing with faraway friends and family. Sometimes, when you're trying to explain something complicated, or work with someone on a new idea, it's easier to draw it out than explain it in words. And that's exactly what Scribble Together Whiteboard lets kids do, regardless of where the person they're talking with is physically. It's a really easy process to share boards with others, and it's fun to watch the board update in real time as your partner or partners draw on the whiteboard. With this method, kids can get homework help, collaborate on projects, or draw on documents or pictures with anyone, anywhere.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the sharing options in Scribble Together Whiteboard. Go over your expectations about who your kids can share their boards with and how to use your device's sharing options safely.
Help kids connect with faraway loved ones. Grandma and Grandpa can help kids with their math homework, or you can draw together on a picture for a silly family portrait.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
- Subjects: Arts: drawing
- Skills: Creativity: brainstorming, combining knowledge
Collaboration: group projects
Tech Skills: digital creation
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try (Free download includes full access to drawing tools, unlimited boards, and automatic 30-day free trial. Subscribe for $4.99/month; $49.99/year to continue sharing boards with others.)
- Release date: January 22, 2019
- Category: Productivity
- Size: 21.90 MB
- Publisher: Scribble Together
- Version: 2.6
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.1 or later
- Last updated: March 17, 2019
Our editors recommend
For kids who love creativity and collaboration
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