Microsoft Whiteboard updated on iOS with more toolbar options

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Whiteboard on iOS now lets you change where the toolbar is docked.
  • It also now supports tool tips to help you understand what tools can do.
  • You can also check the accessibility of your whiteboard following the update.

Microsoft Whiteboard for iOS received an update recently that adds a few new features. First, you can now change if your toolbar is located on the left, right, or bottom of the app. Second, the app now has tool tips that help you understand the functionality of various tools. Finally, Whiteboard for iOS now has an accessibility checker to help you ensure that your whiteboard is easy to understand.

Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital canvas that can sync across various devices. It works with pen and touch and can be used to sync a virtual whiteboard with coworkers, friends, and colleagues. It has built-in tools, including a shape recognition tool to aid in note creation.

The core functionality of the app is that it syncs in real-time and allows you to collaborate with anyone instantly.

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  • Isn't it more likely to include live sharing in OneNote?
    I don't get the point of Whiteboard.
  • Never been in a conference room with a whiteboard? This really the digital version of that. Beyond someone standing at the board, writing and drawing, you can sit at your place and both see and contribute to that common space. The big whiteboard can be a Surface Hub, or a projection/mirrored screen of one participant's screen. Participation is not limited to people just in the room, and when you are done, you don't need to get someone with a camera to snap a picture and mail it around. You can do this with OneNote as well, but Whiteboard is a much simpler and very familiar format.
  • I'm a minimalist, so I won't use it, but your explanation sounds logical. xD