Microsoft Whiteboard provides a freeform intelligent canvas where teams can ideate, create and collaborate visually via the cloud. Designed for pen and touch, it lets you write or draw as smoothly as you would with ink, while automatically recognising and transforming shapes and tables as you draw. It enhances teamwork by allowing all team members to edit and comment directly on the canvas in real time, no matter where they are. And all your work stays safe in the cloud, ready to be picked back up from another location or device.

-- Create freely, work naturally –
Microsoft Whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where imagination has room to grow: draw, type, add a sticky or an image, stack things up, move them around – it’s all possible. The touch-first, pen-first interface frees your ideas from the keyboard, and the intelligent inking technology transforms your doodles into great-looking tables, shapes and lines that can be copied, pasted and combined with other objects.

--Collaborate in real time, wherever you are—
Microsoft Whiteboard brings every member of a team together, whether they’re huddled around a wall-size touchscreen or working from their own devices across the globe. On the Whiteboard canvas, you can see where others are in real time and start inking on the same area – or not. It’s about getting everyone on the same page – or board.

--Save automatically, resume seamlessly –
Forget having to take photos of your whiteboards, or marking them with “Do Not Erase”. With Microsoft Whiteboard, your brainstorming sessions are saved automatically to the Microsoft cloud, so you can pick up where you left off, whenever – and wherever – inspiration strikes next.

What’s New

Version 20.10727.0.5366

Send yourself an email summary of any board - all automatically generated from your templates, lists, and note grids! After your next class, meeting, or brainstorming session, use this summary to review your whiteboard content in an email and easily keep track of assigned follow-up items. Try out this feature from the Settings menu!

This release also contains regular bug fixes and quality improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Stevesaratoga ,

Promising, but poor iPad pen intrgration

Love the app when the screen isn't going crazy because of the movement of my palm as I'm writing. Inconsistent as sometimes it works really well with my pen, but other times it sooner in and out at the slightest touch. I'm sure they will fix it eventually.

MichM. ,

Needs more consideration of multitasking

This application has such potential, but even working in isolation on 1 iPad I found that inserting photos meant I had to copy and paste them one by one and for some reason they were inserted 90 degrees skew. It would be so much better if I could use the multitasking features of iOS 13 to have photos app alongside whiteboard and be able to drag multiple pictures in one go. I’m rubbish at drawing so I like to bring photos of ideas into a central place then expand on those ideas. I couldn’t find a way to write in white text either so that I could change the measurements on a picture of a drawing I’d brought in. I am yet to play with the other features, and it would be useful to see how some of the other diagrams shown in App Store are produced by way of a tutorial. Is there such a thing?

OffDLoot ,

Such potential, but lag destroys the experience

This application has an incredible potential, with rich set of features, but all of the features are hindered by the lag during actions such as panning and zooming on a board.

I believe that this is only evident on devices with resolution higher than 1080P. I have both Surface Pro 6 and iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd Gen) and they both are high DPI resolution displays and lag very much during the panning or zooming action of the board.

I just hope that Microsoft can come up with some optimisation tweak that can utilise the GPUs of both platforms, such as Metal on iOS, to get better rending performance out of the product.

The drawing and writing experience is smooth and very pleasant, but its just the zooming and panning, which users do a lot off on the board, is very poorly implemented at the moment.

If the users are to be truly digital, you have to make the Whitebaord app render the content and the canvas at a silky smooth 60 frames per second or higher, otherwise users will get agitated and look back at analogue option.


Microsoft Corporation
222 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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