Explain Everything Basics is an iPad- and iPhone-only version of Explain Everything where creations are saved locally on the device. It DOES NOT include: online collaboration with voice chat, cloud-based video rendering, online video hosting, dedicated cloud storage, and group management.

Explain Everything Basics was designed for schools with iOS-only deployments. It is also intended for those who may need to exclusively purchase it via Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP), those with internet access challenges, or both.

The other app on the App Store, Explain Everything Whiteboard, is the complete whiteboard platform with online features. It includes all the elements of Explain Everything Basics plus: online collaboration with voice chat, cloud-based video rendering, online video hosting, dedicated cloud storage, LMS integrations and group management.

To try Explain Everything Whiteboard for free, please search for it on the App Store or use this link:

Learn about the differences between the two versions in the short video:

Explain Everything Basics is featured by Apple on the Teaching Tools site: and has easy integration with Apple Schoolwork.


Explain Everything Basics’ wide array of creative tools, recording, and its infinite canvas makes it a perfect companion for teachers, students, thinkers and everyone who wants to express themselves better.


Express your ideas creatively even if you don’t feel creative. Capture every experience and use any kind of media to tell your story: images, videos, PDF documents, PPT presentations, websites, and more.


Share authentic moments as explainer videos, animated stories, or simply as plain, live whiteboarding with your narration. Or create a GIF, image, or document if you’d like. With Explain Everything Basics you can create what is most compelling for your audience and inspire them.

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Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 6.6.11

• New Shapes
For all the geometry enthusiasts and math teachers, you can now find new triangle and quadrangle shapes in the Shape Tool.

• Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Ming yeow ,

Error in recording audio

The latest update doesn’t allow me to record audio. The app says that there is an error with recording audio.

Developer Response ,

Hi - we are sorry to hear that! Could you please contact and provide us with more information? We would like to investigate the issue you are experiencing and help you out!

FIrstname Lastname1234567 ,

Good value for an infinite canvas. Some issues that needs to be sorted

The good. Finally a non subscription based app.

The confusion. I do not know how to sync with icloud from my ipad to my iphone. I saw the instructions but the suggestions are more related to the whiteboard version than the basics.

I just need to know where is it stored, synced and backed up.

Developer Response ,

Hi - we're happy to hear that you like our app! If you'd like to move your projects between iOS devices, please follow the steps described here: If you have any additional questions, please contact We'll be happy to help!

Fate48 ,

A powerful app for educators

As an educator, I am amazed by the powerful features of the app and it gets better and better with each update. It never fails to engage the students when they have on hands with this app. I am grateful for the developers for coming up with this game changing app in the field of education. Thank you and keep the updates coming!

App Privacy

The developer, Explain Everything sp. z o.o., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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