Explain EDU is a version of our whiteboard for iPad and iPhone where creations are saved locally on the device. It does not include dedicated cloud storage or online collaboration.

Winner of the App Store Best of 2020: Leading the Classroom.

Explain EDU 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.

Our other app on the App Store, Explain Everything Whiteboard, is our full-featured platform. It includes cloud-based video conversion, web video links, and online collaboration as well as the experiences included in Explain EDU.

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

The differences between the two versions are explained here:

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

Explain EDU infinite-touch canvas, zoom, and mix recording is an unreal experience that you have to try to believe. Explain EDU is optimized for iPad, Apple Pencil, and transforming your imagination for what is possible with mobile devices.

You don’t have to be creative to express your ideas creatively. Capture every experience by inserting, including Drag and Drop, all the media you need to tell your story: images, websites, videos, PDF & PPT files, and more. Immediately record and share authentic moments as stories.

Share to anyone, anywhere, what is most compelling for your audience and inspire them from GIF to MP4 to YouTube and more.

Privacy policy:
Terms of use:

What’s New

Version 6.4.6

Sticky Notes
Add Sticky Notes to your whiteboard for fast labeling and notetaking. They come in 8 beautiful colors and you can find them in the Add Media menu.

Other changes
• We improved the visibility of selected slides in the Export menu.
• Dozens of bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

A terrific interactive whiteboard and screencasting app, Explain Everything is perfect for making instructional videos that clearly demonstrate concepts. Annotate, manipulate, and add narration to documents, photos, and videos, creating visual presentations you can easily share. Instructors can use this powerful app to explain everything from math equations to football plays, or they can task students with producing their own projects to show to the class.

jbelian ,

Loved it before, love it now

I teach at the graduate level, and long before the pandemic, I tried every app I could find for use as a virtual whiteboard. I can’t judge its more advanced capabilities compared to other apps, because I just use it exactly like I would use a physical whiteboard: I write, draw, erase, and write again. This app does those things in a very straightforward manner and gives me the same choices that markers do - I pick the color, I pick the thickness, and that’s about all the fancy my brain can handle in the middle of class. I prefer live whiteboards over “presentation slides” because students seem to learn more from words that I write in front of them in real-time than they do from pre-prepared presentation slides. When education went online for the pandemic, I stuck with what already worked. It still works.

Developer Response ,

Hi - thank you for sharing your opinion! We really appreciate it and we are happy to hear that Explain Everything helps you in this difficult time!

KAZthe7th ,


What an absolutely wonderful app/program! This developer did an amazing job developing a program that answers all the needs of professionals, teachers, and students!
TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THE VIDEOS that the developer has created to teach you how to use the app. Like any great tool, you must put the time into learning how to use that tool. I’m still watching videos and every time I use this app, I’m learning new gems hidden inside!!!
To the Developer: Thank you for your creation! It has allowed me to improve the productivity and revenue of my business drastically. I’m looking forward to all your new updates and new products that you may create in the future!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! We're very happy to hear that our app has helped your productivity and revenue. We are working on adding more tools - so stay tuned ;)

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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