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, 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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What’s New

Version 6.6.6

• Insert 3D Models from Sketchfab
Add high-quality, community-made 3D models to your canvas via the new integration with Sketchfab. You can find it in Add Media > 3D Objects. Once you add a model, you can select it with the Hand Tool and then rotate it.
NOTE: A Sketchfab account is required in order to use the integration and download 3D models. Not every model is free to download and any purchases made are managed by Sketchfab.

•More Document Page Locking Options
When importing a document, you can now lock movement attributes of its pages. This way, you can control pages’ ability to move on the canvas before you add them. You can later change that with the Inspector.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

MrAnounomus ,

Explain Edu

Well done, good app fok you

Developer Response ,

Hi - thank you for rating our app!

Bubs RSA ,


So helpful in the classroom…. I love it. Worth every cent. I can walk around and be interactive with the students while I work on my documents at real time.

Developer Response ,

Hi - thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy Explain Everything!

AglessSteak5 ,

It deletes everything and i have to start over


Developer Response ,

Hi, I'm very sorry to hear that! Would you mind contacting with more information? It would help us in solving the problem.

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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