Today’s featured productivity web app is A Web Whiteboard, a virtual whiteboard for drawing sketches and sharing to people on the internet. It is basically a digital whiteboard, but it is touch-optimized for use on computers, tablets and smartphones. It supports all modern browsers. You don’t have to register for an account or install any application, just open the web browser to start drawing.
Virtual Whiteboard For Touch Devices
Just click “Start drawing”, the web app will take you to a drawing board. The drawing board of AWW is pretty simple. There are not many settings to make. You can use small, medium and large pencils to draw in 7 colors. There is no zooming so the size of the browser is the size of the virtual whiteboard.
The web whiteboard is built on HTML technology, no Flash is required. I could run it on my iPhone easily. The speed is also impressive. There is no lagging or excessive loading time.
Sharing The Virtual Whiteboard
Now about sharing. At the time of testing I could not find the sharing button on my desktop computer, but the same button was there when I tested the web app on my iPhone. Probably real time sharing is not enabled for desktop computer. But I could post my drawing on Facebook, twitter and Reddit. I can also save the drawing as PNG file and download.
There is a nice feature of AWW that is quite useful to webmasters. You can embed this virtual whiteboard in your web site! Just copy and paste the coed to your web site. The free version does not allow sharing so it is basically a drawing board for your guests to have fun. If you pay for it, the embedded virtual keyboard would have sharing enabled. You could even put your own logo on the virtual keyboard. This could be a useful tool for corporate intranet.
Is this web whiteboard great? Well, it is a simple tool that can meet basic requirements for sketching and sending to friends online. The fact that it works in the browsers of tablets and smartphones is good if you want to quickly draw sketches but have no drawing app on the device. However, it is not a comprehensive option because you cannot paste images and there is no way to share the screen. For these advanced features you may need to consider Google+ Hangouts with extra function added in September for web collaboration.
Official Site: http://awwapp.com