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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 recognizing 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.
Ruined at login
by Leaptrot on 2020/10/15 17:38
Using a work/school account forced me to download Microsoft Authenticator. Authenticator wanted a QR or code for login. It shouldn't be this many steps to log in if I don't want it to be. I was looking for an app that would be easy use, but this is far from it.
No scribble & Palm rejection
by Lil bitt 25 el on 2020/10/15 09:18
I can’t write without palm rejection. Bonus my review is being typed in white ink on a white background. I hope you can even see this⁉️
Great app if palm rejection on iPad with Apple Pencil works properly
by Ben Haison on 2020/10/06 01:45
I was so glad when I found this app, it is what I was looking for to record what I learnt and share it with others. However, right after starting using the app, I started to run into problems with the app while using the Apple Pencil. My iPad is the 11” Pro 2018. The app keeps interacting with my palm and zoom in, zoom out, moving the canvas around without me intentionally doing so. I never encountered the same issue with other apps like Notes (Apple), GoodNotes or even iBook. Searching the Internet, I found that people have been reporting the same issue since 2018. I am not sure why it has not been fixed until now. At the moment, the app is still usable if you have good patience, but the experience is horrible! It could be so much better if the palm rejection issue is fixed.
Good Idea
by Top gear bugatti on 2020/10/05 22:28
Is nice but it always asks you to sign in 🙄
This app is amazing but need some improvement
by Abdullah Mohammed Alhumaid on 2020/10/04 10:57
Your app is amazing but the double tap on the apple pencil doesn't work. And when i put my hand when i am writing on the screen it moves the screen in a wired way. This problem make my very un happy with the app but the idea. Is amazing i hope from Microsoft to solve the problem fast
Very helpful, but I have one request
by (whats going on?) on 2020/10/04 04:01
Very helpful. That said please make where you can enlarge the overall size of the board. Thank you.
Typical Microsoft idiocity
by nutella_98 on 2020/09/30 15:17
I am abroad and cannot login to ANY of my Microsoft accounts. Years ago I had a correspondence about this with Microsoft. Even in 2020 they are completely unable to resolve this nonsense. When you login from an IP that is not being recognized, Microsoft automatically assumes that you are either a bot or a malicious attacker. So you have to provide your recovery email which they will send a code to. My recovery email is also a Microsoft email, and because of the issue mentioned above of course it is not possible to login to my recovery email either. And this goes in circles. The fact that Microsoft still lives in the 18th century and assumes people are being locked down (pun intended) and unable to travel is sickening. To make it worse, they grudgingly glue your account to an IP address so if you go from point A to point B you pretty much lose all your access. I simply wanted to try this app, but due to IP issues (different region) it is not possible. Thankfully there are many other tools to choose from and you don't have to put up with Microsoft's idiocity.
Utter garbage
by serigraph73 on 2020/09/30 00:22
Makes no sense
Lock zoom.
by Scott Kubiszewski on 2020/09/27 23:50
It would be great if you could lock the zoom.
Trash
by Silent Mummy on 2020/09/27 07:52
Can’t even login to my school account
Tutoriales
by Neldrick on 2020/09/26 00:33
Necesito más tutoriales de sus usos.
It doesnt let me use my school acount
by huihliuhiluhliuih on 2020/09/25 21:56
Just read the title
Very useful
by ash2a on 2020/09/25 21:56
Just a great app.
SEE NO DEVELOPER RESPONSES....🤔
by ELISE0033 on 2020/09/25 02:11
Come on Microsoft . You guys are better than that!... “I Thought”
Everything I need
by Ryan 2112 Rush on 2020/09/23 15:35
This app has everything I need. I need a good digital whiteboard that’s free and can easily erase everything. This app has it all!
Authenticator App Required on Device
by DDDy94 on 2020/09/22 13:38
I was hoping to install this on my iPad to use with teams meeting but I need the authenticator app on the iPad itself - can’t use the one on my iPhone that I used to log into the teams app.
Good Product for “Infinite zoom”
by academic_user_ben on 2020/09/16 19:44
Good product for Infinite zoom, would like to see it work better with apple pencil’s double tap (say to get access to the eraser)
Great functionality, poor performance
by DroTron on 2020/09/09 19:52
This app does everything I want it to do but it’s super slow on my iPad 6, if Microsoft added the ruler to OneNote I would probably ditch this app in favor of OneNote because the performance is so much better. Once they fix the performance issues this would be a 5 star app for me.
Great concept, needs work.
by TheEpicnor on 2020/09/06 04:06
I want to love this app. It has great potential, but isn’t stable enough to make it enjoyable to use. When using the app it is laggy to move around the board. I would love to see the developers behind this app fix bugs and glitches and see what new features get added. I don’t think there is any app like this out there and it would be awesome to see this app reach its full potential.
I love white boards.
by Ober Creations on 2020/09/03 09:26
I have 2 4x4 whiteboards in my house and 5 smaller ones. Now a smooth one on my iPad. I love it.
Horrible
by Mike_Nun on 2020/09/02 06:19
Garbage app. Kept asking me to log in every 3 seconds despite having logged it.
Disappointing on iPad Pro, hopefully fixed soon
by Paul33507 on 2020/08/29 04:29
So far major issues. Running on 2019 12.9” iPad pro 1) Could not run without installing microsoft authenticator on the iPad, I already use authenticator on my phone, now I need ot on 2 devices??? 2) The app continues to lock up after a couple minutes. Impossible to be used. This should not be released yet.
Still crashes
by Aliemadmeran on 2020/08/25 23:18
The app still terribly crashes, even after today’s upgrade. Absolutely unacceptable 😑
Freezer app
by absajev on 2020/08/25 04:29
I use whiteboard on iPad and it was supposed to be convenient when paired with apple pencil. This is true when it does not crash. My experience is that the whiteboard has 90% chance of freezing when using the ruler. 50% chance of crashing when doing everything else. Net result is the need of restarting app every 2 minutes or less. Need to fix this issue for better user experience.
Trash!
by soundneedle on 2020/08/21 00:25
Constantly have to sign in. And constantly losing data. It randomly decides not to save whiteboard changes.’ Update: just lost an entire whiteboard with hours of work. This app makes me angry. I bought a Hub just for this. That Pantos guy is a con man peddling broken experiences.
Doesn’t sync changes made on other devices
by GenuineParadox on 2020/08/15 16:17
When I open a board on my phone I see an older version of the board and it doesn’t sync in changes I’ve made on another device. sometimes if I wait long enough (forever) it will SLOWLY bring in the changes stroke by stroke as it ifs replaying them in real time. Why.
Extremely slow sync
by 3DMusic on 2020/08/15 01:06
Saved whiteboards literally require more than an hour to load, one tiny line at a time. I have never seen anything so slow. Tried signing out and back in, deleting and reinstalling, and even 2 different iPads, all with the same result. This app is unusable.
Nice idea. Abysmal execution.
by SLandscape on 2020/08/10 00:53
Doesn't work properly with Microsoft’s own services (can’t share with a group!), can’t store drawings in folders.
Amazing app!
by bb12389 on 2020/08/07 06:12
This was the app I was just looking for I use it for school and more this is a great app I love it it’s so helpful and it has all the stuff I would need I enjoy this app!
Great app but it stopped working!
by Francis0717NY on 2020/07/27 04:16
Suddenly stopped working...i tried to reinstall it multiple times but every time i start it there is a blank page with no options and nothing works...it’s weird because it only does that on my iPad. Please, fix it!!!
Shareable link not shareable
by Stevenmsu on 2020/07/26 01:01
A white board just for myself is just not fun. Turns out you don't just need a Microsoft about but some special type of account. Just to much trouble for such a simple app.
Great idea, borderline unusable collaboration
by devalexwhite on 2020/07/22 19:42
Love the idea, the sticky note lists, templates, and google docs style collaboration are killer features. BUT, the implementation is HORRIBLE. I did a 4 person collab session. One person took 15 minutes to get logged in (for some reason you have to install the Microsoft Auth app but you don’t even need to open it???). People kept getting disconnected. The app crashes every time I accidentally double tap my Apple Pencil gen 2 (the eraser function). The lag is unbelievable, getting so bad at points that ink shows up a second after you draw. Panning around the art board is choppy. The smart grouping makes it impossible to select individual items. Filled with inconsistent UX (example: shapes work different than drawings so eraser won’t effect them).
Unreliable - data loss, poor sync, login issues
by drarubin on 2020/07/15 02:28
Critical problems.. unusable - Doesn’t handle simultaneous edits properly, resulting in data loss during discussions. Things randomly disappear - Frequent sync issues - Get logged out frequently
Unusable form the start
by Lara Shakida on 2020/07/14 18:42
Can't even sign in from my school account from the app without having to install another app. After I did that, I found out how horrible the apps latency is when it comes to using the Apple Pencil
Deleted My Detailed Review
by Courtgrimshaw on 2020/07/11 20:46
Apparently my previous review that I spent a lot of time writing out has been deleted. It was also negative because the app is legitimately not worth the money. However, I did NOT use any bias or attacking words or phrases whatsoever. I was strictly factual and kept the entire thing respectful. So wow I can’t believe they’d go to the lengths of erasing it completely. I’m astonished!
Great app but prone to slowness and jank
by GroovinChip on 2020/07/04 22:09
I really like the features but the app can get very slow and janky. Definitely needs performance improvements.
Needs a couple more months of work
by structure7 on 2020/07/02 16:10
Should still be in beta. Frequent crashes and sync issues with iPad Pro. No official Apple Pencil support. Many better alternatives for now. Lowered rating. Constant freezing if you have anything more than writing on the board.
Extremely glitchy and no option to export high quality graphics
by jcaprino on 2020/06/30 13:45
I tried… I tried to make this at work and give Microsoft another chance. But as usual they failed, offering an extremely glitchy application, and no ability to export my whiteboards to a vector format so they are all very low quality pictures. Don’t waste your time, instead pay for a really good app like GoodNotes 5. I wish I would’ve found that out before. Note I do not work for GoodNotes five I am just telling you that after probably 12 to 15 hours of work on the free Whiteboard app, I finally gave up because I was having toRestart the app so many times and I cannot export to a good format. I finally pulled the trigger and bought good notes five and it is excellent should have done that from the start.
Freezes Constantly
by Blaknight on 2020/06/22 14:31
While it has a few nice features (gridlines, shapes, text, basic shape conversion), this app is horrendously buggy and needs some basic fixes to prevent freezes which happen regularly and require a full app restart.
Garbage app
by MattO210 on 2020/06/18 21:06
Straight trash
Crashes
by ursog1 on 2020/06/17 13:17
I cannot even start the app. It goes into a login loop several times then crashes.
Latest update
by AutoJunkie on 2020/06/16 19:56
The latest update June 15, 2020 has made the app very unresponsive..there is major lag from when i draw/write something to when it appears. Where is the QA for this release? I’ve deleted the app, recharged my pencil, restarted my ipad pro. Nothing has helped. Theres no support info in the app or on the whiteboard landing page, just contact sales!
Repeatedly opens Authenticator but never syncs.
by MCfeedbackREVIEW on 2020/06/05 18:32
Repeatedly opens Authenticator but never syncs. (Work account)
Bad performance
by 15121421441iSina on 2020/06/03 08:58
Freezes So many lags
It’s just okay....
by helper cat on 2020/05/30 00:27
It’s a nice app if a small child wants to draw on your iPad, I’m not trying to be harsh, but honestly Microsoft team, you knew when you put this app on the App Store that someone would notice the horrible color options. like really, i would understand if this was android but this is Microsoft step up your game guys seriously, FIX THE COLOR OPTIONS, honestly did you guys not think it would be a good idea to add PLAIN WHITE, and I don’t know maybe ADD A COLOR PICKER, also you should consider adding a slider for colors too a 13 year old should not have to tell you guys this, like come on man. Seriously, I could make a better app than this on Scratch coding ( the pc version ) if you are an animator and you are pasting drawings ( especially if your drawings have plain white in/on them) this is not I repeat NOT the app for you at least until they add a color picker and change the color options - Elise tries youtube
Terrible
by Cjb2020 on 2020/05/29 18:56
Why do I need a Microsoft account to draw on my screen? And why don’t they make it easier to create one?
Okay but needs work
by *Strawbarry Milk* on 2020/05/23 22:40
So I just got the app and I tried it out. It was very laggy and compared to IbisPaint (the app) it was missing a lot of tools like layers and smudge and other stuff like that. I hope you improve.
Can’t write anything on screen. Have a bamboo pen
by mecksteinrh on 2020/05/23 20:56
Can’t write anything nor do any art. Background grid moves around . Getting dissapointed and don’t know what to do!!!
crushing
by oyakodon on 2020/05/23 05:21
Contantly crushing in the latest iPad mini.
:c
by hayden070707 on 2020/05/23 05:12
I see so many people in the reviews using this for art so I tried it AND ITS TERRIBLE FOR ART!! Like first of all what you need to do for drawing is move the camera clockwise and counterclockwise for those perfect shapes or cute sketches second: when I’m using the pen I can zoom in or out I can’t go back or erase and it’s very confusing and I think you should fix these problems. I know you probably don’t care what I say because you people probably think “oh look at this little kid” and that’s fine think what you want I’m just saying for artists I would use this a lot if it had these things and if you still don’t care and you read all of this then sorry for wasting your time.
Decent
by Aaaaaajjjjjjjhhhddddooo on 2020/05/21 21:00
All around works pretty well. Would be very helpful if you could create your own templates and if you could duplicate whiteboards that are saved.
Crashes too much
by Shiny Silver Spring on 2020/05/21 18:49
The last version crashed at least once per class. I see it just updated today so maybe it’ll be better. Otherwise I generally like it. One other annoyance is when it starts zooming/scrolling while I’m trying to write on it w/ the Apple Pencil, but I don’t know how much of that is the program’s fault.
Disappointing
by iopyuu on 2020/05/20 23:24
The product is bad in execution. There can be multiple pages. Export to pdf is not there. Why is the size of the board so confusing.
Not working
by xcdews on 2020/05/20 22:20
It’s really hard to use this product. The board keeps jumping to different locations and changing the zoom level. The app also keeps asking logging in while I have logged in multiple times. The bottom panel of pens and eraser does not hide itself automatically, so it’s very easy to touch it while writing on a tablet. It does not support Mac. The browser version is even worse than the app version. Bad design. This could have been a very useful product.
Can’t use
by vahan007 on 2020/05/19 20:06
No support for conditional access policies. Microsoft fails again.
Useless without proper palm rejection
by T0to87 on 2020/05/14 20:02
I have an Apple Pencil that I use for this. Yet this is completely unusable as the app will zoom and pan wildly with every stroke moving you to a completely different section of the screen. Please fix that, then this would be an amazing collaboration tool.
Too much lag compared to other apps with an Apple Pencil
by blue179 on 2020/05/14 01:43
This app has way too much lag compared to other apps when using an apple pencil. I tested it out, but there was noticeable lag on the whiteboard. Notes didn’t have that type of lag. I can’t consider this app at all.
I had this for 2 days and I love it
by JoJo 123321 every day on 2020/05/13 12:59
This app I thought it was not so good because the reviews but it is great.It is EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!I recommend this app.If your looking for a drawing app this is the app.(it has a lot more than just drawing.)
Freezes consistently on latest iPad
by danimalpanda on 2020/05/10 14:54
Freezes repeatedly from settings menu
Bloated and too basic
by The real GeoXXX on 2020/05/07 11:02
While this might be good for collaborative work I found the tools too basic for my taste. Palm rejection was a bit spotty as well. The part that made me delete it was it’s huge footprint in memory, a quarter of a gig is way too much for what it does.
Fix this issues to make a flow less experience
by navidabasi on 2020/05/07 00:36
1. I just installed this app on my windows and iphone and i could say I absolutely love it but there are some issues which i prefer to be fix as soon as possible such as: 1.if you wish to select something with lasso you need to take all the object at once but in some apps you could just make a quick circle around a little part of object and it will considered as selected. 2. I really need to change the aspects of sticky notes instead of just keeping it as a big or little square like if I need to make a mind node , i prefer to put a little rectangular 3. I’m Persian so I really wish to see language support (I mean when im using to write at both languages ENG & PER in one line it will be a total mess!!) 4. And some new extra features such as changing the color of your shapes which you just draw , giving some of the shapes a fixed separate background color instead of highlighting it) 5. And please add left hand support , please please please remove stacking highlights!
iPad Pro with Apple Pencil Gen2
by nicknames are silly apple on 2020/05/03 21:54
No palm rejection when using pen, no pressure sensitivity to change size of brushes. Collaborative whiteboards fail to fully load/render when too much information is on the board. Also causes noticeable above average heating and subsequently battery drain under the same conditions.
Poop
by Lauryn1023 on 2020/05/02 15:37
It’s good for kids to learn
Disappointed
by samherr on 2020/04/30 12:20
I love MS products, I have always used them, but this one is not up to par, it has great opportunities to be amazing if they ever get the bugs fixed with the app crashing
Not bad when it works, garbage when it doesn’t
by asd23(8c$v on 2020/04/29 19:29
The lag is atrocious sometimes it’s better but other times it take forever move across the page. It crashes constantly. Randomly changes sizes when I rest my palm on the screen I haven’t had this issue on other apps. If you just need to take small notes here and there this app is fine but if you plan on using it for school work or work look elsewhere this app is terribly frustrating.
It works... most of the time
by RaceH2O on 2020/04/28 15:59
During COVID-19, this could have been a real game changer to help out with remote meetings. Instead it is more of a thud. Synchronization often times lags. Putting hand on glass often causes zooming when I just want to draw. No shape heuristics (like on Windows version). Disappointing and unfortunate.
Cannot login
by Josh Lawrence on 2020/04/28 02:28
I can’t even get past the SSO logon page. It opens an empty window.
Glitches
by Ana Wisteria on 2020/04/27 21:35
This app is great hen it actually works. However it locks me out of my documents often, has issues with syncing, and completely freezes. Since I use this for school work, it’s kind of a problem. Would appreciate that being fixed.
Good but glitchey
by //xl34 on 2020/04/27 15:35
The app has glitches like when I try to use the ruler the screen freezes and I have to exit the app.It is a good app otherwise.
Get GoodNotes 5 instead
by CelebGeb on 2020/04/27 06:34
Crashed within the first minute of using the app. Comically bad. I prefer the app GoodNotes
Can’t Sign In
by WD409 on 2020/04/23 18:10
My company administrator has completed all the steps needed to allow users to sign in to the app using company accounts, but the app has a ton of bugs when trying to sign in. After launching the Authenticator app a minimum of 3 times, it looks like it signs in, but then it won’t sync any of the Whiteboards, making it pretty useless. Would not recommend this app in its current state for use with a Work account. Microsoft has a lot of bugs left to squish.
Maybe with a whiteboard marker...
by Pooh's Dad on 2020/04/23 05:26
Does not open beyond a white screen. If I use a whiteboard marker or crayon I guess it could be used as a whiteboard. Ha ha. Tried reloads, resets, etc nothing but a full white unresponsive screen.
Garbage
by ginzuknives on 2020/04/22 20:11
Kept asking me for my login. I put it in with my verification code. Then would immediately ask me again.
Freezes non stop
by sixreffie on 2020/04/20 21:33
I can’t explore the basic app functionality, because the app freezes every 3-5 touches. Classic Microsoft.
Frustrating to Use!!!
by Alanna.N on 2020/04/20 00:33
Every time I set my hand down to start writing, the screen will either zoom way in or zoom way out and I end up having to reposition the whole canvas to find where I left off. So frustrating and it really slows down my productivity. If there was a way to lock the canvas to prevent it from zooming in/out, it would be a really great app. It does lag and get choppy at times, as others have mentioned.
Could Be Better
by Mjcantu2 on 2020/04/17 17:41
Pros: You can invite others to the board The tittle is accurate, it is a white board Cons/What Needs Work: No support for Apple Pencil, this is my biggest gripe Tools could be way more useful, but is very limited Many glitches, moving graphics around is very difficult. Often drops what you’re trying to move
Bad
by GAMERL!!! on 2020/04/17 08:24
It wouldn’t let me add photos
Impossible to use, problems with login
by rdoblas on 2020/04/16 14:58
I can’t use the app with my corporate microsoft azure account. It keeps going back and forth to the microsoft authenticator app to login with my microsoft account
Good concept too many bugs
by Doggybuns on 2020/04/14 21:18
This the perfect for noting ideas and working in a collaborative environment. However the latency is too bad and every time you write the board moves around everywhere. Please fix the palm detection or allow users to disable single finger scrolling
Clearly developed by an idiot PM and some good engineers
by rtd-rtd on 2020/04/13 05:01
Thank you MS you provide us another garbage with solid algorithm background but foolish interaction design.
Terrible
by Tya1213 on 2020/04/10 16:12
..Its really that bad🤦‍♀️👎
Organization account can not Log in
by Kira Wang on 2020/04/10 09:14
The built in log in browser interface does not support log in feature for organization account. One must use safari instead. Useless app.
Constant crashing, unusable
by joeldott on 2020/04/08 13:00
I can use for a couple minutes at a time before it freezes and becomes unusable.
Constant problems
by Jon A. T. on 2020/04/08 03:49
Always crashing, don’t waste your time with this app.
Typical Microsoft
by Rarely Report on 2020/04/08 00:03
I saw the featured app in the App Store & considering it was Microsoft it actually looked really cool. Downloaded & opened the app , then the small minded developers decided they knew a way to antagonize people that do not want a Microsoft account & no I don’t wish to create one !! Offer general email signup which I always prefer then you will have & get more customers, until then it’s been deleted off my phone..... Shame I was actually looking forward to using it !! I gave it 2 stars only because I think it’s probably quite good but then I doubt I will ever know.
Fantastic
by buyhtgf on 2020/04/07 17:47
Knocked it out of the park!
Crashes Often
by avidchicken on 2020/04/04 22:42
I downloaded this app in hopes of drawing out some diagrams for class. Once the file size gets a little bit bigger, the entire app crashes and i have to spend an excess amount of time getting it to work again. The app has great potential, but crashes so often that i am not sure it is worth it.
Lacking in every way
by Spf2313 on 2020/04/04 06:35
If you have been on the search to find a good place to throw your ideas and brainstorm new and exciting thoughts to life, you should bring out your wallet and buy procreate. I legitimately was expecting a decent experience, but i was disappointed within the first 5 minutes of using this app, and here are the main reasons why. 1) Display Latency 2) Cannot rotate whiteboard, i needed to move my whole device 3) Couldn’t change opacity on pens I knowingly got this app expecting a whiteboard, but granted, if i had these things fixed/implemented i would be satisfied. If these are not a bother to you then feel free. I expect some people to use this even for note taking. But really, procreate can do this and so, so much more. You don’t have to an artist to throw ideas around in an artists app:)
Se friza todo el tiempo!!!
by EL D0K on 2020/04/03 20:59
Descargué ésta aplicación pensando que MICROSOFT era la mejor, pero ha resultado ser una porquería, mientras escribes con el lapiz todo bien, pero en cuanto utilizas la regla para trazar lineas se detiene el programa y no sirve PARA NADA. NO DESCARGUEN ESTE PROGRAMA.
App crashes when I invite people from school
by devangs3 on 2020/04/03 00:31
Doesn’t work on my iPad or PC when I invite people to discuss :(
On ios9.2 app quit
by CC90x3b on 2020/03/31 15:37
The app quit directly on iOS 9.2.3 .
Will not save work
by kata3311 on 2020/03/31 14:35
Or allow me to reopen whiteboards it only allows me to create new boards
A nice quick idea pad (2018 review + 2020 review)
by Lana Yuna on 2020/03/30 23:58
New review 1 year later (2020): So I decided to try this out again and it finally works! There are still small delays with the pens, but it’s not too annoying. There are pressure sensitivity for the pens and eraser (if you do not have 3D Touch or a stylus with a pressure sensitivity, then the eraser only has varying pressure by movement speed). The pens are no longer super blocky! It flows very well. Since I use an Apple Pencil first generation with my iPad 6th generation, I don’t have any complaints for the pens and eraser. But when I turned the pen connection off to try out with my finger, you must disable the drawing mode before you are able to move around and zoom in and out of the canvas. The text size of sticky notes are finally readable! But if it has too much text, you are only able to read the first section. It does not stretch down or change text size or have a scroll bar. A review during the launch (2018): A notes with collaboration?!?! Microsoft has OneNote, but OneNote takes too much OneDrive space. Solution? Microsoft Whiteboard. The whiteboard has zoom in and out function, giving you a whole lot of space to put down all the stuff in one page. The whiteboard background is customizable (color, grid, lines). The pen has fun color options like color gradient (different hues) and the view of twilight. The sticky notes are very flexible (rotation, size of sticky note). The app is however very laggy since I believe it is still in the new app stage. I would like pen pressure sensitivity by movement speed option. The pens feel really rough with blocky lines. Zooming into the canvas is kinda tough because the app thinks I’m trying to move around the canvas while I am trying to look at the whole picture. I would also like to be able to adjust the sticky note’s text size. It’s quite hard to see short texts. //had the wrong date
Missing Basic Tools
by Midian_Breach on 2020/03/30 12:51
This app has a great opportunity to be a great teaching, office work, and most importantly work from home tool! But there are things that you could call creature comforts that in this day and age should be included as a base app support. I’m talking Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd gen) support, left handed support (please please please as a left handed user its very hard to write/draw when it detects input from my hand as I’m trying to write), and I think smarter selection support should be included. For Apple Pencil support, you have the basic drawing support, but for Gen 2 pencils it lacks double tap on the pencil’s flat side to change to a previous tool or eraser tool which would be awesome to have. Left handed support is a basic need. Add it as a setting to toggle on and implement. Otherwise you just infuriate people like myself who are left handed and can’t draw or write without jumping around on the screen or leaving random lines about. On apps like Notability, selection is very easy, you just draw around an object, if you just get part of a line/photo/box etc it is considered selected. Here you have to get the entire object to select it which is fine, but is a tad bit annoying and makes you have to go slow to get everything included you want to select. Maybe have the option for both and include it as a setting to toggle on/off.
Great idea... but unstable
by noned0ne on 2020/03/28 08:53
I really REALLY love the concept. Being able to easily whiteboard but quickly recognize text, make shapes, move stuff around is brilliant. But the app is unstable. Accidental movements from touch not recognizing the pencil in time, crashes, sticky notes not working. Please keep this app alive, just make it more reliable and stable
Will not open whiteboards
by Puppydawg97 on 2020/03/27 15:13
This app worked fine the first couple of days I had it, but now will not open any whiteboards, making it unusable. Very disappointed, especially since I was trying to use this to teach my students while the schools are closed.
Doesn’t support Apple Pen 2 double tap
by Saintony on 2020/03/26 09:43
Occasionally freezes. But when it works, it works amazing.
Freezes/crashes too much to be useful
by mpetruzz on 2020/03/24 18:00
I was looking for a good whiteboard app I could put on my iPad and use to share with others but this one is constantly freezing or crashing on my iPad Pro (3gen). On top of that it’s sharing and use on other platforms seems to be entirely focused on business teams so it’s limited outside of that.
Pretty good
by alyssdogSS on 2020/03/16 13:14
This app is great to share work with others! It works pretty well. Some things are a little hard, but once you get past that it’s smooth sailing
Missing Basic Tools
by Midian_Breach on 2020/03/30 12:51
This app has a great opportunity to be a great teaching, office work, and most importantly work from home tool! But there are things that you could call creature comforts that in this day and age should be included as a base app support. I’m talking Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd gen) support, left handed support (please please please as a left handed user its very hard to write/draw when it detects input from my hand as I’m trying to write), and I think smarter selection support should be included. For Apple Pencil support, you have the basic drawing support, but for Gen 2 pencils it lacks double tap on the pencil’s flat side to change to a previous tool or eraser tool which would be awesome to have. Left handed support is a basic need. Add it as a setting to toggle on and implement. Otherwise you just infuriate people like myself who are left handed and can’t draw or write without jumping around on the screen or leaving random lines about. On apps like Notability, selection is very easy, you just draw around an object, if you just get part of a line/photo/box etc it is considered selected. Here you have to get the entire object to select it which is fine, but is a tad bit annoying and makes you have to go slow to get everything included you want to select. Maybe have the option for both and include it as a setting to toggle on/off.
Great idea, ok execution
by calexgo on 2019/05/09 22:25
The idea behind this app is great. I love to rewrite my notes on my iPad. I make concept maps by hand and save them as PDFs. I used to use another app but gave whiteboard a try. It has great lag with the Apple Pencil, and the app itself horrible lags when you zoom in and out into a big canvas. The lasso and move tool is gravely inaccurate and unpredictable . You go to select a portion to move it and when you swipe your finger to move it it won’t budge. The highlighter could be improved by adding color options and size. I really want to stay with this app as it has potential, but If they don’t update it soon with good changes I might abandon it.
EXACTLY What I Wanted
by Alymebo on 2020/03/05 17:53
I draw on my iPad, and I wanted a very simple, yet functional space to keep my references in one place so that I could access them quickly and scribble on them if needed. There’s no ads to ignore, no subscriptions, no micro transactions. If I need to access the same resources on my computer, I can simply pull up the website. Being able to lock the images in place is helpful. My only peeve so far is that when I undo an action, it automatically selects the last image I inserted, which is kind of distracting, but it doesn’t appear to change the locked setting, so it’s not a huge deal. Also, the glitter pens? HUGE plus, lol. They’re so pretty!
Really helpful for schoolwork!
by icyyyy0907 on 2019/03/21 19:19
I was looking through the App Store trying to find a decent drawing board app, and eventually found this one! It helps soooo much, especially when I’m doing physics or calculus homework. ☺️ However, an amazing feature you might want to consider: locking the screen in place. I don’t know how many times the screen just zooms in or out or just completely goes somewhere else on the board since I write with my hand laying on the tablet (it’s easier for me to write that way, rather then my hand floating above the tablet as I write). But locking the screen in place would help immensely! 😄
Great idea, borderline unusable collaboration
by devalexwhite on 2020/07/22 19:42
Love the idea, the sticky note lists, templates, and google docs style collaboration are killer features. BUT, the implementation is HORRIBLE. I did a 4 person collab session. One person took 15 minutes to get logged in (for some reason you have to install the Microsoft Auth app but you don’t even need to open it???). People kept getting disconnected. The app crashes every time I accidentally double tap my Apple Pencil gen 2 (the eraser function). The lag is unbelievable, getting so bad at points that ink shows up a second after you draw. Panning around the art board is choppy. The smart grouping makes it impossible to select individual items. Filled with inconsistent UX (example: shapes work different than drawings so eraser won’t effect them).
Fix this issues to make a flow less experience
by navidabasi on 2020/05/07 00:36
1. I just installed this app on my windows and iphone and i could say I absolutely love it but there are some issues which i prefer to be fix as soon as possible such as: 1.if you wish to select something with lasso you need to take all the object at once but in some apps you could just make a quick circle around a little part of object and it will considered as selected. 2. I really need to change the aspects of sticky notes instead of just keeping it as a big or little square like if I need to make a mind node , i prefer to put a little rectangular 3. I’m Persian so I really wish to see language support (I mean when im using to write at both languages ENG & PER in one line it will be a total mess!!) 4. And some new extra features such as changing the color of your shapes which you just draw , giving some of the shapes a fixed separate background color instead of highlighting it) 5. And please add left hand support , please please please remove stacking highlights!
Great idea, poor execution
by emanguso on 2019/11/28 00:03
I really wanted to love this app. The idea is great, and I love that there no page boundaries while writing as there are in other writing apps I use. However I found several issues with this app. 1) The lag time while writing is HORRIBLE. 2) It is full of unexplained glitches. I would be writing on top of a drawing, and sometimes the writing would get sent behind the drawing (making it unreadable) and sometimes wouldn’t with no explanation or way to bring it to the “front.” This was extremely frustrating and cumbersome. Every time I hit the “undo” button, the screen jumped around. It is also hypersensitive to touch while resting your hand on the iPad while writing. 3) There is no way to enlarge your entire drawing, which was a bad surprise when I exported my work and saw that my writing was too small. 4) The app repeatedly kept logging me out while I was working. Further, the sharing function seems not to work properly, as I was unable to share it with my friend to collaborate even though she has a whiteboard account. I would not recommend this app. The pros do not outweigh the many flaws and frustrations.
so much potential...
by josey4628 on 2020/02/17 15:21
... but still not ready for prime time. After the latest update that included “stability improvements,” I can’t use this app for longer than 2 minutes (not an exaggeration) before it either crashes or freezes and needs to be restarted. That’s not to say it was much better before. I’m using an iPad pro 3 - a pretty powerful device, but still experiencing freezing and crashing. The export to OneNote feature always freezes at some point and requires a restart - I’m not sure if it sends as PDF, SVG or link to OneNote because I’ve never been able to complete the process. The export to Teams feature will export then freeze and require restart. That shares a link to web version of whiteboard. Web version of whiteboard only allows for inking and viewing... doesn’t even support typing which is a little weird to me. When I can use the app, the templates are really cool, the inking works well (as good as OneNote) and I really love the idea of the collaboration features. Unfortunately I can’t use this at all with colleagues because the experience is pretty awful at the moment.
Decent Start
by Wolveslie on 2018/11/24 12:57
The app is decent enough. It feels a lot like a barebones version of OneNote’s drawing mode. However, it also feels a lot like a barebones version of OneNote’s drawing mode. Yes, I meant to say that twice. It features the same basic tools as OneNote, but it lacks any of the pen customizations: • Ink/Stroke Thickness • Ink Color These may sound like simple and unimportant features, but they really do improve the drawing; writing experience, much like bolds and italics do in type. They way it organizes whiteboards on the home page is nice, but it feels a bit barebones, both in style and in animation. Opening and closing whiteboards is a bit jarring as there is no UI animation for on/off-boarding the user from the whiteboard. A simple “zoom” animation would suffice for this purpose; and a simple, subtle lighting effect on the background of the home page would add more depth without being gaudy or too skeuomorphic. Mild rounding of the whiteboard corners would be nice as well. In all, it’s the little things that count. This has potential, not only for business use, but personal use as well, as an idea-board and brainstorming utility.
Extremely glitchy and no option to export high quality graphics
by jcaprino on 2020/06/30 13:45
I tried… I tried to make this at work and give Microsoft another chance. But as usual they failed, offering an extremely glitchy application, and no ability to export my whiteboards to a vector format so they are all very low quality pictures. Don’t waste your time, instead pay for a really good app like GoodNotes 5. I wish I would’ve found that out before. Note I do not work for GoodNotes five I am just telling you that after probably 12 to 15 hours of work on the free Whiteboard app, I finally gave up because I was having toRestart the app so many times and I cannot export to a good format. I finally pulled the trigger and bought good notes five and it is excellent should have done that from the start.
Lots of Potential but Needs Work
by dlangendorf on 2018/12/18 18:13
There are many apps like this one, in one form or another. What drives me batty is laggy performance, jagged handwriting and illustration. I can understand it on older devices, but it shouldn’t be this way on reasonably newer ones and with a Pencil. If an app’s handwriting is laggy and jaggy, it gets tossed aside. There’s no excuse. That said, the app has potential. By the way, One Note’s handwriting was awful for a long time. It’s better now but not as good as it could be. Handwriting quality is such a large part of the user experience and satisfaction, why scrimp on it?
Great Features, Poor Stability
by Aceman1991 on 2020/03/09 15:30
I really like this app. Has the features I need and is simple and easy to use. But I cannot recommend it on iOS. It’s constantly crashing for me. I’ve waited for updates with hopes it would fix the issues. But I usually have to open it, wait for the first crash/lockup, force close, reopen go into note I want to edit, wait for it to crash/lockup again, reopen and have about 30 minutes or so of use then it will crash and lock up again. Reinstalled, resign in etc etc, all the normal app troubleshooting provides no meaningful results. I still hobble through it because I really like the app and having it sync with my work O365 account makes it easy to remotely collaborate. Shame it’s doesn’t run reliably.
:c
by hayden070707 on 2020/05/23 05:12
I see so many people in the reviews using this for art so I tried it AND ITS TERRIBLE FOR ART!! Like first of all what you need to do for drawing is move the camera clockwise and counterclockwise for those perfect shapes or cute sketches second: when I’m using the pen I can zoom in or out I can’t go back or erase and it’s very confusing and I think you should fix these problems. I know you probably don’t care what I say because you people probably think “oh look at this little kid” and that’s fine think what you want I’m just saying for artists I would use this a lot if it had these things and if you still don’t care and you read all of this then sorry for wasting your time.
Great app if palm rejection on iPad with Apple Pencil works properly
by Ben Haison on 2020/10/06 01:45
I was so glad when I found this app, it is what I was looking for to record what I learnt and share it with others. However, right after starting using the app, I started to run into problems with the app while using the Apple Pencil. My iPad is the 11” Pro 2018. The app keeps interacting with my palm and zoom in, zoom out, moving the canvas around without me intentionally doing so. I never encountered the same issue with other apps like Notes (Apple), GoodNotes or even iBook. Searching the Internet, I found that people have been reporting the same issue since 2018. I am not sure why it has not been fixed until now. At the moment, the app is still usable if you have good patience, but the experience is horrible! It could be so much better if the palm rejection issue is fixed.
Decent, but could be better
by fyreous on 2019/05/10 17:40
I definitely like where MS is going with this app, and it’s one of the better “collaborative whiteboard” solutions for sure. But I have one main pet peeve, and that is an inability to “lock” the board in place. I use it a lot with my Apple Pencil, but even though it rejects my palm from making markings on the board, it frequently interprets my palm as moving the board around. I wish there was an option to lock the board in place so that the canvas wouldn’t accidentally get moved around.
Awesome!
by Mi had Powell. on 2019/07/24 20:39
This app works great for sketching down ideas. • There’s a major bug in the app that I encountered. Once in awhile when I try to draw, the bottom dock menu keeps switching back to where I cannot draw. I tried switching it back so that I could draw, but it keeps switching back to the default menu where the cut & paste is located at. As a result, I cannot draw on the board due to the menu switching.
Typical Microsoft
by Rarely Report on 2020/04/08 00:03
I saw the featured app in the App Store & considering it was Microsoft it actually looked really cool. Downloaded & opened the app , then the small minded developers decided they knew a way to antagonize people that do not want a Microsoft account & no I don’t wish to create one !! Offer general email signup which I always prefer then you will have & get more customers, until then it’s been deleted off my phone..... Shame I was actually looking forward to using it !! I gave it 2 stars only because I think it’s probably quite good but then I doubt I will ever know.
Lacking in every way
by Spf2313 on 2020/04/04 06:35
If you have been on the search to find a good place to throw your ideas and brainstorm new and exciting thoughts to life, you should bring out your wallet and buy procreate. I legitimately was expecting a decent experience, but i was disappointed within the first 5 minutes of using this app, and here are the main reasons why. 1) Display Latency 2) Cannot rotate whiteboard, i needed to move my whole device 3) Couldn’t change opacity on pens I knowingly got this app expecting a whiteboard, but granted, if i had these things fixed/implemented i would be satisfied. If these are not a bother to you then feel free. I expect some people to use this even for note taking. But really, procreate can do this and so, so much more. You don’t have to an artist to throw ideas around in an artists app:)
Great concept, needs work.
by TheEpicnor on 2020/09/06 04:06
I want to love this app. It has great potential, but isn’t stable enough to make it enjoyable to use. When using the app it is laggy to move around the board. I would love to see the developers behind this app fix bugs and glitches and see what new features get added. I don’t think there is any app like this out there and it would be awesome to see this app reach its full potential.
Seemingly non-existent palm rejection ruins the app
by Mattd8812 on 2019/11/20 02:29
I really wanted to like this app. The integration with Windows and open-ended nature made it very appealing, but the fact that I can't use this with my iPad and Apple Pencil ruins the experience. I went to set my hand on the screen as I constantly do in OneNote, but instead of ignoring my hand, the app spit dots of ink all over the whiteboard, zoomed out, and then selected multiple things all from the touch of my hand. This is shoddy work and it's astonishing that Microsoft would even release the app in this state. Any testing would've IMMEDIATELY revealed the problem.
The app works great on my Surface, but…
by Apokalips on 2019/09/16 21:12
This could just be incompatibility with iOS 13, but the app appears to be quite buggy on an iPhone X, not respecting the safe zones that are difficult or impossible to tap. Also can't seem to resize text notes to fit their contents. For now I'll be sticking with OneNote, but would love to see this app integrated, since there's a lot of overlap between the two in terms of functionality and purpose.
Cool features, poor execution.
by I is not an iPhone on 2020/03/13 21:50
I love where this is headed, but the amount of bugs and issues cause the app to become practically useless. Plus, I didn’t know that on an iPad Pro I could still get apps that caused the frame rate to drop below 30. THIRTY frames per second on a 120Hz screen. Developers, PLEASE continue with this idea, but please look into really working on the many issues that pester the iOS versions of your apps.
Needs work
by Nordekai on 2019/10/29 01:47
It’s “working” for what i need. It’s been crashing and hanging a lot, stopping my workflow. Otherwise, not horrible. I love being able to zoom in and out, write notes in various places, place sticky’s and re-size them. I've got one with a map of my area that i can do all the above on, pasted it like a picture, then can write notes for various locations.
Not working
by xcdews on 2020/05/20 22:20
It’s really hard to use this product. The board keeps jumping to different locations and changing the zoom level. The app also keeps asking logging in while I have logged in multiple times. The bottom panel of pens and eraser does not hide itself automatically, so it’s very easy to touch it while writing on a tablet. It does not support Mac. The browser version is even worse than the app version. Bad design. This could have been a very useful product.
Love this app, mostly
by RobinInOR on 2018/11/14 14:55
It was working flawlessly for the last month as we were testing it. After the last update 11/13, cannot sign in, says admin has disabled. I’m the admin. Whiteboard on windows 10 is still working. Once this is fixed I’ll rate it a 5 When it does work, it’s great. Surprisingly quick - tested it from iPad and windows and updates from death side show up very quickly. This app works great even if you don’t have a surface hub.
Frustrating to Use!!!
by Alanna.N on 2020/04/20 00:33
Every time I set my hand down to start writing, the screen will either zoom way in or zoom way out and I end up having to reposition the whole canvas to find where I left off. So frustrating and it really slows down my productivity. If there was a way to lock the canvas to prevent it from zooming in/out, it would be a really great app. It does lag and get choppy at times, as others have mentioned.
Great functionality, poor performance
by DroTron on 2020/09/09 19:52
This app does everything I want it to do but it’s super slow on my iPad 6, if Microsoft added the ruler to OneNote I would probably ditch this app in favor of OneNote because the performance is so much better. Once they fix the performance issues this would be a 5 star app for me.
Not bad when it works, garbage when it doesn’t
by asd23(8c$v on 2020/04/29 19:29
The lag is atrocious sometimes it’s better but other times it take forever move across the page. It crashes constantly. Randomly changes sizes when I rest my palm on the screen I haven’t had this issue on other apps. If you just need to take small notes here and there this app is fine but if you plan on using it for school work or work look elsewhere this app is terribly frustrating.
Freezer app
by absajev on 2020/08/25 04:29
I use whiteboard on iPad and it was supposed to be convenient when paired with apple pencil. This is true when it does not crash. My experience is that the whiteboard has 90% chance of freezing when using the ruler. 50% chance of crashing when doing everything else. Net result is the need of restarting app every 2 minutes or less. Need to fix this issue for better user experience.
Crashes too much
by Shiny Silver Spring on 2020/05/21 18:49
The last version crashed at least once per class. I see it just updated today so maybe it’ll be better. Otherwise I generally like it. One other annoyance is when it starts zooming/scrolling while I’m trying to write on it w/ the Apple Pencil, but I don’t know how much of that is the program’s fault.
Can’t Sign In
by WD409 on 2020/04/23 18:10
My company administrator has completed all the steps needed to allow users to sign in to the app using company accounts, but the app has a ton of bugs when trying to sign in. After launching the Authenticator app a minimum of 3 times, it looks like it signs in, but then it won’t sync any of the Whiteboards, making it pretty useless. Would not recommend this app in its current state for use with a Work account. Microsoft has a lot of bugs left to squish.
This app is amazing but need some improvement
by Abdullah Mohammed Alhumaid on 2020/10/04 10:57
Your app is amazing but the double tap on the apple pencil doesn't work. And when i put my hand when i am writing on the screen it moves the screen in a wired way. This problem make my very un happy with the app but the idea. Is amazing i hope from Microsoft to solve the problem fast
Helpful but frustrating
by K-Bails on 2019/04/28 17:50
Overall it’s a good app and very helpful on my tablet, but the app is just way too sensitive to touch without any way to decrease the sensitivity. It is incredibly frustrating trying to write notes on it and the app continuously shifts the whiteboard. The board zooms out almost every time I touch the screen. Hopefully this gets fixed soon before I throw my tablet at the wall out of frustration.
Simple and easy
by Vasi13koula on 2019/02/23 16:32
Love using Microsoft software on my iPad and loved the idea of integration/communication with my OneNote. However, when I try to use the “send to OneNote” function, it’s telling me that there are no notebooks (which is not true). Would love for this to be fixed and then would definitely give it a 5/5.
Recent update has me trapped in recursive sign-in loop
by clements_nicholas on 2018/11/29 22:33
I do have requirements for my domain to use company portal registration on personal portable devices, and my device is registered, but the whiteboard app says it isn't and won't let me view the whiteboard I trying to share from my desktop. Love the potential promise of this as this is what we've been waiting for here at my school for years simple but capable. Please fix.
Doesn’t sync changes made on other devices
by GenuineParadox on 2020/08/15 16:17
When I open a board on my phone I see an older version of the board and it doesn’t sync in changes I’ve made on another device. sometimes if I wait long enough (forever) it will SLOWLY bring in the changes stroke by stroke as it ifs replaying them in real time. Why.
Great idea... but unstable
by noned0ne on 2020/03/28 08:53
I really REALLY love the concept. Being able to easily whiteboard but quickly recognize text, make shapes, move stuff around is brilliant. But the app is unstable. Accidental movements from touch not recognizing the pencil in time, crashes, sticky notes not working. Please keep this app alive, just make it more reliable and stable
Worthless
by WhiteboardIsTerrible on 2019/07/27 14:15
The ink to shape function works only for elipses, triangles, and parallelagrams. Does not work for boxes at all. The help function does not explain anything, so it’s not worth reading. The amount of people using this tool must be low, because searching for help on functions only brings you back to the terrible microsoft help page. Don’t waste your time downloading and using. I never gave one star to an app before, but this one deserves it.
Still in beta?
by stephensmwong on 2020/03/03 01:36
I’ve an iPad and iPhone signed in the same Microsoft a/c, but drawings are not synced between devices. I’ve a quite complicated drawing which I edited for a few times. Suddenly, there is a red square on the drawing selection pages, and a tag says ‘Unsaved edited’. That drawing cannot be opened anymore, the app quits after a few minutes whenever that red boxed drawing is selected, export also resulted as app quit. So, is this piece of software still in Beta?
ANGERY with an E
by RM904 on 2020/01/27 15:52
I can’t even begin to think about the amount of time I wasted this morning in class trying to get this app to not lag or glitch out, and not recognize my hand instead of the Apple Pencil like nearly every other app by professional developers without bursting several blood vessels in both of my eyes from the frustration. What else would I expect from an app by Microsoft on an apple device anyway though.
Glitches
by Ana Wisteria on 2020/04/27 21:35
This app is great hen it actually works. However it locks me out of my documents often, has issues with syncing, and completely freezes. Since I use this for school work, it’s kind of a problem. Would appreciate that being fixed.
Poorly optimized
by Lontronix on 2018/10/15 01:36
I’ve been looking forward to this since it was announced that it would be coming to iOS, I really wish Microsoft would have waited to release this app until it was more stable. Everything feels unresponsive, from creating a new white board to drawing and erasing.
Great App for Roundtable Discussions & Brainstorming
by TheAmazingB on 2019/04/10 13:21
I have an iPad mini 5 and my buddy has the first 12.9 inch pro. We spent 2.5 hours having a great brainstorming and planning session and this worked great! No issues. Please please pour more resources into this. Keep this project alive!
Love it sometimes
by DBishAV on 2019/12/13 18:11
App is exactly what i wanted, infinite canvas, decent tools and easy to use. But palm rejection doesn’t seem to exist and the app seems to lock up on me a decent amount to where i have to close it out and retry. I’ll wait for an update but if it doesn’t improve I’m probably going to ditch it
Crashes Often
by avidchicken on 2020/04/04 22:42
I downloaded this app in hopes of drawing out some diagrams for class. Once the file size gets a little bit bigger, the entire app crashes and i have to spend an excess amount of time getting it to work again. The app has great potential, but crashes so often that i am not sure it is worth it.
Useful but a headache
by mrfylke2001 on 2019/11/16 04:36
The app does what it’s supposed to but the palm rejection with the Apple Pencil doesn’t work as well as in other apps. It consistently selects and moves things when I’m trying to write. Don’t bother trying to draw on top of images; you might get it to work but you’ll tear your hair out.
iPad Pro with Apple Pencil Gen2
by nicknames are silly apple on 2020/05/03 21:54
No palm rejection when using pen, no pressure sensitivity to change size of brushes. Collaborative whiteboards fail to fully load/render when too much information is on the board. Also causes noticeable above average heating and subsequently battery drain under the same conditions.
App works great
by coderXtreme on 2018/12/24 14:33
They need to update to allow organizations to use. The comments about the app being bricked due to the update is no longer accurate.
Good concept too many bugs
by Doggybuns on 2020/04/14 21:18
This the perfect for noting ideas and working in a collaborative environment. However the latency is too bad and every time you write the board moves around everywhere. Please fix the palm detection or allow users to disable single finger scrolling
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Description
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 recognizing 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.
Ruined at login
by Leaptrot on 2020/10/15 17:38
Using a work/school account forced me to download Microsoft Authenticator. Authenticator wanted a QR or code for login. It shouldn't be this many steps to log in if I don't want it to be. I was looking for an app that would be easy use, but this is far from it.
No scribble & Palm rejection
by Lil bitt 25 el on 2020/10/15 09:18
I can’t write without palm rejection. Bonus my review is being typed in white ink on a white background. I hope you can even see this⁉️
Great app if palm rejection on iPad with Apple Pencil works properly
by Ben Haison on 2020/10/06 01:45
I was so glad when I found this app, it is what I was looking for to record what I learnt and share it with others. However, right after starting using the app, I started to run into problems with the app while using the Apple Pencil. My iPad is the 11” Pro 2018. The app keeps interacting with my palm and zoom in, zoom out, moving the canvas around without me intentionally doing so. I never encountered the same issue with other apps like Notes (Apple), GoodNotes or even iBook. Searching the Internet, I found that people have been reporting the same issue since 2018. I am not sure why it has not been fixed until now. At the moment, the app is still usable if you have good patience, but the experience is horrible! It could be so much better if the palm rejection issue is fixed.
Good Idea
by Top gear bugatti on 2020/10/05 22:28
Is nice but it always asks you to sign in 🙄
This app is amazing but need some improvement
by Abdullah Mohammed Alhumaid on 2020/10/04 10:57
Your app is amazing but the double tap on the apple pencil doesn't work. And when i put my hand when i am writing on the screen it moves the screen in a wired way. This problem make my very un happy with the app but the idea. Is amazing i hope from Microsoft to solve the problem fast
Very helpful, but I have one request
by (whats going on?) on 2020/10/04 04:01
Very helpful. That said please make where you can enlarge the overall size of the board. Thank you.
Typical Microsoft idiocity
by nutella_98 on 2020/09/30 15:17
I am abroad and cannot login to ANY of my Microsoft accounts. Years ago I had a correspondence about this with Microsoft. Even in 2020 they are completely unable to resolve this nonsense. When you login from an IP that is not being recognized, Microsoft automatically assumes that you are either a bot or a malicious attacker. So you have to provide your recovery email which they will send a code to. My recovery email is also a Microsoft email, and because of the issue mentioned above of course it is not possible to login to my recovery email either. And this goes in circles. The fact that Microsoft still lives in the 18th century and assumes people are being locked down (pun intended) and unable to travel is sickening. To make it worse, they grudgingly glue your account to an IP address so if you go from point A to point B you pretty much lose all your access. I simply wanted to try this app, but due to IP issues (different region) it is not possible. Thankfully there are many other tools to choose from and you don't have to put up with Microsoft's idiocity.
Utter garbage
by serigraph73 on 2020/09/30 00:22
Makes no sense
Lock zoom.
by Scott Kubiszewski on 2020/09/27 23:50
It would be great if you could lock the zoom.
Trash
by Silent Mummy on 2020/09/27 07:52
Can’t even login to my school account
Tutoriales
by Neldrick on 2020/09/26 00:33
Necesito más tutoriales de sus usos.
It doesnt let me use my school acount
by huihliuhiluhliuih on 2020/09/25 21:56
Just read the title
Very useful
by ash2a on 2020/09/25 21:56
Just a great app.
SEE NO DEVELOPER RESPONSES....🤔
by ELISE0033 on 2020/09/25 02:11
Come on Microsoft . You guys are better than that!... “I Thought”
Everything I need
by Ryan 2112 Rush on 2020/09/23 15:35
This app has everything I need. I need a good digital whiteboard that’s free and can easily erase everything. This app has it all!
Authenticator App Required on Device
by DDDy94 on 2020/09/22 13:38
I was hoping to install this on my iPad to use with teams meeting but I need the authenticator app on the iPad itself - can’t use the one on my iPhone that I used to log into the teams app.
Good Product for “Infinite zoom”
by academic_user_ben on 2020/09/16 19:44
Good product for Infinite zoom, would like to see it work better with apple pencil’s double tap (say to get access to the eraser)
Great functionality, poor performance
by DroTron on 2020/09/09 19:52
This app does everything I want it to do but it’s super slow on my iPad 6, if Microsoft added the ruler to OneNote I would probably ditch this app in favor of OneNote because the performance is so much better. Once they fix the performance issues this would be a 5 star app for me.
Great concept, needs work.
by TheEpicnor on 2020/09/06 04:06
I want to love this app. It has great potential, but isn’t stable enough to make it enjoyable to use. When using the app it is laggy to move around the board. I would love to see the developers behind this app fix bugs and glitches and see what new features get added. I don’t think there is any app like this out there and it would be awesome to see this app reach its full potential.
I love white boards.
by Ober Creations on 2020/09/03 09:26
I have 2 4x4 whiteboards in my house and 5 smaller ones. Now a smooth one on my iPad. I love it.
Horrible
by Mike_Nun on 2020/09/02 06:19
Garbage app. Kept asking me to log in every 3 seconds despite having logged it.
Disappointing on iPad Pro, hopefully fixed soon
by Paul33507 on 2020/08/29 04:29
So far major issues. Running on 2019 12.9” iPad pro 1) Could not run without installing microsoft authenticator on the iPad, I already use authenticator on my phone, now I need ot on 2 devices??? 2) The app continues to lock up after a couple minutes. Impossible to be used. This should not be released yet.
Still crashes
by Aliemadmeran on 2020/08/25 23:18
The app still terribly crashes, even after today’s upgrade. Absolutely unacceptable 😑
Freezer app
by absajev on 2020/08/25 04:29
I use whiteboard on iPad and it was supposed to be convenient when paired with apple pencil. This is true when it does not crash. My experience is that the whiteboard has 90% chance of freezing when using the ruler. 50% chance of crashing when doing everything else. Net result is the need of restarting app every 2 minutes or less. Need to fix this issue for better user experience.
Trash!
by soundneedle on 2020/08/21 00:25
Constantly have to sign in. And constantly losing data. It randomly decides not to save whiteboard changes.’ Update: just lost an entire whiteboard with hours of work. This app makes me angry. I bought a Hub just for this. That Pantos guy is a con man peddling broken experiences.
Doesn’t sync changes made on other devices
by GenuineParadox on 2020/08/15 16:17
When I open a board on my phone I see an older version of the board and it doesn’t sync in changes I’ve made on another device. sometimes if I wait long enough (forever) it will SLOWLY bring in the changes stroke by stroke as it ifs replaying them in real time. Why.
Extremely slow sync
by 3DMusic on 2020/08/15 01:06
Saved whiteboards literally require more than an hour to load, one tiny line at a time. I have never seen anything so slow. Tried signing out and back in, deleting and reinstalling, and even 2 different iPads, all with the same result. This app is unusable.
Nice idea. Abysmal execution.
by SLandscape on 2020/08/10 00:53
Doesn't work properly with Microsoft’s own services (can’t share with a group!), can’t store drawings in folders.
Amazing app!
by bb12389 on 2020/08/07 06:12
This was the app I was just looking for I use it for school and more this is a great app I love it it’s so helpful and it has all the stuff I would need I enjoy this app!
Great app but it stopped working!
by Francis0717NY on 2020/07/27 04:16
Suddenly stopped working...i tried to reinstall it multiple times but every time i start it there is a blank page with no options and nothing works...it’s weird because it only does that on my iPad. Please, fix it!!!
Shareable link not shareable
by Stevenmsu on 2020/07/26 01:01
A white board just for myself is just not fun. Turns out you don't just need a Microsoft about but some special type of account. Just to much trouble for such a simple app.
Great idea, borderline unusable collaboration
by devalexwhite on 2020/07/22 19:42
Love the idea, the sticky note lists, templates, and google docs style collaboration are killer features. BUT, the implementation is HORRIBLE. I did a 4 person collab session. One person took 15 minutes to get logged in (for some reason you have to install the Microsoft Auth app but you don’t even need to open it???). People kept getting disconnected. The app crashes every time I accidentally double tap my Apple Pencil gen 2 (the eraser function). The lag is unbelievable, getting so bad at points that ink shows up a second after you draw. Panning around the art board is choppy. The smart grouping makes it impossible to select individual items. Filled with inconsistent UX (example: shapes work different than drawings so eraser won’t effect them).
Unreliable - data loss, poor sync, login issues
by drarubin on 2020/07/15 02:28
Critical problems.. unusable - Doesn’t handle simultaneous edits properly, resulting in data loss during discussions. Things randomly disappear - Frequent sync issues - Get logged out frequently
Unusable form the start
by Lara Shakida on 2020/07/14 18:42
Can't even sign in from my school account from the app without having to install another app. After I did that, I found out how horrible the apps latency is when it comes to using the Apple Pencil
Deleted My Detailed Review
by Courtgrimshaw on 2020/07/11 20:46
Apparently my previous review that I spent a lot of time writing out has been deleted. It was also negative because the app is legitimately not worth the money. However, I did NOT use any bias or attacking words or phrases whatsoever. I was strictly factual and kept the entire thing respectful. So wow I can’t believe they’d go to the lengths of erasing it completely. I’m astonished!
Great app but prone to slowness and jank
by GroovinChip on 2020/07/04 22:09
I really like the features but the app can get very slow and janky. Definitely needs performance improvements.
Needs a couple more months of work
by structure7 on 2020/07/02 16:10
Should still be in beta. Frequent crashes and sync issues with iPad Pro. No official Apple Pencil support. Many better alternatives for now. Lowered rating. Constant freezing if you have anything more than writing on the board.
Extremely glitchy and no option to export high quality graphics
by jcaprino on 2020/06/30 13:45
I tried… I tried to make this at work and give Microsoft another chance. But as usual they failed, offering an extremely glitchy application, and no ability to export my whiteboards to a vector format so they are all very low quality pictures. Don’t waste your time, instead pay for a really good app like GoodNotes 5. I wish I would’ve found that out before. Note I do not work for GoodNotes five I am just telling you that after probably 12 to 15 hours of work on the free Whiteboard app, I finally gave up because I was having toRestart the app so many times and I cannot export to a good format. I finally pulled the trigger and bought good notes five and it is excellent should have done that from the start.
Freezes Constantly
by Blaknight on 2020/06/22 14:31
While it has a few nice features (gridlines, shapes, text, basic shape conversion), this app is horrendously buggy and needs some basic fixes to prevent freezes which happen regularly and require a full app restart.
Garbage app
by MattO210 on 2020/06/18 21:06
Straight trash
Crashes
by ursog1 on 2020/06/17 13:17
I cannot even start the app. It goes into a login loop several times then crashes.
Latest update
by AutoJunkie on 2020/06/16 19:56
The latest update June 15, 2020 has made the app very unresponsive..there is major lag from when i draw/write something to when it appears. Where is the QA for this release? I’ve deleted the app, recharged my pencil, restarted my ipad pro. Nothing has helped. Theres no support info in the app or on the whiteboard landing page, just contact sales!
Repeatedly opens Authenticator but never syncs.
by MCfeedbackREVIEW on 2020/06/05 18:32
Repeatedly opens Authenticator but never syncs. (Work account)
Bad performance
by 15121421441iSina on 2020/06/03 08:58
Freezes So many lags
It’s just okay....
by helper cat on 2020/05/30 00:27
It’s a nice app if a small child wants to draw on your iPad, I’m not trying to be harsh, but honestly Microsoft team, you knew when you put this app on the App Store that someone would notice the horrible color options. like really, i would understand if this was android but this is Microsoft step up your game guys seriously, FIX THE COLOR OPTIONS, honestly did you guys not think it would be a good idea to add PLAIN WHITE, and I don’t know maybe ADD A COLOR PICKER, also you should consider adding a slider for colors too a 13 year old should not have to tell you guys this, like come on man. Seriously, I could make a better app than this on Scratch coding ( the pc version ) if you are an animator and you are pasting drawings ( especially if your drawings have plain white in/on them) this is not I repeat NOT the app for you at least until they add a color picker and change the color options - Elise tries youtube
Terrible
by Cjb2020 on 2020/05/29 18:56
Why do I need a Microsoft account to draw on my screen? And why don’t they make it easier to create one?
Okay but needs work
by *Strawbarry Milk* on 2020/05/23 22:40
So I just got the app and I tried it out. It was very laggy and compared to IbisPaint (the app) it was missing a lot of tools like layers and smudge and other stuff like that. I hope you improve.
Can’t write anything on screen. Have a bamboo pen
by mecksteinrh on 2020/05/23 20:56
Can’t write anything nor do any art. Background grid moves around . Getting dissapointed and don’t know what to do!!!
crushing
by oyakodon on 2020/05/23 05:21
Contantly crushing in the latest iPad mini.
:c
by hayden070707 on 2020/05/23 05:12
I see so many people in the reviews using this for art so I tried it AND ITS TERRIBLE FOR ART!! Like first of all what you need to do for drawing is move the camera clockwise and counterclockwise for those perfect shapes or cute sketches second: when I’m using the pen I can zoom in or out I can’t go back or erase and it’s very confusing and I think you should fix these problems. I know you probably don’t care what I say because you people probably think “oh look at this little kid” and that’s fine think what you want I’m just saying for artists I would use this a lot if it had these things and if you still don’t care and you read all of this then sorry for wasting your time.
Decent
by Aaaaaajjjjjjjhhhddddooo on 2020/05/21 21:00
All around works pretty well. Would be very helpful if you could create your own templates and if you could duplicate whiteboards that are saved.
Crashes too much
by Shiny Silver Spring on 2020/05/21 18:49
The last version crashed at least once per class. I see it just updated today so maybe it’ll be better. Otherwise I generally like it. One other annoyance is when it starts zooming/scrolling while I’m trying to write on it w/ the Apple Pencil, but I don’t know how much of that is the program’s fault.
Disappointing
by iopyuu on 2020/05/20 23:24
The product is bad in execution. There can be multiple pages. Export to pdf is not there. Why is the size of the board so confusing.
Not working
by xcdews on 2020/05/20 22:20
It’s really hard to use this product. The board keeps jumping to different locations and changing the zoom level. The app also keeps asking logging in while I have logged in multiple times. The bottom panel of pens and eraser does not hide itself automatically, so it’s very easy to touch it while writing on a tablet. It does not support Mac. The browser version is even worse than the app version. Bad design. This could have been a very useful product.
Can’t use
by vahan007 on 2020/05/19 20:06
No support for conditional access policies. Microsoft fails again.
Useless without proper palm rejection
by T0to87 on 2020/05/14 20:02
I have an Apple Pencil that I use for this. Yet this is completely unusable as the app will zoom and pan wildly with every stroke moving you to a completely different section of the screen. Please fix that, then this would be an amazing collaboration tool.
Too much lag compared to other apps with an Apple Pencil
by blue179 on 2020/05/14 01:43
This app has way too much lag compared to other apps when using an apple pencil. I tested it out, but there was noticeable lag on the whiteboard. Notes didn’t have that type of lag. I can’t consider this app at all.
I had this for 2 days and I love it
by JoJo 123321 every day on 2020/05/13 12:59
This app I thought it was not so good because the reviews but it is great.It is EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!I recommend this app.If your looking for a drawing app this is the app.(it has a lot more than just drawing.)
Freezes consistently on latest iPad
by danimalpanda on 2020/05/10 14:54
Freezes repeatedly from settings menu
Bloated and too basic
by The real GeoXXX on 2020/05/07 11:02
While this might be good for collaborative work I found the tools too basic for my taste. Palm rejection was a bit spotty as well. The part that made me delete it was it’s huge footprint in memory, a quarter of a gig is way too much for what it does.
Fix this issues to make a flow less experience
by navidabasi on 2020/05/07 00:36
1. I just installed this app on my windows and iphone and i could say I absolutely love it but there are some issues which i prefer to be fix as soon as possible such as: 1.if you wish to select something with lasso you need to take all the object at once but in some apps you could just make a quick circle around a little part of object and it will considered as selected. 2. I really need to change the aspects of sticky notes instead of just keeping it as a big or little square like if I need to make a mind node , i prefer to put a little rectangular 3. I’m Persian so I really wish to see language support (I mean when im using to write at both languages ENG & PER in one line it will be a total mess!!) 4. And some new extra features such as changing the color of your shapes which you just draw , giving some of the shapes a fixed separate background color instead of highlighting it) 5. And please add left hand support , please please please remove stacking highlights!
iPad Pro with Apple Pencil Gen2
by nicknames are silly apple on 2020/05/03 21:54
No palm rejection when using pen, no pressure sensitivity to change size of brushes. Collaborative whiteboards fail to fully load/render when too much information is on the board. Also causes noticeable above average heating and subsequently battery drain under the same conditions.
Poop
by Lauryn1023 on 2020/05/02 15:37
It’s good for kids to learn
Disappointed
by samherr on 2020/04/30 12:20
I love MS products, I have always used them, but this one is not up to par, it has great opportunities to be amazing if they ever get the bugs fixed with the app crashing
Not bad when it works, garbage when it doesn’t
by asd23(8c$v on 2020/04/29 19:29
The lag is atrocious sometimes it’s better but other times it take forever move across the page. It crashes constantly. Randomly changes sizes when I rest my palm on the screen I haven’t had this issue on other apps. If you just need to take small notes here and there this app is fine but if you plan on using it for school work or work look elsewhere this app is terribly frustrating.
It works... most of the time
by RaceH2O on 2020/04/28 15:59
During COVID-19, this could have been a real game changer to help out with remote meetings. Instead it is more of a thud. Synchronization often times lags. Putting hand on glass often causes zooming when I just want to draw. No shape heuristics (like on Windows version). Disappointing and unfortunate.
Cannot login
by Josh Lawrence on 2020/04/28 02:28
I can’t even get past the SSO logon page. It opens an empty window.
Glitches
by Ana Wisteria on 2020/04/27 21:35
This app is great hen it actually works. However it locks me out of my documents often, has issues with syncing, and completely freezes. Since I use this for school work, it’s kind of a problem. Would appreciate that being fixed.
Good but glitchey
by //xl34 on 2020/04/27 15:35
The app has glitches like when I try to use the ruler the screen freezes and I have to exit the app.It is a good app otherwise.
Get GoodNotes 5 instead
by CelebGeb on 2020/04/27 06:34
Crashed within the first minute of using the app. Comically bad. I prefer the app GoodNotes
Can’t Sign In
by WD409 on 2020/04/23 18:10
My company administrator has completed all the steps needed to allow users to sign in to the app using company accounts, but the app has a ton of bugs when trying to sign in. After launching the Authenticator app a minimum of 3 times, it looks like it signs in, but then it won’t sync any of the Whiteboards, making it pretty useless. Would not recommend this app in its current state for use with a Work account. Microsoft has a lot of bugs left to squish.
Maybe with a whiteboard marker...
by Pooh's Dad on 2020/04/23 05:26
Does not open beyond a white screen. If I use a whiteboard marker or crayon I guess it could be used as a whiteboard. Ha ha. Tried reloads, resets, etc nothing but a full white unresponsive screen.
Garbage
by ginzuknives on 2020/04/22 20:11
Kept asking me for my login. I put it in with my verification code. Then would immediately ask me again.
Freezes non stop
by sixreffie on 2020/04/20 21:33
I can’t explore the basic app functionality, because the app freezes every 3-5 touches. Classic Microsoft.
Frustrating to Use!!!
by Alanna.N on 2020/04/20 00:33
Every time I set my hand down to start writing, the screen will either zoom way in or zoom way out and I end up having to reposition the whole canvas to find where I left off. So frustrating and it really slows down my productivity. If there was a way to lock the canvas to prevent it from zooming in/out, it would be a really great app. It does lag and get choppy at times, as others have mentioned.
Could Be Better
by Mjcantu2 on 2020/04/17 17:41
Pros: You can invite others to the board The tittle is accurate, it is a white board Cons/What Needs Work: No support for Apple Pencil, this is my biggest gripe Tools could be way more useful, but is very limited Many glitches, moving graphics around is very difficult. Often drops what you’re trying to move
Bad
by GAMERL!!! on 2020/04/17 08:24
It wouldn’t let me add photos
Impossible to use, problems with login
by rdoblas on 2020/04/16 14:58
I can’t use the app with my corporate microsoft azure account. It keeps going back and forth to the microsoft authenticator app to login with my microsoft account
Good concept too many bugs
by Doggybuns on 2020/04/14 21:18
This the perfect for noting ideas and working in a collaborative environment. However the latency is too bad and every time you write the board moves around everywhere. Please fix the palm detection or allow users to disable single finger scrolling
Clearly developed by an idiot PM and some good engineers
by rtd-rtd on 2020/04/13 05:01
Thank you MS you provide us another garbage with solid algorithm background but foolish interaction design.
Terrible
by Tya1213 on 2020/04/10 16:12
..Its really that bad🤦‍♀️👎
Organization account can not Log in
by Kira Wang on 2020/04/10 09:14
The built in log in browser interface does not support log in feature for organization account. One must use safari instead. Useless app.
Constant crashing, unusable
by joeldott on 2020/04/08 13:00
I can use for a couple minutes at a time before it freezes and becomes unusable.
Constant problems
by Jon A. T. on 2020/04/08 03:49
Always crashing, don’t waste your time with this app.
Typical Microsoft
by Rarely Report on 2020/04/08 00:03
I saw the featured app in the App Store & considering it was Microsoft it actually looked really cool. Downloaded & opened the app , then the small minded developers decided they knew a way to antagonize people that do not want a Microsoft account & no I don’t wish to create one !! Offer general email signup which I always prefer then you will have & get more customers, until then it’s been deleted off my phone..... Shame I was actually looking forward to using it !! I gave it 2 stars only because I think it’s probably quite good but then I doubt I will ever know.
Fantastic
by buyhtgf on 2020/04/07 17:47
Knocked it out of the park!
Crashes Often
by avidchicken on 2020/04/04 22:42
I downloaded this app in hopes of drawing out some diagrams for class. Once the file size gets a little bit bigger, the entire app crashes and i have to spend an excess amount of time getting it to work again. The app has great potential, but crashes so often that i am not sure it is worth it.
Lacking in every way
by Spf2313 on 2020/04/04 06:35
If you have been on the search to find a good place to throw your ideas and brainstorm new and exciting thoughts to life, you should bring out your wallet and buy procreate. I legitimately was expecting a decent experience, but i was disappointed within the first 5 minutes of using this app, and here are the main reasons why. 1) Display Latency 2) Cannot rotate whiteboard, i needed to move my whole device 3) Couldn’t change opacity on pens I knowingly got this app expecting a whiteboard, but granted, if i had these things fixed/implemented i would be satisfied. If these are not a bother to you then feel free. I expect some people to use this even for note taking. But really, procreate can do this and so, so much more. You don’t have to an artist to throw ideas around in an artists app:)
Se friza todo el tiempo!!!
by EL D0K on 2020/04/03 20:59
Descargué ésta aplicación pensando que MICROSOFT era la mejor, pero ha resultado ser una porquería, mientras escribes con el lapiz todo bien, pero en cuanto utilizas la regla para trazar lineas se detiene el programa y no sirve PARA NADA. NO DESCARGUEN ESTE PROGRAMA.
App crashes when I invite people from school
by devangs3 on 2020/04/03 00:31
Doesn’t work on my iPad or PC when I invite people to discuss :(
On ios9.2 app quit
by CC90x3b on 2020/03/31 15:37
The app quit directly on iOS 9.2.3 .
Will not save work
by kata3311 on 2020/03/31 14:35
Or allow me to reopen whiteboards it only allows me to create new boards
A nice quick idea pad (2018 review + 2020 review)
by Lana Yuna on 2020/03/30 23:58
New review 1 year later (2020): So I decided to try this out again and it finally works! There are still small delays with the pens, but it’s not too annoying. There are pressure sensitivity for the pens and eraser (if you do not have 3D Touch or a stylus with a pressure sensitivity, then the eraser only has varying pressure by movement speed). The pens are no longer super blocky! It flows very well. Since I use an Apple Pencil first generation with my iPad 6th generation, I don’t have any complaints for the pens and eraser. But when I turned the pen connection off to try out with my finger, you must disable the drawing mode before you are able to move around and zoom in and out of the canvas. The text size of sticky notes are finally readable! But if it has too much text, you are only able to read the first section. It does not stretch down or change text size or have a scroll bar. A review during the launch (2018): A notes with collaboration?!?! Microsoft has OneNote, but OneNote takes too much OneDrive space. Solution? Microsoft Whiteboard. The whiteboard has zoom in and out function, giving you a whole lot of space to put down all the stuff in one page. The whiteboard background is customizable (color, grid, lines). The pen has fun color options like color gradient (different hues) and the view of twilight. The sticky notes are very flexible (rotation, size of sticky note). The app is however very laggy since I believe it is still in the new app stage. I would like pen pressure sensitivity by movement speed option. The pens feel really rough with blocky lines. Zooming into the canvas is kinda tough because the app thinks I’m trying to move around the canvas while I am trying to look at the whole picture. I would also like to be able to adjust the sticky note’s text size. It’s quite hard to see short texts. //had the wrong date
Missing Basic Tools
by Midian_Breach on 2020/03/30 12:51
This app has a great opportunity to be a great teaching, office work, and most importantly work from home tool! But there are things that you could call creature comforts that in this day and age should be included as a base app support. I’m talking Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd gen) support, left handed support (please please please as a left handed user its very hard to write/draw when it detects input from my hand as I’m trying to write), and I think smarter selection support should be included. For Apple Pencil support, you have the basic drawing support, but for Gen 2 pencils it lacks double tap on the pencil’s flat side to change to a previous tool or eraser tool which would be awesome to have. Left handed support is a basic need. Add it as a setting to toggle on and implement. Otherwise you just infuriate people like myself who are left handed and can’t draw or write without jumping around on the screen or leaving random lines about. On apps like Notability, selection is very easy, you just draw around an object, if you just get part of a line/photo/box etc it is considered selected. Here you have to get the entire object to select it which is fine, but is a tad bit annoying and makes you have to go slow to get everything included you want to select. Maybe have the option for both and include it as a setting to toggle on/off.
Great idea... but unstable
by noned0ne on 2020/03/28 08:53
I really REALLY love the concept. Being able to easily whiteboard but quickly recognize text, make shapes, move stuff around is brilliant. But the app is unstable. Accidental movements from touch not recognizing the pencil in time, crashes, sticky notes not working. Please keep this app alive, just make it more reliable and stable
Will not open whiteboards
by Puppydawg97 on 2020/03/27 15:13
This app worked fine the first couple of days I had it, but now will not open any whiteboards, making it unusable. Very disappointed, especially since I was trying to use this to teach my students while the schools are closed.
Doesn’t support Apple Pen 2 double tap
by Saintony on 2020/03/26 09:43
Occasionally freezes. But when it works, it works amazing.
Freezes/crashes too much to be useful
by mpetruzz on 2020/03/24 18:00
I was looking for a good whiteboard app I could put on my iPad and use to share with others but this one is constantly freezing or crashing on my iPad Pro (3gen). On top of that it’s sharing and use on other platforms seems to be entirely focused on business teams so it’s limited outside of that.
Pretty good
by alyssdogSS on 2020/03/16 13:14
This app is great to share work with others! It works pretty well. Some things are a little hard, but once you get past that it’s smooth sailing
Missing Basic Tools
by Midian_Breach on 2020/03/30 12:51
This app has a great opportunity to be a great teaching, office work, and most importantly work from home tool! But there are things that you could call creature comforts that in this day and age should be included as a base app support. I’m talking Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd gen) support, left handed support (please please please as a left handed user its very hard to write/draw when it detects input from my hand as I’m trying to write), and I think smarter selection support should be included. For Apple Pencil support, you have the basic drawing support, but for Gen 2 pencils it lacks double tap on the pencil’s flat side to change to a previous tool or eraser tool which would be awesome to have. Left handed support is a basic need. Add it as a setting to toggle on and implement. Otherwise you just infuriate people like myself who are left handed and can’t draw or write without jumping around on the screen or leaving random lines about. On apps like Notability, selection is very easy, you just draw around an object, if you just get part of a line/photo/box etc it is considered selected. Here you have to get the entire object to select it which is fine, but is a tad bit annoying and makes you have to go slow to get everything included you want to select. Maybe have the option for both and include it as a setting to toggle on/off.
Great idea, ok execution
by calexgo on 2019/05/09 22:25
The idea behind this app is great. I love to rewrite my notes on my iPad. I make concept maps by hand and save them as PDFs. I used to use another app but gave whiteboard a try. It has great lag with the Apple Pencil, and the app itself horrible lags when you zoom in and out into a big canvas. The lasso and move tool is gravely inaccurate and unpredictable . You go to select a portion to move it and when you swipe your finger to move it it won’t budge. The highlighter could be improved by adding color options and size. I really want to stay with this app as it has potential, but If they don’t update it soon with good changes I might abandon it.
EXACTLY What I Wanted
by Alymebo on 2020/03/05 17:53
I draw on my iPad, and I wanted a very simple, yet functional space to keep my references in one place so that I could access them quickly and scribble on them if needed. There’s no ads to ignore, no subscriptions, no micro transactions. If I need to access the same resources on my computer, I can simply pull up the website. Being able to lock the images in place is helpful. My only peeve so far is that when I undo an action, it automatically selects the last image I inserted, which is kind of distracting, but it doesn’t appear to change the locked setting, so it’s not a huge deal. Also, the glitter pens? HUGE plus, lol. They’re so pretty!
Really helpful for schoolwork!
by icyyyy0907 on 2019/03/21 19:19
I was looking through the App Store trying to find a decent drawing board app, and eventually found this one! It helps soooo much, especially when I’m doing physics or calculus homework. ☺️ However, an amazing feature you might want to consider: locking the screen in place. I don’t know how many times the screen just zooms in or out or just completely goes somewhere else on the board since I write with my hand laying on the tablet (it’s easier for me to write that way, rather then my hand floating above the tablet as I write). But locking the screen in place would help immensely! 😄
Great idea, borderline unusable collaboration
by devalexwhite on 2020/07/22 19:42
Love the idea, the sticky note lists, templates, and google docs style collaboration are killer features. BUT, the implementation is HORRIBLE. I did a 4 person collab session. One person took 15 minutes to get logged in (for some reason you have to install the Microsoft Auth app but you don’t even need to open it???). People kept getting disconnected. The app crashes every time I accidentally double tap my Apple Pencil gen 2 (the eraser function). The lag is unbelievable, getting so bad at points that ink shows up a second after you draw. Panning around the art board is choppy. The smart grouping makes it impossible to select individual items. Filled with inconsistent UX (example: shapes work different than drawings so eraser won’t effect them).
Fix this issues to make a flow less experience
by navidabasi on 2020/05/07 00:36
1. I just installed this app on my windows and iphone and i could say I absolutely love it but there are some issues which i prefer to be fix as soon as possible such as: 1.if you wish to select something with lasso you need to take all the object at once but in some apps you could just make a quick circle around a little part of object and it will considered as selected. 2. I really need to change the aspects of sticky notes instead of just keeping it as a big or little square like if I need to make a mind node , i prefer to put a little rectangular 3. I’m Persian so I really wish to see language support (I mean when im using to write at both languages ENG & PER in one line it will be a total mess!!) 4. And some new extra features such as changing the color of your shapes which you just draw , giving some of the shapes a fixed separate background color instead of highlighting it) 5. And please add left hand support , please please please remove stacking highlights!
Great idea, poor execution
by emanguso on 2019/11/28 00:03
I really wanted to love this app. The idea is great, and I love that there no page boundaries while writing as there are in other writing apps I use. However I found several issues with this app. 1) The lag time while writing is HORRIBLE. 2) It is full of unexplained glitches. I would be writing on top of a drawing, and sometimes the writing would get sent behind the drawing (making it unreadable) and sometimes wouldn’t with no explanation or way to bring it to the “front.” This was extremely frustrating and cumbersome. Every time I hit the “undo” button, the screen jumped around. It is also hypersensitive to touch while resting your hand on the iPad while writing. 3) There is no way to enlarge your entire drawing, which was a bad surprise when I exported my work and saw that my writing was too small. 4) The app repeatedly kept logging me out while I was working. Further, the sharing function seems not to work properly, as I was unable to share it with my friend to collaborate even though she has a whiteboard account. I would not recommend this app. The pros do not outweigh the many flaws and frustrations.
so much potential...
by josey4628 on 2020/02/17 15:21
... but still not ready for prime time. After the latest update that included “stability improvements,” I can’t use this app for longer than 2 minutes (not an exaggeration) before it either crashes or freezes and needs to be restarted. That’s not to say it was much better before. I’m using an iPad pro 3 - a pretty powerful device, but still experiencing freezing and crashing. The export to OneNote feature always freezes at some point and requires a restart - I’m not sure if it sends as PDF, SVG or link to OneNote because I’ve never been able to complete the process. The export to Teams feature will export then freeze and require restart. That shares a link to web version of whiteboard. Web version of whiteboard only allows for inking and viewing... doesn’t even support typing which is a little weird to me. When I can use the app, the templates are really cool, the inking works well (as good as OneNote) and I really love the idea of the collaboration features. Unfortunately I can’t use this at all with colleagues because the experience is pretty awful at the moment.
Decent Start
by Wolveslie on 2018/11/24 12:57
The app is decent enough. It feels a lot like a barebones version of OneNote’s drawing mode. However, it also feels a lot like a barebones version of OneNote’s drawing mode. Yes, I meant to say that twice. It features the same basic tools as OneNote, but it lacks any of the pen customizations: • Ink/Stroke Thickness • Ink Color These may sound like simple and unimportant features, but they really do improve the drawing; writing experience, much like bolds and italics do in type. They way it organizes whiteboards on the home page is nice, but it feels a bit barebones, both in style and in animation. Opening and closing whiteboards is a bit jarring as there is no UI animation for on/off-boarding the user from the whiteboard. A simple “zoom” animation would suffice for this purpose; and a simple, subtle lighting effect on the background of the home page would add more depth without being gaudy or too skeuomorphic. Mild rounding of the whiteboard corners would be nice as well. In all, it’s the little things that count. This has potential, not only for business use, but personal use as well, as an idea-board and brainstorming utility.
Extremely glitchy and no option to export high quality graphics
by jcaprino on 2020/06/30 13:45
I tried… I tried to make this at work and give Microsoft another chance. But as usual they failed, offering an extremely glitchy application, and no ability to export my whiteboards to a vector format so they are all very low quality pictures. Don’t waste your time, instead pay for a really good app like GoodNotes 5. I wish I would’ve found that out before. Note I do not work for GoodNotes five I am just telling you that after probably 12 to 15 hours of work on the free Whiteboard app, I finally gave up because I was having toRestart the app so many times and I cannot export to a good format. I finally pulled the trigger and bought good notes five and it is excellent should have done that from the start.
Lots of Potential but Needs Work
by dlangendorf on 2018/12/18 18:13
There are many apps like this one, in one form or another. What drives me batty is laggy performance, jagged handwriting and illustration. I can understand it on older devices, but it shouldn’t be this way on reasonably newer ones and with a Pencil. If an app’s handwriting is laggy and jaggy, it gets tossed aside. There’s no excuse. That said, the app has potential. By the way, One Note’s handwriting was awful for a long time. It’s better now but not as good as it could be. Handwriting quality is such a large part of the user experience and satisfaction, why scrimp on it?
Great Features, Poor Stability
by Aceman1991 on 2020/03/09 15:30
I really like this app. Has the features I need and is simple and easy to use. But I cannot recommend it on iOS. It’s constantly crashing for me. I’ve waited for updates with hopes it would fix the issues. But I usually have to open it, wait for the first crash/lockup, force close, reopen go into note I want to edit, wait for it to crash/lockup again, reopen and have about 30 minutes or so of use then it will crash and lock up again. Reinstalled, resign in etc etc, all the normal app troubleshooting provides no meaningful results. I still hobble through it because I really like the app and having it sync with my work O365 account makes it easy to remotely collaborate. Shame it’s doesn’t run reliably.
:c
by hayden070707 on 2020/05/23 05:12
I see so many people in the reviews using this for art so I tried it AND ITS TERRIBLE FOR ART!! Like first of all what you need to do for drawing is move the camera clockwise and counterclockwise for those perfect shapes or cute sketches second: when I’m using the pen I can zoom in or out I can’t go back or erase and it’s very confusing and I think you should fix these problems. I know you probably don’t care what I say because you people probably think “oh look at this little kid” and that’s fine think what you want I’m just saying for artists I would use this a lot if it had these things and if you still don’t care and you read all of this then sorry for wasting your time.
Great app if palm rejection on iPad with Apple Pencil works properly
by Ben Haison on 2020/10/06 01:45
I was so glad when I found this app, it is what I was looking for to record what I learnt and share it with others. However, right after starting using the app, I started to run into problems with the app while using the Apple Pencil. My iPad is the 11” Pro 2018. The app keeps interacting with my palm and zoom in, zoom out, moving the canvas around without me intentionally doing so. I never encountered the same issue with other apps like Notes (Apple), GoodNotes or even iBook. Searching the Internet, I found that people have been reporting the same issue since 2018. I am not sure why it has not been fixed until now. At the moment, the app is still usable if you have good patience, but the experience is horrible! It could be so much better if the palm rejection issue is fixed.
Decent, but could be better
by fyreous on 2019/05/10 17:40
I definitely like where MS is going with this app, and it’s one of the better “collaborative whiteboard” solutions for sure. But I have one main pet peeve, and that is an inability to “lock” the board in place. I use it a lot with my Apple Pencil, but even though it rejects my palm from making markings on the board, it frequently interprets my palm as moving the board around. I wish there was an option to lock the board in place so that the canvas wouldn’t accidentally get moved around.
Awesome!
by Mi had Powell. on 2019/07/24 20:39
This app works great for sketching down ideas. • There’s a major bug in the app that I encountered. Once in awhile when I try to draw, the bottom dock menu keeps switching back to where I cannot draw. I tried switching it back so that I could draw, but it keeps switching back to the default menu where the cut & paste is located at. As a result, I cannot draw on the board due to the menu switching.
Typical Microsoft
by Rarely Report on 2020/04/08 00:03
I saw the featured app in the App Store & considering it was Microsoft it actually looked really cool. Downloaded & opened the app , then the small minded developers decided they knew a way to antagonize people that do not want a Microsoft account & no I don’t wish to create one !! Offer general email signup which I always prefer then you will have & get more customers, until then it’s been deleted off my phone..... Shame I was actually looking forward to using it !! I gave it 2 stars only because I think it’s probably quite good but then I doubt I will ever know.
Lacking in every way
by Spf2313 on 2020/04/04 06:35
If you have been on the search to find a good place to throw your ideas and brainstorm new and exciting thoughts to life, you should bring out your wallet and buy procreate. I legitimately was expecting a decent experience, but i was disappointed within the first 5 minutes of using this app, and here are the main reasons why. 1) Display Latency 2) Cannot rotate whiteboard, i needed to move my whole device 3) Couldn’t change opacity on pens I knowingly got this app expecting a whiteboard, but granted, if i had these things fixed/implemented i would be satisfied. If these are not a bother to you then feel free. I expect some people to use this even for note taking. But really, procreate can do this and so, so much more. You don’t have to an artist to throw ideas around in an artists app:)
Great concept, needs work.
by TheEpicnor on 2020/09/06 04:06
I want to love this app. It has great potential, but isn’t stable enough to make it enjoyable to use. When using the app it is laggy to move around the board. I would love to see the developers behind this app fix bugs and glitches and see what new features get added. I don’t think there is any app like this out there and it would be awesome to see this app reach its full potential.
Seemingly non-existent palm rejection ruins the app
by Mattd8812 on 2019/11/20 02:29
I really wanted to like this app. The integration with Windows and open-ended nature made it very appealing, but the fact that I can't use this with my iPad and Apple Pencil ruins the experience. I went to set my hand on the screen as I constantly do in OneNote, but instead of ignoring my hand, the app spit dots of ink all over the whiteboard, zoomed out, and then selected multiple things all from the touch of my hand. This is shoddy work and it's astonishing that Microsoft would even release the app in this state. Any testing would've IMMEDIATELY revealed the problem.
The app works great on my Surface, but…
by Apokalips on 2019/09/16 21:12
This could just be incompatibility with iOS 13, but the app appears to be quite buggy on an iPhone X, not respecting the safe zones that are difficult or impossible to tap. Also can't seem to resize text notes to fit their contents. For now I'll be sticking with OneNote, but would love to see this app integrated, since there's a lot of overlap between the two in terms of functionality and purpose.
Cool features, poor execution.
by I is not an iPhone on 2020/03/13 21:50
I love where this is headed, but the amount of bugs and issues cause the app to become practically useless. Plus, I didn’t know that on an iPad Pro I could still get apps that caused the frame rate to drop below 30. THIRTY frames per second on a 120Hz screen. Developers, PLEASE continue with this idea, but please look into really working on the many issues that pester the iOS versions of your apps.
Needs work
by Nordekai on 2019/10/29 01:47
It’s “working” for what i need. It’s been crashing and hanging a lot, stopping my workflow. Otherwise, not horrible. I love being able to zoom in and out, write notes in various places, place sticky’s and re-size them. I've got one with a map of my area that i can do all the above on, pasted it like a picture, then can write notes for various locations.
Not working
by xcdews on 2020/05/20 22:20
It’s really hard to use this product. The board keeps jumping to different locations and changing the zoom level. The app also keeps asking logging in while I have logged in multiple times. The bottom panel of pens and eraser does not hide itself automatically, so it’s very easy to touch it while writing on a tablet. It does not support Mac. The browser version is even worse than the app version. Bad design. This could have been a very useful product.
Love this app, mostly
by RobinInOR on 2018/11/14 14:55
It was working flawlessly for the last month as we were testing it. After the last update 11/13, cannot sign in, says admin has disabled. I’m the admin. Whiteboard on windows 10 is still working. Once this is fixed I’ll rate it a 5 When it does work, it’s great. Surprisingly quick - tested it from iPad and windows and updates from death side show up very quickly. This app works great even if you don’t have a surface hub.
Frustrating to Use!!!
by Alanna.N on 2020/04/20 00:33
Every time I set my hand down to start writing, the screen will either zoom way in or zoom way out and I end up having to reposition the whole canvas to find where I left off. So frustrating and it really slows down my productivity. If there was a way to lock the canvas to prevent it from zooming in/out, it would be a really great app. It does lag and get choppy at times, as others have mentioned.
Great functionality, poor performance
by DroTron on 2020/09/09 19:52
This app does everything I want it to do but it’s super slow on my iPad 6, if Microsoft added the ruler to OneNote I would probably ditch this app in favor of OneNote because the performance is so much better. Once they fix the performance issues this would be a 5 star app for me.
Not bad when it works, garbage when it doesn’t
by asd23(8c$v on 2020/04/29 19:29
The lag is atrocious sometimes it’s better but other times it take forever move across the page. It crashes constantly. Randomly changes sizes when I rest my palm on the screen I haven’t had this issue on other apps. If you just need to take small notes here and there this app is fine but if you plan on using it for school work or work look elsewhere this app is terribly frustrating.
Freezer app
by absajev on 2020/08/25 04:29
I use whiteboard on iPad and it was supposed to be convenient when paired with apple pencil. This is true when it does not crash. My experience is that the whiteboard has 90% chance of freezing when using the ruler. 50% chance of crashing when doing everything else. Net result is the need of restarting app every 2 minutes or less. Need to fix this issue for better user experience.
Crashes too much
by Shiny Silver Spring on 2020/05/21 18:49
The last version crashed at least once per class. I see it just updated today so maybe it’ll be better. Otherwise I generally like it. One other annoyance is when it starts zooming/scrolling while I’m trying to write on it w/ the Apple Pencil, but I don’t know how much of that is the program’s fault.
Can’t Sign In
by WD409 on 2020/04/23 18:10
My company administrator has completed all the steps needed to allow users to sign in to the app using company accounts, but the app has a ton of bugs when trying to sign in. After launching the Authenticator app a minimum of 3 times, it looks like it signs in, but then it won’t sync any of the Whiteboards, making it pretty useless. Would not recommend this app in its current state for use with a Work account. Microsoft has a lot of bugs left to squish.
This app is amazing but need some improvement
by Abdullah Mohammed Alhumaid on 2020/10/04 10:57
Your app is amazing but the double tap on the apple pencil doesn't work. And when i put my hand when i am writing on the screen it moves the screen in a wired way. This problem make my very un happy with the app but the idea. Is amazing i hope from Microsoft to solve the problem fast
Helpful but frustrating
by K-Bails on 2019/04/28 17:50
Overall it’s a good app and very helpful on my tablet, but the app is just way too sensitive to touch without any way to decrease the sensitivity. It is incredibly frustrating trying to write notes on it and the app continuously shifts the whiteboard. The board zooms out almost every time I touch the screen. Hopefully this gets fixed soon before I throw my tablet at the wall out of frustration.
Simple and easy
by Vasi13koula on 2019/02/23 16:32
Love using Microsoft software on my iPad and loved the idea of integration/communication with my OneNote. However, when I try to use the “send to OneNote” function, it’s telling me that there are no notebooks (which is not true). Would love for this to be fixed and then would definitely give it a 5/5.
Recent update has me trapped in recursive sign-in loop
by clements_nicholas on 2018/11/29 22:33
I do have requirements for my domain to use company portal registration on personal portable devices, and my device is registered, but the whiteboard app says it isn't and won't let me view the whiteboard I trying to share from my desktop. Love the potential promise of this as this is what we've been waiting for here at my school for years simple but capable. Please fix.
Doesn’t sync changes made on other devices
by GenuineParadox on 2020/08/15 16:17
When I open a board on my phone I see an older version of the board and it doesn’t sync in changes I’ve made on another device. sometimes if I wait long enough (forever) it will SLOWLY bring in the changes stroke by stroke as it ifs replaying them in real time. Why.
Great idea... but unstable
by noned0ne on 2020/03/28 08:53
I really REALLY love the concept. Being able to easily whiteboard but quickly recognize text, make shapes, move stuff around is brilliant. But the app is unstable. Accidental movements from touch not recognizing the pencil in time, crashes, sticky notes not working. Please keep this app alive, just make it more reliable and stable
Worthless
by WhiteboardIsTerrible on 2019/07/27 14:15
The ink to shape function works only for elipses, triangles, and parallelagrams. Does not work for boxes at all. The help function does not explain anything, so it’s not worth reading. The amount of people using this tool must be low, because searching for help on functions only brings you back to the terrible microsoft help page. Don’t waste your time downloading and using. I never gave one star to an app before, but this one deserves it.
Still in beta?
by stephensmwong on 2020/03/03 01:36
I’ve an iPad and iPhone signed in the same Microsoft a/c, but drawings are not synced between devices. I’ve a quite complicated drawing which I edited for a few times. Suddenly, there is a red square on the drawing selection pages, and a tag says ‘Unsaved edited’. That drawing cannot be opened anymore, the app quits after a few minutes whenever that red boxed drawing is selected, export also resulted as app quit. So, is this piece of software still in Beta?
ANGERY with an E
by RM904 on 2020/01/27 15:52
I can’t even begin to think about the amount of time I wasted this morning in class trying to get this app to not lag or glitch out, and not recognize my hand instead of the Apple Pencil like nearly every other app by professional developers without bursting several blood vessels in both of my eyes from the frustration. What else would I expect from an app by Microsoft on an apple device anyway though.
Glitches
by Ana Wisteria on 2020/04/27 21:35
This app is great hen it actually works. However it locks me out of my documents often, has issues with syncing, and completely freezes. Since I use this for school work, it’s kind of a problem. Would appreciate that being fixed.
Poorly optimized
by Lontronix on 2018/10/15 01:36
I’ve been looking forward to this since it was announced that it would be coming to iOS, I really wish Microsoft would have waited to release this app until it was more stable. Everything feels unresponsive, from creating a new white board to drawing and erasing.
Great App for Roundtable Discussions & Brainstorming
by TheAmazingB on 2019/04/10 13:21
I have an iPad mini 5 and my buddy has the first 12.9 inch pro. We spent 2.5 hours having a great brainstorming and planning session and this worked great! No issues. Please please pour more resources into this. Keep this project alive!
Love it sometimes
by DBishAV on 2019/12/13 18:11
App is exactly what i wanted, infinite canvas, decent tools and easy to use. But palm rejection doesn’t seem to exist and the app seems to lock up on me a decent amount to where i have to close it out and retry. I’ll wait for an update but if it doesn’t improve I’m probably going to ditch it
Crashes Often
by avidchicken on 2020/04/04 22:42
I downloaded this app in hopes of drawing out some diagrams for class. Once the file size gets a little bit bigger, the entire app crashes and i have to spend an excess amount of time getting it to work again. The app has great potential, but crashes so often that i am not sure it is worth it.
Useful but a headache
by mrfylke2001 on 2019/11/16 04:36
The app does what it’s supposed to but the palm rejection with the Apple Pencil doesn’t work as well as in other apps. It consistently selects and moves things when I’m trying to write. Don’t bother trying to draw on top of images; you might get it to work but you’ll tear your hair out.
iPad Pro with Apple Pencil Gen2
by nicknames are silly apple on 2020/05/03 21:54
No palm rejection when using pen, no pressure sensitivity to change size of brushes. Collaborative whiteboards fail to fully load/render when too much information is on the board. Also causes noticeable above average heating and subsequently battery drain under the same conditions.
App works great
by coderXtreme on 2018/12/24 14:33
They need to update to allow organizations to use. The comments about the app being bricked due to the update is no longer accurate.
Good concept too many bugs
by Doggybuns on 2020/04/14 21:18
This the perfect for noting ideas and working in a collaborative environment. However the latency is too bad and every time you write the board moves around everywhere. Please fix the palm detection or allow users to disable single finger scrolling
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