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Bridging the Whiteboard Gap: 3 (FREE) Whiteboard Apps to Improve Your Brainstorming

I'm a firm believer in using the right tool for the job, and when it comes to brainstorming, nothing beats a whiteboard. I'm not sure what it is. I know there is scientific data that suggests a correlation between learning and writing that gets lost when you choose a keyboard and laptop over a pen and paper, but I find that brain-to-pen connection jumps exponentially when I swap the paper for a whiteboard.

Thanks to touchscreens and a handy stylus, the wonder of whiteboarding is now a digital experience. 

  • You can save your board so you never have to worry about erasing
  • You can access the boards from any computer
  • You can share boards with your team, no matter where they are
  • You have an endless variety of ink colors, shapes, notes, images, and digital links saved directly to your whiteboard
  • You never have to worry about dry erase markers or image ghosting

Here are three digital whiteboard tools to map out your ideas and foster creativity.

  1. A Web Whiteboard
  2. Explain Everything Web Whiteboard
  3. Miro Online Whiteboard

All three of these apps are robust tools for brainstorming by yourself or with a team. They offer a wide variety of classic whiteboard and mindmapping tools as well as options for shapes, pen style & color, sticky notes, templates, and much more.  Each of these programs has free and paid versions, though the free version are probably enough for the average user.

If you're looking for a way to wake up your ideas, give digital whiteboarding a try. The hand/stylus/laptop connection may be just the avenue your brain needs to kick start your genius. 

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