Microsoft Whiteboard is coming to iPhone

Following its launch on Windows 10 users earlier in the year, the company’s Whiteboard app will be launching soon on iPhone and iPad through App Store as a free download.

Designed to enable iOS customers to “ideate, create and collaborate visually,” Whiteboard is basically a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team. The cloud-based app makes it easy to collaborate across devices to work together in person and remotely.

Here’s the promotional trailer.

You can type draw on your virtual whiteboard, as well as add notes and more. And being cloud-based means Whiteboard keeps all your ideas safe in the Microsoft cloud.

Check out the key features:

  • Create freely, work naturally: Whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where imagination has room to grow. Draw, type or add images. Use sticky notes to organize ideas. Stack things up and move them around. Designed for pen, touch and keyboard, Whiteboard allows you to share your ideas naturally. Intelligent ink recognizes shapes and makes creating tables a snap. And because the canvas expands along with your creations, you never have to worry about running out of space.
  • Work together in real time, wherever you are: Whiteboard brings a team together—and gives them space to create. Teammates can huddle around a large touchscreen in the same room or work together on their own devices from around the world+. And, avatars on the canvas help you keep track of who is doing what and bring a natural rhythm to the interaction.
  • Save automatically, resume seamlessly: Forget taking photos of conference room whiteboards or marking them with “Do Not Erase.” With the Whiteboard app, 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.

According to a post on Microsoft’s forums for developers, the Whiteboard app for iOS and preview on the web will be “coming soon.” Since releasing a preview of Whiteboard in December, more than 200,000 customers have signed up to test-drive the app.

Based on their feedback, the team has added new features like text notes, the ability to add and manipulate images, enhancements to shape and table recognition, accessibility improvements, compliance with various global standards and more.

When Whiteboard for iOS goes live, you’ll be able to download it from App Store.