Kai Gradert
Kai GradertDesigner at AngelList/Product Hunt

What is a simple collaborative online whiteboard?

I am looking for something that allows two or more people to collaborate on ideas. Ideally, something that doesn't require a signup. Something where you can easily share a link with new people. I am not looking for a full kitchen sink, just basic drawing features. Maybe with some pre-defined shapes like a box, circle, and triangles. Thanks!
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    RealtimeBoard 2.0

    Web-based whiteboarding & team collaboration tool

    RealtimeBoard 2.0 can also be a good fit: simple as Sketch, but collaborative as Google Docs. Check it out here at Product Hunt! I talked to many Designers using this tool and what they really like 😍 is that it's incredibly simple to share and dicuss your work with clients💰 and developers🔧, because boards can be commented and viewed without signup🎉. Although for editing purposes personal account is required.
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    Alexandru Bleau
    Alexandru BleauProduct @trivago · Written
    I also stand by Realtimeboard. Great for visualizing just about anything, collaborating with your team, knowledge sharing.
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    RealTimeBoard is incredibly polished, there is a very high level of maturity, everything seems to just work. It's fast and versatile and full of neat features like the ability to copy and paste a bunch of spreadsheet cells to get as many stickies on the virtual whiteboard in one stroke.
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    • FerminRP
      FerminRPGrowth Hacker

      Definitelly the best product I've used in the last couple of months. I'd love to add it to my daily routine as I did with trello and slack. Too bad that to really use it you need to pay $10 a month :(

    • Marian Kanev
      Marian KanevEntrepreneurship, growth hacking, drones

      I advise anyone who prioritise visual representation of anything give it a try.

      There are multiple templates to chose from as a starting point and also you can always create your own.

      The biggest benefit is that you have unlimited space to add all elements of your visualisation.

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    Deekit

    Shared whiteboard for remote teams.

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover83Founder, Product Hunt · Written
    Deekit might be a good fit. If you want to spend a lot of money and get the kitchen sink, there's also Google's Jamboard but that's probably overkill. 😊
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  3. One person would need a Google account, but you could set up a Google Drawing which has the simple features you wanted.
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    Sumant US
    Sumant USCo-founder and Product Lead @Marax AI · Written
    I have used Google Drawing to run Remote design sprints and it works like a charm!
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  4. Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Twiddla is a setup-free, web-based “meeting playground”. Just click on "Start a new meeting" to get started. You don't have to log in and the pre-defined basic shapes like a box, circle, and triangles are available. Share the URL with the team and they'll be able to join.
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    Mural

    Online whiteboard for visual collaboration

    Not quite sure how Mural hadn't already been suggested. The original online whiteboard, with a host of templates to get started with.
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    • Pascal Wicht
      Pascal WichtFutures + Design + Strategy / CH

      I have used Mural for many years, but simply failed at onboarding any collaborators due to its high price.

      All the people I tried to invite to Mural left for Realtime Board. On RTB there is no friction to add an occasional friend or teammate into a project. The psychology of price and team increase is not well thought. I just generates frustrations.

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    Explain Everything Online Whiteboard

    Interactive online whiteboard with voice chat and recording

    Great for a simple free Online Whiteboard experience, but also includes incredibly rich feature set. You can collaborate from the Online Whiteboard to their whiteboard apps as well. The free version has some limits on exported recording times and projects saved, but still allows for quite a lot.
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    • John Faig
      John FaigAspiring product strategist.

      The templates do not work. I tried the storyboard and was able to select the squares and move them. Need to be able to lock background items for real brainstorming.

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    Stormboard

    Online brainstorming on a realtime sticky note whiteboard.

    A great way to run all your whiteboard meetings from design to project planning to brainstorming to prioritization. Stormboard makes it easy for remote teams to collaborate.
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  8. WBO is a very simple online whiteboard. No sign-up, no download: you just open a board and start drawing, and share the URL if you want some one to join your board and start drawing with you in real time. It's not only free, it's also open source, and you can deploy it to your own servers for free. The code is hosted at https://github.com/lovasoa/white...
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