Winner of the App Store Best of 2020: Leading the Classroom.
sketchnote, record videos, and work together, all in the Explain Everything
Whiteboard. Compared to other tools, Explain Everything is the Swiss army
knife of the whiteboarding apps. Due to its unique versati...
Don’t like plans
I been using this app for years mostly for school, though have made things for myself outside of school due to powerful software like this usually being pretty expensive while this is relatively cheap. I recently had gotten my iPad broken so upon getting a new iPad and redownloading this, I noticed you have to subscribe to a thing JUST TO HAVE MORE THEN ONE SLIDE. I don’t know how long it has been like that since I don’t frequently check updates... but to be honest I am very disappointed... I may still use this from time to time but having a single slide while that plus button taunts me is really an off putting... Aswell as having a limited number of projects you can have. I say thanks to the people who developed this as it has done a lot of cool things for me and I am sad to see features are now locked due to needing a better “plan” while before having unlimited ability to do anything...
Great potential but slow learning curve
I’ve been a licensed user for 2 years, and the “go to” app user on my campus. Love being able to create videos for my students to move self-paced through lessons, but the tools are not intuitive and difficult to master. Time is a valuable commodity for teachers. Learning curve for instructional tools needs to be fast. Attempting to create more professional presentations by combining slides, documents, blank templates, and teacher clips (live view for demos) in the same video is a technology challenge, yet to be achieved. File naming and editing recordings is tricky, as I’ve lost much work due to auto-naming and tool issues. Importing multi-page files in a desired layout escapes me. If there is an online training, I’d love to take advantage before the new school year begins on Aug 5.
I’ve used this app for years, and open and use it daily in my classroom. It has been a game changer for me and my students. However the latest update, while I do enjoy some of the visual updates find the app more cumbersome to use. Instead having direct access to my folders on my home screen I now have to tap over to library. Is that a big deal, no. But having to do that extra step several times a day becomes annoying. The new font and layout also shrink the titles of my projects so I can no longer can tell what I’m looking at without opening each one. I think these things can be fixed with a smaller font type and direct access to folders back on my home screen. But as I’ve learned with this app user feedback isn’t a top priority.
Perfect for the traveling teacher
I am a wrestling coach and also a chemistry teacher. This time of the year is extremely busy for the wrestling team which means tons of traveling. This app not only allows me to provide lectures on the go but also assist with my students if they have problems. I love that I can also record lectures for absent students. I have tried boring PowerPoint presentation and even relied on the old school white board. This is the best of both worlds. My only complaint is that I wish I could use the app without the tools showing via chrome cast. Right now this feature is only available if I use the Apple TV. Other than that it is perfect!
Teacher’s Best Friend
I don’t know where I would be without this app. I use Explain Everything on my iPad Pro during every class. With an Apple TV I’m able to project the notes as I take them in class, then I simply save the notes as a PDF and post them online. Also making videos is SUPER easy. Whenever I know I will be out, I just record a video of the notes and post the link on Google Classroom, the students never miss a beat. I highly recommend this app to all teachers, I originally read about it on a teacher blog and I’m extremely satisfied!
No Animated GIFs
The interface is mildly annoying at times but this product makes great videos for my students. One issue I have is the lack of tech support. I have reached out a few times about issues I was having and did not hear back. I am also perplexed by the lack of animated gif support within the app. Why can’t I use an animated gif if the native iOS can do that right in the preview window when adding the file? I have been screen recording the animations and then cropping them to insert. So many steps! Please fix this issue.
Update made app price prohibitive
Before the latest update I would have given this app 10 stars. I can’t tell you how many hours I have used explain everything to create videos for my flipped classroom and to record examples from my math class for students who were gone. Yesterday when I went to add a new slide I received a message that I needed to subscribe to get more slides. I payed for the app (one time, several years ago). Over my Christmas break I’ll have to try to find a new app to replace this one. I’ve tried to find the version I’d been using... The description of this app needs to be modified to let teachers know it now requires a subscription to use this app.
Great app but
I’ve been using this app for a couple of months now and it’s been going very smoothly until the latest update or maybe it is an iOS 11 compatibility issue I have no clue , the thing is writing using the Apple pen has been delaying and letters coming out in a very not this fluid way as it used to be it’s like when you write a bit fast you can notice letters missing and not showing all out “like writing with a pen running out of ink” and thank you for a great tool fellas and hope you fix this out
Not worth the price... at all
App itself is great. You have many options to edit and customize your notes etc etc... I would recommend it in a heartbeat if they had a reasonable pricing option, like a onetime payment much lower than their 60$ a year. There are way too many apps on the market with the same, if not better functionality, that are MUCH lower in price and that are based on a more reasonable ONE TIME PAYMENT plan. Again, app is great, but something like Goodnotes gives you the same if not better functionality for a one time payment of 10$. You decide whats best for you.
good tools but a problem...
hi It’s a good writing app and I like it so much but unfortunately I have a problem with this and I appreciate you if you help me please . The problem is that I have your app on my Ipad Air 2 and I also have Adonit Pixel Stylus. I connect it to the app and everything’s good until when my hand touches the screen while i’m writing then words suddenly move. please help me to fix this. 🙏🏻❤️
Love but the font-size button
Thank you guys, it’s a great app! Just downloaded it and feel pretty happy! One thing could be improved: the font-size changing +/- buttons(web-version), it’s not fun to click it many times, can it be more responsive when you hold it like the Zoom +/- buttons? Thanks.
Often doesn’t save projects.
The biggest problem with this app is that sometimes it doesn't save the projects. Imagine, I work on a project, spend 3-4 hours on it and forget to save- and in general it is necessary because it saves automatically. Next day- no project. I called for support and they didn’t help at all, just gave me general information. Sometimes information disappears even when you log out for a minute....
Constantly changing interface
I love the app, it is essential for faculty who want to record and annotate their presentations. While the ever changing interface is job security for me as an instructional designer, it is supreme frustration for time crunched faculty. Keep the download to the device button in the same place so all of the late adopters can keep up.
Use Google Jamboard Instead. It’s free
This app is not intuitive and was such a pain when I was trying to do math collaboratively. The writing changes thickness when you zoom in or out, which is really annoying. Sometimes the eraser erases, sometimes not. Despite all that, this app is expensive!!! If you are trying to do work in real time, like tutor someone not close to you in math, don’t use this app. Just use Google Jamboard. It updates in real time, has a web application, and is free.
Honestly, I think it’s good, but I have a problem. I work on chrome books at school and I can’t figure out how to edit a text. I have to put things in later on, so it’s hard when I don’t know how. It’s probably user error, but it’s easier on my phone. But my phone is really small compared to the computer so it’s hard
No. Explain Everything Whiteboard does not seem very safe to us. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 6,257 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.5/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Explain Everything Whiteboard Is 19.1/100.
No. Explain Everything Whiteboard does not seem legit based on our analysis. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 6,257 Explain Everything Whiteboard User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Explain Everything Whiteboard Is 19.1/100.
Explain Everything Whiteboard works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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