Online Collaboration Tools: Dabbleboard Reviewed

Are you looking for an online tool that you can use like a whiteboard? You might want to check out Dabbleboard, a virtual whiteboard program. As a concept, Dabblebaord is pretty cool. It has its drawbacks, though, and I will discuss those in this review.

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What Is It?

When you start a new project in Dabbleboard, you get a blank white space to work on. The program offers a wide variety of tools, allowing you to treat this blank space in much the same way you would a physical whiteboard. The interface reminds me of classic MS Paint. You can choose between drawing freehand and using computer-generated shapes. It's also possible to insert images and documents onto a whiteboard, so you can highlight or mark out certain areas. Users can control elements like line thickness and color. The site provides a helpful video tutorial for new users, making use of the tools easier to understand.

To use Dabbleboard collaboratively, you can share the link to your whiteboard. You may add other editors to the project, allowing for multiple users to work on the same whiteboard. The 'share + chat' button allows you to access collaboration tools and see a list of editors who are online. You may also access a database of toolkits, which are groups of related images. You can use these images on your whiteboard. Most of the site's tools are available for free, but it is possible to purchase a membership on an individual or group basis to access special features (see below). Individual memberships are $8 per month.

What Makes It Cool?

To switch between tools, you can click among the icons in the toolbar, or you can learn some simple, easy-to-remember mouse or touchpad strokes to make shapes that include circles, rectangles, arrows and diamonds. These shortcuts can be especially useful for making documents that utilize shapes, like flowcharts.

You can use the chat function in Dabbleboard to talk to other users about what changes are being made. Text, voice and video chat are all available. This is the only product with video chat that I reviewed, and the only free program with a chat function.

What Are Its Drawbacks?

Some of the program's features, such as the ability to export drawings to software like Adobe Illustrator, are only available with a paid membership. Another drawback to using the free version is that there is a limit to how much storage space you can use. Also, while I can see Dabbleboard being useful and fun for certain applications, it might not be the best collaboration and document creation tool to use if you're pressed for time or if you aren't interested in using drawings.

Where Can I Find It?

Visit Dabbleboard by following this link.

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