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Here's how to ace remote brainstorming & whiteboarding 😎

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Anti-Pattern - Video call with a physical whiteboard

1. Tough to make out what's written + restricted movement.

2. No element of collaboration.

You're better off not using a whiteboard altogether than using a physical one on video 🎥
Getting your setup right

A touch interface is a must if you are planning on scribbling and drawing on a remote whiteboard. A tablet with a pencil connected to your monitor is ideal.

Check out @Apple's Sidecar or @duetdisplay to connect your iPad to your Mac 🖥️
Choosing the right remote whiteboard - Essentials to look for [1/2]

1. Infinite canvas - Nothing beats the limitless flow on an infinite canvas ⬜

2. Presentation and sharing - These options are handy when doing remote brainstorming with other people 👥
Choosing the right remote whiteboard - Essentials to look for [2/2]

3. Collaboration - So others can participate and edit.

4. Adding images, videos or any kind of files - Photos or illustrations or even simple notes. 🖼️

5. Access & sync across devices
Case 1: Quick brainstorming [1/2]

Quick catch-ups & not-so-structured discussions. Don't intend to build upon the same whiteboard later.

Make sure to document key points/ action items elsewhere ✔️

Check out -…
Case 2: Building a project through multiple discussions [1/2]

This is primarily when working on a structured project involving multiple brainstorming sessions along with tasks, TODOs etc. and you want to maintain files, drawings, text & notes in one place 📜
Case in Point 2: Building a project through multiple discussions [2/2]

A tool like @milanoteapp works well here as it has a solid structure of elements, easy-to-use interface, file support, and lets you easily switch between being super organized to being totally unstructured 💯
Existing remote whiteboard tools [1/2]

@MiroHQ - popular tool available on Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

@explainevrythng - dedicated whiteboard for educators available on Web, Android, iOS, ChromeOS

@sketchboardme - Web-only interface to group multiple whiteboards together
Existing remote whiteboard tools [2/2]

@awwapp - no login, web-only touch friendly UI, embed the whiteboard on the webpage.

@limnuapp - gives a realistic whiteboard experience, available on Web, Android, iOS

@deskle_com - Web tool for visual collaboration & project management
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Case 1: Quick brainstorming [2/2]

A tool like @whiteboardfox works well because it's quick, you can do free-hand drawing & sketching, add images onto the whiteboard and also replay the entire whiteboard video 💯
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