Realtimeboard is a cloud-based collaboration tool for small to midsize businesses. The solution features a digital whiteboard that can be used for research, ideation, building customer journeys and user story maps, wireframing and a range of other collaborative activities.

The solution’s whiteboard toolkit enables users to create mockups and schemes, write down ideas and leave feedback on other members’ input. Boards can be created using pre-loaded templates and can be converted into a presentation or saved as a PDF.

Realtimeboard also comes with an integrated library of icons, wireframes and other content. Users can also upload files, images and documents from their computer or Google Drive.

Agile board
Agile board

Agile board

User story map

User story map

Customer journey map

Customer journey map

Balanced scorecard

Balanced scorecard

Mind map

Mind map

Fishbone diagram

Fishbone diagram

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Yoel from Social Impact Consulting (Israel)

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

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October 2018

Virtual Whiteboard for Virtual Team Collaboration

Pros

Ease of Use - the team members with whom I collaborate online using Realtimeboard are not necessarily the most computer literate. Yet of all the online web services we use to accomplish our virtual team collaborative tasks, these same individuals have the least problem mastering Realtimeboard. That says it all!
Integration - the recent integration that delivers messages on updates to a board directly to the Slack discussion forum associated with that board means team members can stay focused in the team collaboration environment (Slack) and don't need to jump around from website to website to see what is happening.

Cons

As a facilitator on online courses which have a short duration of ten to thirteen weeks, the obvious necessity of a paid account for more than three participants is an obvious shortcoming. The service *is* worth the fee demanded and the price *is* competitive, but obviously, many of the first time users are not business people. Realtmeboard should rethink their Trial package for special circumstances like ours.

Review Source: GetApp

Gautam from SprintCube

Industry:  IT/software

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Functionality

October 2018

It's your digital white board and works like magic

Overall, it's 1000 times better.

Pros

It helps you with almost all tasks that you do on a physical whiteboard. You can sketch, map, ideate, etc. on it. And, it's infinite - you can keep adding content and elements as much as you want. The ready-made templates are great to start with any real-world process or method. Real-time collaboration also works like a magic as you work with everyone in-person.

Cons

Sometimes, it takes a lot of time to load. Maybe, it's obvious because it has to load a lot of elements. Rarely, we faced issues like a few elements not loading, but refreshing your board solves this problem.

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Mario from High school

Industry:  Education

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

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October 2018

I like it so much

I use it for my maths lesson at a high school. It's one of the best online boards I've ever used. It is very easy to use and very flexible with amazing features. I highly recommend it.

Pros

Intuitive and easy interface. Students can use it in collaborative way and in real time, even if they are not at school. Lots of useful features.

Cons

I'd only like to use an embedded maths editor. It could give me the ability to write each step of my maths lesson in a perfect formal style.

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Michael from Information Technology and Services

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Fantastic tool for idea gathering!

Pros

I've been using RealtimeBoard for close to two years and it has become an integral tool for our design team. Simple, intuitive, fluid and powerful. The variety of templates included can be a great starting point for many project. Many of them have even given our team ideas of how to gather information more effectively. Honestly, I can't recommend this software any more and felt it necessary to sing some praises when due.

Cons

Wish the sticky recognizer would extract text and create an app native sticky instead of cutting out the image lol. I'm half teasing. The fact that it actually recognizes stickies is quite impressive ;)

Review Source: GetApp
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

One of the most amazing tools out there

Pros

The tool is simple to use and is very versatile. I use if for almost anything, from diagrams of processes and campaigns to mind maps. The sharing functionality makes it awesome for working with remote teams.

Cons

To be honest there's nothing I can find I dislike about this product. Maybe add a changelog to boards?

Review Source: Capterra

Devon from Member Management Services

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

Simple to Use, Stellar Support

I am developing very complex software suite & am responsible for the User Experience. RealTimeBoard has made it easy to design the primary interface & screens as well as flow charts. With the ability to add comments & sticky notes I can expand on ideas for review later by the programmers. Better yet we can connect via phone or Skype and work on the boards together as if we were in the same room. BEST OF ALL has been their customer support. They respond quickly & really saved me when I inadvertently deleted the wrong board. They're constantly improving the system & attentive to user's input. Kudos.

Pros

Intuitive interface,
ability for multiple members at various locations to watch & use in real time,
attentive, responsive support team

Cons

Browser version on my touchscreen tablet didn't always respond to touch commands correctly;
currently a bit difficult to see the color code used on an existing object (but an enhancement is in the works)

Review Source: Capterra

mateus from verve.works

Industry:  Consulting/analytics

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

amazing

Pros

uncomparable to anything else it is like working on an infinite easy to use no mess table with all your co workers across the world.

Cons

you'll use it so much that it may demand too much memory of your system, specially if your running something lean on ram.

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Sonia from Socially Passionate Consulting

Industry:  Professional services

Number of employees:  1 employee

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

I am loving it!

Pros

It allows me to dump everything in my brain here. I can map things out. I feel like I have much more clarity as I have a place where I can put everything.

Cons

It can be confusing to understand how to convert back to the free plan when the Teams Plan downgrades.

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Thorren from Lift Interactive Inc.

Industry:  Marketing

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

October 2018

We're loving realtime board and it's flexibility for use in so many different areas of our planning and design process.

This is a great product for anyone looking for a flexible canvas that can display many different types of planning and design assets / work.

Pros

easy to use, easy to share, flexible, but enough there to make it useful. The product is really quite straightforward, but the potential is very deep.

Cons

Nothing bad that we've encountered yet, so far it has been effective for all the things we've wanted to use it for.

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Justin from Lancaster Bible College

Industry:  Education

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Realtime board for collaborative brainstorming

I love realtimeboard!

Pros

Realtimeboard is an easy to use collaborative brainstorming space which allows for intuitive visualization of ideas. My team has used it extensively to collaborate around new workflows and organizational systems, as well as to clearly communicate these ideas to others at the institution. Realtimeboard provides a valuable balance between ease of use, communication, and web-based functionality.

Cons

For those not familiar with web-based collaborative tools, there might be an initial learning curve. However, this tool is incredibly easy to acclimate to!

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Eveliene from ABC Business 101

Number of employees:  1 employee

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Easy way to have a virtual can-ban board

Pros

It is a great tool to have a virtual canban board that we'd use during our daily standup meeting while on Skype.

Cons

I found it is limited in how large you want to go. If too large, maintaining it is a bit cumbersome.

Review Source: Capterra

Hamza from Arabify

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

October 2018

Can't start a project without it

Pros

I tried different sort of Mind mapping/ notes/ boards tools, none of them works like RealtimeBoard. Zero learning curve, Fast, tons of features/add-ons and Integrations as well as great templates to help you get to focus more on the work itself. The collaboration aspect is a big plus for teams!

Cons

Needs more work on the video/audio quality for conferences.

Review Source: Capterra

Leon from Nice Industridesign AS

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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September 2018

RealtimeBoard is a gamechanger for design collaboration

In early-stage product development, no-one wants to pay for the time it takes for working documents to look good. This does not mean they don't want the documents to be clear, concise, and understandable, and it absolutely does not mean that they want good ideas and analyses to get lost in the clutter. In a paper-post it-CAD/DTP-workflow this is often the case. RealtimeBoard adresses all these issues and is a true gamechanger for the design industry. Thank you!

Pros

RealtimeBoard has become an integral part of my workflow.

It is:
• Intuitive and hassle-free to use
• Lightweight and available everywhere
• In rapid development—constantly improving the core product

I use it for:
• Everything from early stage ideation to larger scale mapping and analysis
• Collaboration with other designers on my team
• Co-creative workshops and interviews with users and clients
• The remote-work version of everything above
• Presentations, working documents, and even interim reports.

Cons

On my view, there are no major drawbacks with RealtimeBoard.

However, I find the pricing model a minor hindrance. Although it suits my current situation just fine, it was a bit rigid when I worked in a three-person team.

Review Source: Capterra

Matteo from Funambol

Industry:  IT/software

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

September 2018

Great Free Version, appealing paid version and always improving

Product updates did not mess up anything, were properly communicated and added value to the product. This is quite rare.

Pros

The free version provides all the functionalities you need for working in a real company environment.
Paid version provides templates and additional functionalities that appear to be worth paying for. You can test everything during trial period.
Support is immediate via chat and even proactive.

Cons

Not easy to use the template for 'five whys' root cause analysis.
Did not understand well how the readonly teammate is to be configured.

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Natie from Koneqt

Industry:  IT/software

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2018

Realtimeboard for brainstorming and planning

Realtimeboard is not just worth a try - but worth sticking through the usage of at least one or two projects in a team. You will get stuck on it and enjoy it.

Pros

I've been using Realtimeboard for many years now. It has become my go to platform for large and small scale planning. I have access to many other systems and methodologies but Realtimeboard offers me a platform that has an extremely easy uptake for newbies (i.e. people I work with for a certain project)

Cons

None that I can think about. In the beginning it did not have that many features but it has grown in leaps and bounds. Even right in the beginning Realtimeboard was extremely usable.

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Myrian from SFDC

Industry:  Technology

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2018

Amazing tool great to work remotly

Its an awesome tool !

Pros

You don't need much to understand how to use so Its really helpful when you are adding new teammates to a project.
Really flexible, aside from having a bunch of really cool templates that can help you get started it is a really flexible tool.

Cons

Maybe a bit hard to understand zoom and how small or big things should and can be.
A on-boarding or "read this first" might be helpfull feature to let teams know what relevant now

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Swapnil from PeepalDesign

Industry:  IT/software

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2018

Exceptionally Designed Collaborative tool for Designers

A very flexible way for creating various kind of diagrams - affinity maps, personas, journey maps, process flows etc. You can do it all here.

Pros

Create all various kinds of diagrams
Simple and easy to use
Aesthetic design
Collaborate easily with people

Cons

Sometimes Font resizing doesn't happen accurately when we resize the Sticky note.
When I select more than 10-15 sticky notes , then all editing options don't come.

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Nikolas from P2P Business Technologies

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

August 2018

Elegantly simple

Awesome, simple, easy, and does exactly what we need.

Pros

CHROME NEW TAB EXTENSION
Team collaboration
Free version

Cons

No specific mobile support, but I also haven't tried or paid for the full product version

Review Source: Capterra

Emilie from UserOnboard

Industry:  Consulting/analytics

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

August 2018

Perfect for Visual Thinkers/Planners!

This is such a great planning tool, especially with more and more people working remotely. It's harder to have IRL whiteboarding and planning sessions, and often conference calls just won't do. RTB broadens the possibilities for strategic planning sessions and collaboration when you don't have the option of being in the same place at the same time. I just love it.

Pros

I have found Realtime Board to be extremely helpful in my planning, organization, brainstorming, strategy work and project ideation, particularly when it comes to collaborating. I am a huge fan of Gamestorming and whiteboarding and it's so nice to have the ability to capture and save work that used to only exist on post-its.

Cons

The UI takes a little adjustment, but other than that, I can't really think of any cons. And, since I first started using RTB, the UI has improved, so I think it's something they pay attention to and update.

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Meaghan from Services

Industry:  Technology

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

Functionality

August 2018

Awesome product

I really love this product. I was looking at other options that had MUCH higher price tags are far more limited functionality. I am really glad I found this.

Pros

- super easy to use
- great for those of us who think more fluidly than just a spreadsheet or list
- awesome for collaboration
- allows comments by non-account holders, which is absolutely critical to enable collaboration
- the price is amazing
- haven't used the JIRA integration yet but that was a key factor in my decision to use this over other similar products

Cons

I don't see many cons. It could use more program and project management related pre-built templates, but really the ones that are included are pretty great.

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