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.
Mary from Praekelt.org
Employees number: 51-200 employees
This is leaps and bounds ahead from collaborating on Google Docs and the increase in productivity is well worth the price.
Low-friction interface for remote teams make it easy to get started immediately with collaborating on brainstorms and large-canvas activities. Full-featured interface and fluid navigation experience allows you to focus on the work you're collaborating on.
A while ago there were issues with navigation if RealTimeBoard defaults to wrong navigation mode for your setup (mouse vs. keyboard); they have since fixed this by automatically detecting whether you are using a mouse or a trackpad and applying the optimal navigation mode.
Regina from Tyburn Academy
I like the free version so much! It makes it much easier to share with your colleagues the general function
there is not much that i do not like - i think that it is pretty intuitive and useful with small teams
This application has a very comfortable template for the user. easy to use and with a very nice interface. the whiteboard applications have great functionalities. is an excellent application that helps us as a guide in a team project in a job
depends on the data that is handled. Like spreadsheets it can be complicated to use. should have more options for user restrictions.
Marcel from Zahnärztlicher Fach-Verlag
- easy way to depict something
- nice looking for presentations. another good tool as powerpoint or something like this. for example to show a customer a project
- in the free version, you can´t export the files
- for some project it´s confusing
- i need more customize
Great for brainstorming with team members.
Realtimeboard acts as a virtual whiteboard for our team to brainstorm ideas, present proposals, graphs, and update our business model canvas. We love the ease of throwing together a quick idea and inviting pertinent team members.
The pricing is relatively cheap, especially if you are on the starter plan which is free but as you grow expect to pay a small premium.
Tyrone from Harcum College
Employees number: 201-500 employees
I use realtimeboard to tutor my clients remotely. It works great. There are a lot of features. I really like the fact that I can upload images directly from my google drive.
I currently have a FREE educator account, however I feel that the monthly payment is for the paid service are a little pricey. Also, there is not a wipe board action button so you physically have to erase the board "by hand"
Raúl from GBM Grupo Bursatil Mexicano
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
I can make quick boards for diagrams and design ecosystems and information architecture. Nice tool!
Many useful templates and tutorials. Easy to use, great usability. Also, I like how fast you can start using it from scratch, customizing elements and connecting each one with other. Their mobile app helps you check quickly on the go your projects.
Learning process may be slow for some without experience with similar tools. Some menus are a bit confusing at first.
Igo from iGO Korean Online
I've tried out a lot of programs like this but this one excels in the features Department. It's always being updated with plenty of new things to try, making it effortless to share with students and other collaborators. Everyone wins with this one!
The one thing this program could improve in is that of timely customer support. It seems for the user with the free account any questions or concerns one may have may end up being put on the shelf for quite a while before the issue is resolved.
Luke from The Ecologist
Really helps our largely remote team collaborate in so many different ways, in a really fun, creative and productive way. We co-created our business plan on RTB. We use it for gathering newspaper clippings relevant to our startup. I wireframe our app in it. My colleague built the skeleton for our investment deck in this.. it's great for so many things beyond brainstorms.
Very advanced - tons of control, so many features; all useful. Very fast and reliable and addictive. Beautifully engineered, easy to use. Boards can be made public so anyone can comment without logging in, if you want.
I miss one feature compared to Stormboard which we used before (and is now hugely inferior) which is 'substorms' (which were effectively a board 'inside' a post it note; great for deep diving into a big idea) otherwise, very hard to fault RTB!
Eduardo from Children Now
Employees number: 11-50 employees
Extremely easy to use online white board that supports online collaboration and brainstorming.
The interface is extremely easy to use and offers fairly robust functionality even with a free account
There are no real cons except my desire to have access to some of the functionality that is available in the paid plan within the free plan, though I understand the value added.
Joel from New Ventures Startup Accelerator
Wish I could have used this for the past 20 years. As a designer its rewarding to be able to create, capture and share the ideation and development of complicated solutions - with such speed and transparency.
The value it creates when we use it is unsurpassed. Its the best tool I have for starting a complicated project with or without teams.
Carlos from Mecha Cooperativa
Employees number: 2-10 employees
I have tried most of the similar offerings in the market, but I keep retorning to RTB because of it´s stability and tools.
It can be little bit expensive if you don´t plan to used every week.
Fortunately, their free account it´s very capable for a small team that it´s just starting out, so no problem really.
A ton of benefits - it's allowed me to plan with a bigger grasp of the big picture while being able to capture all the details when needed. I've ditched 2 or 3 other productivity tools (to do tools, tasking tools, tracking tools) because RTB does it all and does it better. LOVE. IT.
Incredible, unbelievable flexibility that can finally keep up with my mind and my team! A wide open space with no precepts to interfere with rapid ideation, solutioning, organizing - anything we need. AWESOME! The UX has been incredibly well thought out. It has nailed keyboard shortcuts, mouse control, tablet....the UX auto adjusts to your input method and NOTIFIES you that it does so. Unreal. All the tools work as you expect, every detail has been thought out, every rough edge and interruption to FLOW has been removed. I can't emphasize enough how smooth the flow is and the fact that I have had ZERO "wtf are you doing?!" moments using the tool - rare for me because I am exceptionally demanding and impatient with my tools. One of the best software products I've used in years. Thanks guys.
If I switch away from an RTB tab then later switch back, the long load time is kind of a drag :( Not a huge deal but it would be nice if it was fixed - the gap really interrupts thought process and flow during fast moving sessions. Not sure it's resolvable, but it would be nice :)
Orlando from Zomoz
Put together a lot of information about research!
That you have a BIG slide to put a lot of information in one place. I think is really good for doing investigation and research. One of the best things is you literally paste any kind of stuff: videos, links, pictures, etc.
Is kind of slow. You will need a very fast internet connection and a good computer. Also, they should offer more different plans for startups and entrepreneurs.
I love real-time board. It really is real-time.
It¿s the small things for us that really work well, for example you can see each other¿s mouse position, so as we are discussing things over the phone on a conference call, you can highlight and circle things with your mouse that everybody will see happening instantly.
He boards are ¿unlimited¿ in size, so you can expand and be as creative as you need to be without worrying about running out of white board.
As for the whiteboard itself, so simple to use: you can add boxes, add notes, pop up notes, tables, etc.
Overall, it¿s an integral part of our team now. Thank you.
There¿s now much I can say I like least. But there is one annoyance. There isn¿t a concsistency with the keyboard controls between web app and Mac app. We work on multiple machines so don¿t always know what to expect when we start using it.
Sharmishtha from AgroStar
Employees number: 201-500 employees
1. The huge number of templates allow me to put my problem statements in those formats & take it further to conclusions
2. Ease of use & stability!
3. Amazing extensions
4. Love the new look. More playful & important stuff is out- like where am I on the entire board, presentation settings
1. The Mac app feels like a web-view. Wish it felt more native.
2. Sometimes, when the board is big, the panning is a little slow.
Daniel from Smileads
It helped me visually collaborate with my team of designers and clients, making revision processes infinitely faster.
Being able to create tons of separate boards and share with team people is great.
Being able to comment on specific boards is amazing.
Being able to collaberate with team members and clients is great!
Boards with a lot of content may be slow in some cases, making the attached media slow to display. But this does not affect the user experience.
Paul from Bridgestone
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
Ability to share planning, thinking with wide audiences easily and collaboratively
its Quick, Collaborative, Enjoyable, Agile - can be customized to fit any requirement, but most importantly its easy to share and mobile IN REAL TIME
Te mouse actions can be frustrating as they are not native to normal actions. its better on tablet or phone to navigate
Created wireframes fast and shared them easily for collaboration.
The wire framing tools, so easy and fast to use compared to other tools out there. Love the notes too.
After uploading images too your boards, the images are constantly reloaded when you visit the board again, even on the Mac App version.
Robert from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
It has offered a simple interface and links to many of the apps we use for user stories. Can embed into SharePoint and OneNote and looks great when printed on A0 plotter
Does not work with IE11 well
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Carol from Leadfeeder
I was able to run a branding workshop remotely. It went smoothly and the team enjoyed the experience.