Dabbleboard is an intuitive online collaboration application centered on the white board. The aim of this application is to completely reinvent the white board, to make it extremely accessible to everyone who has a computer with internet access. Dabbleboard attempts to do this by creating a simple online environment where anyone can visualize, communicate and explore ideas by drawing simple shapes that automatically are detected and transformed into rectangles, circles, diamonds, and triangles, straight and curved lines. Moreover, the real time collaboration feature that allows multiple users to view and edit the same drawings is another powerful feature that this application relies on.
Dabbleboard has already managed to gain a good popularity among all those that generally use a classic white board. Most of its current users are using it either for business purposes or for education. Developers, designers, teachers, consultants, and students find Dabbleboard as a great alternative to the classic white board.
Dabbleboard is different than other similar websites because of its ingenious feature that allows basic shapes drawn by hand to be transformed into predefined shapes. Other similar websites tend to require the user to pick each time a new shape, before actually drawing. This feature makes the drawing more fun, and most importantly, much more efficient. The drawing feels natural, enabling any user to share his ideas spontaneously, and much faster.
The website was clearly designed with the accessibility of the user in mind, for it has a very clean and simple look that manages to make the navigation enjoyable. Still, this simplicity does have any severe consequences on the overall appearance of the website, which looks really good. When it comes to drawing, it gets even more fun. The interface that offers various tools is very well arranged, allowing even a new user to draw with ease, quickly and efficiently.
Having an account is not mandatory in order to use Dabbleboard. Everyone can draw and share their drawings with as many people as they want without having to register. However, in order to save the drawings a simple registration process is needed, that only requires a valid email address, besides the usual user name and password. A premium account can also be created for those that want to enjoy more facilities, such as no limits on storage for documents and images, encrypted access to data that significantly increases the level of security and additional support for image formats. The premium accounts are clearly centered towards small companies that want a faster alternative to the classic white board, and who want their employers to share quickly their ideas and their vision.
All pro accounts enjoy a 30 day free trial in which the user, if not satisfied with the service can cancel his account. The pricing goes as following: Pro Individual – 8$ per month. Pro Group 5 users – 30$ per month. Pro Group 10 users – 50$ per month. Pro Group 25 users – 100$ per month. Pro Group 100 users - 200$ per month. Additionally, for more than 100 users or for companies that want to use Dabbleboard on their own servers, then dedicated solutions are available.
Dabbleboard does not target a particular group of users, being accessible to everyone that needs an effective white board and the possibility of easily sharing their drawings with others. Those that constantly work with presentations might look like the most suited to use Dabbleboard, but students for example will find it just as useful and easy to use. In the end, it can be a useful tool for all those that want to draw.