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Whyteboard is an open source painting application for Linux, Windows and Mac.

This application is suitable for creating visual presentations and for overlaying PDF, PostScript documents and image files with annotations.

Whyteboard stores the user's drawing history which allows it to be replayed.

 Whyteboard 0.41.1

Free to download



Stevem Sproat


System Requirements
Python 2.5, 2.6 or 2.7
wxPython or higher


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Features include:

  • Draw on top of PDF and PostScript documents using ImageMagick
  • Draw with common tools such as a pen, rectangle, ellipse, text, polygon, and circle
  • Draw shapes that can be moved, resized and recoloured
  • Your drawing history is stored, allowing you to replay it
  • Tabbed painting, with each sheet having its own unlimited undo and redo operations
  • Embed as many audio and video files into the canvas as you wish
  • Live-updating thumbnails for each sheet
  • Sheets that are closed can also be undone, restoring its data
  • Note controls, similar to virtual, editable Post-It Notes
  • A live-updating, resizable canvas that stretches to whatever size you want
  • Paste and drag-and-drop text/images
  • Closed sheets can be restored
  • Colour grid
  • Tool preview
  • PDF cache
  • Import from an image, PDF and Postscript
  • Export to PNG and PDF
  • Available in multiple languages (Italian, Spanish, Russian, Galician, German, French, Dutch, Welsh, and others)

Whyteboard in action

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