While unveiling its latest piece of hardware, the Surface Pro, Microsoft also showed off the Whiteboard app coming to Windows 10 PCs with the upcoming Fall Creators Update. But, it seems someone at Redmond has goofed up and an early copy of the upcoming Whiteboard app has leaked on the interwebs today. It comes with an upgraded feature set as compared to the present drawing app and enables automatic inking of shapes and tables, along with a collection of new retro pens.
The Whiteboard app comes with an upgraded feature set as compared to the present drawing app and enables automatic inking of shapes and tables, along with a collection of new retro pens. And it only seems natural for Microsoft to build on this aspect of their Windows 10 operating system. The Whiteboard serves as an integral component of the stylus-enabled interface of the Windows 10 PC. The app has already existed in the ecosystem, on the Surface Hub and is now being updated and ported to all Windows 10 PCs.
The leaked version of the Whiteboard app is not part of the official release but carries the ‘Education Preview’ tag. This means that the said app is directed towards schools and is being added to Windows S, the simplified Windows 10 iteration that’ll now compete against Chrome OS.
As for the features, the Whiteboard app, as expected, packs the traditional scribbling features but now also brings along a ruler for more precise inking — especially when using the Surface Pen. You can now use the inking features to perform calculations and get pre-drawn graphs, which can be effective in school projects. This is because one of the main highlights of the app are collaborative tools, which enables Windows 10 users to draw together in real-time. It now also enables you to search and insert images from the web.
If you’re impressed with the feature set demonstrated above, you can click here to download the Whiteboard app. And if you need help installing the app, WindowsBlog Italia has detailed the procedure in the video attached below:
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