RealtimeBoard

RealtimeBoard

4.5 / 5 30 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Customer-centric companies and teams that create powerful products


Average Ratings

30 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $8.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $8/user/mo paid annually, $10/user/mo paid monthly
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • RealtimeBoard
  • realtimeboard.com
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About RealtimeBoard

Keep everybody in your product development team on the same page. The online whiteboard that helps your team think and get the work done. RealtimeBoard helps your product team think at any stage of your process from research to retrospective. A single place for your customers' insights, mockups, story maps, plans and collaborative activities. Template library and software integrations make it an invaluable product management too.


RealtimeBoard Features

  • Collaboration
  • Feedback Collection
  • Idea Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Release Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Workflow Management

RealtimeBoard Reviews Recently Reviewed!


this is great alternative to mural - direct competition

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the free version so much! It makes it much easier to share with your colleagues the general function

Cons: there is not much that i do not like - i think that it is pretty intuitive and useful with small teams

good application to carry out a team project, very easy to use

Apr 16, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 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

Cons: depends on the data that is handled. Like spreadsheets it can be complicated to use. should have more options for user restrictions.

Realtimeboard is a big tool for many usecases

Apr 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - 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

Cons: - in the free version, you can´t export the files
- for some project it´s confusing
- i need more customize

Super Simple and Affordable Whiteboard Solution

Apr 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: Great for brainstorming with team members.

Realtimeboard is an awesome collaborative whiteboard

Apr 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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"

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Excelente board tool!

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: Learning process may be slow for some without experience with similar tools. Some menus are a bit confusing at first.

Overall: I can make quick boards for diagrams and design ecosystems and information architecture. Nice tool!

This software has done me and my colleagues well

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: 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!

Cons: 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.

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An absolute joy to use

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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!

Overall: 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.

Excellent brainstorming and collaborative tool

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The interface is extremely easy to use and offers fairly robust functionality even with a free account

Cons: 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.

Overall: Extremely easy to use online white board that supports online collaboration and brainstorming.

Its a great tool for both distributed and real time collaboration.

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Overall: 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.

Very fast, no learning curve, it just works

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I have tried most of the similar offerings in the market, but I keep retorning to RTB because of it´s stability and tools.

Cons: 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.

The tool I have been waiting for for 30+ years

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 :)

Overall: 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.

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For big presentations and put together a lot of information on one big slide!

Jan 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Overall: Put together a lot of information about research!

With staff all over the globe, sharing wireframe ideas is now an absolute breeze, love it.

Jan 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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Best brainstorming & thought-organizing app!

Jan 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 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

Cons: 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.

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Simple and easy to use. Collaborating with team members is incredibly easy.

Dec 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Regular updates.
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!

Cons: 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.

Overall: It helped me visually collaborate with my team of designers and clients, making revision processes infinitely faster.

Intuitive, Easy to Use Collaboration Software

Dec 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Comments: This is leaps and bounds ahead from collaborating on Google Docs and the increase in productivity is well worth the price.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

its a great fun and intuitive tool, but can be frustrating with uncommon mouse actions

Dec 14, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: its Quick, Collaborative, Enjoyable, Agile - can be customized to fit any requirement, but most importantly its easy to share and mobile IN REAL TIME

Cons: Te mouse actions can be frustrating as they are not native to normal actions. its better on tablet or phone to navigate

Overall: Ability to share planning, thinking with wide audiences easily and collaboratively

Amazing tool for sharing ideas, work flows, wireframes

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The wire framing tools, so easy and fast to use compared to other tools out there. Love the notes too.

Cons: After uploading images too your boards, the images are constantly reloaded when you visit the board again, even on the Mac App version.

Overall: Created wireframes fast and shared them easily for collaboration.

Fun simple and easy to share

Aug 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: 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

Pros: Simple Easy Collaborative

Cons: Does not work with IE11 well

Recommendations to other buyers: Have fun and share

Helped to mimic in-person meetings

Dec 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I was able to run a branding workshop remotely. It went smoothly and the team enjoyed the experience.

Excellent Online Whiteboard

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Simple and clear online whiteboard and free for up to 3 users. No experience with customer support so only 3 stars. Not loads of features but all you need for a basic whiteboard and the plus side is that it is very simple to use. Excellent planning tool - especially if participants are working in multiple locations as you can all collaborate at once in real time.

Real Board, real ideas

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Works just how my old sticky note covered whiteboard did. I utilize it with my teams when they are comfortable using it. Helps me visualize my craziness into simple drawings or ideas.

Awesome tool for teachers!!!

Oct 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -Free for Educators to use with students
-Works extremely well with Google Suite, Microsoft 365 Business
-Great alternative to SmartBoard
-Pen feature is very smooth

Cons: -Takes some getting used to.
-Can have a Prezzi, dizzying affect
- Users need to be taught how to use

Overall: I'm a middle school teacher. I use the boards in two fashions: 1) for student collaboration, and 2) for displaying class notes, videos, distributed materials, and board writing. In my school we have a SmartBoard (aka - DumbBoard). The DumbBoard software is slow to load and wastes too much time, so the RealTimeBoard became a solution.

For student collaboration, I have and idea section and work product selection. Students can determine if the final work they upload is accessible to me or other members. They can share comments, photos, and general ideas. For classroom shared material, student can vote. I find it best to visually think of the processes and what you want the kids to create. Then create a template board. Finally, create your classes. The import of excel or google sheets lists make it incredibly easy to add student names to the boards.

For my class notes, I typically create a line across the middle of the board. Below the line is the homework section, above the line is the classwork. I create a boxes with the daily objective (Students will... in order to...) and upload the materials (view only via google docs). I can insert youtube videos and other documents (even pdfs, Microsoft docs, pictures, web pictures and websites, and charts). I create a frame around each of the lessons so that when students are absent they may view the materials. When they come in and tell me they didn't go to the site, I hand them a computer so they can visit the site. Students who are absent, getting tutored outside of class, or parents wanting to see what it is we are doing can easily access the public board, which does NOT contain any student information.

Recommendations to other buyers: Read the review.

Stole my money!

Oct 01, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Appears to work, but administration is horrible

Cons: Paid for annual subscription and was locked out with a message to upgrade. They have NO PHONE SUPPORT nor weekend support of any kind.

Overall: Paid for annual subscription and was locked out of all the work I did in the trial. They have no phone support and no kind of weekend or off hours support. Don't use them for important work, just something to play around with and walk away from when broke, which appears to happen frequently!!!

Recommendations to other buyers: There are lots of companies with online whiteboard products. GO FIND SOMEONE ELSE!!

Mar 23, 2018
4/5
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5/5
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Dec 07, 2017
5/5
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Nov 12, 2016
4/5
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Sep 20, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money