What Is Jamboard?

Google's Jamboard is a collaborative whiteboard that lets you capture, organize, and share your ideas in real time with others. Jamboard includes a built-in webcam for video conferencing, but works best on the internet; there are no cables or setup required.

Who Uses Jamboard?

Teams of any size looking for a digital collaboration solution.

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Reviews of Jamboard

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.0
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

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Arturo
Arturo
Multitasking in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Your traditional whiteboard, but in the cloud

5.0 11 months ago

Comments: In general, the experience is quite satisfactory using Google Jamboard, because when collaborating as a team, and that they can also participate in the board that you present and brainstorm ideas for subsequent projects, you feel that you are doing a more dynamic and more complete work, because that requires a good team, creativity, and efficiency when preparing work, projects, etc.

Pros:

It has all the basics to be used as a traditional whiteboard but this one is in the cloud, so it is excellent for situations where you are collaborating with the work team, as it is integrated with google classroom, then it is just a matter of integrating or presenting the whiteboard you had already made to the team and have a more dynamic and efficient work. Its tools are the most basic, which is why I could call it a very complete whiteboard since it could also be seen as a PowerPoint in motion and editable in real-time, but in google. Another thing that I really liked is that the audience can also interact on the board, so it becomes a more dynamic board for companies looking to brainstorm and have everyone contribute to something.

Cons:

What is left to be said about Jamboard is that the free version comes with very limited tools, but as I almost always say, Google software always tries to bring the most complete to the free versions, so it will be a tool that you can try sometime and work collaboratively either with your on-site or remote team.

Soledad
UX Designer in Chile
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

An easy tool for

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Even when my first use wasn't the best, I had curiosity to see if Jamboard evolved to better or it will become a Google Wave Case, so few days ago I checked how was working now and I have the nice surprise that Jamboard has new features.

Pros:

Jamboard has a user proof interface. This is really-really great to share ideas when you are in that kind of remote meetings sessions where people never get to an agree. The "shapes" feature added is without any doubts THE FEATURE that Jamboard was needing. Clean to use

Cons:

The first time using Jamboard was a bit uncomfortable: Shapes feature wasn't added and the drawing tool wasn't very polished. I tried to share an idea, and sadly my pulse is not the better, so finally my poor draw took the lead rol in the meeting. I guess that the first attempt was almost duplicate the "board" experience, and for that reason that tool wasn't included, but now it's totally comfortable to be used.

Teresa
Cancer Audit Facilitator in UK
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A simple foolproof whiteboard

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall it has been positive and we continue to use it daily. It allows everyone to have a say either real time or once the virtual call is finished. Not having to do lengthy training means it’s good for anyone no matter their tech knowledge.

Pros:

As the title states simple to use whiteboard. Where Jamboard thrives is that it can be used quickly and easily for collaborative work virtually with no need for others to have an account or prior knowledge. This app allowed us to start working from home right away during covid and became our go to collaboration app. It allowed us to work in an integrated fashion with people outside our organisation.

Cons:

It’s simplicity is also part of what I found least likeable. It’s basic in its vision and you have to use other apps to create a background to work around.

Verified Reviewer
Dy. Manager in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Collaborative Whiteboard integrated into G-suite - Easy , Simple but just fine

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: A simple and easy tool for the remote teams who need a collaborative, shared & real-time Whiteboard. Has the necessary features but only the basic ones. It is integrated in G-suite. Google doesn't market this well to users, so not every employee would know about its existence.

Pros:

It is already a part of G-suite, so massive effort is saved and little reason to choose any external product. It just acts like any other document or productivity application from Google- easy to collaborate, store in G-Drive, Share with Colleagues, works in Cloud, etc. It is also simple to use and quite straightforward. This application solved our need for a online shared whiteboard requested by team working remotely.

Cons:

It is a web application, so you have be online just like other G-suite applications. Further it may be too simple and skimps on certain features. You can't add in files, only images are permitted. The UI is not great as the actual area for working is small due to large headers like other usual applications- Google sheets, Google docs,etc. Further, people didn't knew about this and the IT team had to educate about the existence of this software.

Verified Reviewer
Jamboard review in Senegal
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Hardware, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Good education tool

4.0 5 months ago

Comments: Suitable for both group and one-on-one tutoring.

Pros:

Jamboard is user-friendly. This is perfect for remote meetings where no one agrees. Jamboard desperately needed the "shapes" feature. Use-friendly

Cons:

Font format, sticky notes, and color options are limited. Notes only, not JAMs. Templates would be nice. figma's increased features and same level of cooperation made it preferable for design sprints.

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