Whether you’re attending a class lecture or work seminar, you always need to come prepared by bringing your own notebook and pen to take down notes. However, there are those who aren’t really fond of note-taking so they would often prefer to take a quick snapshot of what’s written on the whiteboard. While this method may seem quicker and easier, you still need to ensure that the whiteboard photos that you took are clear enough for you to read and transcribe into actual documents. Speaking of which, you might want to consider using a tool like Unwhiteboard to clean your whiteboard photos.
What is it and what does it do
Unwhiteboard is a free web app/service that you can use to clean up your whiteboard photos. The good thing about this tool is that you don’t need to go through a lot of tricky steps. Just take a clear a photo of your whiteboard and then send it to the web app via email. The web app will do the rest of the work. After which, the web app will clean and convert your whiteboard photo into PDF. You will then receive an email containing the output file.
- Easy and convenient to use
- Fast file processing – less waiting time
- No user log in or registration required
- Clear output file quality
- You can attach multiple whiteboard pictures in one email
- Accepts photos in JPG and PNG formats
- Automatically converts and merges all of your whiteboard photos into a single PDF document
- After you receive the email, the web app will automatically delete your photo/s as well as the converted PDF files from its records
- Not suitable for processing files that contains sensitive information
The way how Unwhiteboard works is quite simple. First, you need to take a clear photo of your whiteboard and then you send it to the web app via email. In your email, simply attach the whiteboard photo that you want to get cleaned up and then send it to the email address listed below. Just remember that the web app will automatically use the subject of your email as the default filename for your converted file.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
After sending the email, all you need to do is to wait for the reply. Just keep in mind that the time that it takes for the web app to clean and convert your whiteboard photos usually varies. If you send a single photo, then it will only take less than a minute for the web app to deliver the output file.
The good thing about Unwhiteboard is that it does not only clean your whiteboard photos. It is also designed to automatically convert and merge your photos into PDF. The quality of the converted file is also very clear. It’s truly useful at times wherein you have no immediate access to any reliable photo editors.
Compared to today’s most advanced photo editing tools and portable document scanners, Unwhiteboard may appear like its too old-fashioned. Even so, it will certainly come in handy at times wherein you don’t have immediate access to these apps and software. One good example of this is when you simply want to clean up the whiteboard photos that you took from a recent class lecture without using any software or mobile application.
All in all, I find this web app really easy and convenient to use. It does what it’s intended to do. The output file quality is also good. Since its PDF, it makes it easier for you to open the document containing all of your cleaned whiteboard slides on any web browser or platform. Plus, you don’t need to wait for hours or days before you receive a response.
Just keep in mind that while Unwhiteboard is good for cleaning up whiteboard photos, it is not really ideal for cleaning up photos that contains sensitive information.
Conclusion and download link
Unwhiteboard can definitely benefit those who simply wish to clean up their whiteboard photos in the simplest way possible. However, I strongly recommend that you carefully review your photos before sending them. Don’t send whiteboard photos that contain sensitive details such as the formula for your secret elixir of youth. All jokes aside, go ahead and feel free to give this simple web app a try.
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Requires: Works on any browser (ex. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc.)