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Top 7 Built-In Apps On Android Smartboards

Smartboard is an interactive display tool that is widely used in both business and education applications. Equipped with powerful features and built-in apps, the smartboard is more than merely an electronic whiteboard that you can write or sketch directly on its screen. Today, there are various types of smartboards in the market that offer features such as media playing, annotation, and internet browsing.

While there are many smartboard models that can support a dual operating system, in this article, we will look at the top 7 built-in apps that are commonly found on most Android smartboards in the market today.

  1. Whiteboard
  2. WPS Office
  3. Internet Browser
  4. Media Player
  5. Annotation
  6. Screen Share
  7. Calendar

1. Whiteboard

The whiteboard app is a must-have application on any smartboard since the display is designed mainly to replace the traditional whiteboard. Equipped with the built-in whiteboard app, users can express their ideas by writing, sketching, or drawing directly on the board as usual. The most obvious difference is that they are now no longer need to rely on marker pens that need to be refilled constantly.

Interactivity is the main selling point of an interactive smartboard. To be able to attract and engage the audience more effectively, the smartboard must do better than a traditional whiteboard. Hence, most built-in whiteboard apps are designed to offer more features such as table drawing, image editing, file sharing, and template customization. Users can also choose to write with smart pens or their fingers with a wide range of colour options.

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2. WPS Office

Microsoft Office is a suite of desktop business applications that is widely used in various industries globally. With a rich software collection that includes Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Microsoft Office helps various businesses in completing all kinds of office tasks such as preparing sales pitches, document typing, storing data sets, and financial analysis.

It is pretty common for people to ask questions regarding Microsoft Office before they decide whether to purchase a smartboard. WPS Office is an application that can be pre-installed onto a smartboard to read and edit common Microsoft Office documents such as .docx, .ppt and .xlsx.

Thanks to the built-in WPS Office, an Android smartboard can now read, edit and display Microsoft Office documents.

3. Internet Browser

A smartboard can get even more powerful when there is a built-in internet browser. Most Android smartboards have the built-in Chrome app that provides an easy-to-use, secure, and fast web browsing experience.  

In addition to the common whiteboard feature, users can explore more interesting applications by using smartboards. Users can always look for additional information that can be incorporated into their idea expression via web browsing. Besides, users can also run some web applications such as YouTube and Gmail directly on the internet browser.

Smartboard's feature - Web Browse

4. Media Player

A smartboard is not only used to display handwritten or hand-drawn whiteboard content. It is also used to display various digital media such as videos, audio, and images. A built-in media player assists the smartboard in encoding and decoding multimedia computer files in various formats or containers such as mp4, mp3, jpeg, and png.

With a built-in media player, the smartboard user has more flexibility in choosing what he or she can present on the screen. This can be great for a teacher who wants to explore teaching approaches that utilize multimedia content since they can appear more appealing to students.

5. Annotation

Annotation is an application that allows the user to sketch directly onto any content that is displayed on the smartboard. For example, when an image is displayed on the screen, the user can annotate or comment directly on the image itself. This can be a helpful feature in providing an explanation of the displayed content.

Annotation can be a crucial feature during a business discussion. Imagine when the presenter is showing a graph that highlights the quarterly financial information of the company in a meeting. To help meeting attendees understand the graph more easily, he can use the annotation app to draw a circle on the graph to highlight the part that he wants to explain. He can also add some comments next to the graph to provide additional information. When the presentation is finished, the attendees can choose to download the annotated graph with written comments or sketches using their smartphones.

Smartboard's feature - Annotation

6. Screen Share

A built-in screen share app allows the smartboard user to display the content of other devices on the smartboard screen. It is used to connect the smartboard to devices such as smartphones and laptops, so that the smartboard screen can mirror or share what is displayed on other device’s screen.

Some more powerful smartboards even support a screen share feature that supports up to 4 devices at one time. The screen share application can be very useful when you want to present any content from other devices without spending time downloading or transferring the files.

Smartboard's feature - Screen Share

7. Calendar

Some might argue that a calendar app is pretty useless when it comes to business applications. In our opinion, a calendar app is a small giant. It is not as famous as other interesting applications, yet it is a very useful application for people who deal with project management.

In addition to providing accurate information about days, weeks, and months, a calendar application can help the user to organize and schedule important events. The user can prepare a to-do list on the application and if he or she would like to be reminded on time, the reminder feature can be activated anytime.

Conclusion

The amount and the types of built-in applications on a smartboard can be some important factors in helping buyers to choose the right smartboard product. In our opinion, the built-in apps mentioned above are some of the most common applications that a smartboard should have. Make sure to check with the smartboard supplier if any of these apps are missing.

If you are having doubts about choosing the most suitable smartboard, feel free to explore the VEXO Smart Interactive Panels. All VEXO smartboards are equipped with the 7 applications mentioned above and are capable of meeting unique requirements of various businesses.

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