Tool menu

i3WHITEBOARD provides various tools that you can use to interact with the canvas.

  1. Selection tool

  2. Drawing tool

  3. Eraser tool

  4. Shape tool

  5. Text tool

  6. Sticky note

  7. VR tool - available in Education mode

  8. Backgrounds

  9. Image tool

Selection tool

You can use the pointer tool to select single objects.

You can also use the pointer to move the canvas and zoom in and out with pinch gestures.

Use the selection tool to select multiple objects within a rectangle.

Options for selected objects:

  • Copy → you can paste a copied object via a long press and then choose the paste option.

  • Duplicate → instantly create a copy of the object at the same location

  • Delete → delete the object

Drawing tool

There are 3 presets available:

  • Pencil

  • Marker

  • Physical pen ( Stylus)

The pencil and marker preset are purely cosmetic. The marker preset is slightly transparent. Once activated, you can use them to write on the canvas.

The physical pen preset is exclusively for physical pens that come with the display.

Press a preset's color to customize the color and size.

Press the “+” icon to customize the color more precisely with the color picker.

Use the “+” icon to add a custom color to the list of saved colors.

Use your finger or a physical pen to draw on the canvas.

Eraser tool

You can customize the size of the eraser tool. You can also delete the whole canvas with the trashcan.

You can erase using certain gestures:

  • Four-finger erase → use 4 fingers

  • Palm erase → use the palm of your hand

Palm erase is supported only on the following displays:

  • i3TOUCH EX

  • i3TOUCH PX (only on updated models with palm rejection settings disabled)



Shape tool

Use our shape presets to draw various shapes on the canvas.

You can also customize the color and line size using the color presets and color picker.

Text tool

Use the text tool to type text to the canvas using the on-screen keyboard.

You can customize the text color with the color presets and color picker.

Sticky note

You can add 4 types of preset sticky notes to the canvas.

Once a sticky note is created, you can freely select and customize it like any other object.

Write on the sticky note. Any writing will stay on the sticky note.

VR Tool

Note: Virtual Reality (VR) tools can be found only in educational device environments. (Set by going through the setup wizard). If you are in the corporate/business environment these tools will not appear in i3WHITEBOARD.

There are three tools: Nautical Protractor Ruler, a Normal Ruler, and a Drawing Compass. These tools will appear on the screen once their toggle is activated. To remove them from the screen, they must be untoggled.

Nautical Protractor Ruler/Triangle Protractor

The nautical protractor ruler can be found as the first option in the VR tools menu. It has three sides; two show degrees from 0 to 180, and the bottom side shows length in centimeters (cm).

We can first adjust its size and rotation to draw with this ruler. Using a pen or finger near the ruler borders, we can draw straight lines that will follow the border.

Besides drawing, this ruler also helps define and measure angles by placing the center of the ruler (bottom) at the starting point of the lines we want to measure.


Apart from the protractor ruler, there is also the possibility of a regular ruler, which can be found as the second option in the VR tools menu. This ruler can draw straight lines or make relative measurements on the device.

Both rulers could extend the drawn line outside their borders as long as the drawing started on the ruler, with all the sides available for drawing.

Rulers can be rotated with multi-touch gesture, by using two fingers, the rulers will rotate according to the rotation of the fingers from the user.

Note: When using the ruler, only one side will be available at a time while drawing. In order to use another side of the ruler, the drawing needs to be interrupted and started again in the desired side/border.

Drawing compass

The drawing compass is the third option in the VR tools menu. Unlike the other tools, the drawing compass has different sections with which you can interact, namely the handle and the wheels.

First, when using the compass, it needs to be placed in the desired position. To move it, the right wheel can be used. If there is the need to enlarge the distance between the compass leg, the left wheel can be used to set the preferred size/distance.

To start drawing, the handle has to be moved around. Depending on the desired output from the compass drawing, it can be released, and the compass will stop drawing.

If a full circle is the desired output, a full rotation of the compass should be performed.


The backgrounds option will open the “Choose a flavor” dialog.

Choose a background or template.

The “Apply to all pages” option will apply the background to all existing boards.

Press “APPLY” to apply the background to the canvas.

You can also filter by category by pressing on a flavor type.

See our variety of sports and meeting backgrounds:

Image tool

i3WHITEBOARD now gives you several ways to import images onto the board.

Import with the Tool menu

The easiest way to import an image onto the board is through the Tool menu. Select the image icon from the bottom of the Tool menu.

A dialog will pop up where you can select a file source. Locate the image using the folder structure and select it. You’ll see a preview window of your image. Drag from the corners to import only the part of the image you need, or select OK to continue.

Import from the file explorer

Use the File explorer in i3STUDIO to import the image. Note that you may not have the user rights to select apps from the App tray. Locate the file and long press it. from the dialog select i3WHITEBOARD and the image will be placed on the board.

Import from the web browser

A very quick way to get images in i3WHITEBOARD is to search for one, using the web browser. Open the web browser from the side menu in the launcher. Search for an image or go to a specific web page. Long press on the image to load the image menu. just like you can open the image in a new tab, at the bottom you’ll see a menu item called “Share image”. Select it and locate i3WHITEBOARD in your list of available apps. Select i3WHITEBOARD and the image will be placed on your board.