Touch-screen Chromebooks have come a long way. Today, there is a wide range of drawing applications you can use to annotate, take notes, and record a lesson.
Here are my favorite tools for drawing, sketching, and doodling on your Chromebook.
This episode kicks off my 2022 “toolbox” series of episodes where I will be sharing my favorite classroom tools to help you prepare for the 2022-23 school year.
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- Gallery app – great for annotating images and PDFs (built in to every Chromebook)
- Chrome Canvas – great for annotating images and screenshots. (free)
- Kami – my recommendation for annotating PDFs (freemium)
- Paint Online – a Chrome extension that lets you write on any web page (even Google Slides).
- Screencastify – a classic tool I have been using for years! (freemium)
- Screencast – the latest addition to your Chromebook (free)
- ScreenPal – a Chrome extension that lets you add videos to any text field (free)
- Google Keep – yep, it has handwriting as well! (free)
- Google Classroom – annotation is available when using the Android app on your Chromebook. (free)
- Cursive – a note-taking app exclusively for Chromebooks (free)
- Squid – a very popular Android application (freemium)
Just for fun
- Auto-draw – drawing for people who suck at drawing (free)
- Jamboard – collaborative brainstorming (free)
- Quickdraw – pictionary with Google (free)
- Sketchbook – an Android app that features professional-level tools for creating digital art (freemium)
- Flashcard Factory – create your own flashcards with Pear Deck (freemium)
Related post: Create sketchnotes with a Chromebook!
What drawing application did I miss?
There are dozens of great drawing applications, which one didn’t may my list! Send me a tweet (@jrsowash) or leave a comment on this post and share your favorite tool for annotating, taking notes, and creating digital art.