Yes! There are a few ways to add images and other files to a Limnu board.
Drag and drop a file from your desktop.
Copy and paste an image.
Use the Add File button and select from your files or from your photos on a mobile device.
The file types supported include:
All files upload as an image and an image will be created for each page of a multi page document. Use markers, shapes, and sticky notes to mark up the image.
Yes! We have Lines, Ovals, Boxes, and Arrows that you can add to the board.
Select the shape you want
Select the color and stroke thickness
Click and drag to create the shape
Click the shift key after you start drawing to make perfect circles, squares, or vertical and horizontal lines.
You can export pieces of your whiteboard that you can see in a viewport (similar to a screenshot). Move and zoom to the section you want to export and then tap the export button (it's under the notes drawer).
You'll get a few export options. Try turning off Opaque Backgrounds to just get your strokes and lines.
Yup, yup, yup!
Select the Note or Label icon
Click on the board where you want to type, or drag your cursor to make it the size you want.
Start typing or paste text from another document
On a desktop? Use hotkeys:
N - Note Mode
Shift + L - Label Mode
On smaller devices the Notes & Labels are under the Marker icon.
Yes you can! It works great. To get the most out of using a Wacom Tablet with a Limnu whiteboard make sure to check out our hotkeys.
Heck yeah! Take the bull by the horns and be a natural board Leader! When you turn leading on everyone on the board always sees what you see.
How to turn leading on
Go to the person menu at the lower right hand corner of your board.
Select the person icon at the top of the menu.
Select Start Leading (for smaller screens it might just say Leading).
You can lead while the board is in Solo Draw mode (only the admin of the board can draw) or in Collaboration mode (anyone on the board can sketch) so that others can interact with content as you lead them around the board.
Only a board admin can lead. You can give anyone on your board admin access so they can start leading.
Yes! We have an iOS app. You can also use Limnu on the browser of any device.
We sure do! Hot keys, key commands, keyboard shortcuts—whatever you call them, get the most out of Limnu Whiteboards with these keyboard tricks.
For you super productivity pros we've set up:
Mobile / Tablet Hotkeys
2 Finger Scroll - Move and pan around your board.
2 Finger Pinch - Zoom around your board, giving you more flexibility than the pre-set zoom limits.
D - Draw with marker
P - Draw with pen
E - Erase
S - Select mode
N - Create a note
Shift + L - Create a label
L - Draw lines
A - Draw arrows
B - Draw boxes
O - Draw ovals
J - Previous color
K - Next color
[ - Make tip smaller
] - Make tip larger
M - Move (pan) mode You can also use the arrow keys to move around.
+ - Zoom in
- - Zoom out
X - Go to next pin.
Z - Go to previous pin
1 + Enter/Return - Go to first pin
0 + Enter/Return - Go to last pin
Holding down Shiftafter you begin drawing a shape, constrains rectangles to squares, ovals to circles, and arrows to have angles that are multiples of 90 degrees.
Once you have a team setup it’s super easy to add everyone on your team. You can add individual emails or you can copy and paste a bunch of emails into the box.
Want to know something super cool? You can paste whatever you want into that box and Limnu is smart enough to find the email addresses, so you can export a team directory to a CSV or PDF and then do a massive copy/paste and you’ll see just the emails and can review before inviting.
Have more than a few but not enough to need to export to a directory? Here’s a nifty way to handle it:
Step 1: Start composing an email in your mail app of choice, add everyone that you want to invite…
Step 2: Copy/paste that entire group of people into the address box.
Step 3: Limnu will sort through the data, find the email addresses and you are ready to go!
Check out our video walkthrough to learn how to add a lot of people to your team at once.
You can change the name of the board when you first create it, or on the board after it is created.
When you create a new board you can change the board in the New Board window.
You can also change the board after it's been created.
Select the menu on the bottom left of your board
Type the new name
Select the check to save
If you are a member of several plans — maybe you have your own Pro plan and you belong to a couple teams — you can change plans using the arrow next to your name.
Remember: Your boards belong to either your pro account or a team account — for security purposes you can't move boards between these plans.
There are a few ways to get rid of stuff you don't need anymore.
You can use the erase tool — this is great for taking out just a part of your drawing.
You can also select strokes and then hit delete on your keyboard —or— by clicking the X in the top left.
Limnu whiteboards are built for collaboration! Invite others to join your board to sketch and brainstorm in realtime.
Select Hamburger menu
Select Share Board
Share with a secure email invite, shared link or code
Is this a team board? All team members can access team boards on their Team Boards page. Team admins can share and add team members when sharing boards.
What is the difference between Email Invites and Shared Link?
Email invites are more secure than a shared link because only the person who receives the email can join the board. The links in email invites only work once so you can be sure it can't be used by others.
Shared links allow anyone with the link to join the board. If you are on a Pro or Team plan you can turn off link sharing at any time.
What is the share code?
If the person you want to invite has a Limnu account, they can use the code in the Enter Share Code section on their Boards page
To learn all about teams, admin and security, please visit the Limnu for Teams page.
Getting everyone on board and managing their security and sharing settings is super easy. Add, edit, and delete team members anytime you want.
Limnu for Teams allows you to choose administrators, decide who can share boards outside of your team, lock the whole team down tight or open it up for big collaborations. The choice is yours and you can change your mind, anytime.
Check out our video walkthrough to learn about team administration.
Online collaboration is better when you can hear and see the other person - just like you are in the same room.
To start a Call or Join a video conference
Step 1: Click on the Person icon on the lower right.
Step 2: Board Admin or Team Members select Start Call. Everyone else on the board select Join Call
Step 3: Allow Microphone and Camera
Select the microphone icon to mute or unmute yourself before or you enter a call or during the call
Select Leave call to exit the Video Conference call.
You can use any device to draw on Limnu—a mouse, a stylus, or even just your fingers. Some things are going to be better than others but we make sure that Limnu works with many different setups. Here is our ranking of options:
A touch screen with a dedicated stylus combo. This includes iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Microsoft Surface and Pen, Wacom Cintiq and Pen, and so forth. These all provide the best Limnu experience, and they're what we use when we create our #MadeWithLimnu drawings.
A touch screen with a generic capacitive (powered) stylus. If you can't afford the high-end, this is still a good solution. We have an ongoing Stylus Review series on our blog reviewing various styluses that you should check out.
A tablet without a screen. This is like a mouse in that your hand is disconnected from the screen, but it's much better than a mouse because you're not drawing with a bar of soap. Wacom, Huion, VT, and Ugee all make some great and inexpensive tablets.
A pen mouse! We just recently discovered these. Think of a Wacom tablet and pen... but without the tablet. The pen mouse has all the same internals as a mouse, but it's in the shape of a pen. It can take a little time to get used to, but once you catch on it can be a great tool. Grab one from Amazon.
A touch screen with an unpowered stylus. We rank this below screenless tablets and pen mice because we've found it's actually harder to draw with those cheap styluses with soft rubber tips.
A touch screen with a finger. You'd think pointing directly with your finger instead of a stylus would be better, but it turns out you have less control that way. And since your hand is closer to the screen, you can see less of what you're drawing.
A mouse or a laptop trackpad. As we've mentioned before, drawing with a mouse is like drawing with a bar of soap. And a laptop trackpad is tiny, imprecise, and awkward. You're probably not going to be happy with your drawings when you use either of these. You can get great screenless tablets for under $20 nowadays, so there's really no reason to bother with a mouse or trackpad.
If you are using a desktop or tablet with a keyboard, you can use the keyboard shortcuts as well. See all shortcuts ›
Pricing & Sales
Yes you can. We have a robust API and have worked with several companies to bring the power of Limnu's drawing and markup ability to their projects. Have something you think might be a good fit? Email us and we'd love to start a conversation.
Yes! Educators of publicly funded primary and secondary schools are given free Pro plans for the duration of their class. Students using Limnu boards created by an educator get full access on those boards. If you're an educator and would like to be a part of this program, please apply for an educator plan.
Limnu is better with your team!
Limnu team pricing is per team member, per month. Teams can have as few as two people or as many as two trillion (okay, maybe not two trillion, but there is no limit to the number of people you can have on your team).
We’ll send you a reminder to add your credit card. If you do not add your credit card you will automatically be placed on a FREE plan. All boards older than 14 days will be archived and can be accessed when you upgrade your plan.
Unlimited video conferencing time
Private & collaborative board options
Guest collaborators do not receive sign up requests
If you are using a current version of Chrome there might be an issue with WebGL support.
Here are three quick things you can check:
Go to chrome://settings/, scroll to the bottom and click Show advanced settings..., and make sure Use hardware acceleration when available in the System category is checked and turned on.
Visit http://get.webgl.org/ to verify whether you have WebGL working, and if not it'll have a link to a support website.
Recently, Chrome seems to have blacklisted some 3D graphics hardware that was previously approved. You can work around this by going to chrome://flags. Look for a setting called Override software rendering list and make sure it is enabled. (You'll need to restart Chrome after changing this setting.) After you've enabled it and restarted, the flag should look like this:
If none of that gets you going quickly, please let us know and we'll help you out.
Limn verb \'lim\
To depict or describe in painting or words. She limned her breakthrough idea on the whiteboard so well that all the executives couldn’t stop cheering.
A simple and powerful online whiteboard, designed for depicting and describing your thoughts in collaboration with others. We needed a way to study online for anatomy class, and Limnu was the perfect thing.