You have a variety of creative tools and solutions to help you visualise your ideas and share them with others while working with Explain Everything.
Here’s a quick start guide to help you get familiar with the layout and main features of the application.
Note: This start guide applies to the native Explain Everything apps downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.
Positioned on the bottom of your screen. Lets you manage your display and move between the Home, Library, Learn and Search tabs.
Launching the app on your device gets you to the Home Screen, which is the startup screen of the application, allowing you to access all its key functionalities along with the Project Editor.
A place where all your projects are saved and stored. Learn more about types of projects in Explain Everything and how to work with them.
You can manage projects in the Library in a couple of different ways: download them or move to a different location — they can easily be organized in folders. If you’d like to make an extra copy of your project, you can duplicate it, or — eventually — delete. It’s also possible to combine a few projects into one by merging them.
Both projects in Explain Drive and on your device can be sorted by the date of creation and their name. You can also change their view from thumbnails to a list.
Serves as a knowledge base where all our support materials are collected, including quick tips in the form of handy video tutorials, news from our blog, easy access to our website and articles in the Help Center, plus contact to our support team.
It’s where you can look for projects or use a CODE. If you can’t find a project but have its name, or if you have a CODE and want to join or edit a project, use the Search tab in the Navigation bar to quickly get where you need to go.
From here on, you can start a new project. This part of the screen also lets you invite others to your project, join a collaboration or share your project with others in various formats.
This section appears if you have at least one project created. You can slide left or right — or select See All — to browse through your recent projects. To get all your projects (not only the recents), go to the Library in the Navigation bar.
Located in the upper-right corner of your screen.
Selecting the ◦◦◦ icon opens the Main Menu of the application, allowing you to reach out to your profile or fine-tune the application’s Settings according to your preferences. You can access materials related to how the software can be used in the Help Center, Manual, and Video Hints sections. You also have the possibility to share your Explain Everything's experience by sending us your feedback or rating our app as well as sign up to our newsletter or check out our Twitter account in the About section.
The projects are displayed as thumbnails. To open the project, select the thumbnail. To perform another action, select the Project Details menu under the thumbnail and choose the desired action.
Every project is displayed with its name and date of the last edition. You can rename it by selecting its name under the thumbnail. Changing the name of the project is also possible in the Project Settings.
A space to create and edit projects. Ready to use after starting a new project or opening an existing one.
Lets you go back to your projects. Here you can also choose to save your project on your device and then copy it to Explain Drive. In the web version of the application all projects are cloud projects which means that they are automatically saved in Explain Drive while you edit them.
Lets you change your project’s name. You can also make a copy of your project to Explain Drive if you’d like to have access to it from different devices, adjust the Camera Frame Options, duplicate your project or save it as a template for future creations.
The Invite button lets you invite others to your project and set up permissions for others to access your project. If the project is a cloud project, the Invite button will display the project’s CODE instead.
Anything you create on the canvas can be shared with others in various formats — as a video, document, project, image, or GIF. Use the Share button to export your project in the desired format or share your video as a Web Video Link. You can also broadcast your whiteboard in a video conferencing app.
Equipped with tools to draw, annotate, and highlight, move, scale, and rotate objects on the canvas, as well as to perform more advanced actions with the Inspector. It also lets you add different kinds of files to your canvas. Discover all the possibilities of the creative tools.
Zoom and Pan
By default positioned in the lower-left corner of your device’s screen, to the left of the recording section. It lets you zoom in and out the virtually unlimited canvas with the elements of your project. This tool also allows you to control the Camera Frame movement by default.
Recording and Timeline Edition
By default positioned on the bottom of your screen. It lets you record anything you do on your canvas along with your voice and share it as a video later. The bar consists only of the Record button, and the Camera and Microphone control until you make a recording. To record a video, select the Record button. Once you stop recording, the Timeline of your recording will automatically be displayed, revealing its editing options and allowing you to edit your recording.
By default positioned in the lower-right corner of your device’s screen, to the right of the recording section. It lets you work with slides: add new slides to your project or duplicate the existing ones, change their order, set a background, and — eventually — delete them.