Explain Everything’s infinite-touch canvas, zoom, and mix recording is an unreal experience that you have to try to believe. Explain Everything is optimized for iPad, Apple Pencil, and transforming your imagination for what is possible with mobile devices.

You don’t have to be creative to express your ideas creatively. Capture every experience by inserting, including Drag and Drop, all the media you need to tell your story: images, websites, videos, PDF & PPT files, and more. Immediately record and share authentic moments as stories.

Share to anyone, anywhere, what is most compelling for your audience and inspire them from GIF to MP4 to YouTube and more.

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What's New

Version 5.2.7

New app name (that should be the last change for a little while!)
New icon (this also should be the last change for a while!)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3K Ratings
3K Ratings
scooterfromcoota ,

Classroom Essential

How this App is not consistently #1 in the Educational App Store is beyond me. It proves to be an essential tool in my Science classes because it offers the ability for the students to CREATE their own content and show a depth of understanding that might not come across in purely written form. It also helps engage reluctant writers to still use key words and meet the required outcomes in verbal form. We also use it to annotate and crop images to create posters. The updated UI improvements for iOS 11 have been exceptional and the continual evolution of this App by the developers has been welcomed. We also use Stick Around extensively and these two 'sister Apps' complement each other beautifully as the students learn the common tool set to work within both Apps; creating the instructional material in EE and then designing rich assessment tasks as puzzles in SA. Seamlessly importing the EE file as a recording into SA produces a professional looking finishing product. Pedagogical powerhouses!

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for writing a review! We'll keep up the good work!

20614 ,

Paid for access to all features then it changed to subscription based product.

When I purchased this app, I was really impressed by it and the features it had. I have used it a great deal to make tutorial style videos.

Now, with features that require a subscription to access, I am much less impressed. I made my original purchase with the understanding that this was a one off purchase that would provide me with continuous access to all of the app's features. The change to a subscription based service is makes me feel misled and like I am expected to continue to pay for something I believed I had already purchased.

Very disappointed.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Explain Everything Classic is our original app, created back in 2011 (on iOS3 for iPad 1). The app has received a significant update, mostly to its visual user interface. It will continue to be available as a one-time paid app for most of the whiteboarding features. The subscription is optional, only if someone wants to obtain some new features like Clipart library, or real-time collaboration, then subscription is required but you can continue to use other features without it.

Tommy the spoon ,


Users will see this for what it is. You are not making enough money from this stand alone app so you are making it subscription based. So what are educators, students and families suppose to do after to remove explain everything legacy mid 2019? And before you send the standard ‘talk to our friendly team about special offers’ response, understand that your ‘core customers’ will never paid for subscription based software.

Leave legacy available for those that can’t afford, or who don’t want subscription based software!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reaching out earlier with your feedback and concerns. We would like to let you know that we have adjusted our plans based on what you and others shared. Please find the details here:


Explain Everything sp. z o.o.
220.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2018 Explain Everything


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