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Use the pen tool to draw freehand lines and shapes. Pen types available vary between platforms.


  • Click the Pen tool once to activate.
  • Click again to open Pen tool options.
  • With the pen tool active, right-click or 'long-touch and release' anywhere on the canvas to open the Pen tool options.

The following options are available:

Color options - To change colors:

  1. Select a color from the bottom row. To select more colors, click the "+" icon.
  2. The top row changes to various shades of the color selected.
  3. Click the preferred color and start drawing.
Selecting colors on the Pen toolbar

Selecting colors on the Pen toolbar.

Stroke options - use the slider to adjust stroke properties

  • Pen width - sets the size of the stroke. The preview circle changes to reflect the current stroke size.
  • Transparency - sets the visibility of the stroke.

Pen Types

myViewBoard provides the following pen options:

Click an image below to see the pen in action:

Quick Selection

The Quick Selection feature allows users to quickly switch between selected colors for the active pen. To use:

  1. Click the Pen tool. A set of colored dots should appear on the side.
  2. Click on a dot to immediately switch to that color.
  3. To see all colors, click the Pen tool icon again.

Note that this works for all pen types except for the Shape pen and Magic Line pen.

Related Media


myViewBoard for Windows - Pen


myViewBoard for Android- Basic Pen Types