About SMART Notebook basic version

SMART Notebook basic version is free software designed for use with a SMART Board interactive display. It comes with many features that you can use to create, edit, and deliver engaging lessons to your students such as:

  • Creative pen tools

  • SMART Ink for writing and drawing in digital ink

  • SMART Ink presentation tools such as screen shade, spotlight, and more

  • Infinite cloner

  • Add shapes, text, and images

  • Interact with page objects

  • Add text, tables, lines, and shapes

  • Insert images and widgets (such as interactive dice, timers, and spinners)

  • Import PowerPoint (Windows only) and PDF files and convert them to SMART Notebook files


When you install SMART Notebook software on Windows operating systems, you can choose to have SMART Notebook basic version run by default. Setting it as the default program means you will not be prompted to activate the software or receive notifications about upgrading to the full version of SMART Notebook. Learn how.


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