What is Smoothboard for Mac?

Smoothboard for Mac is an interactive whiteboard software developed by Goh Boon Jin that uses a Wii Remote/Wiimote and an infrared pen specifically for the Mac OS X operating system.

Smoothboard - Wiimote Whiteboard Setup

Smoothboard allows you to transform almost any flat screen surface into an interactive whiteboard with ease. Smoothboard allows you to effortlessly control your presentation and lessons through the unique Floating Toolbar and the built-in Annotation Tool.


For more general details regarding the Wiimote Whiteboard, you can access the Wiimote Whiteboard and Smoothboard wiki.


What do I need to set up my own interactive whiteboard?

Hardware Requirements

  • A Mac computer with a bluetooth adaptor (Most laptops have built-in bluetooth chipsets).
  • An infrared pen. You can build the pen yourself or get a pre-made one from our partners as listed on our Reseller page
  • A Wiimote.
  • A flat surface display (projected screen or flat panel)
Software Requirements
  • Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite (Mac OS 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6)
  • Mac OS X Leopard (Mac OS 10.5.8)


Where can I find more information regarding the set up for Wiimote Whiteboard?

Ben Jones has written a thorough wiki which will guide you on connecting the Wii Remote to your computer, obtaining optimum positioning and more.

Also, you can take a look at the Smoothboard for Mac User Guide for a complete reference for the Smoothboard software and common troubleshooting tips.


When trying to launch Smoothboard for Mac, an error showing the file is damaged. How do I run the software?

Java is required. If not installed, download from http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572

Important: Configure Mountain Lion and Mavericks to Allow applications downloaded from: Anywhere under System Preferences->Security & Privacy



What is the difference between the Registered and Unregistered versions?

Unregistered version is only for testing purposes. If you would like to remove the purchasing notification in the Unregistered version, you can purchase a single license from here.

The Registered version will not contain the registration reminder and can be upgraded for free to future releases of Smoothboard for Mac.


Is the license key for Smoothboard for Mac compatible with the Smoothboard for Windows software and vice-versa?

No, the Smoothboard for Mac and the Smoothboard for Windows are two distinct software.


What kind of payment method is accepted?

Paypal is used for all transactions which allows the use of all major credit cards, debit cards, Paypal accounts and more.

To purchase a license, a Paypal account account is not required.

Your financial details will be securely handled by Paypal and not shared with Smoothboard.net.

If other payment methods are required, please do contact us via our contact form or email us directly at admin at smoothboard.net


How do I receive the license key?

If your payment for the Smoothboard has been completed and not pending, within a few minutes you will receive a unique license key to your email account which you have used in Paypal.


I have not received my license key.

The payment might not be cleared and is still pending. The Smoothboard Team will manually send the license key once the payment has been completed.

If your payment has been completed, please check your email’s spam box.

You can contact [email protected] with your details if you still did not get the license key.


I have difficulties activating the software.

Try to download and install the latest version of the software.

Ensure that you are connected to the Internet and there are not firewalls blocking the software from accessing the connection.

If you could not activate online, please send to us the Activation Request Code under the Manual Activation mode for us to process. We will reply to your email the Activation Code in about 1 day.


Can I use the same license key on multiple computers?

For the single user license, each computer will require a unique license key.

If you are looking to install the software on multiple computers in your school or organization, please do contact us for bulk licensing through our contact form