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I want to draw on any app pdfs, videos, code. It would be helpful to aid in demonstration in a class setting for me. Do you know if any such app exists that does not require an external pen i.e. using mouse or trackpad to draw.

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Check out Snappy App - it allows you to grab any part of your screen and float it above the screen - then you can draw on it, change its transparency, shrink it down, whatever. There's a free version which does more or less all you'd want and the in-app purchases are very cheap (you need an in-app to draw on things). I've also just recently been introduced to https://presentify.compzets.com/ which takes a different approach but might also meet the requirements.

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This software does exactly that http://ink2go.org/ allows the user to draw on any application. It also allows for screen recording and other features. I suggest if you are looking for other alternatives to search for "screen annotation software for mac" that gave me more precise results.

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  • I purchased it recently, and sent a question to support about a but. No reply for weeks. It is unfortunate because ink2go is such a good app. – T_T Sep 13 '20 at 2:42
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If you are looking for a screen annotation app that is unobtrusive and fast, check out DemoPro . DemoPro lets you configure hotkeys to draw on the screen, which is very convenient if you are doing live demonstrations. It also includes a countdown timer which can be useful for breakout sessions, exams, etc.

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  • THIS IS AWESOME! – Cory Robinson Apr 17 '20 at 16:30
  • This is the best one as of Sept. 2020. I am a previous ink2go user (for many years) and DemoPro is waaay better. – ybakos Sep 23 '20 at 8:35
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Screenink is also another app that will take a screenshot for the moment and allow you to draw on that, annotate and save.

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A friend uses Highlight.

You have to define your own hotkey to turn it on and off.

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  • This one did exactly what I wanted. It is cheap, but no trial. Anyway - allows just to draw on screen after pressing hotkey, that's it but that is all I wanted. – KrzysDan Apr 12 '18 at 8:42
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I've been looking for a nice mouse highlight tool for 2 hours and find something different but really nice!

http://screenbrush.imagestudiopro.com/

With the free version, you can easily draw on your screen and also highlight the screen with the shift key.

If you're still looking for a cursor highlighter I've found Mouse Locator App (http://www.2point5fish.com/)

But it's not very polished and has few configuration options

When I found Screenbrush it already made my day and stop searching, but I read on a forum post somewhere that if you change your search query to "mac Screen annotation software" you will have more results, maybe it helps in finding a better Cursor highlighter app.

Good luck!

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Based on what you were looking for. I think you should check out DemPro.

it is a Mac annotation app.

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