Annotate!Pro Alternatives

    Annotate!Pro is described as 'Annotate to communicate for meetings, presentations, and training. Draw on top of any program running on your desktop. Annotate so your audience can effectively follow along with you'. There are seven alternatives to Annotate!Pro for Mac, Windows, Linux and Ubuntu. The best alternative is Gromit-MPX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Annotate!Pro are Epic Pen (Freemium), Ardesia (Free, Open Source), Pylote (Free) and Ultimate Pen (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 29, 2020

    1. Gromit-MPX is an on-screen annotation tool that works with any Unix desktop environment under X11 as well as Wayland.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Intuitive desktop overlay and screen marker that lets you write and draw over other desktop apps.

    2. Ardesia is an usefull software for use your desktop as a Sketchpad. You can write, markup and erase, also, of course, you can use your desktop as normal desktop. Also you can record your desktop. Excellent for teachers, and tutors.


      According to website, no new version since 2012, latest issue reported was 2015.
      Just tested in Ubuntu 18.04, doesn't work. Was also reported to not work in Ubuntu 14.04.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Pylote is a software making it possible to draw on the screen of the computer, like handling various instruments of geometry. It is a software multiplateforme, free (license GNU GPL), made in Python (computer programming language) and PyQt for the graphical interface.
    3. Ultimate Pen is a software only solution which creates a full screen, transparent window, allowing you to draw on top of most applications. Think of Ultimate Pen as an incredibly easy way to doodle on your computer screen.
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    4. FlySketch from Flying allows you to draw on top of any program which can't draw itself.
    5. Desktop Board allow`s you to draw on your desktop. Just click Turn On and you are ready to draw. It`s the perfect app to do sketches or you can leave your kids to have some fun drawing.
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