Ardesia Alternatives

    Ardesia is described as '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' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are eight alternatives to Ardesia for Mac, Windows, Linux and Ubuntu. The best alternative is Gromit-MPX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ardesia are Epic Pen (Freemium), Pylote (Free), Crealesson (Free Personal) and FlySketch (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 24, 2021

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


      • 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.
    2. Multiboard Draw On Screen, Marker, Mouse & Keyboard On Screen Display. All inclusive Kit for video tutors, Youtubers, Digital Video Teachers, Educators serving for Kindergartens, Universities. A must be app for digital teachers.
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    3. FlySketch from Flying allows you to draw on top of any program which can't draw itself.


    4. 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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    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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    6. Front Sketch simulates a glass sketchpad above your computer desktop. You can virtually draw, write, mark, capture on your desktop during run-time. The flexible floating toolbar is in a vertical position.
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