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Desktop Board Alternatives

Desktop Board is described as 'allows you to draw on your desktop. Just click Turn On and you are ready to draw. Its the perfect app to do sketches or you can leave your kids to have some fun drawing' and is a digital painting tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Desktop Board for Windows, Linux, Mac, Python and Ubuntu. The best alternative is Epic Pen, which is free. Other great apps like Desktop Board are Gromit-MPX, Pylote, ScreenBrush and Ardesia.

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  • Mac

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    Epic Pen

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Intuitive desktop overlay and screen marker that lets you write and draw over other desktop apps.

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  2. Gromit-MPX icon

    Gromit-MPX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Ubuntu

    Gromit-MPX is an on-screen annotation tool that works with any Unix desktop environment under X11 as well as Wayland.

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  3. Pylote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python

    Pylote is a software making it possible to draw on the screen of the computer, like handling various instruments of geometry.

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    ScreenBrush

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Quick and useful way to demonstrate something on the screen by drawing.

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    Ardesia

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    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.

    Ardesia on Ubuntu Lucid


  6. Pointofix

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Every screen content can be made available as a digital drawing area so that you can mark and highlight important things. Thus Pointofix is ideal for you as a teacher or IT trainer to support your lectures, training courses and presentations.

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    Crealesson

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  8. This app allows you live drawing and taking notes over desktop applications. There are also tools for screen recording and making screenshots. It is great tool for creating presentations, tutorials, manuals, animations, video or streaming.

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  9. Ultimate Pen icon

    Ultimate Pen

    • Mac

    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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    Front Sketch

    • Windows

    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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