Epic Pen Alternatives

    Epic Pen is described as 'Intuitive desktop overlay and screen marker that lets you write and draw over other desktop apps'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Epic Pen for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Python and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is gInk, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Epic Pen are Ardesia (Free, Open Source), ZoomIt (Free), Gromit-MPX (Free, Open Source) and Pylote (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

    1. An on-screen on-screen annotation software for Windows.
      gInk vs Epic Pen opinions
      Almost everyone thinks gInk is a great alternative to Epic Pen.
      dgaleano Free, Easy, Configurable, Fast, Light
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      This program is really good and useful.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      Portable, Free, simple, configurable
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      • 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. Also you can record your desktop. Excellent for teachers, and tutors.

      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.

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      Ardesia vs Epic Pen opinions
      Most users think Ardesia is a great alternative to Epic Pen.
      Draw, record and have fun!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      because it helps me make my videos better.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. ZoomIt is screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that include application demonstrations.
    3. 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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      • 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. It is a software multiplateforme, free (license GNU GPL), made in Python (computer programming language) and PyQt for the graphical interface.


    4. Mouseposé is the indispensible mouse pointer highlighting tool (aka "virtual laserpointer") for everyone doing demos at tradeshows, presentations and trainings, or those individuals with huge and high resolution displays.
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    5. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Ultimate Pen is a great alternative to Epic Pen.
      • 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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