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Open Source Epic Pen Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Epic Pen is gInk. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Epic Pen and five of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Epic Pen are Ardesia, Gromit-MPX, ppInk and ScreenPen.

Epic Pen alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Magnifiers or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Epic Pen.
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  1. gInk icon

    gInk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    An on-screen on-screen annotation software for Windows.

    ⚫︎ PortablegInk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    gInk vs Epic Pen opinions
    Almost everyone thinks gInk is a great alternative to Epic Pen.

    This program is really good and useful.

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    Free, Easy, Configurable, Fast, Light

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    Portable, Free, simple, configurable

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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.

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    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.

    because it helps me make my videos better.

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    Draw, record and have fun!

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
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  4. ppInk

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    a fork from gInk, with many extra features (shape drawings, text,...).

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    ScreenPen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Screen annotation software which allows drawing directly on the screen. It is an open source and multiplatform (all systems that support Python) alternative to tools such as Epic Pen.

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