Front Sketch Alternatives

    Front Sketch is described as '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' and is a Digital Painting App in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Front Sketch 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 Front Sketch are ZoomIt (Free), Gromit-MPX (Free, Open Source), Epic Pen (Freemium) and Mouseposé (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

    1. An on-screen on-screen annotation software for Windows.
    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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Intuitive desktop overlay and screen marker that lets you write and draw over other desktop apps.
    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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      • 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.
    5. 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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      • 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. 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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    7. A macOS menu bar app that helps you give better presentations, online classes, or video tutorials by letting you annotate any screen, highlight your cursor, and more.
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