Gromit-MPX Alternatives

    Gromit-MPX is described as 'on-screen annotation tool that works with any Unix desktop environment under X11 as well as Wayland'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Gromit-MPX for Windows, Mac, Linux and Python. The best alternative is gInk, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gromit-MPX are Epic Pen (Freemium), Pylote (Free), Ardesia (Free, Open Source) and Crealesson (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

    1. An on-screen on-screen annotation software for Windows.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Intuitive desktop overlay and screen marker that lets you write and draw over other desktop apps.


      • 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.
      • 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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    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. a fork from gInk, with many extra features (shape drawings, text,...).
    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. Teach and show by drawing Draw over the entire screen. Quick and useful way to demonstrate something on the screen by drawing. It helps to concentrate attention on significant points.
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    7. 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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