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PointerFocus is described as 'Allows you to highlight the cursor using either the toolbar or hotkeys. Options include spotlight, highlight, drawing on the screen, magnifier or show keystrokes' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PointerFocus for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Key'n'Stroke , which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PointerFocus are SpotOnTheMouse, Mouseposé, Spotlight for Mouse and PainterMouse.

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  1. Key'n'Stroke  icon

    Key'n'Stroke

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    10 alternatives to Key'n'Stroke  

    Key'n'Stroke (previously named PxKeystrokesForScreencasts) displays keystrokes and mouse clicks in an overlay window.

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    Great application for this purpose

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    neat small tool to keep track of your pointer as well as your keystrokes. I personally use it for screencasting.

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    SpotOnTheMouse

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    15 alternatives to SpotOnTheMouse 

    SpotOnTheMouse is a mouse pointer and keyboard action visualization software. It makes mouse clicks visible ,it improves the perceptibility of the mouse pointer & it shows the special keys and combinations of keys pressed on the keyboard.

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    Guest

    pointerfocus has not only highlight function. but spotonthemouse has only highlight function with worse graphic.

    so it can't be alternative.

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    Guest

    more function compare to pointerfocus

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    Mouseposé

    • Mac
    23 alternatives to Mouseposé 

    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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  4. Spotlight for Mouse

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    12 alternatives to Spotlight for Mouse 

    The highlight feature creates a spotlight-effect on your screen, so you can point, click, and rest assured that your audience is following along.

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    PainterMouse

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    12 alternatives to PainterMouse 

    Painter Mouse allows you to make demos and presentations easier to follow for your customers. Enhance the mouse cursor, control the colors, transparency and much more.

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  6. Pen Attention

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to Pen Attention 

    A free program that places a highlighted circle or square around the cursor for use in a classroom or doing demonstrations.

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    Kokomite

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    7 alternatives to Kokomite 

    Kokomite is a software that draws semi-transparent circles (or rings) around the mouse cursor to make the focus easier to understand in a presentation.

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    1.  LightweightKokomite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableKokomite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    KeyPosé

    14 alternatives to KeyPosé 

    A Little utility that implements a global key logger which displays all shortcuts & keystrokes as you type on screen and with a semi-transparent overlay. This makes it very easy to show any shortcuts you use if you for example record a software demo.

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    1.  PortableKeyPosé can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Projecteur

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      7 alternatives to Projecteur 

      Projecteur is a virtual laser pointer for use with inertial pointers such as the Logitech Spotlight. Projecteur can show a colored dot, a highlighted circle or a zoom effect to act as a pointer.

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      ShowOff

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      5 alternatives to ShowOff 

      Shows the pushed down keys and buttons.

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