PointerFocus Alternatives

    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'. There are nine alternatives to PointerFocus for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is SpotOnTheMouse, which is free. Other great apps like PointerFocus are Key'n'Stroke (Free, Open Source), Mouseposé (Paid), Pen Attention (Free) and PainterMouse (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2021

    1. 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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      SpotOnTheMouse vs PointerFocus opinions
      Most users think SpotOnTheMouse is a great alternative to PointerFocus.
      pointerfocus has not only highlight function. but spotonthemouse has only highlight function with worse graphic. so it can't be alternative.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      more function compare to pointerfocus
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. Key'n'Stroke displays keystrokes in an overlay window. (Windows 8+)

      Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt to reveal configuration options, resize, move or close the window.

      Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud3tqB8TMVc
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      neat small tool to keep track of your pointer as well as your keystrokes. I personally use it for screencasting.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. 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. A free program that places a highlighted circle or square around the cursor for use in a classroom or doing demonstrations.
    5. 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. 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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    7. 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. This semi-transparent circle always chases the mouse cursor.
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    8. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Shows the pushed down keys and buttons.
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