screen annotation software for mac

Screen Annotation Software For Mac

Screen Annotation Software For Mac

How many ways can you draw on Mac’s screen? The bad ways include highlighter pens and magic marker pens. The good ways include a few apps which let you draw on screen captures or app windows, but few do the deed like ScreenBrush.

Draw on your Mac’s screen for free. That’s what ScreenBrush does and that makes it a perfect tool for presentations, showing tell, or to draw on Keynote or PowerPoint presentations– there’s even an iOS app called ScreenBrush Remote so you can change slides in either app. Not bad for free, huh?

Draw, Screen. Draw.

The app is about as straightforward as you can get. Got Mac? Got screen? Draw on the screen. No, it’s not a drawing app in the drawing sense, but it’s an excellent way to point to, highlight, underscore, or bring attention to whatever is on the screen– specifically presentations.


Think of it as a drawing laser pointer for Mac’s screen, but without the laser or the pointer. Features are what you would expect, including the free ScreenBrush Remote for iPhone that helps out.

  • Drawing over Mac app screen windows
  • Change slides of presentationsPaint over a fullscreen app
  • Simple and useful toolbar
  • Click through canvas by holding Fn key
  • Clear Screen withdrawing with the Delete key
  • Move drawing by holding Cmd key
  • Repeat the last drawing
  • Color Wheel to change colors
  • Shortcuts assignable
  • Statusbar app
  • Multiple screens support
  • Support for the Touch Bar
  • Retina display support
  • ScreenBrush Remote for iOS

The ScreenBrush drawing toolset is self-explanatory and requires no learning curve.

  • Arrow
  • Rectangle
  • Eclipse
  • Line
  • Freeze drawing
  • Undo and redo

ScreenBrush works best with both Mac and iPhone apps. The ScreenBrush preferences will find the iPhone remote app and connect automatically.

ScreenBrush for Mac and iPhone

The iPhone version lets you do the remote drawing on the Mac screen, but also can change slides for presentations done in Keynote and PowerPoint. You’ll need both devices to be on the same Wi-Fi network.

Cool, right? ScreenBrush Plus for the Mac has all the features and a price tag of a few dollars while the iPhone version is free.