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Screen Marker allows you to write and draw directly on your desktop and above all of your opened applications. You can use it to highlight areas you want people to notice before taking a screenshot, draw on "smartboard" in classroom settings or just doodle away during those "important" meetings.
Screen Marker was designed to be simple to use but robust enough for your average doodling needs.
** Note - Screen Marker is not designed to work with individual applications like Power Point. Screen Marker is utility to draw on your desktop, not inside individual applications.
What's New in Version 1.1
* New user interface, got rid of the old ugly window.
* No more hot-keys! Simply click on the mode you want to be in using the new action icons and hold down your mouse to draw or erase.
* 7 new icons representing 7 new actions you can perform.
* You can move the controls to the right or left sides of your screen (sorry, can't save location yet - next version)
use the menu on the left
I wanted this for a class I'm teaching, where I'd like to draw arrows and circles on top of open files and even movies. Looking at the reviews, I got worried that I wouldn't be able to switch back and forth between this app and another, without quitting, or that it wouldn't work on two-screen mode. For 0.99, I figured I'd give it a try. On the two-screen issue, I just mirror displays, so no problem there. As for switching back and forth between other apps, it is no problem-- just use the menu appearing on the left side of the screen. There is an eraser there and color choice, etc. I guess an issue is that there is very little documentation, so I just had to find it for myself. I like this thing. Very well done.
Mostly good - powerpoint tip included
My main use for this was drawing on top of powerpoint and omnigraffle while presenting over WebEx. Omnigraffle works great, no problems. PowerPoint is a little different. You can’t run PP in full screen slideshow mode, but you can run it in windows slideshow (change settings under (Slide Show -> Set Up Show). It’s not perfect yet, but very close. I consider it a limitation of PP than Screen Marker. Multi monitor is cumbersome, but easily worked around by mirroring or just using one monitor while sharing.
Works Great (Ingore the negative posts)
I read the few negative reviews with caution and only bought it because I really needed something like this - so I figured it's worth a try for
99 cents. I am happy to say that this app DOES work. And it works great.
I wish people who love to write negative reviews actually follow directions, and when that doesn't work maybe contact the developer!