Highlight is a little tool that allows you to draw on the screen on top of your applications.

It supports global shortcuts to show/hide the application, an undo stack and a variety of shapes.

For more info, please read the manual on

Highlight what is important for your audience to understand, to make your demos and presentations more lively and focused!

What’s New

Version 2.7.20201002

- compatibility updates for newer systems (10.10 and above)

Ratings and Reviews

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Tgrrrrr ,

Sweet little app

Every week I do a lot of online meetings. When sharing my desktop I've needed something that I could use to quickly draw a line or a circle or whatever to point something out -- ie., to highlight what I was talking about.
This app does just that.
It has an easy to remember shortcut so it's simple to clear the highlighting.
If you're running a VM you can highlight on that too as long as your VM is not displaying in full screen mode.
When I first downloaded it I had a quick question for the developer. I've never had anyone respond as quickly and courtesly.
The best money I've ever spent.
Maybe it's because I'm using a later version, but I've never had it crash.

gwexler ,

Sufficient for highlighting during presentations.

The application works as specified and doesn’t get in your way once you learn a few keystrokes. While using the app, I could DOUBLE-CLICK with my mouse which presents a text window that I can type to Highlight will add text to the sceen - nice touch! I would like to recommend (feature request) that the ‘mouse’ change from the black arrow into a yellow arrow (black outline) or a small highlight pen as indication that it’s active, without having to look for the menu on the left of the screen, but otherwise, it’s an inexpensive app and very useful.
[I am on a Mac Pro using macOS Sierra].

MadeInNY ,

Really good app with a really bad flaw.

It’s a simple app, that works really well except there’s a really bad flaw in the double click logic.
When you double click you get a text input box which is nice, though only moderately useful given how imprecise positioning is. But that’s not a real problem, just a minor nuisance

The real problem is that if you are using a Wacom tablet, and draw something like an X, or a T or anything the application will see this as a double click, remove the most recent stroke and wait for text input. It’s bad. Double click is the wrong way to raise this feature. It needs to be configurable so I can use a key, or a button on my stylus.

App Privacy

The developer, Nicolas Zinovieff, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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