Draw over the entire screen.
Quick and useful way to demonstrate something on the screen by drawing. It helps to concentrate attention on significant points.
- Use ScreenBrush like a laser pointer.
- Use ScreenBrush Remote as a "clicker" for Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to change slides.
- Using Touch & Pen Pressure option in preferences Brush Tool will use size depending on pressure when your device support variable pressure.
- You can take a quick tour to explore the app more effectively and quickly.
- Flashlight tool to highlight limited area of the screen. Use Shift to toggle that tool.
- Hand and Scissors tools to move and delete drawings selectively. Use Cmd key for Hand and Ctrl key for Scissors to switching quickly.
Remove multiple drawings with Scissors Tool by selecting a part of the screen.
- Move figures during draw process on the fly by holding Command key.
- Snapshots. Create a snapshot of drawings that currently exists on the screen using Cmd-S shortcut.
Later you can apply that snapshot to canvas by double clicking on it.
Snapshot might be exported in a graphic formats such as PSD, PNG or PDF.
- Ghost Mode to temporary disable drawing and keep ScreenBrush on top of the screen.
- Magnifying Flashlight. Use it to enlarge the area highlighted by Flashlight.
Double-tap with two fingers or press Alt-Z to turn on/off zoom.
Pinch with two fingers or Alt-Scroll to zoom in and zoom out.
- Whiteboard allows you to draw over opaque overlay. Press Cmd-W to turn it on.
- Copy all drawings to Clipboard by pressing Cmd-C shortcut.
- Duplicate drawings by holding Alt key and dragging selected object.
• Drawing over windows
• Change slides of presentations
• Paint over a fullscreen app
• Simple and useful toolbar
• Click through the app by holding Fn key
• Clear Screen with Cmd-Delete shortcut
• Repeat last drawing
• Color Wheel to adjust color
• Semi Transparent Drawing
• Shortcuts assignable
• Statusbar app
• Quick Tour
• Multiple screens support
• Support for the Touch Bar
• Retina display support
• ScreenBrush Remote for iOS
• Freeze Mode
• Undo and Redo
• Support for macOS Big Sur and Mac computers with Apple silicon
• Introducing Quick Arrow tool - Create an arrowhead at the end of the brushstroke by holding Option key during the draw
• Right-Click actions - Speed-up your workflow using various Right-Click actions with modifier keys
• Arrow Styles - Select preferred style for the Arrow tool in Preferences
• Tool Selection Wheel and Color Selection Wheel using Right-Click actions
• Smooth Edge option for Flashlight
• Disabling and enabling selected or all shortcuts
• Brush Cursor option replaces an arrow cursor with a brush cursor
• Change a text color during edit by Alt-Scroll or using Alt-1... Alt-9, Alt-0 shortcuts
• Selected snapshots now could be exported as single-page PDF
• Export all of your snapshots as multi-page PDF
• Export selected snapshots as PNG by drag and drop
• Remove selected snapshots using Cmd-Delete shortcut
• Multiple selections in Snapshots panel
• A whiteboard layout now could be adjusted to appear on a limited region of the screen
• Accessibility option to forward unused keystrokes to next application
• Rectangular shape option for Flashlight and aspect ratio adjustment
• Bug fixes and stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Pretty easy to use and to the point
I was able to use this for commentary stuff and for tutorials over Skype screen sharing. Works pretty well.
Although, I would still hope the mouse pointer capture rate could be higher because my mouse pointer track speed is set to be pretty high as I have a big screen, and the mouse pointer isn't being captured fast enough, so, unless you move your mouse less fast, the drawing loses some detail, e.g. some curved pointer tracks may end up being straight lines. The one star was taken off for this issue and hope it can be improved. ;)
I have a presentation to do soon that would greatly benefit from on-screen annotations. This is fantastic. Downloaded and played with it during a long boring meeting and am now fluent. You do need to mostly memorize the keys you want to use for a fluid presentation, but if you're sharing just a window, the toolbar is easily out of view if you need help. Very well done. Re-applying previously saved screens easily is an unexpectedly nice feature.
If I had one request it would be that the whiteboard have a 'float' option that defaults to the middle of the screen but has a resize handle and lets me move it. Why? Because when sharing a window, that window isn't necessarily slammed up against the side of the monitor so it's a bit awkward. Allowing the background of it to be a little transparent (same O hotkey?) would make it nicer.
Exactly What I Needed
I run web meetings and just need a simple and unabtrusive way to highlight and draw things during the meeting. I've tried several others but this is by far the best.
I can easily invoke and dismiss it with a simple keyboard shortcut and no distracting toolbar appears. I can then draw with click and hold and when I finish explaining I let go and it gently fades out. I can continue focusing on what I'm saying without getting flustered trying to remember how to clear the screen.
The detailed control of keyboard shortcuts is a game changer for me. Even things like toggling between my two most-used tools is just hitting tab. I can do everything I need and only have to remember two keyboard shortcuts.
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- Elena Drozhzhina
- 6.7 MB
- Requires macOS 10.11 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Pavel Veretennikov & Elena Drozhzhina, 2017-2021
- In-App Purchases
- ScreenBrush Plus $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.